Gordon’s Favourite reel

By Ronald Cooper

Also known as Gordon’s Favorite.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

Gordon’s Favourite has been added to 2 tune sets.

Gordon's Favourite has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Gordon's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2|G3 A BABd|edef gdBd|gfge dBGB|ABAG E2 D2|
G3 A BABd|edef g2 ag|fafd egfe|d2 f2 d2:|
z2|e2 ce gece|d2 Bd gdBd|c2 Ac B2 GB|ABAG E2 D2|
G3 A BABd|edef gfge|dBGB AcBA|G2 B2 G2:|

Eight comments

Gordon’s Favourite

I can’t disguise my love of the compositions of Ronnie Cooper, and this one is another wonderful reel. Again, I can’t remember where I learned it, but I’ve a feeling it was from a book this time. If so, it will have been Tom Anderson’s collection ‘Da Mirrie Dancers’ (1970). I’ve just had a look, and the version there is almost identical to the one I play, so I’m pretty sure I would have learned it from there.

Ronnie Cooper

Nigel G
Many thanks for bringing Ronnie’s compositions to my attention - I share your enthusiasm for them !

Hey! I don’t mind taking second fiddle but at least a nod would be appreciated… 😉

Ronnie Cooper

Thanks are due to ceolachan for suggesting a celebration of Ronnie Cooper’s compositions. I have long been a fan of his tunes, and thanks to “c” I have been able to share my enthusiasm and a couple of my favourite reels.


Sorry for the omission - your part in the highlighting of RC’s work is definately not to be underestimated - thanks ! 😉