Lord Gordon’s reel

Also known as An Tiarna Gordon, Lord Gordon, Lord Gordons.

There are 84 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lord Gordon's has been added to 207 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Lord Gordon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ADFD A,DFB|ADFD FAdc|BE~E2 cE~E2|BE~E2 BAFA|
dcdf ecdB|AFdF A2Bc|cBBA BFAF|1 EFGA BcdB:|2 EFGA Bcde||
|:f2df afdf|afdf a2gf|efga bgec|dcBA ^GABc|
df~f2 ecdB|AFdF A2Bc|cBBA BFAF|EFGA Bcde:|
|:fa~a2 fdad|fa~a2 fdad|gb~b2 gebe|gb~b2 gebe|
fgfe dcdA|BAGB ABdf|afec dBAF|1 EFGA Bcde:|2 EFGA BcdB||
|:Addc defd|Addc defd|eggf ~g3f|eggf gage|
fgfe dcdB|BAGB ABdf|afec dBAF|1 EFGA BcdB:|2 EFGA Bcde||
|:faa^g afde|faa^g a2=gf|gbef gbef|gbeg bgef|
g2bg fgaf|fedB ABdf|afec dBAF|1 EFGA Bcde:|2 EFGA BcdB||
"Variations:"
|:ADFD A,DFB|ADFD FAdc|BE~E2 cE~E2|BE~E2 BAFA|
~d3f ecdB|AFDF A2Bc|dBcA BGAF|1 EFGA BcdB:|2 EFGA Bcde||
|:f2df afdf|f2df afdf|efga bgec|dcBA FABc|
d2fd ecdB|AFDF A2Bc|dBcA BGAF|EFGA Bcde:|
|:fa~a2 fdad|fa~a2 fdad|gb~b2 gebe|gb~b2 gebe|
~f3e dedB|BA^GB ABdf|afec dBAF|1 EFGA Bcde:|2 EFGA BcdB||
Ad~d2 defd|Ad~d2 defd|eggf ~g3f|eggf gage|
fgfe dcdB|BA^GB ABdf|afec dBAF|EFGA BcdB|
Adcd fdcd|Adcd fdcd|egfg bg~g2|egfg bgeg|
fgfe dcdB|BA^GB ABdf|afec dBAF|EFGA Bcde||
|:fa~a2 afde|faa^g a2=gf|gbef gbef|gbeg bgef|
g2bg fgaf|gedB ABdf|afec dBAF|1 EFGA Bcde:|2 EFGA BcdB||
ABC
X: 2
T: Lord Gordon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dB |: AD (3FED A,DFB | AD (3FED FAdc | BE~E2 dE~E2 | BE~E2 BAFA |
dcdf edef | (3ABA ^GB A2Bc | (3dcB (3cBA BFAF |1 EFGA BcdB :|2 EFGA Bcde ||
|: f2 df afde | (3faf df a2 gf | efga bgec | dcBA GABc |
d~f3 e~B3 | AFdF A2 Bc | dB (3cBA BFAF | EFGA Bcde :|
|: fa (3aaa fdad | fa (3aaa fdad | fb(3bbb febe | fb(3bbb febe |
~f3e ~d3B | (3ABA ^GB A2e(f | a)fec dBAF | EFGA Bcde :|
Adcd fdcd |Adcd fdcd | egfg bgfg |egfg bgeg |
fgfe dedB | (3ABA ^GB A2e(f | a)fec dBAF | EFGA BcdB |
Ad{e}dc defd | Ad{e}dc defd | eg{a}gf ~g3f | (3efg {a}gf ~g3f |
fgfe dedB | (3ABA ^GB A2e(f | a)fec dBAF | EFGA Bcde |
|: fa{b}a^g afde | fa{b}a^g afdf | gbef gbef | gbef gfef |
gb(3bbb fa (3aaa |fedB ABdf | afec dBAF |1 EFGA BcdB :|2 EFGA B2 |
"Final Ending"[G2B2] [F2A2] ||
ABC

Twenty-two comments

Wow, you must have laboured for *days* on this one. Jeremy should feel honoured.

Show-off piece!

