The Mayo Fling hornpipe

By Laoise Kelly

Also known as Fling Mhaigh Eo.

The Mayo Fling has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Mayo Fling has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Mayo Fling
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A>FD>F E>FD>F|A4A4|A>FD>F E>FD>F|B4{cB}B4|
d3c B/c/d B>A|F/G/A F>E E>DB,>A,|D>EF>A B>AF>E|D4D4:|
a/f/a f>e f/e/d A2|B/c/d B>A F>E D2|E/D/E F/E/F A>FE>D|B4{cB}B4|
a/f/a f>e f/e/d A2|B/c/d B>A F>E D2|E/D/E F/E/F B>FE>D|D4D4:|
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2
X: 2
T: The Mayo Fling
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A>FD>F E>FD>F|A4 A4|A>FD>F E>FD>A|B3A B4|
{Bc}d3c (3Bcd B>A|(3FGA F>E E>DB2|D>EF>A B>AF>E|D4D4:|
|:(3aba f>e (3fed A2|(3Bcd B>A F>ED2|(3EDE (3FEF A>FE>D|B3A B4|
(3aba f>e (3fed A2|(3Bcd B>A F>ED2|(3EDE (3FGA B>AF>E|D4 D4:|
3
X: 3
T: The Mayo Fling
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d>B|:A>FD>F E>FD>F|A4A2 d>B|A>FD>F E>FD>F|B4B2 A/B/c|
d2 d>c B/c/d B>A|F/G/A F>D E>DB,>D|1 D>EF>A F>ED>A,|D4D4:|2 D>EF>A B>AF>E|D4D4||
a2 f>ef>d A2|B/c/d B>A F>E D2|E/D/E F/E/F A>FE>D|B4 B2 f>g|
a/b/a f>ef>d A2|B/c/d B>A F>E D2|~E2 F>A B>AF>E|D4D4|
a/^g/a f>ef>d A2|B/c/d B>A F>E D2|E/D/E F/E/F A>FE>D|B4 B2 f>g|
a/b/a f>ef>d A2|B/c/d B>A F>E D2|~E2 F>A B>AF>E|D4D4||

Ten comments

Re: The Mayo Fling

How does Molloy play the low B and A in the first part of this tune?

Re: The Mayo Fling

He doesn’t! He plays the B up an octave, and breathes where the A would be.

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Re: The Mayo Fling

Thank you Nico

The Mayo Fling, X:3

This tune (Fling Mhaigh Eo) was composed by Laoise Kelly for Mayo Day 2021. I learned my setting from John Carty, who picked up the tune from the playing of Laoise Kelly and Matt Molloy, as in the video above. John Carty played it before the reel Caught in the Surf (https://thesession.org/tunes/21157).

It bounces along in a really lovely way, and there’s plenty of room for putting in extra flourishes—or indeed taking out some of the flourishes to keep the rhythm!

Re: The Mayo Fling

Great tune!!!

Re: The Mayo Fling

Here’s a video of Laoise Kelly and Matt Molloy playing this followed by Caught In The Surf:
https://fb.watch/9VwkUwVfKZ/

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Re: The Mayo Fling

Thank you.