The Pride of Moyvane
I learned this off Eileen Iver’s self-titled cd, though my transcription here is tweaked a bit from her setting. In the liner notes she says she learned this from Martin Mulvhill, and that the town of Moyvane (Co. Kerry) is four miles from Ballygoughlin (West Limerick), his birthplace.
I love tunes like this where the mode wanders, depending on whether you play the Fs and Cs natural or sharp.
JC’s tunefinder has the following setting, also based on the playing of Martin Mulvihill.
T: Pride of Moyvane
S: Martin Mulvihill
Z: Bill Black
FG|AD D2 DEFG|Ad (3ded cAGE|F2 DF E2 CB|cAGF EC C2|
AD D2 DEFG|Ad (3ded cAGE|F3 F E2 cE|EDCE D2:||
FG|Add^c d2 Ad|d2 fd dcAB|c2 cd cAGE|AccB cAGE|
Add^c d2 Ad|d2 fd dcAG|F3 D E2 cE|EDCE D2:||
Thanks for adding this tune
Thanks! I wanted to learn that tune but did not even know the name for sure, and here it is! This is so cool!
This sounds a bit like a reel version of the Humours of Tullycrine.
Will, you mention Ballygoughlin as being near Moyvane. I am curious as to whether this is the place as in the humours thereof, or is it really spelled with a ‘g’.
Nox’ that similarity with H of Tullycrine is interesting.
Wasn’t Martin Mulvihill from Moyvane himself - so I wonder if he wrote this tune??
See “The Rock In The Meadow”
Joe Derrane (1998) on The Tie That Binds plays a version of The Pride of Moyvane and calls it The Rock In The Meadow. At least it sounds to me like a version of it. Or is it the other way around??
Hi all. Martin Mulvihill was my grandmother’s brother, and he taught me tin whistle when I was a child. He did indeed compose and play this tune, and you can hear his own playing of it on the 1978 Green Linet recording "Martin Mulvihill with Mick Moloney - Traditional Irish Fiddling from County Limerick".
Martin was from Ballygoughlin, Glin Co. Limerick which is very near Moyvane Co. Kerry. My grandfather John McAuliffe was a flute player from Moyvane and he would go to Glin often to play music with Martin, and met and married his sister, my grandmother. My father John McAuliffe is also a flute player born in Moyvane, who grew up in Glin. Martin’s son Brendan Mulvihill is a fiddle player who plays this tune as well.