Noon Lasses (The)

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NOON LASSES, THE (Gearrchailí na Nóna). AKA - "Noon Lassies." AKA and see "Loon Lasses (The)," "East Clare Reel (The)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The tune is played as a set dance in County Clare, says editor Jackie Small (CRÉ V). Breathnach's collection note said source Cathcart was unsure as to whether the title referred to a personal name or a place-name. The reel is a variant of the popular and widespread (in its many variants) "Lord MacDonald (4)."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - a manuscript written by John and Tommy Gunn (County Fermanagh) at the end of the 19th century; also a sound recording of fiddler John Cathcart (also from County Fermanagh) [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ V), 1999; No. 119, p. 61.

Recorded sources: -Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 110, Chris Droney - "The Fertile Rock." Gael-Linn CEFCD 175, Colm Murphy - "The Bodhrán." Ossian OSS 69, Cathal McConnell - "On Lough Erne's Shore" (learned from the Gunn family. A reissue of the Topic album). Reel Records ReelCD 001, Paul Smyth "Up and Away."

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



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