Moll And Tiarna reel

Also known as Mary O’ The Wisp, Moll Na Tiarna.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Moll And Tiarna has been added to 5 tune sets.

Moll And Tiarna has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Moll And Tiarna
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Ad (3ddd efdB|Ad (3ddd BedB|Ad (3ddd efde|fage fddB|
Ad (3ddd efdB|Ad (3ddd BedB|Ad (3ddd efdB|1cA (3AAA cA (3AAA:|2cA (3AAA cdeg||
fAgA fAgA|fage fdde|fAgA fefg|aA (3AAA afge|
fAgA fAgA|fage fefg|abag efed|1cA (3AAA cdeg:|2cA (3AAA cA (3AAA||
# Added by errik .
X: 2
T: Moll And Tiarna
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Ad d2 efdB|Ad d2 efdB|ABde fAde|fage fddB|
Ad d2 efdB|Ad d2 efdB|ABde fAdB|1cA A2 cA A2:|2cA A2 cdeg||
faga faga|fage fdde|faga fefg|eA A2 efge|
faga faga|fage fefg|abag efed|1cA A2 cdeg:|2cA A2 cA A2||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

A great tune that I’m guessing is from Donegal. Lots of bowed triplets and a driving rhythm make it great for the fiddle.

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This tune is NOT Moll na Tiarna, despite what on the Altan album notes, but a companion tune called Mary o’ the Wisp. The two tunes are very frequently played together in Donegal as the names come from an old folk-tale, where Mary o’ the Wisp is the servant of Moll.

Moll na Tiarna

They play the same tune on Blackwater. I know it as Biddy From Muckross

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bar the last high b, this mighty reel suits the Highland pipes perfectly.

Fullset Version

X: 1
T: Moll And Tiarna
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
Ad d2 efdB|Ad d2 efdB|ABde fAde|fage fddB|
Ad d2 efdB|Ad d2 efdB|ABde fAdB|1cA A2 cA A2:|2cA A2 cdeg||
faga faga|fage fdde|faga fefg|eA A2 efge|
faga faga|fage fefg|abag efed|1cA A2 cdeg:|2cA A2 cA A2||

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Re: Moll And Tiarna

To Prouse :
If this tune is not Moll na Tiarna, then what is the right tune under this title ?

Re: Moll And Tiarna

The tune here is "Maire na Sop," also called "Mary of the Wisp." Altan’s source for the tune might have been Francie Dearg Byrne, who played it followed by a tune he called "Moll na Tiarna"—the latter appears to be a version of "The Volunteer."