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".
third tune of the live at matt molloys track on chieftains water from the well album
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.
T: Red Haired Lass
|: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||
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.
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.