Boys of Ballysadare (2) (The)

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Boys of Ballysadare (2) (The)

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 Theme code Index   5156 5132
 Also known as    Boys of Ballisodare (The), Boys of Ballysodare (The), Dublin Lasses (1), Douse the Monkey, Galway Reel (6) (A), Galway Reel (6) (A), Miss Roden's Reel, Miss Roddy's, Last Night's Work, Eve (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    
 Structure    ABC
 Editor/Compiler    Bulmer & Sharpley
 Book/Manuscript title    Music from Ireland vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 13
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1974
 Artist    Andy McGann & Paul Brady
 Title of recording    Andy McGann & Paul Brady
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Shanachie 29009
 Year recorded    1977
 Media    
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BOYS OF BALLYSADARE [2], THE. AKA and see "Dublin Lasses (1)," "Douse the Monkey," "Galway Reel (6) (A)," "Miss Roden's Reel," "Miss Roddy's," "Last Night's Work," "Eve (The)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Harker/Rafferty, O'Neill, Taylor, Tubridy): ABCDEF (Mitchell). Ballysadare (locally spelled Ballisodare, from the Irish Baile Easa Dara, meaning 'the town of the waterfall by the oak') is a parish and a village in County Sligo. It lies on an estuary, one of three forming Sligo Harbour, and is fed by the Owenmore River, with rapids and falls descending to the bay. Ballysodare is a popular traditional music venue. St. Feichin of Fore established a monastery at Ballysodare in the 7th century, replaced by a 13th century church and incorporates 12th century features, including a doorway and mouldings at the corners. Older publications list the tune generally as "The Dublin Lasses." David Taylor (1992) says the tune has "distinct connotations" with the melody "Last Night's Fun (4)" (as opposed to the alternate title above, "Last Night's Work"). It was recorded by Irish fiddle master Michael Coleman (Co. Sligo and New York) in 1922 as "Miss Roddy's."

Sources for notated versions: piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell]; sessions at the Regent Hotel, Leeds, England [Bulmer & Sharpley]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1974, vol. 1, No. 13 (appears as "Boys of Ballisodare"). Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 35, p. 11. Mallinson (Essential), 1995; No. 46, p. 20. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 53, p. 60. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 119. Taylor (Through the Half-Door), 1992; No. 22, p. 17. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; p. 1. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; p. 21.

Recorded sources: Coleman Center CD CC004, Seamus Quinn & James McDonagh - "The Mountain Road" (1999. Various artists. "A Compilation of tunes popular in South Sligo"). Flying Fish FF 266, Malcolm Dalglish & Grey Larsen - "Thunderhead" (1982). Green Linnett GLCD 1155, Martin Hayes - "Under the Moon" (1995). Nimbus NI 5320, Tommy Peoples - "Irish Traditinal Music from Donegal" (1991). Shanachie 29009, "Andy McGann & Paul Brady" (learned from Tim Fitzpatrick). Shaskeen - "Shaskeen Live." Shanachie 34014, James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien & Daithi Sproule - "Traditional Music of Ireland" (1995). Shanachie 97011, Duck Baker - "Irish Reels, Jigs, Airs and Hornpipes" (1990. Learned from the Topic records anthology "The Breeze of Erin" {where it appears as "The Eve"}). Talcon Records KG240, Paddy Cronin - "The House in the Glen" (197?).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]


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T:The Boys of Ballysadare [2]
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B|dG G2 dGeG|dGGA BAAB|dG G2 dedB|AcBA GEDB| 
dG G2 dGeG|dGGA BA A2|Gddg eBdB|AcBA GE D2||
g3a bgaf|g3 a bgef|g2 ga bgaf|gfed Bdef|
g3 a bgaf|gfga bgeg| bgaf gedB|AcBA GE D2||
Bddd Bdgd|Bdgd BA A2|Bddd eBdB|AcBA GE D2| 
Bddd Bdgd|Bdgd BAAB|dBBA B2 BG|AcBA GE D||

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