Maura Connolly’s reel

Also known as Maura Connelly’s.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Maura Connolly's has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Maura Connolly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
cBAG EGAc|B~G3 DGBd|cBAG ~E3F|GEDG E~A,3|
cBAG EGAc|B~G3 DGBd|cBcd egfa|1 gedB cAAB:|2 gedB cAAG||
A2 c/B/A eAcA|GABd gdBG|A/A/A ce a2 ba|gedB cAAg|
aged cdef|~g3a gedB|cBAG ~E3F|1 GEDG E~A,3:|2 GEDG EA,A,A||
# Added .
X: 2
T: Maura Connolly's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
AB |:cBAG EGAc | BG G2 BGd2 | cBAG E3F | GEDB, B,A,A,2 |
cBAG EGAc | BG G2 BGd2 | cBcd efga |1 gedB BAAB:|2 gedB BAAG||
A2ce aecA | G2Bd gdBG | A2ce a^gaf | gedB BAA2 |
a2ed ^cdef | gfga gedB | cBAG E3F |GEDB, B,A,A,2 :|

Eleven comments

Maura Connolly’s

This is a Sean Ryan tune, #239 in Volume II of Ceol Rince na hEireann, where it’s listed as gan ainm, and similarities to Eileen Curran are noted. It also appears in Ryan’s book of his own tunes, Hidden Ireland.

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This tune is also on Laura Byrne’s CD, "Tune for the Road". I typed in the alternate spelling for the name of the tune, but for some reason her CD didn’t show up. Anywho, in due time the CD will probably appear on the list, but for now I’ll just mention it here.

According to the liner notes of the above-mentioned CD, "Maura Connelly is an all-Ireland fiddle player from Edenderry, County Offaly. She played in Sean’s band in the 1960’s and now resides in County Kildare".

I’ve heard a few Sean Ryan tunes and thought they were all very good but never really bothered to look for them on here but this will be a nice tune to have in the collection.

Ok, sure enough the CD I mentioned above is now on the list, so disregard the first paragraph of my previous post.

The first new tune of 2008 for me… a crackin’ reel!

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Maura Connolly’s, X:2

This setting is from the playing of Maura Connolly herself, as heard on a TG4 video, while she was playing it in 1967 at the Enniscorthy Fleadh.
Maura Connolly has been a member of the Bridge Ceili Band from 1970 to 1974 (http://homepage.eircom.net/~bridgeceiliband/Past_members.htm)

dider, any ideas about#2??

Great vid find there swisspiper!!