The Maids Of Ardnaree reel

Also known as Drunken Maids Of Ardnare, The Drunken Maids Of Ardnaree, The Last Word, The Scolding Wife.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Maids Of Ardnaree has been added to 1 tune set.

The Maids Of Ardnaree has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Maids Of Ardnaree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 DE FGAF | G2 GA BGAF | D2 DE FGAB |1 d2 =cA BGAF :|2 d2 =cA AG G2 ||
fdde fgaf | g2 ga bgag | fdde fgag | fd=cA AG G2 |
fdde fgaf | gfag fa a2 | abag fgag | fd=cA AG G2 |
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X: 2
T: The Maids Of Ardnaree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|D3E FGAF|G/G/G GA BGAF|D/D/D DE FD E/F/G|1 Add=c ABGE:|2 Add=c ABGA||
|d3e fgaf |(3gag dg bgaf|~d3e fgag|fd=cA AG G2 |
|dcde fgaf|g/g/g dg bgaf|d2 e/f/g abag|fd=cA GBAF||
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Maids Of Ardnaree

I think the only Irish tune I ever learned from sheet-music without hearing it played first. It was in an edition of "Treoir" in the early 1980s. It is in "O’Neill’s" as "The Scolding Wife" and has been recorded under that title by "Any Old Time". It has also recently been recorded by Gerry O’Connor, although both recorded versions are slightly different from the version I have posted.

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Gerry O’Connor’s version

Gerry O’Connor calls this "The Drunken Maids of Ardnaree." The track on his Journeyman cd is cluttered with noise, but the following is close to what he plays. In place of the long D3 in the A part, Gerry throws in some triplets on subsequent rounds through the tune. e.g, |D/D/D DE FGAF|

X: 1
T: Drunken Maids Of Ardnaree, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Journeyman, Gerry O’Connor
K: Dmaj
|D3E FGAF|G/G/G GA BGAF|D/D/D DE FD E/F/G|1 Add=c ABGE:|2 Add=c ABGA||
|d3e fgaf |(3gag dg bgaf|~d3e fgag|fd=cA AG G2 |
|dcde fgaf|g/g/g dg bgaf|d2 e/f/g abag|fd=cA GBAF||

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