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Tune ID#1127 (Limerick Lasses)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Limerick 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 MBP (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Limerick Lasses, The / The Limerick Lassies / Gearrchailí Luimnigh / Kilcarragh Reel (also for long dance The Limerick Lasses) (also with additional part between 2nd and 3rd parts)
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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).
~19583#2
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
197210#1
[TMacMn 2] Tony Mac Mahon. Mac Mahon from Clare. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion). For this tune: with Joe Cooley (accordion).
~19762#2
[KClns 1] Kathleen Collins. Traditional Music of Ireland. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
19778#1
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
19848#4
[Rel] Relativity. Relativity. Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomnhaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Phil Cunningham (accordion, keyboards, whistles, bodhrán).
~198812#5
[SW] Silly Wizard. Live Wizardry.
19921.3#1
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
19932#2
[MoD] Tony Mac Mahon, Noel Hill, Iarla Ó Lionáird. Music of Dreams. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion), Noel Hill (concertina), Iarla Ó Lionáird (vocals).
~19991#1
[CTL 7] Cherish the Ladies. At Home. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Aoife Clancy (vocals), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Donna Long (piano, synthesizer, fiddle, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle, concertina).
20002#1
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle). For this tune: Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
~20042#3
[DLyn] Dana Lyn. Looking for the Early Opener. Dana Lyn (fiddle, viola, piano).
200915#1
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Karol Lynch, Cyril O'Donoghue, Samantha Morris, Mickey Dunne.
201111#3
[PMcGl 2] Paul McGlinchey. The Boys of the Town. Paul McGlinchey (flute).
20111#1
[KRyan] Karen Ryan. The Coast Road. Karen Ryan (fiddle, banjo, whistle). For this tune: (fiddle).
20161#3
[NaMny] Na Mooneys. Na Mooneys. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Anna Ní Mhaonaigh (whistle, vocals), Gearóid Ó Maonaigh (guitar), Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals).

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

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1451 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #684 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #290 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 141 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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): 1903