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Tune ID#1103 (Lass of Carracastle)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lass of Carracastle about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DD 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lass of Carracastle, The / The Carracastle Lass / The Carracastle / Miss Langford / Miss Langford's Reel / Miss Langford's / Miss Langfords / Miss Langfort / Iníon Langfort / James Morrison's / Morrison's / Lady Mary Montague / Joe O'Dowd's / John Eddie's (3rd in set Dinny O'Brien's Reels on KCB 3) (also in C or G) (compare Crowley's No. 1 #423) (composed by Paddy Sweeney?)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19347#2
193423#2
193516#1
19351#1
~19747#4
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
~198110#1
[DD 4] De Danann. The Star Spangled Molly. Jackie Daly (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh (bodhrán, bones), Charlie Piggot (banjo), Maura O'Connell (vocals).
~19892#1
[DBDL] Ben Lennon, Séamus Quinn, Gabriel McArdle, Ciarán Curran. Dog Big and Dog Little. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Séamus Quinn (fiddle, accordion, piano), Gabriel McArdle (concertina, song), Ciarán Curran (cittern).
199216#2
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~199312#2
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
~199616#2
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
~199811#1
[THwtB] Seamus Tansey and Jim McKillop. To Hell with the Begrudgers. Seamus Tansey (flute), Jim McKillop (fiddle).
~19999#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Paddy Ryan (fiddle), with Jim Corry (piano).
~20013#1
[FG 6] Frankie Gavin. Fierce Traditional. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (fiddle).
~20023#3
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).
~200312#3
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
~200614#2
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
20094#1
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion). For this tune: (accordion).
~201010#2
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: Bernadette (fiddle).
~20116#1
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb pipes), (fiddle).
20125#3
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Dylan (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
George White's Favourite
WW 2, GD, JCt 2, MtRd
Dinny O'Brien's
KCB 3
Boyne Hunt
JRyan
Maid in the Cherry Tree
SnugBl
Dowd's No. 9
BCw 1
Queen of May
TapRT
Teetotaller
DCB 1
Martin Wynne's No. 4
NcGvsky
Trip to Nenagh
Yanks 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Humours of Westport
WW 1, MG, DBDL
Tailor's Thimble
DD 4, FG 6
Come West along the Road
KCB 3
McGovern's Favourite
SnugBl
Pigeon on the Gate
THwtB
Cavan Reel
DCB 1
Miss McGuiness
DPss 2
Morning Dew
DdBzz

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #144 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 111 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As reel #246 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1934