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Maudabawn Chapel

Postby Tosh Marshall » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:21 am

I have chosen Maudabawn Chapel as my piece to work on over time. Does anyone here play it ? It is a wonderful piece and there is a great version by Kevin Burke on Portland. Natalie Macmaster does a version on In My Hands and there is a nice slow version on Eileen Ivers 'Wild Blue'.
You can find it on the Session.Org here: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/302
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Postby DaveL35 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:42 pm

Yeah, this is one I play sometimes. I think I got it from Portland too originally.
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Ed Reavy

Postby Tosh Marshall » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:40 am

Hi Dave,
This is a great piece but I still have trouble with coming down from the high b in the 5th bar as portrayed on the session.org. Funnily enough I bought Ed Reavy's book and his original has that bar running up to the high b. I think the session version is the Kevin Burke version. However, it is a very good exercise and I am improving at it. It's tough for me though.....
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Postby DaveL35 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:02 pm

As you've realised it's good idea to use multiple sources for tunes. (Particularly if your source is session.org - many of their transcriptions are riddled with errors, though probably not in this case). The bottom line is to trust your ears.

The two ways of playing the phrase you are concerned about are probably both perfectly good variations.

I am still working on ways round the 'awkward high b' phrases that sometimes occur in tunes. I find that adopting something close to the 'correct classical guitar' left hand position for a moment sometimes works, if you get what I mean.
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Postby PseudoCelt » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:55 pm

This is a great tune. It has been on my "to do" list for ages, but I only learned it recently from the Kevin Burke recording. It's a bit different from the version on TheSession, but this is more or less how I play it:

X: 1
T: Maudabawn Chapel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:G3 F E2 DB,|G,A,B,D E2 DB,|G,2 B,D GABd|gabg efga|
|~g3 a bg (3ggg|gfed effe|d2 gd BcdB|AcBA GEED:|
|:E2 BE dEBE|Ed^cB AD (3FED|E2 BE dEBE|A2 FD A,DFD|
|EBBA B3 d|BAGA B^cde|fd (3ddd gfe^c|dBAF GEED:|

I didn't know Natalie MacMaster recorded it too. I'll have to look out for it.

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Reavy's Version

Postby Tosh Marshall » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:26 pm

Nice version Patrick,
Here's Ed Reavy's original version:-

X:1
T:Maudabawn Chapel
M:4/4
L:1/8
C:Ed Reavy
R:Reel
N:The local chapel in Ed's parish
N:where he first
N:learned the simple ways of faith.
Z:Joe Reavy
K:D
EF|(3GFE (3GED ECDB,|G,A,B,D ECEB,|G,A,B,D GABd|gabg eaaf|
gabg efge|dfed Bc d2|(3efg fa gbec|dBA=c BEEF|
(3GFE (3FED ECDB,|G,A,B,D ECDB,|G,A,B,D GABd|
gabg eaaf|gfga (3bag (3agf|gfed efge|dfe=c BcdB|
A=cBA GEED|:E2 BE eEBE|GABG AFDF|EDEF GFGB|A2 (3FED A,DFD|
E2 BE eEBE|BAFA B^cde|f2 (3agf gfec|1dBA=c BEED:|2dBA=c BEED:|3 dBAF E4 ||
W:After second time round second section return to beginning. 3 is the Last time round.

The version on Natalie MacMaster's 'In My Hands' is called Gramma and is Maudabawn Chapel paired with John McCusker's Frank Reel, dedicated to her late grandmother, hence the title.
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