Morgan Magan reel

By Turlough O’Carolan

Also known as Murtach Mac Cana, Murtagh MacCann, Murtagh McCann, Planxty Morgan Mawgan.

There are 25 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Morgan Magan appears in 1 other tune collection.

Morgan Magan has been added to 11 tune sets.

Morgan Magan has been added to 162 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Morgan Magan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2|D2G2 G2AB|cBAG Bcd2|e2A2 A3G|GFEF D2EF|
G2B2 AGA2|G6 B2|c3B ABc2|d4 e4|
d2B2 cBAG|AGFE D2EF|G2B2 AGAF|G6dc||
B2d2 d2ef|g2G2 Bcdf|g2G2 Bcd2|edcB A2c2|
BABc d2B2|e2c2 d2B2|c2A2 B2G2|F2D2 D3D||
E2C2 C3D|E2C2 C3E|F2D2 D2AG|FGEF D2Bc|
d2B2 edcB|cBAG AGFE|D2G2 AGAF|G8||
X: 2
T: Morgan Magan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2|D2G2 G2AB|cBAG Bcd2|e2A2 A3G|GFEF D2EF|
G4 AGAF|G6 B2|c3B A2Bc|d2G2 e4|
d2B2 cBAG|AGFE D2EF|G4 AGAF|G6||dc|
B2d2 d2ef|g2G2 Bcd2|g2G2 Bcd2|edcB A3c|
BABc d2B2|e2c2 d2B2|c2A2 d2G2|F2D2 D2GF|
E2C2 C3D|E2C2 C3E|F2D2 D2AG|GFEF D2Bc|
dcdB edcB|cBAG AGFE|D2G2 AGAF|G6||
X: 3
T: Morgan Magan
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2|D2 G2 G2 A2|cBAG Bc d2|T e2 A2 A3G|GFEF D2EF|
G4 AGAF|G4 G2 B2|c3B AB c2|d2 d2 e4|
d2 B2 cBAG|AGFE D2 EF|G2 G2 AGAF|G6||
dc|B2 d2 d2 ef|g2 G2 Bc d2|Tg2 G2 Bc d2|edcB A3c|
BABc d2 B2|Te2 c2 d2 B2|c2 A2 d2 G2|F2 D2 D4|
Te2 c2 c3d|Te2 c2 c3e|Tf2 d2 d3e|Tf2 d2 d2Bc|
d2 B2 edcB|cBAG AGFE|D2G2 AGAF|G6||
# Added by JACKB .

Six comments

This tune has been going round my head almost incessantly for the last couple of weeks.

Mike - Your version differs a little bit from mine. What’s your source?

Here’s the version in my head:

X: 1
T: Morgan Magan
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
D2 | D2G2 G2AB | cBAG Bcd2 | e2A2 A3G | GFEF D2EF |
G3A GFGA | G2FE D2G2 | FGA2 A2EG | F2D2 D2EF |
G4 AGAF | G6 B2 | c3B A2Bc | d2G2 e4 |
d2B2 cBAG | AGFE D2EF | G4 AGAF | G6 || dc |
B2d2 d2ef | g2G2 Bcd2 | g2G2 Bcd2 | edcB A3c |
BABc d2B2 | e2c2 d2B2 | c2A2 d2G2 | F2D2 D2GF |
E2C2 C3D | E2C2 C3E | F2D2 D2AG | GFEF D2Bc |
dcdB edcB | cBAG AGFE | D2G2 AGAF | G6 ||

…and, for those in doubt, it’s *not* a reel.

…clearly not a reel…

but what the heck IS it?

It’s a Carolan tune, isn’t it? I’m surprised no one else here has identified it as such. A quick internet search should comfirm it, though; just a second… yep! It’s an O’Carolan tune.

Pipe friendly version.

So many good tunes written and played by O’Carolan.

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Re: Morgan Magan

This may be a more generic question, but I did notice when I looked at this second setting and downloaded it into “Notion” software and printed out the sheet music as well that there were substantial differences in the two versions. Then I went back into Notion and printed from there, that that sheet music did match the download. Is this a glitch with my software or have others found similar discrepancies? As a mature person trying to play this music, the site is providing great resouces, but problems like this are frustrating.