Peg McGrath’s reel

Also known as Peig McGrath’s.

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Peg McGrath’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Peg McGrath’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Peg McGrath's has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Peg McGrath's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fafe ~d3B|AF~F2 ABde|~f3e dBAF|ABde fd~d2:|
fa~a2 abaf|g2fg edce|fa~a2 bf~f2|abag fd~d2|
fa~a2 abaf|g2fg edce|A2FA ABde|~f2eg fd~d2||
# Added by jdave .
2
X: 2
T: Peg McGrath's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~f3e d2dB|AF~F2 ABde|~f3e dBAF|ABde fdde|
~f3e d2dB|AF~F2 ABdf|afef dBAF|ABde fdd2||
fa~a2 fdfa|bfaf edBd|~f3d edBd|ABde fdde|
fa~a2 fdfa|bfaf edBd|A2AF ABdf|afeg fdd2||

Three comments

Peg McGrath’s Reel

A tune composed by the late great flutist Josie McDermott. He played it on his "Darby’s Farewell" album. Peg McGrath was also a flutist.

According to the liner notes:

"He calls it an "instant" reel because it just came off the top of his head. One afternoon he had been playing a few tunes with Peg McGrath. Peg had been preparing a collection for a radio broadcast. That evening someone asked him to play ‘that reel of Peg’s’, meaning a standard tune she had been working on that afternoon. Before he played a note someone else asked if she had made it herself. He said she had, but he knew he could not play the well-known tune she had been playing. He put the whistle to his lips and this tune came out. An "instant" reel!"


Josie paired this with Ganley’s Reel, which I will hopefully post in the near future.

-Jonathan

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Peg McGrath’s

Here’s a nice version from the flute playing of James Carty.

K: Dmaj
~f3e d2dB|AF~F2 ABde|~f3e dBAF|ABde fdde|
~f3e d2dB|AF~F2 ABdf|afef dBAF|ABde fdd2||
fa~a2 fdfa|bfaf edBd|~f3d edBd|ABde fdde|
fa~a2 fdfa|bfaf edBd|A2AF ABdf|afeg fdd2||