Drowsy Maggie (reel) | Tunes From Doolin | Irish Traditional Music

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Drowsy Maggie

“Drowsy Maggie” is one of the most famous reel in Irish Traditional Music. It is a great little tune and I only started playing again recently. This version is quite standard, but there is also a wonderful three part versions going around, which is associated with the great accordion Joe Cooley. I will try to post it soon.

Watch the video of the basic version below!

X:1
T:Drowsy Maggie
R:Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Edor
E2BE dEBE|E2BE AFDF|E2BE dEBE|BABc dAFD|
E2BE dEBE|E2BE AFDF|E2BE dEBE|BABc dAFA||
d2fd c2ec|d2fe fgaf|d2fd c2ed|B2Bc dAFA|
d2fd c2ec|d2fe f2aa|bfaf gfed|B2Bc dAFD||

2 thoughts on “Drowsy Maggie”

  1. Hi, just wondering what concertina you’re playing? I know next to nothing myself, even thought I’ve been playing for around seven years… So when I say that I mean, what make? Type or reeds, very basic stuff – I’m looking to finally upgrade to a proper concertina with ‘traditional reeds’, so I’m trying to get as much knowledge as I can! I’ve learned more in the last two or three weeks than I have in my entire musical journey.

    Lovely tune, I know it vaguely from the one tune book I have…

  2. Hi amy! Thank you for your comment and great to hear you are moving along on your concertina journey 🙂
    I play a 7Mount Concertina, made by Ralf Schlimm in Germany. It is a handmade concertina with concertina reeds, but not traditionally made like wheatstones or jeffries old reeds. They are proper concertina reeds though, made in Czech Republic I believe. I think they are the best value for money in this price range and Ralf is a real gentleman, very helpful too 🙂

    I hope that helps and that you will enjoy Tunes From Doolin, make sure to check out the YouTube channel as well!

    Best regards from Doolin,
    Charles

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Random Tunes

Coachman’s Whip (The)

“The Coachman’s Whip” is a composition of flute player Vincent Broderick from Co. Galway. I learned it from my friend fiddle player Thierry Masure, with whom I have enjoyed sharing tunes for several years.

Read More »

Maids of Mitchelstown (The)

“The Maids of Mitchelstown” is a wonderful tune that was made popular by The Bothy Band, on their album Out Of The Wind Into The Sun. I believe the original key was D minor, and I learned it in that key from my friend Tom Delany. It is also quite common in E minor in sessions around Doolin, as recorded by the great band Moher.

Read More »

Jackson’s Morning Brush

“Jackson’s Morning Brush” is an old tune that was composed in the 18th Century. I learned this jig from Hugh & Colm Healy, which they recorded on their album “Macalla na hÓige”.

Read More »
Recent Comments