The Noon Lassies reel

Also known as The Loon Lasses, The Noon Lasses, Noon Lassies, The Noone Lasses, Tommy Gunn’s.

There are 25 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Noon Lassies has been added to 154 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Noon Lassies
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2BG AGBG|~G2BG GEDE|G2BG AGAB|1 BAGE EDDE:|2 BAGE EDD2||
|:dedB AGAB|dedB BAAB|dedB AGAB|BAGE EDD2:|
|:dgbg agbg|dgbg agef|~g3e dedB|1 BAGE EDD2:|2 BAGE EDDg:|
edBg edBg|edBA GEEg|edBg edBA|GAGE EDDg|
edBg edBg|edBA GEE2|ed (3Bcd efg2|GAGE EDEF||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Noon Lassies
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 BG AGBG | D2 BG GEDA | G2 BG cBAc | BAGE ED D2 :|
dedB AGAB | dedB AG E2 | de/f/ gB AGAB | GAGE ED D2 :|
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Six comments

Submitted in response to a request.
This version is taken from Micheal McGoldrick’s Fused album.

The Noon Lasses

A Fermanagh/south Tyrone fiddle tune related to Lord McDonald. See Ceol Rince na hEireann for a printed setting. Recorded by Randal Bays not long ago.

This tune is also on Sean Smyth’s "The Blue Fiddle."

This well-known reel is on the Hidden Fermanagh CD Vol 2 and the book as "The Loon Lasses." It’s not a typo!

Another similar reel called "The Boys of Portaferry" here: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1436

The Noon Lasses

There seems to be a few tunes which are inter-related. I was surprised to find an untitled reel in Oswald’s Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 4 which is very close. Considering that book was published in 1745 I find it remarkable. I offer it as a setting. (X:2)