The Kerry Lasses reel

Also known as The Kerry Lassie, The Kerry Lassies.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The Kerry Lasses appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Kerry Lasses has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Kerry Lasses has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Kerry Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F3G AF~F2 | AG~G2 dcAG | F3G AF~F2 |1 BGAG F~D2E :|2 BGAG FDcd ||
K: Amix
e~e2d c3d | eg~g2 e~a2g | efed c3d | egec d2cd |
e~e2d c3d | eg~g2 e~a2g | abag e~e2d | egec dBAG ||
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2
X: 2
T: The Kerry Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
F3G AF~F2 | AG~G2 dcAG | F3G AF~F2 |1 BGAG FDDE :|2 BGAG FD~D2 ||
efed cBcd | eg~g2 e~aag | efed cBcd | eage d2cd |
efed cBcd | eg~g2 e~aag | abag efed | (3Bcd ef dBAG ||
3
X: 3
T: The Kerry Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG|F3 G A ~F3|A ~G3 .d.c.AG|F3GA ~F3|BBAG FDDG|
F3 G A ~F3|A ~G3 .d.c.AG|F3GA ~F3|(3.B.c.d AF D2 Bd||
~e3 .d .c.Acd|e ~g3 e ~a3|eged cBcd|efge d2 (3.B.c.d|
~e3 .d .c.Acd|e ~g3 eaag|~a3 g ~e3 d|(3.B.c.d ec |"Back to A"dBAG||"End"dBAF D3||

Five comments

Heard it on "Homecoming" by Steampacket.

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It’s also on Brian McNamara’s and Tim Collins’ "Reed Only", which I believe Steampacket looked to for inspiration, although in a slightly different setting (or I learnt it a bit wrong!). If I’m not mistaken, this is one from the Goodman collections in Tunes of the Munster Pipers. It’s one of my sheer favorites!

—DtM

Lovely tune!
I played with some C instead of C# - nice too!

Tim Collins etc.

Brian McNamara’s and Tim Collins’ version seems to go like so:

X: 1
T: Kerry Lasses, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
F3G AF~F2 | AG~G2 dcAG | F3G AF~F2 |1 BGAG FDDE :|2 BGAG FD~D2 ||
K: Amix
efed cBcd | eg~g2 e~aag | efed cBcd | eage d2cd |
efed cBcd | eg~g2 e~aag | abag efed | (3Bcd ef dBAG ||

The Kerry Lasses, X:3

From Brian McNamara