The Lasses O’ Ballantrae reel

Also known as Bonnie Lass Of Ballantrae, The Bonnie Lass Of Ballantrae, Bonny Lass O’ Ballantrae, The Bonny Lass Of Ballantrae, Bonny Lass Of Ballintrae, The Bonny Lass Of Ballintrae, The Bony Boys Of Ballintra, Flags Of Dublin, The Flags Of Dublin, Lass Of Ballintrae, The Lass Of Ballintrae, The Lasses Of Ballantrae, The Lasses Of Ballantree, Mist Over Cape Mabou.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Lasses O’ Ballantrae has been added to 1 tune set.

The Lasses O' Ballantrae has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Lasses O' Ballantrae
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:c | cFAc dfef | cFAF GDDd | cFAc dfef | afce f3 :|
f| fcfa gcga | fagf ecce | fcfa gcga | (3baf de f2 fc |
fcfa gcga | fagf eccA | Bdfd cAFc | dfeg f2 f |]
X: 2
T: The Lasses O' Ballantrae
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B|:ADFA BcdB|ADFA BEEB|ADFA Bcde|1 fdce d2dB:|2 fece dABc||
|:dcdf edeg|fafe dcBA|1dcdf edeg|fABc d2dA:|2 GBBA Bcde|fece d2dB||

Six comments

Skye Collection once again!!

Page 189, 2nd tune down.

Also played in D and known as the Flags of Dublin.

Flags of Dublin in D

Learned from an old Seamus Ennis recording.

X: 1
T:Flags of Dublin, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
B|:ADFA BcdB|ADFA BEEB|ADFA Bcde|1 fdce d2dB:|2 fece dABc||
|:dcdf edeg|fafe dcBA|1dcdf edeg|fABc d2dA:|2 GBBA Bcde|fece d2dB||

A great tune.
I came across this tune in ‘The Gunn Book’ (Fermanagh 1865) in key of G, titled ‘The Bony (sic) Boys of Ballintra’.
Also in O’Neill’s in key of G as ‘Kiss your Partner’