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 Theme code Index    1353 6L27L7L
 Also known as    Cailini Belfeirste, Humors of Castlecomer (2)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    AA'B
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 1385, p. 258
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
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BELFAST LASSES, THE (Cailini Belfeirste). AKA and see "Humors of Castlecomer (2)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning. AA'B (O'Neill/1001): AABB' (O'Neill/Krassen). The name Belfast means 'crossing place by a sandbank'. The melody appears in the music manuscript copybook of fiddler John Burks, dated 1821 as "A Scotch Reel." Unfortunately, nothing is known of Burks, although he may have been from the north of England. The melody was contributed to Captain O'Neill's collection by fiddler and Chicago police sergeant James O'Neill, originally from northern Ireland.

O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; pg. 129. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903/1979; No. 1385, pg. 258. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907/1986; No. 629, pg. 113.

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T:Belfast Lasses, The
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L:1/8
R:Reel
S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 629
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
K:G
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gddc BdBG|FAAG FAFD|gddc BdBG|EFGF G2G2|
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