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Tune ID#1151 (Lord Gordon's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lord Gordon's Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel80AABBCCDDEED Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lord Gordon's Reel / Lord Gordon's / Lord Gordon / Lords Gordons / Tiarna Gordon / An Tiarna Gordon / Duke Gordon / The Duke of Gordon's Rant / The Duke of Gordon's Favourite / Gordon's Reel / The Rakes of Drumlish / The Scotch Rose / The Scotch Patriot's Reel / The Waterloo Reel / The Rocks of Antiluce / The Rocks of Andaluzia / The Pride of Kildare / My Heart with Love Is Breaking / Bod 'na Sheasamh (often with only 2 parts) (composed by John Marshall)
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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.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19211.16#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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19341.10#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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~195315#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Johnny Doherty (fiddle).
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~19601.20#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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19671.3#1
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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197431#1
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
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~197710#2
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C pipes).
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~19799#1
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
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~19838#1
[JMcKllp] Jim McKillop, Josephine Keegan. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Jim McKillop (fiddle), Josephine Keegan (piano).
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~19841#1
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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~199013#1
[VK 1] Vinnie Kilduff. The Boys from the Blue Hill. Vinnie Kilduff (whistle, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhrán).
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~19939#1
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (D melodeon).
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~19945#1
[SRn 2] Seán Ryan. Minstrel's Fancy. Cliaraí Ceoil. Seán Ryan (whistle).
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199512#1
[DRuss] Dale Russ. Irish Fiddle. Dale Russ (fiddle).
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199610#2
[BrdgGap] Kevin Moloney, Sean Moloney. Bridging the Gap. Kevin Moloney (fiddle), Sean Moloney (flute).
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~19966#2
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
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~199610#2
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
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~199712#1
[NMllgn 2] Neil Mulligan. The Leitrim Thrush. Neil Mulligan (C# pipes).
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~19999#1
[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
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20019#1
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle).
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~200213#1
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion). For this tune: with Gregory Daly (Eb flute).
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~200215#2
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: Peter O'Loughlin (Eb flute), Maeve Donnelly (flute).
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~20054#1
[CTrsh] Ciaran Tourish. Down the Line. Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle).
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~20081#2
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (fiddle).
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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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1433 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #670 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #162 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On pages 84-85 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #213 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #70 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #203 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 138 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 174 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #82 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As reel #9 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As reel #184 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 83 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1903