Drowsy Maggie

  1. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin

    The ornamentation on this piece required three finger picking. It is avery popular number, played on a Russian instrument.
  2. Bertram Henze
    Bertram Henze
    Good loving rendition Maudlin.
    The problem with this tune is that it is hardly played as a normal, beautiful session piece any more. Normally, when it's late at night, the first serious musicians start to leave and there's not much audience left either, we play this very fast as kind of a last order bell.

    And after that, we play The Mason's Apron

    I have tried to capture the typical mood by playing it on the Ultralight Traveller with a Vox AC30 Amplug.

  3. Eddie Sheehy
    Back in the old days, the Chieftains used Drowsy Maggie to introduce the members of the group so it became their signature piece.
  4. pluckinstrings
    Here is my take on this good one.

  5. John W.
    John W.
    Nicely put together, Jason. I put a version of the tune on YT around 6 months ago…which I’ve linked below.
  6. John W.
    John W.

    Here’s the version I refer to above.

    Eastman MD315 (which I have since sold)
  7. pluckinstrings
    Very nice!! Love the tone!
  8. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Outrageous performance Bertram!
    And nice ones Pickinstrings and John, well done.
  9. Bertram Henze
    Bertram Henze
    Thanks, Simon - outrageous might be the right word in more than one senses
  10. Christian DP
    Christian DP
    Two nice new Maggies following Bertram's metallistic introduction of the tune.
  11. Frithjof
    Bertram’s outrageous version is impressive, of course.

    The acoustic versions are more my cup of tea. Both sound great.
  12. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Two fine deliveries here, Jason and John W. You each have put your own stamp on your versions.
  13. John W.
    John W.
    Thanks for the positive comments Jason, Simon, Christian, Frithjof and John K.
  14. Frankdolin
    Very nice job Johns!
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