The Ballina Lasses reel

Also known as The Ballina Lass, Ballina Lassies, The Ballina Lassies, Come Up To The Room I Want Ya, Come Up To The Room I Want You, Come Up To The Room, I Want Ye.

There are 18 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with Greig’s Pipes (a few times) and Molly Put The Kettle On (a few times).

The Ballina Lasses appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Ballina Lasses has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Ballina Lasses has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Ballina Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG DGBd|egdg eage|d2BG DGBd|e/g/edc BGBc|
d2BG DGBd|egdg eage|d2BG DGBd|e/g/edc BGBd||
g2bg dgbg|g/a/gbg eaaf|g2bg efge|dega bggf|
g2bg dgbg|g/a/gbg agab|g/a/g f/g/f e/f/e dB|dega bage||

Five comments

The Ballina Lasses

Paul Brock, writes in the sleeve notes of Mo Chairdin - "The Ballina Lasses comes from the playing of Paddy Killoran & his Pride of Erin Orchestra. Killoran, another of the legendary Sligo fiddlers, spent most of his life in the USA & recorded a series of solo and duet recordings. He also recorded with a number of bands including Killoran’s Irish Entertainers; Paddy Killoran’s Irish-American Serenaders."

Harry Bradley and Jesse Smith also recorded this on their "The Tap Room Trio" album.

What a magnificent tune. I had the first part of this tune ringing in my head for the past week or so and couldn’t place where I heard it. Then I found while looking through my recordings, on Paul Brock’s "Mo Cairdín" album. Great on the flute, and just a lovely melody in general.

I’ve heard a recording of Johnny Henry

playing this tune and he mentions one "Jeremiah Martin" in connection with it.

For me, it sounds very much like a local version of "Come West Along the Road" - or maybe it’s the other way round - CWATR is a version of Ballina Lasses!

Another recording of this tune on Aoife Granville’s Saihmin So CD

Third tune in the set of:
Kitty’s Gone a Milking
The Abbey
Come Up To The Room (Ballina Lasses)

Nice settings and beautifully played.