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Tune ID#2053 (Wexford Lasses)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wexford 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 NHTL (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):
Wexford Lasses, The / Wexford Lasses / The Wexford Lassies / Gearrchaillí Loch Garman / The Wexford Reel / Ríl Loch Garman / Killoran's Reel / Killoran's / Last Night's Fun / Súgradh na hOíche Aréir / The Bell Harbour Reel (2nd in set Killoran's Reels on JRyan) (also doubled)
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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).
~19779#2
19786#1
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle). For this tune: with Matt Molloy (flute).
~19811.7#3
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute). For this tune: 1st time Charlie (fiddle).
19927#2
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
199511#1
[WaMoDub] Paul McGrattan, Paul O'Shaughnessy. Within a Mile of Dublin. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~20074#1
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina). For this tune: Tim Collins (concertina).
~20089#3
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Jode (fiddle), Kate (whistle).
~200914#2
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano). For this tune: Louise (C pipes), Michelle (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Farewell to Erin
ECst
Boys on the Hilltop
LinL
Last Night's Fun
JRyan
Thrush in the Storm
HiBs 1
Lilies in the Field
MulcFam3
Played beforeOn Albums
Mountain Road
NHTL
Flowers of Redhill
WaMoDub
Biddy from Muckross
RdOnly

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 #1390 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #634 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #215 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 130 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #97 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [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