Dunmore Lasses

Reel, Em, Traditional Irish

Dunmore Lasses. Traditional Irish Reel. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together September 3, 2023. Illustration copyright 2023 Jonathan Lay. trailjams.org

The lasses of the town of Dunmore inspired the title of this strong and elegant tune. Dunmore is in County Galway, Ireland. Its name, “Dún Mór” in Irish Gaelic, means “big fort.”


Sheet Music

As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference.

Dunmore Lasses, Traditional Irish reel in Em. Sheet music and chords. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay. trailjams.org
Play from the Dots
Very slow tempo 45bpm
Slow tempo 65bpm
Moderate tempo 85bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

References and Resources

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