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

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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

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