Molly On The Shore reel

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Molly On The Shore has been added to 1 tune set.

Molly On The Shore has been added to 51 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Molly On The Shore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B/A/|:GEDB cABA|(3GAG BG AGEF|GEDB cABA|1(3GAG BG A2GB/A/:|2(3GAG BG A2Gd||
gfgd ecdB|(3GAG BG AGEd|gfgd ecdB|(3GAG BG A2Gd|
gfgd ecdB|(3GAG BG AGEF|GBAc Bdce|dBGB A2G2||
X: 2
T: Molly On The Shore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|GF|:DGGB d2 cA|d2 cA FGAF|DGGB d^cde|1=fd=cd AGG^F:|2=fd=cd AGGA||
||dg (3gfg afgf|dfcf dfcf|dg (3gfg afgf|d=fcd AGGA|
dg (3gfg afgf|dfcf dfcf|(3bag (3agf gfde|=fdcA G2 G^F||
|:DGGB dcAG|D=FCF DFCF|DGGB d^cde|1=fdcd AGG^F:|2=fdcA AGGA||
||g3 a fe^fa|gfga fdcf|gfga fgag|^fdcd AGGA||
||g3 a fe^fa|gfga =f2 ga|(3_bag (3agf gfde|=fdcA G2||
X: 3
T: Molly On The Shore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
F>C|C>DF>G A2f>d|c>AG>F D2F>D| C>DF>G A2f>d| c>AG>F F2c>d|f>dc>A G2c>A|(3GAG F>D D2c>d| f>dc>A G2c>A|(3GAG FD D2||
X: 4
T: Molly On The Shore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GEDB cABA | GABG AGEF | GEDB cABA | GABG A2GA |
GEDB cABA | GABG AGEF | GEDB cABA | GABG A2 G2 ||
gfgd ecdB | GABG AGEf | gfgd ecdB | GABG A2 Gf |
gfgd ecdB | GABG AGEF | GBAc Bdge | GABG A2 Gd ||
cccA BBBA | GABG AGEF | ~c3A ~B3A | GABGA2 GB |
cccA BBBA | GABG AGEF | GEDB cABA | GABG A2 GB||

Fourteen comments

This is a reel I first heard arranged into a piano piece by Percy Grainger, then later in an orchestral version. I believe it to be Irish - it could exist under another name (?)

A major

I think its probably easier (on the fiddle) in A.

Ed Reavy wrote a (much better) three part reel by this name but this isn’t it!

So post it then…

Highschool orchestra…

My highschool orchestra played this a few years back and it was simply amazing.. I love this piece

its amazing as an orchestral arragement. the fiddles an flutes get a wonderful part. very integral :)

Molly on the Shore

Percy Grainger got this tune from Stanford’s edition of "The Complete Petrie Collection of Ancient Irish Music", where it is Tune No 902 and described as a Cork reel.

Molly on the Shore - Ed Reavy

Just happened upon Ed Reavy’s transcription to this tune. The structure’s a bit interesting, it’s AABBAACC with an alternate A part the second time through:

X: 53
T:Molly on the Shore
R:reel
C:Ed Reavy
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:300
Z:Joe Reavy
N:Fritz Kreisler once recorded a setting
N:of this popular tune. Ed re-wrote the first
N:two parts and added an original third
N:part. That third part is one of his
N:finest compositions.
K:G
|GF|:DGGB d2 cA|d2 cA FGAF|DGGB d^cde|1=fd=cd AGG^F:|2=fd=cd AGGA||
||dg (3gfg afgf|dfcf dfcf|dg (3gfg afgf|d=fcd AGGA|
dg (3gfg afgf|dfcf dfcf|(3bag (3agf gfde|=fdcA G2 G^F||
|:DGGB dcAG|D=FCF DFCF|DGGB d^cde|1=fdcd AGG^F:|2=fdcA AGGA||
||g3 a fe^fa|gfga fdcf|gfga fgag|^fdcd AGGA||
||g3 a fe^fa|gfga =f2 ga|(3_bag (3agf gfde|=fdcA G2||

-From ‘The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy’.

Molly on the Shore

I may have posted this question already, but here it goes.

Does anyone have ideas for a set featuring Molly on the Shore? I know Percy Grainger used Temple Hill (Temple Rise) with it. Is there anything else that might work?

Re: Molly on the Shore

try the corner house

Very different version

Found this very different minor version. Not too many similarities here. Should I post it as a different tune?

X: 1
T: Molly Picking On The Shore
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Hornpipe
K: Dm
S: “Three Irish Fiddle Tunes,” Journal of English Folk Dance and Song Society, Dec. 1949
O: Unnamed fiddler from Mourne, County Down
Z: Ianthe Kidd
F>C|C>DF>G A2f>d|c>AG>F D2F>D| C>DF>G A2f>d| c>AG>F F2c>d|f>dc>A G2c>A|(3GAG F>D D2c>d| f>dc>A G2c>A|(3GAG FD D2||

Addendum

I said "Dm" for the above because that’s how it was notated, but it’s really a minor pentatonic scale, sounds interesting.