The most recent recording on which this tune can be heard is probably Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington’s "Fortune Favours The Merry." The sleeve notes says it derives from a strathspey called "The Duke of Gordon": http://www.thesession.org/tunes/2814

GREAT recording on Ciaran Tourish’s “Down The Line”

Ciaran’s recording of this is alone worth the price of the CD (and there are many other great tracks on it as well)…..

My favourite version of this is by Matt Cranitch on the Na Fili album A Kindly Welcome: solo fiddle, tons of reverb, simply sublime!

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Recordings

hi iv bin tyryin to download a recording of this from somewhere but i cant find any of the ones you have said
can you suggest any other musicians that have recorded this tune??
thank u
xx
louisianna

Guiter chords

also (another thingi no) would anyone be able to help wih wich guitar chords are needed?

Sorted - for 79p……

Kevin Burke opens "Up Close" with "Lord Gordon’s". Available here, for the princely sum of £0.79.

http://www.tradtunes.com/

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Recordings

anyone know of any box players who play this??


and thanks kenny i downloaded the whole kevin burke album…well worth it i recon

Lord Gordon’s Reel

Kathryn Tickell plays this on fiddle on her second album "Borderlands", which may or may not still be available.

Scottish?

Someone told me this originally a scottish tune, does anyone know if that’s true or not?

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Some tunes are just worth it. This one is definitely worth it!!

HHAa!

Widely described as a piping tune, how much sweeter in the hands of a fiddler (the likes of Kevin Burke)!

The Duke of Gordon’s Birthday

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Version by Iain MacDonald & Iain MacFarlane - click on "The Duke of Gordon’s Birthday"

Piping tune …?

Who describes it as a "piping" tune ? Relatively few recordings of it on pipes compared to fiddle, I would have thought. Incidentally, my favourite version would be by Conal O’Grada on Colm Murphy’s "An Bodhran" CD.

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I got that impression from pipers comments on it, + it features in some tutorbooks as a pipering classic…
But I think that unique low A in the first bar -and the mellifluous accidentals- lend the whole tune a depth the pipes can’t match. Though a piper myself, I’ll bow to that!
I haven’t heard formal recordings of it on the pipes, or they didn’t leave the same impression of utter bliss…
Does any one know the earliest reference for that tune or the name of the composer?

Coleman’s Setting of “Lord Gordon”

This setting is from the playing of Michael Coleman. I’m not sure but I think he made this tune into the multi-part monster that we know today. This setting is closer to the way I’ve heard Burke, MacGann & even Tourish & Doherty play it. Some players play gb (3bbb gebe instead of fb (3bbb febe in the third part. There was an older 2 part reel called "Lord Gordon’s" That I’ve seen in a Scottish collection which is closer to the 1st & 2nd parts of this setting.

X:1
T:Lord Gordon’s
M:C|
L:1/8
S:M Coleman
R:reel
K:D
dB ||: AD (3FED A,DFB | AD (3FED FAdc | BE~E2 dE~E2 | BE~E2 BAFA | dcdf edef | (3ABA ^GB A2Bc | (3dcB (3cBA BFAF |1 EFGA BcdB :|2 EFGA Bcde |
|: f2 df afde | (3faf df a2 gf | efga bgec | dcBA GABc | d~f3 e~B3 | AFdF A2 Bc | dB (3cBA BFAF | EFGA Bcde :|
|: fa (3aaa fdad | fa (3aaa fdad | fb(3bbb febe | fb(3bbb febe | ~f3e ~d3B | (3ABA ^GB A2e(f | a)fec dBAF | EFGA Bcde :|
| Adcd fdcd |Adcd fdcd | egfg bgfg |egfg bgeg | fgfe dedB | (3ABA ^GB A2e(f | a)fec dBAF | EFGA BcdB |
Ad{e}dc defd | Ad{e}dc defd | eg{a}gf ~g3f | (3efg {a}gf ~g3f | fgfe dedB | (3ABA ^GB A2e(f | a)fec dBAF | EFGA Bcde |
|: fa{b}a^g afde | fa{b}a^g afdf | gbef gbef | gbef gfef | gb(3bbb fa (3aaa |fedB ABdf | afec dBAF |1 EFGA BcdB :|2 EFGA B2 | "Final Ending"[G2B2] [F2A2] ||

Lord Gordon

I see a setting of this in Joyce’s manuscripts under the name "My Heart with Love Is Beating".