Lady Anne Montgomery reel

Also known as Lady Ann Montgomery, Lady Anne Montgomery’s, Lady Anne’, Lady Anne’s, Lady Montgomery.

There are 62 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Shaskeen (lots of times), Maud Millar (lots of times), Eileen Curran (lots of times), Farrel O’Gara’s (a few times) and Morrison’s (a few times).

Lady Anne Montgomery has been added to 15 tune sets.

Lady Anne Montgomery has been added to 419 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Lady Anne Montgomery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FADA FADA|FAdA BAdA|FAAF E2 EF|DB,A,B, D4|
FADA FADA|FAdA B2Bc|dBAF E2 EF|DB,A,B, D4:|
|:f2 fa fede|fedB ABde|f3 a fede|faaf e2de|
f4 fede|fedB ABde|f2 ed BdAd|egfe d4:|
X: 2
T: Lady Anne Montgomery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG|FADA FADA|FADA BAdA|FADF EDEF|DBAB D2AG|
FADF ADFA|DEED BABc|d2AF EDEF|DBAB d2:||ze|:
f3a fede|fedB ABde|fafa fede|f2af fede|
f3a fede|fedB ABde|fded BdAB|1deed d2ag:|2deed d2||
X: 3
T: Lady Anne Montgomery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FADA FADA|FAdc BABc|dBAF E2 fe|dBAB d3A|
FADA FADA|FAdc BABc|dBAF E2 fe|dBAB d3e:||
|:f3a fede|fedB ABde|f3a fede|faaf e2de|
f3a fede|fedB ABde|f3a fedB|egfe d3B:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: Lady Anne Montgomery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FADA FADA|FAdA BAdA|FADF E2 FE|DB,A,B, D4|
FADA FADA|FAdc BABc|dBAF E2 FE|DB,A,B, D4:||
|:f2fe fede|fedB ABde|f2fe fede|faaf e2de|
f2fe fede|fedB ABde|fded B2dB|Agfe d3B:||
X: 5
T: Lady Anne Montgomery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FADA FADA|FAdA ~B3A|FGAF EGFE|DB,A,B, DCDE|
FADA FADA|FAdA B2Bc|dBAF E2 FE|[1 DB,A,B, D3 E:|[2 DB,A,B, D Ade||
f3 f fede|fedB ABde|f3 f fede|faaf e2de|
f3 f fede|fedB ABde|fded BA (3Bcd|[1 egfe dbag:| [2 egfe dBAG|]
X: 6
T: Lady Anne Montgomery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
G|FADA FADA|FAdA BABd|FADF EDEF|DB,A,B, DDD D||
e| fefg fede|fedB ABde|fefg fede|fgaf ddd de|
fefg fede|fedB ABde|faef dBAg|fafe ddd d|]

Twenty-eight comments

This is a sprightly, jolly little tune. The first part is like an inverted version of "The harvest home".

In the second part, I’ve shown the high F three different ways, each one holding the note longer than the last. Another variation is to turn the F into a triplet; a quick FAF.

Players of D-whistles are on their own with this one: I can’t see any way of playing that first part without those low notes.

As a D-whistle player let me add that it isn’t a problem to play the fourth/last measure of the A-part like this:

DBAB D4, just moving the offending notes up an octave. It’s no different form Home Ruler, Kitty’s Wedding, Whiskey Before Breakfast etc. etc.

Sounds all right to me. =)

“Lady Anne Montgomery” for flute or whistle

T:Lady Anne Montgomery
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Laurence Nugent
R:-reel
N:Version for Flute (or whistle)
Z:g.m.p
K:D
AG|FADA FADA|FADA BAdA|FADF EDEF|DBAB D2AG|
FADF ADFA|DEED BABc|d2AF EDEF|DBAB d2:||ze|:
f3a fede|fedB ABde|fafa fede|f2af fede|
f3a fede|fedB ABde|fded BdAB|1deed d2ag:|2deed d2||

Bowing of this tune

Any thoughts on how to bow the first part…start on a down bow ? and individual bowing until the first high D in the second phrase? would love any ideas that are out there for the bowing… NH Fiddler

Lady Ann Montgomery missing a few dots?

