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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||

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