Maggie On The Shore reel

Also known as Larry MacDonagh’s, Larry McDonagh’s, Maid On The Shore.

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Drumerkane (a few times).

Maggie On The Shore has been added to 1 tune set.

Maggie On The Shore has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Maggie On The Shore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3A B2BA|~B3G AGED|~G3A B2BA|GAAG A2GD|
~G3B dBBA|B2BG AGED|~G3A B2BA|GAAG A2GD||
~g3d edgd|edgd ~b3d|g2gd ~e3f|gedb baba|
~g3d edgd|edgd ~b3d|g2gd ed (3Bcd|egaf gedB||
X: 2
T: Maggie On The Shore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3A B2BA|~B3G AGEF|~G3A B2BA|GABG AGEF|
~G3B dBBA|~B3G AGEF|~G3A BcdB|GABG (3ABA G2||
~g3f edgd|edgd BABd|~g3f (3efg fa|gedB c2BA|
~g3f edgd|edgd BABd|gfgf ed^cd|efaf gedB||
X: 3
T: Maggie On The Shore
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GGGA Bz BA|B2 GB AGED|FGGA B2 BA|GABG A2 FA|
GGGB dGBd|B2 GB AGED|FGGA B2 AB|GABG A2 F2||
fggd edgd|edgd ABBd|fggd deef|gedB BAAA|
fggd edgd|edgd ABBd|gd B/c/d ed B/c/d eaaf gedB||

Nine comments

Maggie On The Shore

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From Music At Matt Molloy’s
Transcription: Pere

I hear it slightly different, "pere", but that’s the gut of the tune OK. I would dispute the high "b" notes in the 2nd and 6th bars of the 2nd part. Was that a typo ? Mind you, Molloy over-blows a lot of the notes into the 2nd octave on this recording, and it’s played at a hell of a speed. My least favourite Molloy recording, in fact, for that very reason.
I’ll post my transcription later, but it’s basically the same as yours. Should please "domnull".
Good man yerself.

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Thanks guys - (I agree with Kenny about the high b’s)

Hmm… really? You must be right. Sorry then. So it’s low B? Can you post your transcription/s?
Actually I thought about that… the over-blowing… but I thought that high b really was high… well… ta bron orm…

Larry McDonagh’s (reel)

Learnt from the box and fiddle duet playing of young American-born musicians, Colm Gannon and Jesse Smith. Obviously Larry McDonagh of Ballinafad, Sligo, is the source of this tune, and they probably picked it up from the McDonagh brothers’ recording: https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1976

Not sure if this is a composition of Larry McDonagh. Also on John Wynne and John McEvoy’s recent recoding?

Yeah, I heard that one (aka. the Tinker’s Stick) played by Oisin MacDiarmada on the Comhaltas Live, and first thought it’s a version of this one.

This reel really grows on me. Never heard it played on the flute, but sounds great on the instrument. It goes well with another single reel from N. Connaught, "The Boy on the Hilltop": https://thesession.org/tunes/1197

Larry McDonagh’s / Molly on the Shore

Barry Kerr does a lovely version of this tune on the Humours of Piping CD. This is how he plays it…..

X: 1
T: Maggie On The Shore
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
GGGA Bz BA|B2 GB AGED|FGGA B2 BA|GABG A2 FA|
GGGB dGBd|B2 GB AGED|FGGA B2 AB|GABG A2 F2||
fggd edgd|edgd ABBd|fggd deef|gedB BAAA|
fggd edgd|edgd ABBd|gd B/c/d ed B/c/d eaaf gedB||