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Tune ID#2306 (Drogheda Lasses)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Drogheda 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 EMlny (1959) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Drogheda Lasses, The / The Drogheda Lass / The Drogheda Reel / The Road to Drogheda / Mary of the Grove / Paddy Doorhy's / John Egan's / Eddie Moloney's Favourite / Eddie Moloney's Favorite / Tommy Whelan's No. 3 / The Dangerous Reel (2nd in set Pigeon on the Gate on FG 1; follows Dobbin's Flowery Vale on A HS and A FTY; 2nd in set John Egan's Reels on WaMoDub) (also doubled, or just 1st or 2nd part 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).
~19591.21#1
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19742.14#1
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~19777#2
[FG 1] Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, whistle), Alec Finn (bouzouki).
~19781.7#1
[FlgDub] Paddy Glackin, Mick Gavin, Michael O'Brien. The Flags of Dublin. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mick Gavin (flute), Michael O'Brien [known later as:] Mick O'Brien (pipes). For this tune: Mick (flute).
~19783#1
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: Marcus Hernon (C whistle).
~19832#2
[JB 3] Joe Burke with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. The Tailor's Choice. Joe Burke (flute, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (flute).
199113#2
[A HS] Altan. Harvest Storm. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, bouzouki-guitar). For this tune: Frankie Kennedy (Bb flute).
199115#2
[A FTY] Altan. The First Ten Years 1986/1995. see A HS.
19958#2
[WaMoDub] Paul McGrattan, Paul O'Shaughnessy. Within a Mile of Dublin. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~200413#2
[OMcD 1] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: with Damien (flute).
~20062.7#2
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Eileen Hassett (flute).
201513#2
[LKPD] Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy. Sets in Stone. Liam Kelly (flute), Philip Duffy (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Flowers of Limerick
JB 3, WFO 3
Dobbin's Flowery Vale
A HS, A FTY
Pigeon on the Gate
FG 1
John Egan's
WaMoDub
Tinker's Frolic
OMcD 1
Laccaroe
LKPD
Played beforeOn Albums
I Wish I Never Saw You
PJHrn 1
Devaney's Goat
EMlny
Shepherd's Daughter
WaMoDub
Jim Coleman's
LKPD

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 #190 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #15 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #189 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As reel #536 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #22 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): 1927