The Maid Of Holywell reel

Also known as Maid Of Hollywell, The Maid Of Hollywell, Maids Of Hollywell, The Maids Of Hollywell, Maids Of Holywell.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Maid Of Holywell has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Maid Of Holywell
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 AB A2 dB | ADFA BG E2 | A2 FA BdAd | BdAG FDDB |
ADFA BdcB | A2 FA BEEF | G3 A Bdeg | fdec dBAB |
d2 fd edBd | egfe dBAB | d2 fd egfe | dBAG FD D2 |
d2 fd edBd | egfe dBAB | defg a2 ag | faeg fd d2 |
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Maid Of Holywell
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dB|(3ABA FA B2dB|A2FA BEEB|A2FA BdAd|BdAG FDDB|
ADFA BdcB|A2FA BEEF|G3A Bdeg|1fdec d2:|2fdec d3||
e|:d2fd edBd|egfe dBAB|d2fd egfe|dBAG FDDA|
d2fd edBd|egfe dBAB|defg a3g|1f2eg fdd2:|2f2eg fd||
X: 3
T: The Maid Of Holywell
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A3 A ~B3 d | A2 FA BE ~E2 | ADFA (B/c/d) Ad | (B/c/d) AG FDDE |
D2 FA d2 cB | A2 GF GEEF | ~G3 A Bdeg | fedc d3 A ||
d3 f edBd | egfe dBAB | d3 d egfe | dBAG FD D2 |
d2 ~d2 edBd | egfe dBAB | defg ~a3 g | f2 eg fedB ||

Eight comments

Maid Of Holyhead

From the playing of Harry Bradley at Miltown Malbay 2 years ago. I got the name of the tune from the CD by Christy Barry, Cyril O’Donohughe and Conor McCarthy.

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I love this title, but I can’t stop laughing long enough to try the tune….
:-D

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Holyhead !

Sorry about this, Will. I’ve just noticed that the name of this reel is "The Maid Of HolyWELL" ( or Hollywell). Must have been one of them thar Freudian slips! At least you got a laugh out of it.

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Another setting

I’m currently setting out Josephine Keegan’s "lifetime collection", "A Drop In The Ocean" in abc … which I can read much faster than dots … and she has a setting which differs somewhat from the one posted here. Those that are interested in such matters might like to make comparisons.

X:1
T:Maid Of Holywell, The
M:4/4
R:Reel
K:D
|:dB|(3ABA FA B2dB|A2FA BEEB|A2FA BdAd|BdAG FDDB|
ADFA BdcB|A2FA BEEF|G3A Bdeg|1fdec d2:|2fdec d3||
e|:d2fd edBd|egfe dBAB|d2fd egfe|dBAG FDDA|
d2fd edBd|egfe dBAB|defg a3g|1f2eg fdd2:|2f2eg fd||

This is the last tune in the Tomin O’Dea set on Buttons & Bows "Grace Notes".

Denis Mac Mahon & Connie O’Connell’s setting

X:1
T:The Maids of Hollywell
S:Connie O’Connell & Denis Mac Mahon (fiddles, Cork/Kerry)
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:
A3 A ~B3 d | A2 FA BE ~E2 | ADFA (B/c/d) Ad | (B/c/d) AG FDDE |
D2 FA d2 cB | A2 GF GEEF | ~G3 A Bdeg | fedc d3 A ||
d3 f edBd | egfe dBAB | d3 d egfe | dBAG FD D2 |
d2 ~d2 edBd | egfe dBAB | defg ~a3 g | f2 eg fedB ||