Dunmore Lasses (The)
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DUNMORE LASSES (Gearrchailiú an Dúin Mhóir). AKA – "Dunmore Lassies." AKA and see "Morrison's Reel (1)," "Road to Knock (1) (The)." Irish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Breathnach): AA'BB' (Flaherty). O'Sullivan (1983) notes a relationship between this tune and "My Love is in America;" one is nearly a mirror of the other, though in the same key and transposed down one step. Related tunes are "Custom Gap (The)," "Mills are Grinding (3) (The)," "Porthole of the Kelp (The)" and "Tuttle's Reel," certainly in the 'A' part though the 'B' parts differ somewhat. Fiddler Paddy Carty recorded the tune as "Morrison's," perhaps named for flute player Tom Morrison (1889–1958) who recorded the tune on a 78 RPM in New York in September, 1927 (in a medley with "Manchester Reel (2)" and "Castlebar Traveler (The)"). Morrison was originally from Whitepark, near Glennamaddy, North County Galway, write Varlet & Spottswood (1992), and emigrated to New York in 1909.
The name Dunmore means 'the big fort', from the Celtic dun mor. Morrison himself was from Dunmore and styled himself "The Dunmore Flash" as Glennamaddy is not far from Dunmore.