This is the only tune I know with this name. It appears someone has given this name to Greig’s Pipes on this site, not sure why. Anyway this tune is usually played at a slower pace.
I believe this was composed by Gerard Fahy?
- and I think it’s f sharp?
Magh Seola as played by the composer
I’ve just come back from a holiday in Galway where I had the pleasure of hearing the composer of this tune, Gerard Fahy, play it on the uilleann pipes. Its Irish name is Maigh Seóla, which translates as ‘the level plain’ – an ancient region of Ireland around Galway. This version is basically how he played it (I haven’t put in the ornamentation) and you can hear him playing it here on Youtube.
By the way, the other version of this tune has been posted in the key of Am, which is why it sounds off key – it should be in G.
What a beautiful piece. I don’t know if I could get it to sound as pretty on my fiddle. Harmony would be awesome in places methinks.
Mag Siola, X:4
This was the tune as we played it years ago with chords. I think I first heard this tune from Jim and Mary Coogan (Cherish the Ladies).