T:Drogheda Lasses , The
S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 557
dD (3DDD ABAF | Dgfe dcBc | dD (3DDD ABAF | BEEF GABc |
dD (3DDD ABAF |Dgfe dcBc | dBcA BGAF | BEEF GABc ||
d2 fd fafd | Adfa gece | d2 fd fafd | BEEF GABc |
d2 fd fafd | Adfa gece | f2 ec dABG | FABc dcBc ||
DROGHEDA LASS/LASSES , THE ("Na Cailinide Ua Droicild Ata" or "Cailini Droiciod-Ata"). AKA and see "Hand Me Down the Tackle," "Hielanman's Kneebuckle (The)," "Miss Flannagan," "Pure Drop (2) (The)," "Reidy Johnson's (2)," "Road to Drogheda (The)," "Tom Steele," "Tomm Steele." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). Drogheda is a Gaelic word for 'bridge by a ford'. Breathnach prints a version of this tune as an untitled reel from Frankie Gavin in his Ceol Rince na hÉireann, vol. III (No. 189).
County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) entered a very close version of "Drogheda Lasses" into his c. 1883 music manuscript collection under the title "Miss Flannagan." "Callan Lasses (1) (The)" is a similar tune, probably related.
James Kennedy is standing in the back row, extreme right.