Sheet Music: The Dunmore Lasses

TitleThe Dunmore Lasses
Alternate titlesDunmore Lassies
The Road to Knock
Morrison's Reel
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time1:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (51 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (change tempo/key) MP3 (530 kB)
Date added2010-02-20
Last updated2010-02-20
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.2 (relatively unpopular)
Celtic Music, Reels, Traditional/Folk


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Saturday 20 February 2010

Tune of the Day: The Dunmore Lasses

Traditional Irish tune

This traditional Irish tune is also known as “Morrison's Reel”. A reel is a typical Irish dance tune in duple meter that is usually very fast and lively; nonetheless, this particular tune is most often played slowly, sometimes almost as if it were an air. We have added some ornamentation on the sheet music, but of course you can omit if you want.

There's a wonderful recording of this tune by Irish flutist Matt Molloy in the Chieftains' 1995 album The Long Black Veil.