Drogheda Lasses (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Drogheda Lasses [2] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Kerr - Merry Meldodies vol. 4 (c. 1880's, No. 47, p. 8. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Edor B2 (GB) EBGB|A2 (FA) DAFA|B2 (GB) EBGB|1 egfa ged:|2 egad e2 (fg)|| afdf g2 (ec)|dBAG F2D2|afdf g2 (fg) egfd e2 (fg)| afdf g2 (ec) dBAG F2D2|EGFA GABd|egfa gedc||



DROGHEDA LASSES [2]. AKA and see "Drogheda Reel (The)," "Eddie Moloney's (2)," "John Egan's Reel (2)," "Mary of the Grove (1)," "Paddy Doorhy's Reel." Irish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Drogheda Lasses," a title honoring that honors the young women of Drogheda, a town in County Louth (on the border with County Meath and one of the oldest inhabited towns in Ireland) was first published in Glasgow by music publisher James S. Kerr in vol. 4 of the Merry Melodies series (c. 1880's). It also appears at just about the same time in the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of musician Stephen Grier of Gortletteragh, Co Leitrim, as "The Drogheda Reel"." Drogheda Lasses" was the title used by flute player Mick Gavin on his 1979 recording. Galway flute and accordion player Joe Burke recorded it as "Paddy Doorhy's Reel" in 1983.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 189, p. 85 (untitled reel). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), c. 1880's; No. 47.

Recorded sources: -Green Linnet GLCD 1045, Joe Burke - "The Tailor's Choice" (1983. Appears as "Paddy Doorhys"). Topic 12TS383, Paddy Glackin, Mick Gavin & Mick O'Brien - "The Flags of Dublin" (1979).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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