The Maid Of Feakle reel

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

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

The Maid Of Feakle appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Maid Of Feakle has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Maid Of Feakle has been added to 104 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
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 :|
2
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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3
X: 3
T: The Maid Of Feakle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|d2 BG AGEG|DGAB c2 Bc |d2 BG AGEG|DGBG A2 Bc|
d2 BG AGEG|DGAB c2 BA|GABd edge|dBAB G2 :||
BddB c2 dc|BddB ABGA|BddB c2 Bc|dBAB A4|
BddB c2 dc|BddB ABGA|Bd d2 edBd|egfa g4 :||

Five 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||

Posted .

With all due respect…

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

The Maid Of Feakle, X:3

Love this tune . This setting is nearest to what I hear played with one or two minor differences except for the brilliant Martin Hayes slow version.