Hi can anybody tell me if there are a few notes missing from the dots on this tune?

https://thesession.org/tunes/59

Specifically the first measure of the last line.

Thank you.

Re: Lady Ann Montgomery missing a few dots?

I think the issue is that the ABC is written with some half notes, but they aren’t showing as "hollow" when they’re over one of the lines. The first and last notes in the last line are both half notes (f4 …. d4)

Pete

Re: Lady Ann Montgomery missing a few dots?

Ah. Thank you. I do find the dots to be a little hard to read sometimes.

Re: Lady Ann Montgomery missing a few dots?

I find this sort of thing is apparently an irritating function of some monitors (all the ones I’ve used, anyway). What often happens that the dot of a high b can look like a high a, or a high g can look like an f#.
Sing, or play, the dots to yourself, to see if they make musical sense. A printout is generally ok, but always go back to the ABC when in doubt.

Re: Lady Ann Montgomery missing a few dots?

I know how she feels.

Re: Lady Ann Montgomery missing a few dots?

"A printout is generally ok, but always go back to the ABC when in doubt."

Wouldn’t it be better to go back to an aural source?

Re: Lady Ann Montgomery missing a few dots?

Dow, yes; but in this instance my mind was on the Tunes section as the source.

Lady M’s missing dots

The sheetmusic quality is a bit poor on my screen, but the ABC and the MIDI confirm that what looks like f - crochet is f minim (ie f4 not f2)

You can get sharper, less ambiguous printout by pasting the ABC into the Concertina net tune-a-tron or ANCNavigator or ……….

Lady Anne Montgomery

anyone know who she was, historically?

thanks.

Re: Lady Anne Montgomery

Monty’s wife

thanks for that, dave. i would have guessed this was an older tune than that. i suppose it might’ve been renamed…

Altan’s The Red Crow

Lady Montgomery following Yellow Tinker is a different tune than this.

Background

where is this tune from originally? What’s the story of this tune - anyone?

And if she isn’t Monty’s wife, who was she……….?

The Lady Anne Montgomery who this tune is dedicated to is most probably the 2nd wife of Sir William Montgomery of Macbiehill (near West Linton, Tweeddale). William Montgomery moved to Dublin, where he was an army contractor, and sat in the Irish Parliament as MP for Ballynakill, from 1768 until his death in 1788. Anne (née Evatt) was from Mount Louise, Co Monaghan, and married William in 1768. She died in 1777. William also had a daughter named Anne by his first marriage.

Lady Anne Montgomery, X:4

Variant heard on an album by Ellis Island

Lady Anne Montgomery, X:5

Quite close to Jeremy’s first setting. The main difference is the addition of the bits that lead from the end of one line into the next, but there are a few other small changes as well.

Re: Lady Anne Montgomery

Thanks Weejie for that info. The only source I’ve found for this tune is in the Gunn ms (Fermanagh 1865). A popular tune in Fermanagh, it became a popular session tune following recording by Cathal McConnell. In the Gunn ms, it is followed by Miss Montgomery’s Reel, a tune which also appears in the Skye Collection (key Bb). I would think think Lady Anne Montgomery is the person of the tune, especially given her Monaghan roots. I will attempt to add Miss Montgomery as a separate tune.

Lady Anne Montgomery, X:6

This is the version from the Gunn ms, Fermanagh 1865. The first 4 bars should be repeated; the ms generally does not specify repeats. It’s followed by Miss Montgomery, which I will enter as a new tune.

Re: Lady Anne Montgomery

This tune is played in Cape Breton

Re: Lady Anne Montgomery

Great playing there by Loughlin, and the track with him and Maguire is similarly fun. Wish he had made more recordings, this recording at least rivals Shand himself. I only know of one he did with tracks from Joe Burke, John Whelan, and another boxplayer…

Re: Lady Anne Montgomery

That would be this, Thady…………..

https://thesession.org/recordings/1796

I think I have another by him which as far as I know only made it onto cassette tape. I’ll have a look - watch this space.

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