Mayo Lasses (The)

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MAYO LASSES, THE (Gearrchailliú Chontae Mhuigheo). AKA and see "Ballina Lass," "Ballinlough Boy," "Green Meadows (The)," "Hag's Reel (The)," "Into the Room I Want You," "Johnny's Gone to France (3)," "Johnny When You Die (1)," "Old Maid of Galway (The)," "Old Maids of Galway (1) (The)," "Paddy’s Gone to France," "Traynor’s Rambles," "West Mabou Reel." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The first strains of various versions differ more than does the second strain in this family. Cape Breton fiddlers play the tune as "West Mabou Reel," albeit with parts reversed.

Sources for notated versions: accordion player Sonny Brogan (County Sligo/Dublin) [Breathnach]; County Clare piper Willie Clancy [Mitchell].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 80, p. 36. Giblin (Collection of Traditional Irish Dance Music), 1928; 12. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 69, p. 70.

Recorded sources: Arran Records, Michael Clarkson & Gerry Jones - "The Far Set" (2009).

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

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