Mary O’Neill’s reel

Also known as Lady Montgomery’s.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Mary O’Neill’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Mary O'Neill's has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Mary O'Neill's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|~B3e dBGA|B2Ac BG~G2|~B3e dBGA|1BdAd ~G3A:|2BdAd ~G3z||
|:g2dc Bcde|d2ag fdad|g2dc Bcde|dBcA BG~G2:|
X: 2
T: Mary O'Neill's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B3 e dBGA | B2 Ac BG ~G2 | B2 Be dBGA |[1 (3Bcd AB ~G3 z :|[2 B2 AB ~G3 z ||
|: ggdc Bcde | d2 ag fdaf | ggdc Bcde | dBcA BG G2 :|
X: 3
T: Mary O'Neill's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:a2ed cdec|B2ba gabg|a2ed cdef|ecdB cA~A2:|
|~c3d ecAB|c2Bd cA~A2|~c3d ecAB|cABG ~A3B|
|~c3d ecAB|c2Bd cA~A2 | cefa ecAB | cABG ABce ||
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Mary O’Neill’s

Source: Eamon Cotter _ "Traditional Music from County Clare"
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta

Also played in D

…by Shaskeen. Eamon Cotter plays (or certainly used to play with) the Shaskeen Band.

“Mary O’Neill’s” - a rescued duplication as “Denis Igoe’s”

Submitted on June 12th 2011 by Loughcurra.
~ /tunes/11291

X: 2
T: Denis Igoe’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|: B3 e dBGA | B2 Ac BG ~G2 | B2 Be dBGA |[1 (3Bcd AB ~G3 z :|[2 B2 AB ~G3 z ||
|: ggdc Bcde | d2 ag fdaf | ggdc Bcde | dBcA BG G2 :|

No gaping differences, but here also are the notes for this ~

# Posted on June 12th 2011 by Loughcurra:

I noticed this wasn’t listed here (as far as I can find with name and ABC searches) although it is on trad archive from Lesl Harker’s transcriptions of tunes from Mike Rafferty.

http://vclvm54.isis.unc.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Talk:Denis_Igoe’s_Reel

& from the given link ~

DENIS IGOE’S REEL. Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. Denis Igoe is a piper who lived for a time near flute player Mike Rafferty in New Jersey before moving back to Galway [Harker].

Source for notated version: New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 93, p. 29.

Quintessence

For me this tune represents Irish music at its simplest best.

The striking beauty packed in such brief lines, is the result of a sure-footed economy of means (if you’ll excuse this bushismic turn of phrase), the pure product of a strong tradition served by one of her many clear sighted heirs -long may they live!- and that’s only the skeletonny dots, I’m talking!

Here’s a variation on the 1st part:
B3e dBGA|B2Ac BEED|B3e dBAc|1BdAd bGGA:|