Annotation:Lansdowne Lass (The)

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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 [1] (1925-1992).

Josie McDermott

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.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 227 (appears as untitled reel).

Recorded sources: -Green Linnet SIF 1095, Altan - "Horse with a Heart" (1st track, 4th reel, appears as "McDermott's"). Green Linnet SIF 1147, Deanta - "Ready for the Storm." Shanachie 29020, Seamus Egan - (1985).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [2]

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