The Long Strand reel

Also known as Gorman’s, Old Gorman’s.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Long Strand has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Long Strand has been added to 49 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Three settings

X: 1
T: The Long Strand
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE~E2 B2ed|(3Bcd AG FEFA|BE~E2 B2ed|(3Bcd AG FE~E2:|
d2ed Adfd|d2fd Beef|d2fd adfd|(3Bcd AG FE~E2|
d2ed Adfd|d2fd Bdef|~g3e ~f3e|dBBA Beed||
X: 2
T: The Long Strand
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
AD~D2 A2dc|(3ABc GF EDEG|AD~D2 A2dc|(3ABc GF ED~D2:|
c2dc Gcec|c2ec Adde|c2ec gcec|(3ABc GF ED~D2|
c2dc Gcec|c2ec Acde|~f3d ~e3d|cAAG Addc||
X: 3
T: The Long Strand
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
ADDB cBcB|ADDF EDCD|ADDB cBcG|A/B/AGE DcBc|
ADDB cBcB|ADDF EDCD|ADFD E/F/GcG|1 A/B/AGE DcBc:|2 A/B/AGE FEDB||
|:c2gc acgc|c/c/cgc BcdB|c2gc acgc|A/B/AGE EDDB|
c2gc acgc|c/c/cgc BcdE|FGAB ~c2Bc|1 cAGE FEDB:|2 cAGE DcBc||

Three comments

The Long Strand

This version looks like a cut & paste job straight from Henrik Norbeck’s index. What a shame.

This tune has an identical 1st part to Sporting Nell, but a different B-part. This is easier to see if you transpose this into Ddor:

X: 1
T: Long Strand, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ddor
AD~D2 A2dc|(3ABc GF EDEG|AD~D2 A2dc|(3ABc GF ED~D2:|
c2dc Gcec|c2ec Adde|c2ec gcec|(3Abc GF ED~D2|
c2dc Gcec|c2ec Acde|~f3d ~e3d|cAAG Addc||

Find Sporting Nell here https://thesession.org/tunes/1781.

I’m not 100% sure about this, but I think the Gan Ainm tune on Altan’s "The Red Crow" might be a Donegal variant of this tune. I can’t find any transcriptions of it on the net, and the recording databases just list it as Ril Gan Ainm, as on the sleeve notes.

X: 1
T: The Long Strand (Donegal Version)?
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Altan - The Red Crow
R: reel
K: Ddor
ADDB cBcB|ADDF EDCD|ADDB cBcG|A/B/AGE DcBc|
ADDB cBcB|ADDF EDCD|ADFD E/F/GcG|1 A/B/AGE DcBc:|2 A/B/AGE FEDB||
|:c2gc acgc|c/c/cgc BcdB|c2gc acgc|A/B/AGE EDDB|
c2gc acgc|c/c/cgc BcdE|FGAB ~c2Bc|1 cAGE FEDB:|2 cAGE DcBc||