Lori reel

By Aidan O’Rourke

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Lori has been added to 3 tune sets.

Lori has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Lori
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2 f/g/a b3 B|BAde c2 BA|GGBd c2 BA|G2 Bd dcBc|
d3 f gabB|BAde c2 BA|GBfg e4-|1 edde dcBA:|2 edde cABc||
|:d3 A Bf e2-|edef fedc|BAAd BA A2-|Adde dcBA|
GBfg EGfe-|edde d/c/B cd|efdG gafe-|e2 ed cABc:|
X: 2
T: Lori
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
B2 d/e/f g3 G|GFBc A2 GF|EEGB A2 GF|E2 GB BAGA|
B3 d efgG|GFBc A2 GF|EGde c4-|1 cBBc BAGF:|2 cBBc AFGA||
|:B3 F Gd c2-|cBcd dcBA|GFFB GF F2-|FBBc BAGF|
EGde CEdc-|cBBc B/A/G AB|cdBE efdc-|c2 cB AFGA:|
X: 3
T: Lori
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2 c/d/e f3 F|FEAB G2 FE|DDFA G2 FE|D2 FA AGFG|
A3 c defF|FEAB G2 FE|DFcd B4-|1 BAAB AGFE:|2 BAAB GEFG||

Eight comments


Tune by Aidan O’Rourke dedicated to border fiddle player Lori Watson. It’s the opening track on KAN’s album Sleeper, played in Bb (no option for Bb tune here on The Session…) so play on Bb whistle🙂

One of my (many) favourite tunes on the album…

In the B part, third bar, the second pair of "BA" is played with the B shorter and the A longer i.e with a "less than" symbol between them. For some reason any time I include a "less than" symbol (either in the abc or the text here), everything after it gets deleted….mysterious.

Anyway, enjoy.

Lori in Bb

You can outwit The Session by simply adding K: Bbmaj to your ABC.

However, being notated in D it’s actually much more comfortable to read (for whistle, at least).
Play on a Bb whistle - check!

Thanks for transcribing the tune 🙂 love kan cant wait for another cd


The ‘less than’ symbol, we had the problem with the old website, and eventually it was corrected. We can but hope the same will happen here…

What key whistle does Brian use when playing this - I see that some folks advise playing this on a Bb, but I’d be interested in what key whistle is the correct one.



He plays it on a Bb whistle on Sleeper by Kan.

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In it’s original key of Bb (OK, Cdor to get the right number of flats in the sheet music).

Also in Amaj, for fiddlers, as Aidan probably plays it on a tuned-up fiddle.

Re: Lori

This is a stellar tune. I’m falling for Aidan O’Rourke tunes regularly now. Little hint of ‘Gallowhill’ in here, another great O’Rourke tune.