Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#622 (Fermoy Lasses)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
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.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).|
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Tom Ennis (pipes).
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. John McKenna (whistle), then with Michael Gaffney (banjo-mandolin).
[WW 2] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 2. Tom Ennis (pipes).
[JDrn] Johnny Doran. The Bunch of Keys. Johnny Doran (pipes). For this tune: with John Kelly (fiddle).
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals).
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Tommy Reck (pipes).
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Paddy Breen (flageolet), Tommy Maguire (accordion).
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Ed Cahill (piccolo).
[PKlly] Patrick Kelly. Patrick Kelly From Cree. Fiddle Music. Patrick Kelly (fiddle).
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute) Michael Joe McDonagh (fiddle), Michael Daly (flute), Paddy Ryan (fiddle).
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Billy Clifford (flute).
[BMu 1] Brendan Mulvihill, accompanied by Mick Moloney. The Flax in Bloom. Traditional Irish Music. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mick Moloney (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin). For this tune: with Martin Mulvihill (fiddle).
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Josie McDermott (flute).
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Micho Russell (Eb flute).
[Arc 2] Arcady. Many Happy Returns. Johnny McDonagh (bones, bodhrán, triangle), Nicholas Quemener (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano, keyboards), Conor Keane (accordion), Brendan Larrissey (fiddle), Niamh Parsons (vocals).
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Jim Eagan (fiddle).
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
[AbsIr] Absolutely Irish. Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Seamus Egan (flute).
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.
|As tune #1310 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #573 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #16 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy.|
|On page 116 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #142 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|As tune #7 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes.|
|As reel #29 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions.|
|On page 34 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As reel #94 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ?|
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?