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X:1 T:Yorkshire Lasses [2] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Philip Carolan music manuscript collection N:Philip Carolan (c. 1839-1910, Crossmolina, County Mayo), a musically literate N:farmer and fiddler who compiled his ms. probably during 1863-1873. S:Angela Buckley, thesis, “A Critical Edition of the Irish Music Manuscripts of S:Philip Carolan c. 1839-1910, vol. 2”, Waterford Institute of Technology, S:2007, p. 17. Carolan ms. 1, No. 47 K:Emin BE E2 BEdE|BEEd B2 AG|FDAD FDAD|FGAc BAGF| BE E2 BEdE|BEEd B2 AG|FGAd BAdB|AFdF E/E/E E2:| |:Beee e2 ed|Bdef gfed|BAB^c d2 dB|AFdB A2 FA| |1 Beee e2 ed|Bdef gfed|BAB^c d2 dB|AFdF E/E/E E2:| |:2 Beee e2 ed|Bdef g2 ga|bgaf gedB|AFdF E/E/E E2||

YORKSHIRE LASSES [2]. Irish, Reel. In notes on their album "Traditional Music of Ireland and Shetland" How to Change a Flat Tire says the tune is northern Irish, from County Fermanagh, and that it is traditionally played in that county first in the key of E Minor, then in A minor. Cathal McConnell says it is an unusual tune because it is played in octaves (an unusual style for Fermanagh), generally by two fiddles. At the key change, one fiddle will take the high octave and the other takes the low octave.  A version of the tune was also entered in the c. 1863-73 music manuscript collection of County Mayo farmer and fiddler Philip Carolan. 

Compare the first strain of "Yorkshire Lasses [2]" with the first strain of "Drunken Reel (1) (The)."

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Compass 7 4287 2, Cathal McConnell – “Long Expectant Comes at Last” (2000. Learned from Aughakillymaude, County Fermanagh, fiddle player Big John McManus, who had it from his uncle Hugh Gunn, also a fiddler, and from the lilting of his mother Katie). Front Hall 018, How To Change a Flat Tire "Traditional Music of Ireland and Shetland" (learned from flute player Cathal McConnell, Fermanagh).

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