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Tune ID#3617 (Killashandra Lasses)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Killashandra 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 MR 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Killashandra Lasses, The / Killashandra Lasses / Road to Granard / The Road to Granard / Brísdín Bréide / Patrick Maloney's Favorite (1st in set Jig Selection on MR 6; setting on PHt has significant differences in 2nd part, but apparently those are taken directly from O'Neill's old setting in books) (compare Humors of Castlelyons #4134)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19929#1
[PHt] Parson's Hat. The Better Match. Bríd Ní Chatháin (harp, vocals), Fred Johnston (guitar, vocals, mandolin), Janet Sutton (whistle), Paul Wilkins (piano accordion, whistle, keyboards, piano).
~19938#1
[MR 6] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
~200112#2
[JW 2] John Williams. Steam. John Williams (accordion, concertina, whistle, flute, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute, concertina) with Liz Carroll (fiddle).
~20114#1
[Bua 3] Bua. Down the Green Fields. Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flute, pipes, whistle), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, concertina, dance), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Sean Gavin (flute).
20139#1
[Tda 5] Téada. Ainneoin na Stoirme. In Spite of the Storm. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano, keyboard), Séamus Begley (vocals, melodeon), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán Mc Elwain (guitar, bouzouki, bass guitar), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
An Seanchaí Muimhneach
JW 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Gallagher's Frolics
PHt
Miss McLeod
MR 6
Bring Back the Child
Bua 3
Thatched Cabin
Tda 5

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 #880 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #133 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 37 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As sgjig #35 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): 1903