The Ballina Lasses reel

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

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

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

The Ballina Lasses has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Ballina Lasses has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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One setting

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.