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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1072 (Lady Gordon)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lady Gordon about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JMd 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lady Gordon / An Bantiarna Gordon / Lady Gordon's / Lady Gordon's Reel (4th in set The Hillsbrook Reels on MMcG 3) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Flax in Bloom #641)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19932#3
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle).
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~19937#3
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Joanie Madden (whistle).
Go to Album
199610#1
[BrdgGap] Kevin Moloney, Sean Moloney. Bridging the Gap. Kevin Moloney (fiddle), Sean Moloney (flute).
Go to Album
~19966#1
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
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~199611#3
[LoStBand] The Lonely Stranded Band. The Lonely Stranded Band. Traditional Irish Music and Song from Charlie Piggott, Miriam Collins and Joe Corcoran. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Miriam Collins (concertina), Joe Corcoran (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
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~19993#3
[SN 2] Sliabh Notes. Gleanntán. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
Go to Album
~19993#2
[Trc] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Patrick Ourceau. Tracin'. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle).
Go to Album
20018#2
[JCrv] John Creaven. The Story So Far. John Creaven (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
Go to Album
~200511#1
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano). For this tune: Michelle (Eb concertina).
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~20051.3#2
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Noel Sweeney (flute).
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~20063#4
[MMcG 3] Michael McGoldrick. Wired. Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle, pipes, mandolin, bodhrán).
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~20096#2
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 45 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As reel #175 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #189 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1986