McCarthy’s reel

Also known as Mc Carthy’s.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

McCarthy’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

McCarthy's has been added to 85 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: McCarthy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:cB|AD~D2 FGAB|c2cB cAGc|AD~D2 FGAB|cAGE D2cB|
AD~D2 FGAB|c2cB cdeg|fage d^cAG|1FAGE D2:|2FAGE D4||
d2fd afdf|g2fg edB^c|d2fd afdf|g2fg Beef|
gfe^c d2fd|~d2fd e^cAg|fage d^cAG|1FAGE D4:|2 FAGE D2z2||
X: 2
T: McCarthy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:cB|AD D2 FGAB|c3B cAGc|AD D2 FGAB|cAGE D2cB|
AD D2 FGAB|c3B cdeg|fage d^cAG|1FAGE D2:|2FAGE D4||
d2fd afdf|g2fg edB^c|d2fd afdf|g2fg Beef|
gfe^c d2fd|d2fd e^cAg|fage d^cAG|1FAGE D4:|2 FAGE D2z2||
# Added by JACKB .

Six comments

Mc Carthy’s

This tune is not the McCarthy’s known more commonly as the ‘The man of the House’, but was collected from piper Tom Matthews, from Summerhill, Co Meath, and it appears in Breandan Breathnach’s ‘Ceol Rince na hEireann’ Book 4, No 181

It’s the opening track on an album by Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn (2003 Reeltrad Records, RTR 001) from which this tune is transcribed.

Mc Carthy’s

I think the ABC file of the tune should be modified a little bit. But anyway, it’s a great reel from a lovely duet recording. Thanks, Pete.

Not A dorian

More like D mixolydian.

Mode and key

Ador and Dmix share the same scale, but the key is D and the mode is mixolydian.

Dmix is correct.

Re: McCarthy’s

I see this tune is linked from Edel Sullivan’s album but she is playing a waltz. She does a beautiful job on it too. Would love to figure it out \.