McGoldrick’s reel

Also known as McGoldrick’s No. 4.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

McGoldrick’s has been added to 1 tune set.

McGoldrick's has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: McGoldrick's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
e2 Be dBAB|e2 Be dgfg|e2Be dBAB|GE (3GAB d3 g|
e2 Be dBAB|e2 Be dgfg|e2Be dBAB|GE (3GAB dBAG||
~A3B AGED|(3EFG AB A3B|AGAB cBcd|(3efg fe dBAG|
A3B AGED|(3EFG AB A3B|AGAB cBcd|(3efg fe edBd:|
2
X: 2
T: McGoldrick's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
K:F#m
||f2 cf ecBc|f2 ce faga|f2cf ecBc|AF (3ABc e3 a|
f2 cf ecBc|f2 ce faga|f2cf ecBc|AF (3ABc ecBA||
~B3c BAFE|(3FGA Bc ~B3c|BABc dcde|(3fga gf ecBA|
~B3c BAFE|(3FGA Bc ~B3A|BABc dcde|(3gab ag fece||

Five comments

McGoldrick’s No. 4

This tune has been attributed to Mike McGoldrick, and has been played with another supposedly McGoldrick tune (McGoldrick’s No.5), but I haven’t found any identifying info about either of them, other than a YT video where McSherry, Doyle, and McGoldrick play them live. I play these tunes and thought I’d drop them here to see if anyone can come up with names, origins.

Re: McGoldrick’s

Not to be too much of a pedant, in the video, McGoldrick is playing an E whistle using Em fingerings. So, F#m is the sounding key, but the music is written in Em for use with an E whistle.

Re: McGoldrick’s

My God, what a mind trick. I was playing along with F#m fingerings (for a bar or two) and thought that mine matched theirs perfectly. Now I see that they’re playing a low E on a fully covered whistle.

Nevertheless, I think the whole set sounds great in F#m/A (the final reel is particularly suitable for the fiddle).