Molly Eamonn Mor reel

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Molly Eamonn Mor has been added to 3 tune sets.

Molly Eamonn Mor has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Molly Eamonn Mor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:f|eB (3BBB GBEF|GFGA Bedc|dF (3FFF DFAd|fbaf g2fg|
eB (3BBB GBEF|GFGA Bedc|dfaf gfeg|fbaf gee:|
|:f|gB (3BBB GBef|gfgb afge|fd (3ded AdFG|ADFA defa|
ge (3eee Beef|gfga bgag|fdAd fgaf|gfed Bee:|
X: 2
T: Molly Eamonn Mor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
e|:dA (3AAA FADE|FEFG AdcB|cE (3EEE CEGc|eage f2ef|
dA (3AAA FADE|FEFG AdcB|cege fedf|eage fdde:|
|:fA (3AAA FAde|fefa gefd|ec (3ccc GcEF|GCEG cdeg|
fd (3ddd Adde|fefg afgf|ecGc efge|fedc Adde:|
X: 3
T: Molly Eamonn Mor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
ef|:eBBB GBEF|GGGA BGec|dFFF DF B/c/d|fbaf ggfg|
eBBB GBEF|GGGA Bgec|dfaf gfef|gbaf geef:|
|:gBBB GBef|ggga bgag|fdd/d/d A2FG|ADFA defa|
geed B2ef|ggga bgag|fd B/c/d fgaf|gfed B/c/d ef:|

Five comments

"Mollly Eamonn Mor"

From ‘The Keegan Tunes, Vol. 1’-

"Molly Eamonn Mor - an ancestor - maternal from Inniskeen / Rassan area - a great patriot. ‘Twas said she carried the pikes under her shawl."

Must have been either very short pikes or a very long shawl, but I like the tune in either case!

"Molly Eamonn Mor"

Just caught a couple mistakes:

That should be ‘Molly’ with 2 l’s and not 3, as was the case in my first comment, and it should be ‘B’ and not ‘b’ in the first full measure of the turn. Sorry about that. Hopefully Jeremy or someone can fix it.

Molly Eamonn Mor, X:2

I like Molly Eamonn Mor in D-minor, which follows nicely from Raven’s Wing in A-minor.

Admittedly, it is easier in E-minor 🙂

Molly Eamonn Mor, X:3

Basic transcription from the above-mentioned playing of Martin Meehan (

Martin Meehan plays the tune in D dorian with - I suspect - a C Grinter flute (there’s a clip on his FB page where he plays this tune with such a flute). When transcribing the tune, I transposed it in E dorian so as to preserve fingering and ornamentation (especially the highly effective triplets and D cranns) on a D flute.

Great tune and great playing.