The Sligo Maid (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

Sligo Maid (The)

The Sligo Maid is one of the most common reel in Irish traditional music. I associate this tune with two musicians in the area : Seán Vaughan, the great box player from Kilmaley, and Christy Barry, whistle and flute player from Ennistymon.

I recorded this tune with Adrian McMahon (flute) and Pat Dowling (keyboard) in a little video for the Micilín Conlon Memorial Weekend 2020. Watch the video below, it’s the last tune in the set!

X:1
T:Sligo Maid, The
R:reel
M:4/4
K:Ador
|:A2BA Bdef|gedB AGEF|G2BG dGBG|DEGA BGdB|
A2BA (3B^cd ef|gedB AGEG|B2BG A2GE|1 DEGA BAAG:|2 DEGA BAAg||
|:eaag a2ga|bgaf gfed|eggf ~g3e|dega bgag|
eaag a2ga|bgaf gedB|G2Bd g2ge|1 dBGA BAAg:|2 dBGA BAAG||

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Random Tunes

Humours of Ballingarry (The)

“The Humours of Ballingarry” is a popular jig around Doolin. It is the last tune of a set that I learned from James Cullinan abd PJ Crotty’s album. The First two jigs of this set are “Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part” and “Dooney Rock”. Hugh & Colm Healy also recorded “The Humours of Ballingarry” on their CD “Macalla na hÓige”.

Read More »

Drowsy Maggie

“Drowsy Maggie” is one of the most famous reels 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.

Read More »

John Kelly’s Concertina Reel

“John Kelly’s Concertina Reel” is great tune that I got from Denis Liddy at a session in McCarthy’s of Coore during the Willie Clancy Week back in 2014. I was familiar with this reel, associate with John Kelly Senior, through Tim Collins & Brian McNamara’s wonderful album “Reed Only”, and my good friend Tom Delany recorded it with concertina player Caroline Keane on their album “Never Say Good Bye, Say Good Luck” as well.

Read More »