Major Moran’s reel

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Major Moran’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Major Moran's has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Major Moran's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2BG ABGE|DGBG AGED|B2BA Bcde|1 dBAG EGDG:|2 dBAG EGDE||
G2GF G2BG|A2AG A2BA|Bded BcdB|1 AcBG AGEF:|2 AcBG AGEG||
Bdgd Bdgd|egdg egd2|Bdgd Bdgd|1 egfa ~g3d:|2 egfa gedc||

Twelve comments

great tune! thanks for posting it. Don

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They have their similarities, but can you really say that one is a version of the other?

Who says one is a version of the other? I just wrote it "can be." Seems I should teach you English.

Hope you won’t take it the wrong way. I just don’t use the smiley.

Maybe you meant "could", then, sensei? ;-)

This is a Roscommon tune

Different enough in the last part, right? Since Catherine McEvoy recorded this version very recently, it’s going to be more popular. A bit of reserach shows that the title refers to Johnny Moran, a fiddle and flute player from Elphin, Co. Roscommon.

Watch and listen to John McEvoy and John Wynne play this tune together:
http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/john_mcevoy_and_john_wynne

Just because a couple of bars are different doesn’t mean it’s a completely different tune. It’s just a different setting of the same tune, that’s all :-P

Yeah, they obviously derive from the same tune. That suggests this is a relatively old tune rather than a recent composition. Thanks for adding the info.