Seán Mháire Mhicilín reel

Also known as New Mown Meadow, The Silver Tip.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Seán Mháire Mhicilín has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Seán Mháire Mhicilín
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:e2AA BAAd|e2de fddf|eAAA BAGB|dded BABd|
e2AA BAAd|e2fd edBd|g3ef3e|dded BABd:|
|:e2 aa bafb|afge fdBd|eaaa bafe|dfed Bddf|
e2 aa bafa|gbgf edBd|gbge f2 ef|dded BABd:|
X: 2
T: Seán Mháire Mhicilín
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
E2A,A, B,A,A,D|~E2DE FDDF|EA,~A,2 B,A,G,B,|DGED B,A,B,D|
E2A,A, B,A,A,D|~E2FD EDB,D|GBGE ~F2EF|1 DDED B,A,B,D:|2 DDED B,DGD||
|:E2AA BAFA|GEFD EDB,D|EAAA BAFE|DFED B,DDF|
E2AA BAFA|GBGF EDB,D|GBGE FAEF|1 DDED B,DGD:|2 DDED B,A,B,D||
e2AA BAAd|~e2de fddf|eA~A2 BAGB|dged BABd|
e2AA BAAd|~e2fd edBd|gbge ~f2ef|1 dded BABd:|2 dded Bdgd||
|:e2aa bafa|gefd edBd|eaaa bafe|dfed Bddf|
e2aa bafa|gbgf edBd|gbge faef|1 dded Bdgd:|2 dded BABd||
X: 3
T: Seán Mháire Mhicilín
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e2 AA (BA)Bd|egfd (eB) B2|e2 AA (BA)Bc|d2 ed (Bd) d2|
e2 AA (BA)Bd|egfd (eB) B2|g2 (ge) f2 (fe)|d2 ed (Bd) d2||
(fa) a2 baaf|egfd (eB) B2|(fa) a2 baaf|d2 ed (Bd) d2|
faaf bgaf|egfd (eB) B2|g2 (ge) f2 (fe)|d2 ed (Bd) d2||

Seven comments

Not really in G Major

From Tim Collins - Dancing on Silver

I know it isn’t in G Maj, but the tune would have to be modified to enter it as A minor. I have always regarded modes as a bit academic so don’t really think in them, but if anyone wants to suggest the correct mode it should be entered under, then I will edit it.

Key

It’s A dorian.

Most tunes that are ostensibly in A minor are actually in A dorian i.e. the F is sharp (just like G major).

It sounds a bit like a reel setting of "Scatter the Mud."

The New Mown Meadow

Actually, it’s "The New Mown Meadow" in A. Noel Hill recorded this tune as a solo on The Iron Behind the Velvet.

Sounds alot like Brenda Stubbert’s Reel too.

Bill McKim

On the album it is in the low octave:

X: 1
T: Seán Mháire Mhicilín
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
E2A,A, B,A,A,D|~E2DE FDDF|EA,~A,2 B,A,G,B,|DGED B,A,B,D|
E2A,A, B,A,A,D|~E2FD EDB,D|GBGE ~F2EF|1 DDED B,A,B,D:|2 DDED B,DGD||
|:E2AA BAFA|GEFD EDB,D|EAAA BAFE|DFED B,DDF|
E2AA BAFA|GBGF EDB,D|GBGE FAEF|1 DDED B,DGD:|2 DDED B,A,B,D||

And in the high octave for comparison with the original submission:

X: 1
T: Seán Mháire Mhicilín
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
e2AA BAAd|~e2de fddf|eA~A2 BAGB|dged BABd|
e2AA BAAd|~e2fd edBd|gbge ~f2ef|1 dded BABd:|2 dded Bdgd||
|:e2aa bafa|gefd edBd|eaaa bafe|dfed Bddf|
e2aa bafa|gbgf edBd|gbge faef|1 dded Bdgd:|2 dded BABd||

Seán Mháire Mhicilín, X:3

This setting appears under the name "The Silver Tip" in the Roche Collection, Volume 1, #170.