E2CE cBAc|BecB AFED|CE~E2 DFAF|EAcA Bcdf|
ec~c2 dcBd|caec BAFE|CE~E2 DFAF|1EAcB A3F:|2EAcB A2cd|]
[|:ec~c2 AcEc|cAce aece|fd~d2 dcBA|GABa gfed|
cE~E2 AEAB|caec BAFE|CE~E2 DFAF|1EAcB A2cd:|2EAcB A3F|]
There are 8 recordings of this tune.
Laura’s has been added to 2 tune sets.
Laura's has been added to 56 tunebooks.
Composed by the fiddler Philip Duffy, featured on his album ‘Killin Clocks’ (2003). He writes in the sleeve notes that he named this tune after
"…..Laura’s, the location of our Friday night trad session which was originally a local shop and hostelry ran by Laura Barber (1906-1989) in Carney, Co. Sligo."
I replaced all the CEE/D/E with CE~E2, ecc/B/c with ec~c2, fdd/c/d with fd~d2, cEE/D/E with cE~E2. Looks better for reading, and seems accurate.
There’s a nice clip of it here:
Instead of BAFE she plays BAFD in some places. Sounds good.
The tune by Mairearad Green from her Passing Places album is here: https://thesession.org/tunes/11448
This first reel was composed by the fiddler Philip Duffy, a highly respected fiddler from Co. Sligo. The reel featured on Philip’s 2003 album ‘Killin Clocks’ which displayed his discerning understanding of the musical legacy of the great fiddle masters of Sligo. This composition ‘Laura’s Reel’ has already become one the most highly regarded tunes in present-day repertoire. Philip Duffy wrote in the sleeve-notes that he called this tune after "…..Laura’s, the location of our Friday night trad session which was originally a local shop and hostelry ran by Laura Barber (1906-1989) in Carney, Co. Sligo."
Recording here via Comhaltas, "Eibhlín Healy, Eimear Arkins, Cathy Potter and the Comhaltas Tour Ensemble", http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/lauras_reel_the_highest_hill_in_sligo/
Second tune here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw1JWAcuFuo (2:30 or so)