Mother’s Delight reel

Also known as Sean Frank’s.

There are 29 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Julia Delaney’s (a few times), Bó Mhín Na Toitean (a few times), The Glen Road To Carrick (a few times), The Moving Bog (a few times) and Paddy Ryan’s Dream (a few times).

Mother’s Delight has been added to 2 tune sets.

Mother's Delight has been added to 125 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Mother's Delight
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:G3B A3B|G3B AFDF|Eeed efgf|e3d Bcdf|
efed B2Bc|dedA FDDF|Beed B3c|d2AF GEED:|
|:GBeB GEED|FAAG FDED| GBeB GEED| FEDF E3F|
GBeB GEED|FAAG FDED|G2GF GFEG| BGFG E3F:||
X: 2
T: Mother's Delight
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
F|:G2 GF GFEF|GG BG AFDF |Eeed efgf|e2 ed BcdB
|e2 ed B2Bc|dedA FDDF|Eeed B2 Bc|d2 AF GEED:|
|:GBeB GE E2|FAdA FDDF|GBeB GEE2 |FEDF E2 EF |
|GBeB GE E2|FAdA FDDF|G2 GF GFEG| BGFG E2 EF:|

Three comments

Mother’s Delight

Well, at long last I’ve figured out how to use the ABC format and have submit my first tune. (I hope it’s worked..) And not a minute too soon, since this tune may very well be one of the coolest reels *ever* created in the history of Irish traditional music. Okay, perhaps I’m exaggerating. But it really is a good one; and I’m delighted to have had the honor of submitting it to thesession.org. I first heard this one on Laurence Nugent’s second CD, Two for Two. It is apparently an old reel popular among Clare fiddlers and perhaps there are some fiddlers out there who can shed some more light on this gem. In my experience, it is usually played in the key of Ddorian. However, I have transposed it here up to Edorian. It seems to work particularly well before tunes in the key of Adorian, such as Star of Munster or, as on Larry Nugent’s CD, Lad O’Beirne’s, Enjoy!