The Lass of Carracastle
This tune is attributed to Paddy Sweeney. The title is often confused with George White’s Favourite (https://thesession.org/tunes/718) due to some shadey liner notes on more than one album.
Flute and whistle players might prefer it in D:
T: Lass of Carracastle, The
C: Paddy Sweeney
A2 dB A/B/A FA|BdAF GEEG|FDDE F~A3|B/c/d eg fddB|
ABdB A/B/A FA|BdAF GEEG|FDDE F~A3|1 B/c/d eg fddB:|2 B/c/d eg fdde||
fgaf g2 ef|gfed c~A3|fgaf g2 fg|abag fdde|
fgaf g2 ef|gfed c~A3|BGBd cdec|1 dfag fdde:|2 dfag fddB||
Always played in D here.
I’m afraid that this can only add to the confusion pointed out by Miss Lonelyhearts!
Lass of Carracastle
Sort of from the playing of Paddy Sweeney, lovely with f sharps and nats.
T: Lass Of Carracastle
GAcA G2 EG |(3ABc GE FEDF |E~C3 E~G3 |1 (3ABc df eccA :|2 (3ABc df ecc2 ||
egge ^f2 de | ^fedc BG G2 | egge ^f4 | gagf eccd |
egge ^f2 de | ^fedc BGGB | AGAc ~B3d | cegf eccA||
Paddy Ryan plays it in the set ‘George White’s/Carracastle Lass’ on the CD ‘The Mountain Road. A Compilation of tunes popular in South Sligo’.
There’s a collection of printed sheet music out there which goes under the same title as the CD and is intended as an accompanying book. Very useful indeed, although the versions are not exactly transcriptions. In the book, the title printed above the notation says: Carracastle Lass or Miss Langford.
Lass Of Carracastle
The alternative title "Lady Mary Montague" can be found on the recording by Ben Lennon and Friends called "Dog Big and Dog Little" https://thesession.org/recordings/1201. It can also be found in John Bowie’s collection of 1789 where it is attributed to a J McDonald. Bowie (1759-1815) was a fiddler, composer and music-seller from Perth.
Another title, from Josephine Keegan…
… who calls this tune John Eddie’s in her tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean".