The Maid Of Feakle reel

Also known as The Maids Of Feakle, Ógḃean ó Fiacla, Ógḃean ón BhFiacla.

There are 14 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Maid Of Feakle has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Maid Of Feakle has been added to 90 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Maid Of Feakle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc | ~d2BG AGEG | DGBG cGBc | dcBG AGEG | DGBG A2Bc |
(3ddc BG AGEG | DGBG cGBA | GA(3Bcd egge | dBAB G2 :|
|: cA | B2dB c2dc | BddB AGEG | BddB cBce | dBGB A2GA |
BddB cBcA | BddB AGEG | Bd~d2 edBd | egfa g2 :|
X: 2
T: The Maid Of Feakle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
^c|d2 BG ABGE|DGAB B-cBA|{^c}d2 BG ABGE|DGBG A3 ^c|
d2 BG ABGE|DGAB B-cBA|GABd eg{a}ge|dBGB A3 A||
Bd d/d/B c2 cA|BddB ABGA|BddB c2 c^c|dBGB ABGA|
BddB c2 cA|BddB ABGA|Bd d/d/d edBd|eaag abge||
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Four comments

Nice dance tune

Seamus Meehan, Paul O’Shaughnessy, and Mark Kelly used this for the wheelbarrow figure of the Clare Plain set on the NPU tape Round the House.

This tune is painted on the outside wall of Pepper’s pub in Feakle.

Martin Hayes Version

So old pages (say, from 1999) eventually go the way of the woolly mammoth? I posted this way back when, but it’s gone, so here it is again. This is how I play it years after learning it from Under the Moon, so I’m not sure how precisely it matches Martin’s setting on that cd (though probably closer than I’d like to get caught in public 🙂 ).

X: 1
T: Maid of Feakle
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Martin Hayes, Under the Moon
K: G
^c|d2 BG ABGE|DGAB B-cBA|{^c}d2 BG ABGE|DGBG A3 ^c|
d2 BG ABGE|DGAB B-cBA|GABd eg{a}ge|dBGB A3 A||
Bd d/d/B c2 cA|BddB ABGA|BddB c2 c^c|dBGB ABGA|
BddB c2 cA|BddB ABGA|Bd d/d/d edBd|eaag abge||

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With all due respect…

It’s falls better on the fiddle in D or A.