Mary McMahon/The Sister’s Reel
Transcribed from a session recording.
this is the tune on paddy moloney sean potts whistle record after the connaught heifers
they call it micho russel’s reel
Mary McMahon of Ballinahinch
Also recorded by Martin O’Brien in his concertina CD album: "An Crann Carraige". (WWW.custymusic.com)
Mary McMahon’s Reel
Nice reel. I don’t know which Mary McMahon it refers to but I remember the tune being included in one of the Bulmer & Sharpley collections - the one with the blue cover, No. 2 I think.
Its the second tune in this set:
Re: Mary McMahon
I think Donegal fiddler Aidan O’Donnell calls this "James Byrne’s". You is a pretty nice tune. It’s also been recorded by Johnny Cronin and Joe "Banjo" Burke (who call it "Micho Russell’s") and The Yanks.