Over The Moor To Peggy reel

Also known as The Monasteraden Fancy, The Monastereden Fancy, The Monasterevin Fancy, The Monasteryedan Fancy, The Monasteryeden Fancy, Over The Moore To Peggy.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Callan Lasses (a few times), The Mountain Top (a few times) and Tie The Ribbons (a few times).

Over The Moor To Peggy has been added to 2 tune sets.

Over The Moor To Peggy has been added to 71 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: Over The Moor To Peggy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d2 BG dG (3GGG | dGBG c2Bc | d2 BG dG (3GGG |cBAB cege:|
|:d~g3 dece | d~g3 c2Bc |1 d~g3 dece | cBAB (3cdc Bc :|2 d~g3b~g3 | fdBd g2ge ||
X: 2
T: Over The Moor To Peggy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG DGBG|dGBG dgeg|d2BG DGBG|AAAB c2Bc|
d2BG DGBG|dGBG dgeg|d2BG DGBG|AAAB c2Bc|
dg(3gag dgeg|dg(3gag c2Bc|dg(3gag defe|dcAB c2Bc|
dg(3gag dgeg|dg(3gag c2Bc|dg(3gag agfe|dcAB c2Bc|
X: 3
T: Over The Moor To Peggy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG DGBG|dGBG dgeg|d2BG DGBG|AAAB c2Bc|
d2BG DGBG|dGBG dgeg|d2BG DGBG|AAAB c2Bc||
dg(3gag dgeg|dg(3gag c2Bc|dg(3gag defe|dcAB c2Bc|
dg(3gag dgeg|dg(3gag c2Bc|dg(3gag agfe|dcAB c2Bc||
X: 4
T: Over The Moor To Peggy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG dG~G2|dGBG ABce|d2BG DGBd|cBAB c2Bc|
d2BG DG~G2|DGBG ABce|d2BG DGBd|cBAB c2 (3ABc||
|:dg~g2 dfec|dg~g2 ABcA|dg~g2 defd|cBAB c2Bc:|
d2BG DG~G2|DGBG ABce|d2BG DGBd|cBAB ~c3e|
d2BG DGBG|DGBG ABce|d2BG DGBd|cBAB c2 (3ABc||
d2BG DG~G2|DGBG ~c3e|d2BG DGBd|cBAB cege|
d2BG DG~G2|DGBG ~c3e|d2BG DGBG|AF~F2 ABcA||G
X: 5
T: Over The Moor To Peggy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ge|dGBG DG~G2|dGBG A2ge|dGBG DG~G2|AF~F2 A2:|
z2|dg~g2 dgeg|dg~g2 B2Bc|1 dg~g2 dged|BAGA B2Bc:|2 dega bgag|fdcA G2||
X: 6
T: Over The Moor To Peggy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG dG~G2|DGBd c2Bc|dcBG DGBd|cBAB c2ge|
d2BG DG~G2|DGBd cABc|d2BG DG~G2|cBAB c4||
dg~g2 dgeg|dggd c2Bc|dg~g2 defd|cBAB c2Bc|
dg~g2 dgeg|dggd c2Bc|dg~g2 bgag|fdef g4||
X: 7
T: Over The Moor To Peggy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ge|d2BG dGBG|d2BG efge|d2BG dGBG|cBAB cdge|
d2BG dGBG|d2BG efge|d2BG dGBG|cBAB c2||
Bc|dg~g2 dgeg|dg~g2 d2Bc|dg~g2 defe|dcAB c2Bc|
dg~g2 dgeg|dg~g2 d2Bc|dg~g2 aggf|dcAB cd||

Sixteen comments

Over the Moor to Peggy

This single reel is often played after Dr Gilbert’s, I took this setting from a tape of Martin Wynn’s playing it with Brian Conway. I use my pinky on those "dece" bits instead of the open string to give it a smoother sound.

Lad

This is a setting of "Come West Along the Road" as played by James "Lad" O’Beirne, the Sligo fiddler in New York. A tape of him playing it was the source for the Conway/DeMarco and James Kelly recordings.

The Monasteryeden Fancy

To me, this tune is more like a 2-part version of "The Foxhunter’s Reel."

