The Maids Of Tulla reel

Also known as A Night In Ennis, The Marquis Of Tullibardine, McAuliffe’s ‘Mason’, The Night In Ennis, The White Leaf.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Maids Of Tulla appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Maids Of Tulla has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Maids Of Tulla has been added to 54 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Maids Of Tulla
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2BG DGBA|GFGB dcBc|ABcd ecc/B/c|ecaf gedB|
G2BG DGBA|GFGB dcBc|ABcd ecge|1 dBcA GDEF:|2 dBcA G3||
|:f|g2GA ~B3d|g2fg edeg|aeed edeg|aeed ^cdef|
gGGA BGB/c/d|g2fg edcB|ABcd ecge|1 dBcA G3:|2 dBcA GDEF||

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The Maids Of Tulla (reel)

Source: Patrick ourceau - Live at Mona’s
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

Nice tune Gian Marco, and thanks for catching Patrick’s signature approach to a tune, with the delicate triplets. I haven’t heard all the tracks on Live at Mona’s, such as this one, but just from your abcs I can hear Ourceau’s styles coming through. Well done.

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Gian Marco, you really do seem to be able to find some real gems - great one this.


On the fantastic cd "Tracin´" which Patrick Ourceau recorded with Gearóid Ó hAllhmhurráin, this tune is seemingly listed as McAuliff´s "Mason".

O´Neill´s 1001

Maids of Tulla makes an appearance as nr.783 in O´Neill´s. It looks like a midway station between Mason´s Apron and the tune entered in this forum as Maids of Tulla.


Thanks Gian Marco. I’ll be working on this later today.

The Maids Of Tulla (reel)

This tune has been known in Scotland for a couple of centuries as "The Marquis of Tullibardine". Patrick Ourceau’s version is even more removed from the Scots tune, but the elements are still there.

"The Maids of Tulla" ~ in A and as a single reel

X: 2
T: Maids of Tulla, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: AMaj
|: af |\
eAGA eAfA | ecce f2 ec |
[1 Bcde fB (3BBB | Bcde f2 :|
[2 Bcde fgaf | ecBG A2 ||
|: cd |\
eaag aece | a2 ga fece |
[1 fbb^a b2 ba | fbba f2 :|
[2 Bcde fgaf | ecBG A2 |]

T:Marquis of Tullibardine, The
T:Maids of Tulla, The
B:Kerr’s Merry Melodies Book 1
Z:Nigel Gatherer
A/A/A cA eAAf|eAAa fedc|Bcde fBBg|aBBa gfea|
A/A/A cA eAAf|eAAa fedc|defa fecf|ecBc f2 eg||
aA A/A/A cAAf|aAAa fedc|bB B/B/B dBB^a|bBBa gfeg|
aA A/A/A cAAf|aAAa fedc|defa fecf|ecBc f2 ea|]