The Red-Haired Lass reel

Also known as Ag Lomairt Na GCaorach, The Crusheen, Dipping The Sheep, Jim Seery’s, Jim Seery’s, The Kildoney Lasses, The Kildoney Lasses, Peter Kennedy’s Fancy, Peter Kennedy’s Fancy, Peter Kennedy’s Fancy, Red Haired Lass, Red Haired Lass, The Red Haired Lass, The Red Haired Lass, Red Haired Lasses, Red Haired Lasses, The Red Haired Lassie, The Red Haired Lassie, The Redheaded Lassie, The Redheaded Lassie, Shearing The Sheep, Shearing The Sheep.

There are 89 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Tailor’s Thimble (lots of times), The Trip To Durrow (a few times), The Musical Priest (a few times), Tom Ward’s Downfall (a few times) and Antics In A Major (a few times).

The Red-Haired Lass has been added to 44 tune sets.

The Red-Haired Lass has been added to 426 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Red-Haired Lass
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DG{A}GF ~G3 E|DGBG AGEG|DG{A}GF GABd|egdB cBAG|
DG{A}GF GABG|DGBG AGEG|DG{A}GF GABd|gedB ~c2 Bc||
d2 gd edgd|(3ddd gd BABc|d2 gd edef|gedB ~c2 Bc|
d2 gd edgd|(3ddd gd BABd|~c3 A BcBA|GABd edBA||
# Added by Jamie .
X: 2
T: The Red-Haired Lass
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:DGGF G2 BG|G2 BG AGEG|DGGF GABd|egdB c2 BA|
DGGF G2 BG|G2 BG AGEG|DGGF GABd|gedB c2 Bc||
d2 gd edgd|d2 gd BABc|d2 gd edef|gedB c2 Bc|
d2 gd edgd|d2 gd BABd|c3A B3A|GABd egdB||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: The Red-Haired Lass
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(BA)|!segno!G2 GG G2 (BA)|GABA GET(ED)|EGGA GABd|(3efg dB T(BA)AB|
G2 GG G2 (BA)|GABA GET(ED)|EGGA GABd|egdB T(BA) A2||
d2 (gd) edgd|d2 (gd) BAAB|d2 (gd) edef|({a}g)edB T(BA)AB|
d2 (gd) edgd|d2 ({a}gd) T(BA)AB|c2 cA T(BA)Bd|(3efg dB T(BA)AB!segno!||
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 4
T: The Red-Haired Lass
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: A2A/A/A ABcB|ABcA B~F3|EAAG ABce|1 faec dBcB:|2 afec d2cd|]
[| e/e/eae feaf|eaec d2cd|e/e/eae fefa| afec d2cd |
e/e/eae feaf|eaec d2cB|BccB cefa| afec dBcB|]
X: 5
T: The Red-Haired Lass
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|EAAB ABcB|ABcA BF F2|EAAB ABce|faec d2 cB|
|A3B ABcB|ABcA BF F2|EA (3AcA ABce|faec d2 cd|
|e2 ae feaf|eaec d2 cd|e2 ae fefb| afec d2 cd |
|e2 ae feaf|eaec d2 cB|c3B cefb| afec dBcA|

Nine comments

Jim Seery’s

Learnt this one from my girlfriend, who learnt it from sessions in various pubs in south Down. I have no idea who Jim Seery was, but this tune is also known as "the red haired lass".

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Recording

third tune of the live at matt molloys track on chieftains water from the well album

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Jim Seery’s

This was very popular when I was in Cork last summer, however it was usually played in the key of A, which is now my preference.

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My Version

X: 1
T: Red Haired Lass
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:DGGF G2 BG|G2 BG AGEG|DGGF GABd|egdB c2 BA|
DGGF G2 BG|G2 BG AGEG|DGGF GABd|gedB c2 Bc||
d2 gd edgd|d2 gd BABc|d2 gd edef|gedB c2 Bc|
d2 gd edgd|d2 gd BABd|c3A B3A|GABd egdB||

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First heard this in Titanic.

This is the second of four tunes in the piece entitled "Jack Dawson’s Luck" on the CD "Back to Titanic". I believe the performers are Gaelic Storm, and boy do they play it well. I love this whole set of pieces they do.

Marie Walsh in Clifden,Ireland plays this tune on her album called "The Red Box".
it’s one of my favorite reels she plays!

The Red-haired Lass, X:3

Here is the version published by O’Neill in Dance Music of Ireland - 1001 Gems (1907), p. 101, no. 543, as Peter Kennedy’s Fancy.

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The Red-haired Lass, X:4

This version is very close to what Kevin Burke plays at the end of the Tom Morrison’s set on the Portland Album where it is called Dipping the Sheep. It seems sufficiently different to me to consider it as a separate tune - ie Dipping the Sheep, and not The RedHaird Lass, comments?

Shearing the Sheep

O’Neill’s #735, "Ag Lomairt na gCaorach/Shearing the Sheep", in A major.