The Killashandra Lasses jig

Also known as The Road To Granard.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Killashandra Lasses has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Killashandra Lasses
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D | GAG BAG | dBG BAG | ABA ABd | ecA A2D |
GAG BAG | dBG BAG | ABc BAB | GEE E2 :|
|:d | efg fed | efg dBG | ABA ABd | ecA A2d |
efg fed | efg dBG | ABc BAB | GEE E2 :|

Six comments

Killashandra Lasses

A nice double jig I heard a long time ago at a local session which rolls along in G major until the endings in E minor. This jig seems to work well for dancers in my experience.

West Clare

slainte, Thanks for that link - yes they are similar indeed. Makes me wonder, do you think this tune may have come from the same area? I know that the title implies otherwise, but titles don’t necessarily imply point-of-origin - Stephen Foster never got anywhere near the Swanee River.

Sorry, I’m not sure where this tune comes from. But, there might be another place called Killashandra, somewhere in Ireland.

I’ve always known this tune as The Killashandra Lasses (slight variation with a few notes here and there) I always assumed the tune refers to the town of Killashandra in Co Cavan.

Another version

Here’s how Josephine Keegan gives the tune (as a slide) in her 2004 book "A Drop in the Ocean":

X: 1
T: The Road to Granard
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D | GFG B2G d2G B2G | A2B c2d ecA A2F |
GFG B2G d2G B2G | A2B c2A BGE E2 :| f
gfg a2g efg d2B | A2B c2d ecA A2f |
gfg a2g efg d2B | A2B c2 A BGE E2f|
gfg a2g efg d2B | A2B c2d ecA A2f|
gfe {b}a2f g2e d2B | A2B c2 A BGE E2 |]

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