McHugh’s reel

Also known as Eddie Curran’s, The Mountain Lark, Wind Off The Lake.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

McHugh’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

McHugh's has been added to 50 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: McHugh's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:A|B2BA BdeB|dBAG FDD2|B2BA BdeB|dBAF E3:|
|:z|edBd efge|fdad fdd2|edBd efge|fedf e3d|
edBd efge|fdad fddf|g2ge f2fd|edBd e3||
X: 2
T: McHugh's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B2BA BdeB|dBAG FDD2|B2BA BdeB|dBAF E2ED|
B/c/d BABd eB|dBAG FADA|B2BA BdeB|dBAF ~E3d|
ed B/c/d efge|fdAd fddf|edBd efge|fedf ~e3f|ed B/c/d efge|
fdAd fddf|~g3e ~f3d|ed B/c/d e3|
X: 3
T: McHugh's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B2BA BeeB|dBAG (3FGA D2|B2BA BeeB|1 dBAF FEEA:|2 dBAF FEEd||
edBd efge|fdd2 fdd2|edBd efge|fedf ~e3d|
edBd efge|fdad bdad|~g3e ~f3d|edBd e4||
X: 4
T: McHugh's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:B2BA BeeB|dBAG FDDA|B2BA BeeB|dBAF FEE2:|
ed B/c/d efge|fdad fddf|edBd efge|fedf e2gf|
ed B/c/d efge|fdad fdef|g2ge f2fd|edBA Bded||
X: 5
T: McHugh's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
||B3A B2eB|dBAG FDFA|B3A B2eB|dBAF E2FA|
B3A B2eB|dBAG Fdcd|ABBA BeeB|dBAd BEE2||
||ed B/c/d efge|fdad fdad|ed B/c/d efgf|fedf e3f|
ed B/c/d efge|fdad fdfa|~g2ge f2f2|edBd efed||

Nine comments

McHugh’s Reel

A simple reel learned off Cathal McConnell’s "On Lough Erne’s Shore." It’s played after a beautiful set dance called Andy Kerrin’s. Somewhat reminds me of The Morning Star.

The A Part is Terry Teehan’s all over again.

Posted .

Yeah, but Terry Teehan’s is more closely related to The Tap Room.

So is this McHugh’s. Kissing cousins. :o)

Posted .

You beat me to it! I had just completed the ABCs for this tune meself! Same source.

For what it’s worth …

This is how I play the tune these days.
K: Edor
B2BA BdeB|dBAG FDD2|B2BA BdeB|dBAF E2ED|
B/c/d BABd eB|dBAG FADA|B2BA BdeB|dBAF ~E3d|
ed B/c/d efge|fdAd fddf|edBd efge|fedf ~e3f|ed B/c/d efge|
fdAd fddf|~g3e ~f3d|ed B/c/d e3|

I was going to transcribe the next tune too, but will leave it to you, Paddy.

Please post “Primrose Path”

Actually, slainte, I would be grateful if you would take the time to post the next tune — it’s the "Primrose Path", right? I got both titles mixed up and taught McHugh’s to other people as The Primrose Path. It’s on at least one site by that name and I see myself mentioned there as the source. Either I have forgotten "The Primrose PAth" or didn’t learn it in the first place. Alas, I no longer have the album, so if you can, please post the tune.

McHugh’s, X:5

This is called The Mountain Lark on Gerry O’Connor’s album "Last Night’s Joy", track 3b. It’s different from the other (the usual?) Mountain Lark but similar enough to McHugh’s so I added it here.