McGlinchey’s reel

Also known as Lawries, Mrs Lawrie, Mrs Lawrie’s, Mrs Lawries, Mrs. Lawrie’s, Mrs. Lawries.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Splendid Isolation (lots of times), Miss Shepherd (a few times) and Sweeney’s Buttermilk (a few times).

McGlinchey’s has been added to 5 tune sets.

McGlinchey's has been added to 130 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: McGlinchey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
cBAc BGG^F | G2 (3DE^F GABG | ~G2 AF ~F2 Bc |
dggf g2 ag |fd ~d2 gfdc | ~B3c ~A3c |
cdcA BG (3BBc |1 BGG^F G4 :|2 BGG^F G2 Bc ||
|:(3ccB BA BdcA | (3Bcd AF G2 DE | ~F3G FC (3CCC | FEFG AcBA |
GABc dccc | dBAG AFFF | DG^FD GABc | dg^fa g Bc :|
|: dggg g2 ^fg |dgg^f d2 cB | cfff cfef | gfcA F2 Bc |
~d3B ~c3A | BABG AFDC |B,DGA BdcA | ^cd^FA G2 B=c :|
X: 2
T: McGlinchey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
cBAc BGG^F|G2B,D GABG|~G2AF ~F2Bc|dggf g2ag|
fd~d2 gfdc|~B3c A3c|(3Bcd cA BGAc|(3Bcd A^F G3c|
cBAc BGDB,|G,3z cBAc|BG~G2 ~F2Bc|dggf g2ag|
fd~d2 gfdc|~B3c A3c|(3Bcd cA BGAc|(3Bcd A^F G2Bc||
dBcA BdcA|(3Bcd A^F G2AG|~F3G FC~C2|~F3G AcBA|
GABc dc~c2|dBAG AF~F2|~G3A GABc|dg^fa g2Bc|
(3dcB cA BdcA|(3Bcd A^F G2AG|~F3G FC~C2|~F3G AcBA|
GABc dc~c2|dBAG AF~F2|~G3A GABc|dg^fa g3B||
dg~g2 dg^fg|dg~g2 d2cB|cf~f2 cfef|gfcA F2Bc|
~d3B ~c3A|BABG AFDC|B,DGA (3Bcd cA|BdA^F G3B|
dg~g2 ag^fg|dg~g2 d2cB|cf~f2 cfef|gfcA F2Bc|
~d3B ~c3A|BABG AFDC|B,DGA (3Bcd cA|BdA^F G3z||
cBAc BGG^F|GG,B,D GABG|~G2AF ~F2Bc|dggf g2ag|
fd~d2 gfdc|~B3c A3c|(3Bcd cA BGAc|(3Bcd A^F G3c|
cBAc BGDB,|G,3z cBAc|BG~G2 ~F2Bc|dggf g2ag|
fd~d2 gfdc|~B3c A3c|(3Bcd cA BGAc|(3Bcd A^F G2Bc||
dBcA BdcA|(3Bcd A^F G2AG|~F3G FC~C2|~F3G AcBA|
GABc dc~c2|dBAG AF~F2|~G3A GABc|dg (3^fga g2Bc|
dBcA BdcA|(3Bcd A^F G2AG|~F3G FC~C2|~F3G AcBA|
GABc dc~c2|dBAG AF~F2|~G3A GABc|dg^fa g2Bc||
dg~g2 g^ffg|dg~g2 d2cB|cf~f2 cfef|gfcA F2Bc|
~d3B ~c3A|BABG AFDC|B,DGA (3Bcd cA|BdA^F G2Bc|
dg~g2 ag^fg|dg~g2 d2cB|cf~f2 cfef|gfcA F2Bc|
~d3B ~c3A|BABG AFDC|B,DGA (3Bcd cA|dz2^F G4||
X: 3
T: McGlinchey's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:dcBG EAA^G | A2 EF G2 AB| A2 BG G2 cd |eaag a2 ba |
ge e2 aged | c3d B3c |dedB cBAG |1 EAA^G A4 :|2 cAA^G A2 cd ||
|:eccB cedB | AcBG A2 EF | G3A GD D2 | GFGA BdcB |
ABcd ed d2 | ecBA BG G2 | EA^GE ABcd | ea^gb a cd :||
|: ea a2 a2 ^ga |eaa^g e2 dc | dg g2 dgfg | agdB G2 cd |
e3c d3B | cBcA BGED |EAAB cedB | ^de^GB A2 c=d :||
# Added by JACKB .

