Máire O’ Keefe’s reel

Also known as Maire O’Keefe, Maire O’Keefe’s, Maire O’Keeffe, Maire O’Keeffe’s.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Máire O’ Keefe’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Máire O' Keefe's has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Máire O' Keefe's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF~F2 DEFA|dABF A2 Bc|df~f2 bafb|afdf eB~B2|
AF~F2 DEFA|dABF A2 Bc|df~f2 bafb|afeg fddB:|
Adfd edcd|(3Bcd AF DEFD|B,EGB degb|afdf eB~B2|
AF~F2 DEFA|dABF A2 Bc|df~f2 bafb|afeg fddB:|
# Added by errik .
X: 2
T: Máire O' Keefe's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
gcc2 Gcec|fFAc def^f|gcc2 gc (3e^fg|aege def^f|
gcc2 Gcec|fFAc (3fgf ef|decd Bcdc|1 BGFD EGC2:|2 BGFD EGCA:||
GEE2 CDEG|cGAc G2AB|cee2 agea|gece (3d^cd A=c|
GEE2 CDEG|cGAc G2AB|cee2 agea|1 gede cdAc:|2 gede cde^f||

Five comments

Did Maire O’Keefe write this lovely tune or is it just that someone learnt it from her?
Cheers
Donough

I think she did

According to Jerry Holland

Another version

I heard a version of this in Milltown some years ago - taped a boxplayer playing it, unfortunately no name on tune or player.

It was in C, and I have the ABC for it - will submit it under same name later for comparison.

Never heard anyone play it since then mind you - tried it a few times myself but never got a response, has filtered down into the far reaches of my memory now! Maybe I’ll dig it out again for this weekend!

I heard the tune on one of Cherish the Ladies’ albums. They say it was composed by Jerry Holland.

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C Major Version

Here’s the C major version of the tune which is substantially different.

This is a good resource, but for some reason the owner wouldn’t let me post this as a separate tune - why I don’t know as one part is totally different - so you’ll have to decode the ABC for yerselves.

A.

X: 14
T:Gan Ainm
R:Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:C
gcc2 Gcec|fFAc def^f|gcc2 gc (3e^fg|aege def^f|\
gcc2 Gcec|fFAc (3fgf ef|decd Bcdc|1 BGFD EGC2:|2 BGFD EGCA:||
GEE2 CDEG|cGAc G2AB|cee2 agea|gece (3d^cd A=c|\
GEE2 CDEG|cGAc G2AB|cee2 agea|1 gede cdAc:|2 gede cde^f||\