Lass Of Carracastle reel

Also known as Carracastle Lass, John Eddie’s, Lady Mary Montague, The Lass Of Carracastle, Miss Langford, Miss Langford’s.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with George White’s Favorite (a few times).

Lass Of Carracastle has been added to 1 tune set.

Lass Of Carracastle has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Lass Of Carracastle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G2 cA G/G/G EG|AcGE FDDF|E~C3 E~G3|A/B/c df eccA|
GAcA G2 EG|cGEG FDDF|E~C3 E~G3|1 A/B/c df eccA:|2 A/B/c df eccd||
efge f2 de|fedc BG G2|egge f2 ef|gagf eccd|
efge f2 de|fedc BGGB |AGAc ~B3d|1 cegf eccd:|2 cegf eccA||
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X: 2
T: Lass Of Carracastle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
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||
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X: 3
T: Lass Of Carracastle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
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||
X: 4
T: Lass Of Carracastle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ABdB A2 FA |(3Bcd AF GFEG |FD3 FA3 |1 (3Bcd eg fddB :|2 (3Bcd eg fdd2 ||
faaf g2 ef | gfed cA A2 | faaf g4 | abag fdde |
faaf g2 ef | gfed cAAc | BABd c3e | dfag fddB||
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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:

X: 1
T: Lass of Carracastle, The
C: Paddy Sweeney
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
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||

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Lass of Carracastle

Sort of from the playing of Paddy Sweeney, lovely with f sharps and nats.

X: 1
T: Lass Of Carracastle
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Cmaj
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||

Carracastle Lass

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".

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