Brendan McMahon’s reel

Also known as Coffey’s.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Concertina (a few times), Walter Sammon’s Grandmother (a few times) and The Gold Ring (a few times).

Brendan McMahon’s has been added to 6 tune sets.

Brendan McMahon's has been added to 193 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Brendan McMahon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:B3 A BAGB | A2 FA DAFA | B3 A BAGB | ABde fded |
B3 A BAGB | A2 FA DAFA | G3 E F2 dB | AFDE FEE2 :|
|:G3 F GBdB | A2 FA DAFA | G3 F GBdB | AFDE FEEF |
G3 F GBdB | A2 FA DAFA | G3 E F2 dB | AFDE FEE2 :|

Eight comments

A nice rainy tune.

It is not the same tune as that on the Skylark recording listed above.

Lunasa Version

Lunasa plays this tune in the key of A minor on The Kinnitty Sessions recording.

So what’s the common key then?

Oo, let me guess. The one that Lunasa *doesn’t* do it in.


Well, anyway, I was playing through this tune last night and suddenly noticed its similarity to the Curragh Races Perhaps they’re related.

Patrick Street version

. . is very close to the dots posted here (and in the same key).