Monasteraden Fancy

Paul Brock says in the sleeve notes of his LP - Mo Chairdin:
"The Monasteraden Fancy, which was included in a set of reels recorded by the Aughrim Slopes Ceili Band in 1937, probably got it’s name from a townland in Co. Sligo. It is located near Gurteen in South County Sligo in the general area which produced a number of the legendary Irish traditional fiddle players including James Morrison & Michael Coleman."

Monasteraden Fancy

Correct spelling would appear to be - Monasteraden. see:
http://monasteraden.com/

Paul Brock says in the sleeve notes of his LP - Mo Chairdin:

"The Monasteraden Fancy, which was included in a set of reels recorded by the Aughrim Slopes Ceili Band in 1937, probably got it’s name from a townland in Co. Sligo.
It is located near Gurteen in South County Sligo in the general area which produced a number of the legendary Irish traditional fiddle players including James Morrison & Michael Coleman."

Here’s his version of the tune:

X: 1
T: Monasteraden Fancy
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
d2BG DGBG|dGBG dgeg|d2BG DGBG|AAAB c2Bc|
d2BG DGBG|dGBG dgeg|d2BG DGBG|AAAB c2Bc||
dg(3gag dgeg|dg(3gag c2Bc|dg(3gag defe|dcAB c2Bc|
dg(3gag dgeg|dg(3gag c2Bc|dg(3gag agfe|dcAB c2Bc||

Correct spelling would appear to be - Monasteraden

Correct spelling would appear to be - Monasteraden. see:
http://monasteraden.com/

Thanks slainte.
I’m certainly keeping you on your toes.

I just happened to know the tune from Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O’Loughlin’s beautiful duet playing.

James Kelly starts and finishes with the B-part in the Youtube vid but I’ve transcribed A-part first.

X: 1
T: Monasteraden Fancy
S: Lad O’Beirne via James Kelly (Youtube)
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
d2BG dG~G2|dGBG ABce|d2BG DGBd|cBAB c2Bc|
d2BG DG~G2|DGBG ABce|d2BG DGBd|cBAB c2 (3ABc||
|:dg~g2 dfec|dg~g2 ABcA|dg~g2 defd|cBAB c2Bc:|

A-part 2nd time
d2BG DG~G2|DGBG ABce|d2BG DGBd|cBAB ~c3e|
d2BG DGBG|DGBG ABce|d2BG DGBd|cBAB c2 (3ABc||

A-part 3rd time
d2BG DG~G2|DGBG ~c3e|d2BG DGBd|cBAB cege|
d2BG DG~G2|DGBG ~c3e|d2BG DGBG|AF~F2 ABcA||G…

Cathal McConnell has a tune @ Custy’s which I think is a version of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN1RARbEQNw


X: 1
T: Monasteraden Fancy
S: P Flanagan via Cathal McConnell
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
ge|dGBG DG~G2|dGBG A2ge|dGBG DG~G2|AF~F2 A2:|
z2|dg~g2 dgeg|dg~g2 B2Bc|1 dg~g2 dged|BAGA B2Bc:|2 dega bgag|fdcA G2||

X: 1
T: The Monasteraden Fancy
S: Anne Marie McGowan & Colm O’Donnell
D: The Killaville Sessions (Ceoltóirí Coleman)
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
d2BG dG~G2|DGBd c2Bc|dcBG DGBd|cBAB c2ge|
d2BG DG~G2|DGBd cABc|d2BG DG~G2|cBAB c4||
dg~g2 dgeg|dggd c2Bc|dg~g2 defd|cBAB c2Bc|
dg~g2 dgeg|dggd c2Bc|dg~g2 bgag|fdef g4||

X: 1
T: Over the Moor to Peggy
T: Trasna an Mhóinteáin go Peige
S: B.Breathnach: "Ceol Rince na hEireann" II/206
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
ge|d2BG dGBG|d2BG efge|d2BG dGBG|cBAB cdge|
d2BG dGBG|d2BG efge|d2BG dGBG|cBAB c2||
Bc|dg~g2 dgeg|dg~g2 d2Bc|dg~g2 defe|dcAB c2Bc|
dg~g2 dgeg|dg~g2 d2Bc|dg~g2 aggf|dcAB cd||