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Tune ID#3546 (Lasses of Ballintra)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lasses of Ballintra about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JMd 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lasses of Ballintra / The Lass of Ballintray / The Lass of Ballintra / The Ballintra Lass / Cailín Bhaile an tSratha / The Mountain Dew / Mulvihill's (compare 1st part with 1st part of Killoran's #1036)
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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).
~198915#2
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
~19914#3
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~19936#3
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
~20068#2
[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: (D flute).
20073#3
[AbsIr] Absolutely Irish. Joanie Madden (whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Martin Mulhaire's #9
GdMxr
Billy Brocker's
TKn
With Ourselves
JMd 1
John Towey's
JasCt
Black Rogue
AbsIr
Played beforeOn Albums
Craig's Pipes
GdMxr
High Reel
AbsIr

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 #91 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [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): 1963