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 (1)," "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.