Also known as
Farrel O’Gara’s Favourite, Farrell O’Gara’s Favourite, Hilary’s Choice, The Lasses, Last Night’s Fun, Macroom, Macroom Lass, The Macroom Lass, Macroom Lassies, The Macroom Lassies, The Macroom, The Macroon Lasses, Old Joe Sife, The Well-Humoured.
This is basically the same tune as Farrel O’Gara’s Schottische, posted a few days ago by macsheoinin, but in a different rhythm. I decided to post it as a separate tune because I mentioned it in the discussion on single reels. In this case, the A-part is single (8 bars, including repeat), while the B-part is double(16 bars, including repeat).
For fiddle/mandolin/banjo players, this tune just slides off the fingers. Even the change of position required to reach the high C#s in the B-part comes easily once you get the hang of it. Refer to macsheoinin’s comments on the schottische version for technical tips.
K: G Major
|: E |
D~G3 A2 ge | dBcA BGEG | DG E/F/G ~A2 ge | dBAc BGG :|
gdeg d2 Bd | cABG A ~E3 | gdeg dgbg | agab g2 ga |
bgeg d/e/d B/c/d | cABG AG E/F/G | D~G3 A/B/A ge | dB c/B/A BGG ||
Another tune from Lets Have A Session,
Continuing The Tradition,
A Second Complication of Traditional Irish Music.
Settings Selected and Arranged by Kathleen Harte. Kathleen Harte is a Piano Accordion Player from Melbourne, Australia.
Re: The Macroom Lasses
I found this tune published in the Ryan’s Mammoth Collection book (originally published in 1883), labelled as "Last Night’s Fun." That version is a straight double reel. Great tune, loads of fun to play!
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