Six comments

McGlinchey’s Reel

Composed by Brendan McGlinchey.

McGlincheys AKA

From Cathal Haydens most recent Album this in known as Mrs Lawries. The version on the session appears a little bit odd to me!
It is played in a set with Splendid Isolation

Mrs. Lawrie’s

I think the version bootboy posted (https://thesession.org/tunes/568) six days after this one is quite faithful to the way Cathal Hayden plays it, but I’d love to know how it compares to how the composer himself plays it. He probably plays it differently every time, I know, but still. I basically play it as Cathal Hayden has it, but originally I learned it from Silly Wizard’s album So Many Partings, in which they sort of combine it with Splendid Isolation, shuffling the parts of the tunes together. I think they also played it in Ador instead of Gdor. Very confusing, and it was tough re-learning it.

This is very close in notes to his version on the live in london album. (Cough) He puts more rolls in and simplifies some bits. But I can’t stand the dumbed down versions I’m hearing these days… :-D (Cough cough)

X: 1
T: McGlinchey’s
C: Brendan McGlinchey
S: Brendan McGlinchey - Live at the West London Folk Club 1973
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gdor
cBAc BGG^F|G2B,D GABG|~G2AF ~F2Bc|dggf g2ag|
fd~d2 gfdc|~B3c A3c|(3Bcd cA BGAc|(3Bcd A^F G3c|
cBAc BGDB,|G,3z cBAc|BG~G2 ~F2Bc|dggf g2ag|
fd~d2 gfdc|~B3c A3c|(3Bcd cA BGAc|(3Bcd A^F G2Bc||
dBcA BdcA|(3Bcd A^F G2AG|~F3G FC~C2|~F3G AcBA|
GABc dc~c2|dBAG AF~F2|~G3A GABc|dg^fa g2Bc|
(3dcB cA BdcA|(3Bcd A^F G2AG|~F3G FC~C2|~F3G AcBA|
GABc dc~c2|dBAG AF~F2|~G3A GABc|dg^fa g3B||
dg~g2 dg^fg|dg~g2 d2cB|cf~f2 cfef|gfcA F2Bc|
~d3B ~c3A|BABG AFDC|B,DGA (3Bcd cA|BdA^F G3B|
dg~g2 ag^fg|dg~g2 d2cB|cf~f2 cfef|gfcA F2Bc|
~d3B ~c3A|BABG AFDC|B,DGA (3Bcd cA|BdA^F G3z||
cBAc BGG^F|GG,B,D GABG|~G2AF ~F2Bc|dggf g2ag|
fd~d2 gfdc|~B3c A3c|(3Bcd cA BGAc|(3Bcd A^F G3c|
cBAc BGDB,|G,3z cBAc|BG~G2 ~F2Bc|dggf g2ag|
fd~d2 gfdc|~B3c A3c|(3Bcd cA BGAc|(3Bcd A^F G2Bc||
dBcA BdcA|(3Bcd A^F G2AG|~F3G FC~C2|~F3G AcBA|
GABc dc~c2|dBAG AF~F2|~G3A GABc|dg (3^fga g2Bc|
dBcA BdcA|(3Bcd A^F G2AG|~F3G FC~C2|~F3G AcBA|
GABc dc~c2|dBAG AF~F2|~G3A GABc|dg^fa g2Bc||
dg~g2 g^ffg|dg~g2 d2cB|cf~f2 cfef|gfcA F2Bc|
~d3B ~c3A|BABG AFDC|B,DGA (3Bcd cA|BdA^F G2Bc|
dg~g2 ag^fg|dg~g2 d2cB|cf~f2 cfef|gfcA F2Bc|
~d3B ~c3A|BABG AFDC|B,DGA (3Bcd cA|dz2^F G4||