The Milltown Lasses reel

Also known as The Drake’s Neck, Muineál A’ Bhardail, Muineál A’Bhardail, Muineál An Bhardail.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Milltown Lasses has been added to 1 tune set.

The Milltown Lasses has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Milltown Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
EDDF ECCD|EDDF EGcG|EDDF ECCD|EGAB cBAG:|
Addc d3c|Adde fdec|Addc d2dc|AGAB cGEG|
Addc d3c|Adde fdeg|fdeg fdec|AcBd cAGF||
X: 2
T: The Milltown Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
FE~E2 FDA,D|FEEc d2AG|FE~E2 FDFA|Beef dBAG|
FE~E2 FDA,D|FEEc d2AG|FE~E2 FDFA|Beef dBAd||
Be~e2 efed|Beef gefd|Be~e2 efed|BABc dAFA|
Be~e2 efed|Beef gfef|gbaf gefd|(3Bcd ce dBAG||
X: 3
T: The Milltown Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
FE~E2 FD~D2|FE~E2 cdAG|FE~E2 FDFA|(3Bcd ef dcBA|
FE~E2 FDA,D|FE~E2 cdAG|FE~E2 FDFA|(3Bcd ef dAFA||
Bee^d efe=d|B^def gefd|Bee^d efe=d|(3Bcd ec dAFA|
Bee^d efe=d|B^def gdef|gabg fagf|gefd (3Bcd AG||
X: 4
T: The Milltown Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
AG|FEE2 FDDG|EF{E}FA dBAG|FEE2 FDDG|BecA dBAG|
FEE2 FDDG|EF{E}FA dBAG|FAEG FDDA|BecA dAFA||
Beed efed|(3Bcd ef gefd|Bdef gfed|ABBc dAFA|
Beed efed|(3Bcd ef gefg|af (3gfe fdeB|cgec dBAG||
X: 5
T: The Milltown Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
AG|FEE2 FDDG|EF{E}FA dBAG|FEE2 FDDG|BecA dBAG|
FEE2 FDDG|EF{E}FA dBAG|FAEG FDDA|BecA dAFA||
Beed efed|(3Bcd ef gefd|Bdef gfed|ABBc dAFA|
Beed efed|(3Bcd ef gefg|af (3gfe fdeB|cgec dBAG||
# Added by Hplan .

Nine comments

The Milltown Lasses

From Brenda McCann’s playing on Hidden Fermanagh Vol. 1.

I probably should have posted it as Cmaj because it does resolve to C a lot in the first part, but on the recording the whole thing’s treated as a dorian tune, and it just sounds so nice that way! I’d say this is probably a northern version of the more familiar and widely recorded Mulqueen’s Reel https://thesession.org/tunes/66. I prefer this one, though.

I like it.

Cheers Dow!!!

The Milltown Lasses

This tune is from the Gunn book, a manuscript of tunes written down by John Gunn in the mid-19th century in the Loch Erne area of Fermanagh.

X: 2
James Byrne - The Road To Glenlough

X: 3
Frank Cassidy - Níl Gar Ann!

Re: The Drake’s Neck

Can be heard on James Byrne’s Road to Glenlough as Muineál a’Bhardail.

He plays it with a more D major feel in the 1st part, using 4th finger D drone.