Stranger At The Gate reel

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Stranger At The Gate has been added to 1 tune set.

Stranger At The Gate has been added to 76 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Stranger At The Gate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B2EF GBEG|FDAD BAGA|~B3d =cAFA|GEFD EDBA|
BE~E2 GABG|ABde fde^c|dBAF DEFA|1 BFAF ~E3A:|2 BFAF ~E3d||
|:~e3f gfeg|fedf edBA|(3Bcd ef gfe^c|dBAF DEFA|
BE~E2 GABG|ABde fde^c|dBAF DEFA|1 BFAF ~E3d:|2 BFAF ~E3A||
X: 2
T: Stranger At The Gate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B2 EF GBEG|FDAF DFED|ABBd BAAA|FGFD AAAG|
BGEF GABG|A2 de fdec|d2 AF DFED|BFAF EBBA:||
B/c/d ed fgge|g/f/e fd efdB|ABdg fedf|d2 AF DFED|
[1B2 EG GEGB|GAAd effg|d2 AF DFED|BFAF EBBA:||
[2BGEF GABG|A2 de fdec|d2 AF DFED|BFAF EBBA:||
X: 3
T: Stranger At The Gate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
ABEF GBEG|FDAF ~D2GA-|ABdB =cAFB|EGFD ~A3F|
BGEF GABG|ABde fdec|dBAF DEFA|1BDAF EBBA:|2 BDAF ~e3z|]
(3B/c/d/ ef gfeg|fedf edBA|Bcde fdec|dBAF DFED|
|1 =cDEF GABG | ABde fdec|dBAF DEFA|BFAF ~e3z:|
|2 =c2EF GABG | ABde f2ea|(3f/e/d/ AF DEFA| BFAF EBBA|]
X: 4
T: Stranger At The Gate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:B2 EF GBEG|FDAF DFED|ABBd BA A2|FGFD A3G|
BGEF GABG|A2 de fdec|d2 AF DFED|BFAF EBBA:||
|:(3Bcd ed fgge|(3gfe fd efdB|ABdg fedf|d2 AF DFED|
[1B2 EG GEGB|GAAd effg|d2 AF DFED|BFAF EBBA:||
[2BGEF GABG|A2 de fdec|d2 AF DFED|BFAF EBBA:||
# Added by JACKB .

Six comments

Stranger at the Gate

A fine Benedict Koehler reel from Paddy O’Brien recording of the same name.

Another one of the Pigeon on the Gate/ Hut in the Bog family

You must have a different Paddy O’Brien recording of the same name than the one I have! The tune Paddy plays (at least on my record 🙂 ) is in Gm and nothing like what you have posted.

I suspect Benedict may have composed it in Am. I’ll find out from him and transcribe either Paddy O’Brien’s setting, or Benedict’s, and post in due course.

Stranger on the Gate - very different

I transcribed this version from Barry Kerr’s youtube clip - it’s very, very different. Anyone know which is closer to the original?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF—f7JxFPk


X: 1
T: Stranger on the Gate
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Edor
B2 EF GBEG|FDAF DFED|ABBd BAAA|FGFD AAAG|
BGEF GABG|A2 de fdec|d2 AF DFED|BFAF EBBA:||
B/c/d ed fgge|g/f/e fd efdB|ABdg fedf|d2 AF DFED|
[1B2 EG GEGB|GAAd effg|d2 AF DFED|BFAF EBBA:||
[2BGEF GABG|A2 de fdec|d2 AF DFED|BFAF EBBA:||

AT LAST i work out what the tune is!!! I thought it was one of Barrys composition and have been bursting to learn this..

Stranger At The Gate, X:3

Version from a memory of Cormac Breatnach’s playing of this fine Benedict Koehler tune.