Lansdowne Lass (The)
X:1 T:Lansdowne Lass M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Mulvihill - 1st Collection (1986), No. 227 R:Reel K:Dmix DEFA G2 AG|FDFA d2 fa|g2 ge fddc|ABcA EFGE| DEFA G2 AG|FDFA defa|g2 ge fddB|cAGE FD D2:| |:defa g2 ag|fdfa egag|fdcA G2 FG|ABcA dcAd| defa g2 ag|fdfa egag|fddc ABcA|EFGE FD D2:||
LANSDOWNE LASS, THE. AKA and see "McDermott's Reel (2)," "Mick O'Connor's Reel." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by County Roscommon flute and tin whistle player Jose McDermott  (1925-1992).
When visiting America in the mid-1980's McDermott stayed with the Egan family in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. The 'Lansdowne Lass' is a reference to Seamus Egan's mother. See also the closely related "Slate Roof (The)," also published in the Mulvihill collection, and the Paddy Taylor composition "Katie Taylor." "Sailing into Walpole's Marsh" shares the first strain with "Lansdowne Lass", although the second strains differ.