Mary McMahon reel

Also known as Mary MacMahon, Mary McMahon Of Ballinahinch, Mary McMahon Of Ballynahinch, Mary McMahon’s, Maureen Glynn, Micho Russell’s, Miko Russell’s, Miss Mary McMahon Of Ballinahinch.

There are 47 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Mary McMahon appears in 3 other tune collections.

Mary McMahon has been added to 12 tune sets.

Mary McMahon has been added to 142 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Mary McMahon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fdec d2AG|FGAB =cAGc|Ad~d2 fded|(3Bcd ef geag|
fdec d2AG|FGAB =cAGc|Ad~d2 fdec|Addc d2e:|
|:~f3g a2ga|bgag fdde|~f3g afga|bgaf g2ag|~f3g a2ga|
bgag fdda|1 bgaf gbag|fdef g2ag:|2 bgaf gfed|(3Bcd ef gaag||
X: 2
T: Mary McMahon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:~B3c d2cd|ecdc BGGA|~B3c dBcd|ecdB c2dc|
~B3c d2cd|ecdc BGGd|ecdB cBAG|FG AB c2dc:|
X: 3
T: Mary McMahon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ag]|f2ef dBAG|FGAB BAG2|Adde f2ed|cd ef g2ag|
f2ef dBAG|FGAB BAG2|Adde f2ed|Addc d2z2||
~f3g ~a3z|abag fdd2|~f3g a3z|abaf gbag|
f3g a3z|b2ag fdd2|bgaf gfed|cdef g2||
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Tin whistles

this is the tune on paddy moloney sean potts whistle record after the connaught heifers
they call it micho russel’s reel
nice tune

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Mary McMahon of Ballinahinch

Also recorded by Martin O’Brien in his concertina CD album: "An Crann Carraige". (

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.

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.

Re: Mary McMahon

it is in the tulla Céilí Band Ireland Green album as Mcmahons reel

Mary McMahon, X:3

Here’s Hammy Hamilton’s solo rendition after The Cocktail on It’s No Secret. He plays it single, leaves plenty of breathing space and doesn’t use those C naturals.

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