Matt Molloy’s reel

Also known as Brid Harper’s, Pride Of The Bronx, The Pride Of The Bronx.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

Matt Molloy's has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Matt Molloy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF F2 AFdF | AF F2 ABFG | AF F2 ABde | fdgf efdB |
AF F2 AFdF | AF F2 ABFG | AF F2 ABde | fdgf e2 de |
fa a2 fb b2 | faaf afde | fa a2 fb b2 | afgf e2 de |
fa a2 fb b2 | faaf afde | dBAF ABde | f3 e fedB |
# Added by Kenny .

Six comments

Matt Molloy’s

From a session tape, I got the name from Bulmer & Sharpley Vol.4. This is almost note-for-note for that transcription. Good flute tune. Anyone have an older name ?

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I always new Matt Molloy’s Reel as "Dick Sherlock’s" or "The Ashplant". However, the Ashplant is also a different tune in Eminor (I think) and sounds very different than "Dick Sherlock’s". This is not Matt Molloy’s/Dick Sherlock’s/The Ashplant that I have. Did Matt compose this one here? I don’t think he composed the one I’m talking about.

Pride of the Bronx / Purty Girls of Our Town / Anderson’s

Johnny Cronin recorded this as "The Pride of the Bronx" on his Shanachie LP with Joe "Banjo" Burke. It’s a relative of a reel known as "Michael Anderson’s" or just "Anderson’s" after a Sligo piper, or as "The Purty Girls of Our Town" aka "Pretty Girls of the Village," "Purring Girls..," etc. from Sliabh Luachra.

This version is also played in C, as by fiddler Tom Dunne in NYC, who got it from Paddy Cronin, Johnny’s brother.

Another name and recording

On Deanta’s album Ready for the Storm, it’s the third tune in the set called The Rocky Reels, but they call this tune Girl from the Bronx.