Matt Peoples’ reel

Also known as Martin McMahon’s, Matt People’s, Matt Peoples, Matt Peoples #2, Matt Peoples’ #2, Matt Peoples’ No. 2.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

Matt Peoples’ has been added to 10 tune sets.

Matt Peoples' has been added to 130 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Matt Peoples'
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FABc d2 BA | d2 BA FE E2 | FABc dBBA | f2 fe dBBA :|
| ad d2 adbd | adde feef | ad d2 a2 af | egfe dBBA |
ad d2 adbd | adde fe e2 | faaf b2 af | egfe dBBA |
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Matt Peoples'
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FABc d2BA|d2BA FE ~E2|FABc d2BA|f2fe dBB2:||
|: ad ~d2 adbd|ad ~d2 fe ~e2|ad ~d2 bdad|egfe dB ~B2|
ad ~d2 adbd|ad ~d2 fe~ e2|fgaf gbaf|egfe dBBA||
X: 3
T: Matt Peoples'
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: ~F2Bc dABA | d2BA FE~E2 | ~F2Bc d2BA | fcfe dBB2 :|
|| ~a2df adbd | ~a2de fe~e2 | ~a2df bdad | egfe dBB2 |
~a2df adbd | ~a2de feed | fdad bdad | ~e2fe dB~B2 ||
X: 4
T: Matt Peoples'
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FABc dABA | dABA FE~E2 | FABc dABA | fcfe dB~B2 :|
|| addf adbd | adde feef | addf bdad | e2fe dB~B2 |
addf adbd | adde fefg | afga bgaf | egfe dBBA ||
X: 5
T: Matt Peoples'
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FABc d2 BA | d2 BA FE E2 | FABc dBBA |1: f2 fe dBBA :|2: f2 fe defg :|
| ad d2 adbd | adde feef | ad d2 a2 af | egfe dBBA |
ad d2 adbd | adde fe e2 | faaf b2 af | egfe dBBA |

Twenty-one comments

Matt Peoples#2

The 2nd of the 2 "Matt Peoples’" reels from "Molloy, Peoples & Brady" LP.

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Thanks, Kenny. I’m trying to learn the local version of the tune and transcribe it. It’s mistakenly called Tommy Peoples’ in Leeds. I listened to the sample track of "Traditional Irish Music from London" some months ago and found they play it as Martin McMahon

does this Matt Peoples really exist or was it a kind of joke between Matt Molloy and Tommy Peoples when recording the album?

Matt Peoples’

No joke. Matt Peoples is an uncle of Matt Molloy, unless I am mistaken.

Matt Peoples

While staying in Ennis, I heard Matt People’s Reel #1 was composed by Siobhan Peoples for M. Molloy and T. Peoples. If it’s true, this reel can be her composition too.

For me the evidence would have to be a lot more convincing than just "I heard someone say…" Great tunes though, both of them.

Thanks for the correction. But "someone" told me that Siobhan herself insisted she composed #1. I don’t think the info is very reliable, though.

I mean the info I got from "someone" isn’t very reliable.

In an interview published in spring 2004 in Fiddler Magazine
http://www.fiddle.com/issues/spr04.html#anchor1852610
Siobhan stated she was thirty-one years of age. This means she must be born around 1973.

Matt Peoples’ reels on Molloy/Brady/Peoples were recorded in February 1977. Well, I know some musicians start early …

“Matt Peoples’ #1”

Submitted on May 20th 2002 by Musicalbison.
https://thesession.org/tunes/691

This being #2 on the meth crystal influenced (techies boosting the adrenalin) recording "Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples", track 1…

Matt Peoples’

A 3rd part contrasting the duet provided by ‘Steve Owens’ and hinted at by Tommy’s playing.

Matt vs Tommy Peoples’

slainte wrote "It’s mistakenly called Tommy Peoples’ in Leeds."
That explains why I know it as Tommy Peoples’. I first came across it in a book published in 1989 called "Where’s the Crack?" (sic) by David J Taylor who is from that general area.

Thanks to maracirac for picking that up. 🙂

Matt Peoples’

Not as adroit as Tommy’s playing, but here is the full set.

‘Steve’, apparently I also have that book, but had overlooked it - identical to your setting except in the 4th and 6th measures of the turn (‘egfe dBBf’ and ‘ad~d2 fede’, respectively), and without the additional repeat.

Oh yes. 4th and 6th bars of the B part - like the game of "Whispers" or "Telephone". Something always gets rearranged, but it’s interesting to see someone else’s take on the same theme. And Tommy’s!
Again with Matt Molloy here @ 1:26: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDb4KMDlPC0

Re: Matt Peoples’

I just noticed that the second part of this is nearly the same as the first part of Boys of Ballisodare but in a different key.

Matt Peoples’, X:5

A subtle difference from X:1 — it can be nice to lead up to the B part after the second A.