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Tune ID#1428 (Noon Lasses)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Noon 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 Bx (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32ABCDG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Noon Lasses, The / Noon Lassies / Noone Lasses / Gearrchailí na hUamhan / The Loon Lasses / The East Clare Reel (2nd in set John Nee's Reels on SSm) (also without 2nd part) (compare Lord McDonald #1157)
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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).
~1989B.3#3
[Bx] Boxty. Boxty. Christine Dowling (flute, vocals, concertina), Martin Dowling (fiddle), Bob Newton (mandocello). For this tune: Christine Dowling (flute).
~19894#3
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
~199310#1
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion).
~19936#2
[SSm] Seán Smyth. The Blue Fiddle. Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle, vocals).
~199511#1
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
200015#2
[RBys 2] Randal Bays. The Salmon's Leap. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: with Leo (flute).
~20002#2
[MMcG 2] Michael McGoldrick. Fused. Michael McGoldrick (flute except where noted). For this tune: with Alan Kelly (accordion).
200113#1
[JCrv] John Creaven. The Story So Far. John Creaven (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
201516#3
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
[untitled]
Bx
Paddy Mills' Special Dream
GdMxr
Harvest Moon
SSm
Larry Redican's Bow
RBys 2
James Brown's March
MMcG 2
Gypsy Princess
CplySt
Played beforeOn Albums
Lord McDonald's
CKeane 1
Farewell to Erin
CDrny 3
Eddie Duffy's Favourite
JCrv

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 reel #738 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #104 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): 1989