Naughton’s reel

Also known as John Naughton’s, Mary Bergin’s.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

Naughton’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

Naughton's has been added to 59 tunebooks.

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Nine settings

X: 1
T: Naughton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A2 EA cded | BG G2 eGdG | EAce a2 ed |1 cedB BAAG :|2 cedB BA A2 ||
a2 ea a2 ba | geef g2 gb | a2 ea a2 ba | gedB EA A2 |
a2 ea a2 ba | geef g2 ga | b2 ba gbag | gedB eBdB |
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Naughton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G|:EA (3AAA Bded|BG (3GGG BGAG|EA (3AAA Bdef|gedB BAAG|
EA (3AAA Bded|BG (3GGG BGAG|EA (3AAA Bdef|gedB BAAG:|
|:a3 a aged|Bdef g2 eg|a3 a agef|gedB BA A2|
a3 a aged|Bdef g3 a|ba (3aaa agef|gedB BA A2:|
X: 3
T: Naughton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A2 EA c/d/e ed | BG~G2 eGdG | EA c/d/e a2 ed | c/d/e dB BAAG |
~A2 eA c/d/e ed | BG~G2 eGdG | EA c/d/e a2 ed | c/d/e dB BA A2 ||
a2 ea~a2 ba | g2ef ~g3b | a2 ea ~a2 ba | gedB EA~A2 |
a2 ea~a2 ba | g2ef ~g3a | ~b3a gbag | gedB eBdB |
X: 4
T: Naughton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A2 EA c/d/eed | BG ~G2 eGdG | EA c/d/e .a2 ed |1 c/d/e dB BAAG :|2 c/d/e dB BA A2 ||
a2 ea ~a2 ba | g2 ef ~g3 b | a2 ea ~a2 ba | gedB EA ~A2 |
a2 ea ~a2 ba | g2 ef ~g3 a | ~b3 a gbag | gedB eBdB |]
X: 5
T: Naughton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
EA~A2 (3Bcd ed|BG~G2 dGBG|EA~A2 cdef|gedB BAAG|
EA~A2 cded|BG~G2 dGBG|EAce a3B|cedB eAA2||
a2ea aged|cdef g2 (3efg|a2ea agab|gedg eAA2|
a2ea aged|cdef g3a|ba~a2 geef|gedg eAAG||
X: 6
T: Naughton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
EGAB c2dc|BG~G2 BGAG|EGAB c2eg|1 gedg eAAG:|2 gedg eAA2||
a2ea aged|(3B^cd ef g2ag|eaab agef|gedg eAA2|
~a3b aged|^cdef g2ag|eaag egde|gedg BAAG||
X: 7
T: Naughton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:A2 eA (3Bcd ed | BG~G2 dGBG | EA ce a2 ed |1 c/d/e dB BAAG :|2 c/d/e dB BAce ||
a2 ea~a2 ba|g~e3 ~g3b|a~e3 aged|(3Bcd GA B~A3|
a~e3 agef|g~B3 ~g3a|~b3 a~g3f (3gfe| dged BGA2||
X: 8
T: Naughton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|A2 EA cded | BG G2 eGdG | EAce a2 ed | cedB BAAG |
A2 EA cded | BG G2 eGdG | EAce a2 ed | cedB BA A2 ||
|a2 ea a2 ba | geef g2 gb | a2 ea a2 ba | gedB EA A2 |
a2 ea a2 ba | geef g2 ga | b2 ba gbag | gedB eBdB ||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 9
T: Naughton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|A2 EA cded | BG G2 eGdG | EAce a2 ed | cedB BAAG |
A2 EA cded | BG G2 eGdG | EAce a2 ed | cedB BA A2 ||
|a2 ea a2 ba | geef g2 gb | a2 ea a2 ba | gedB EA A2 |
a2 ea a2 ba | geef g2 ga | b2 ba gbag | gedB eBdB ||
# Added by JACKB .

Twenty-four comments

Mary’s Gan Ainm

The first reel on Mary Bergin’s masterpiece 1st CD. After all these year’s to my knowledge, still no-one has come up with an original name for the reel, and when it’s been recorded, she has usually been credited as the source, so I think she deserves it.

Posted by .

Mary’s / Friel’s

Hi Kenny, this tune is the same or very similar to a tune I got from a St. Roch ceilidh band cd and one of its fiddle players Johnny Canning. I submitted it as what it was called on the CD (Friel’s). I have no idea where the name came from, but someone pointed out the tune came from Mary Bergin’s Album.

https://thesession.org/tunes/2464

The transcription I submitted is as I had it from hearing it played on the banjo and while it looks a bit of a monstrosity on paper, is pretty tricky on the fiddle. This looks much more approachable!

Posted by .

would go especially well with ‘the congress’

Concertina player Mary McNamara has recorded this as "Naughton’s" after an influential east Clare musician. The turn is the same as "Molly Ban" (or "Molly Bawn," "Fairhaired Molly").

