Traditional Irish Reel, E Dorian
- Video – Drowsy Maggie/ Cooley’s Reel/ Untitled Reel. From the album Blackberry Blossom: Celtic Jigs & Reels (various artists).
- Audio – Tradschool: Drowsy Maggie. From the book Irish Music — 400 Traditional Tunes by Stephen Ducke
Dots (Music Notation)
As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.
Play from the Dots
Examples of sets that include this tune.
- The Merry Blacksmith (D) / Drowsy Maggie (E Dorian) / The Wind that Shakes the Barley (D)
- Drowsy Maggie (E Dorian) / Cooley’s Reel (E Dorian)
References and Resources
For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.
- Article: Dorian, Mixolydian, Oh My: Modes in a Nutshell, by Jonathan Lay, TrailJams
- Video – The Fiddle Channel: Drowsy Maggie (Irish fiddle lesson)
- Book – Irish Music 400 Traditional Tunes, by Stephen Ducke (With audio download)