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Tune ID#560 (Dunmore Lasses)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dunmore Lasses about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PCt (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dunmore Lasses / The Dunmore Lasses / Dunmore Lassies / Gearrchailiú an Dúin Mhóir / Gearrchailí an Dúin Mhóir / The Road to Knock / Morrison's Reel / Morrison's (2nd in set Anachuin on ST BST; 1st in set The Chattering Magpie on Ch 6) (also in D; 2nd part used as intro on GD, ST KCF, MMlny 2, GL1, and MulcFam3)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19278#1
[GD] From Galway to Dublin. Early Recordings of Traditional Irish Music. Tom Morrison (flute).
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~19714#2
[ST BST] Seamus Tansey. [The Best of Seamus Tansey. Traditional Irish Flute]. Disc 1 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Seamus Tansey (flute).
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~197511#2
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
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~19761#1
[Ch 6] The Chieftains. 6. Bonaparte's Retreat. Paddy Moloney [misspelled as:] Maloney (pipes, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Potts (whistle, bodhrán), Martin Fay (fiddle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle). For this tune: (Eb whistles).
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~19769#2
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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~19767#1
[ST KCF] Séamus Tansey. King of the Concert Flute. Remastered. Séamus Tansey (flute).
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~19782#1
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (accordion).
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~19807#1
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
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~19822.10#2
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Touchstone.
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19944#2
[SS 2] Sharon Shannon. Out the Gap. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle).
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~199627#1
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Séamus Horan (fiddle).
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~199713#1
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Mick Moloney (banjo).
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19989#2
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle).
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~199811#2
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: Mary (whistle).
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~19992.2#1
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Niall Keegan (flute).
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~20093#3
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #189 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 39 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
On page 16 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 26 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #80 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #121 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1927