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

The Ballina Lasses appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Ballina Lasses has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Ballina Lasses has been added to 54 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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||
X: 2
T: The Ballina Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2BG DGBd|e2dg eage|dBBG DGBd|dedc B~G3 |
dBBG DGBd|egdg eage|d2BG DGBd|eedc B~G3||
g2bg eede|gabg aaga|g2bg egdB|dega b~g3|
ggag eede|gabg aag2|ggfg egdB|dega bgge|
X: 3
T: The Ballina Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d2BG DGBd|egdg eage|d2 BG DGBd|e2 dc BGBc |
dG G2 DGBd|egdg eage|d2BG DGBd|egdc BGBd||
|:g2bg dgbg|g2 bg abge|g2bg efge|dega bg g2|
g2 bg dgbg|g2 bg agab|g2 fg egdB|dega bgge||
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Seven 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.