Lady Gordon’s reel

Also known as Lady Gordon, Paddy Carty’s.

There are 34 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Mary McMahon (a few times), Johnny Doherty’s (a few times), Old Lord Gordon’s (a few times), Seán Sa Cheo (a few times) and Johnny Henry’s (a few times).

Lady Gordon’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Lady Gordon's has been added to 101 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Lady Gordon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FEDF A3B|defd efdB|BAFB ABdf|afge fddA:|
d2fd adfd|Adfd (3Bcd ef|d2fd adfd|ABde fddc|
defg ~a3b|afed (3Bcd eg|fedB BAFB|ABde faa2||
X: 2
T: Lady Gordon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FEDF A3B|defd ~e2dB|BAFB ABdf|1 afge fddA:|2 afge fddc||
d2fd Adfd|defd BdAB|defd Adfg|afeg fddc|
defg afbf|afed Beef|dBAF A2FB|ABde faa2||
X: 3
T: Lady Gordon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FEDF A2~A2|defd efdB|BAFB ABdf|afea fdd2|
D2~D2DEFA|defd efdB|BAFB ABdf|afea fddc|
d2fa~a2ba|afef dB~B2|defa afdB|ABde fddc|
defa ~a2ba|afed B/c/d ef|fedB AdFd|ABde fa~a2||
X: 4
T: Lady Gordon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FEDF A2FA|d2fd efdB|(3ABA FA ABdf|1 afge fdBd:|2 afeg fdd2||
d2fd adfd|adfd (3Bcd ec|d2fd adfd|ABde fddA|
defg a~a2b|afed (3Bcd eg|fedB (3ABA FA|ABde faaz||

Five comments

Lady Gordon’s

Picked this up at our session. On Sliabh Notes it is:

X: 1
T: Lady Gordon
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
FEDF A3B|defd ~e2dB|BAFB ABdf|1 afge fddA:|2 afge fddc||
d2fd Adfd|defd BdAB|defd Adfg|afeg fddc|
defg afbf|afed Beef|dBAF A2FB|ABde faa2||

Tommy’s version

Here’s the way I play it. I got it from hearing Tommy Peoples playing it.

X: 1
T: Lady Gordon’s
S: Tommy Peoples
Z: Jack Gilder
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
FEDF A2~A2|defd efdB|BAFB ABdf|afea fdd2|
D2~D2DEFA|defd efdB|BAFB ABdf|afea fddc|
d2fa~a2ba|afef dB~B2|defa afdB|ABde fddc|
defa ~a2ba|afed B/c/d ef|fedB AdFd|ABde fa~a2||

Lady Gordon’s - Kevin and Sean Moloney Setting

From ‘Bridging the Gap’ by Kevin and Sean Moloney. I epecially like the little pause at the end of the turn.

X: 1
T: Lady Gordon
S: Kevin and Sean Moloney: Bridging the Gap
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
FEDF A2FA|d2fd efdB|(3ABA FA ABdf|1 afge fdBd:|2 afeg fdd2||
d2fd adfd|adfd (3Bcd ec|d2fd adfd|ABde fddA|
defg a~a2b|afed (3Bcd eg|fedB (3ABA FA|ABde faaz||

Re: Lady Gordon’s

In Martin Mulvihill’s Collection, this is called "The Ballinakill".