John Naughton’s (reel)

T:John Naughton’s
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Mary McNamara
R:reel
Z:gmp
K:Gmaj
G|:EA (3AAA Bded|BG (3GGG BGAG|EA (3AAA Bdef|gedB BAAG|
EA (3AAA Bded|BG (3GGG BGAG|EA (3AAA Bdef|gedB BAAG:|
|:a3 a aged|Bdef g2 eg|a3 a agef|gedB BA A2|
a3 a aged|Bdef g3 a|ba (3aaa agef|gedB BA A2:|

John Naughton’s (reel)

T:Gan Ainm
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Mary Bergin . Feadoga Stain
R:reel
Z:gm
K:Amix
A2 EA c/d/e ed | BG~G2 eGdG | EA c/d/e a2 ed | c/d/e dB BAAG |
~A2 eA c/d/e ed | BG~G2 eGdG | EA c/d/e a2 ed | c/d/e dB BA A2 ||
a2 ea~a2 ba | g2ef ~g3b | a2 ea ~a2 ba | gedB EA~A2 |
a2 ea~a2 ba | g2ef ~g3a | ~b3a gbag | gedB eBdB |

Kenny, I think this is a version of Fair-haired Mary. I have a feeling I came across similar versions somewhere in weird keys, maybe in O’Neill’s.

“John Naughton’s” ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: A Mixolydian
Submitted on January 23rd 2008 by Phantom Button.
~ /tunes/8174

X: 4
T: John Naughton’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
A2 EA c/d/eed | BG ~G2 eGdG | EA c/d/e .a2 ed |1 c/d/e dB BAAG :|2 c/d/e dB BA A2 ||
a2 ea ~a2 ba | g2 ef ~g3 b | a2 ea ~a2 ba | gedB EA ~A2 |
a2 ea ~a2 ba | g2 ef ~g3 a | ~b3 a gbag | gedB eBdB |]

This is the first tune off the first recording of Mary Bergin’s classic masterpiece, Feadoga Stain.

# Posted on January 23rd 2008 by Phantom Button

Thanks ceol, but it seems even my version is identical to what gian marco posted here in the comments. It was the fact that it wasn’t originally posted as "Gan Ainm" that prevented me from finding it in the first place.

Hey, even the little differences and twiddles are valued, by me anyway… ;-)

I’ve been listening to this setting, which is like a cross between Mary Bergin’s and The Eel In The Sink, as a single reel.

X: 1
T: John Naughton’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
D: Charlie Piggott, Miriam Collins & Joe Corcoran - The Lonely Stranded Band
K: Amix
EA~A2 (3Bcd ed|BG~G2 dGBG|EA~A2 cdef|gedB BAAG|
EA~A2 cded|BG~G2 dGBG|EAce a3B|cedB eAA2||
a2ea aged|cdef g2 (3efg|a2ea agab|gedg eAA2|
a2ea aged|cdef g3a|ba~a2 geef|gedg eAAG||

Go here gor another submission of Mary McNamara’s dorian version https://thesession.org/tunes/2212

I’ve been listening to a dorian version of this on Chulrua’s "Down The Back Lane". They call it Micho Russell’s.

X: 1
T: Micho Russell’s
T: John Naughton’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
D: Chulrua
K: Ador
EGAB c2dc|BG~G2 BGAG|EGAB c2eg|1 gedg eAAG:|2 gedg eAA2||
a2ea aged|(3B^cd ef g2ag|eaab agef|gedg eAA2|
~a3b aged|^cdef g2ag|eaag egde|gedg BAAG||

That last oversion is a West Clare version, Junior Crehan’s version in CRE is called the Old Grey Gander and is also sometimes found as The Hunours of Quilty. PJ Crotty et al recordd it under that name. With all Cs sharp, unlike other version. Liam O FLynn recorded it as ‘Willie Clancy’s’, his version was published in Ceol. Naughton’s, Eel in the Sink and that last one are essentially the same tune approached differently.

Posted .

Mcsherry´s version

X: 1
T:Mary Bergin´s
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:John McSherry "Soma"
R:reel
Z:M.Novo
K:Amix
|:A2 eA (3Bcd ed | BG~G2 dGBG | EA ce a2 ed |1 c/d/e dB BAAG :|2 c/d/e dB BAce ||
a2 ea~a2 ba|g~e3 ~g3b|a~e3 aged|(3Bcd GA B~A3|
a~e3 agef|g~B3 ~g3a|~b3 a~g3f (3gfe| dged BGA2||

Eel in the sink mentioned above has Cnatural, you can also play naturals here, or ‘blue’ C’s.

Eel in the sink can have C#s, as it appears on Terry Bingham’s album.

Re: Naughton’s

OK, so I see someone else noticed the connection to Molly Ban/Bawn above. https://thesession.org/tunes/1637

Is Molly Bawn the same tune played a step down? Sure sounds that way to me.

Re: Naughton’s

erp. Not a step down, rather a 4th down, mildly simpler 1st part on the other tune.

√, got it. Nothing to see here.