The Lady’s Cup Of Tea reel

Also known as Flurry, The Ladies Cup Of Tea.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Galway (a few times) and The New Mown Meadows (a few times).

The Lady’s Cup Of Tea has been added to 10 tune sets.

The Lady's Cup Of Tea has been added to 87 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Lady's Cup Of Tea
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
AddA cAGE | ABAG EGG2 | AddA cAGE | ABAG EDD2 :|
edcd egg2 | eaa2 egg2 | edcd egg2 | eage d2 d2 |
edcd egg2 | eaa2 egg2 | edcd egge | afge fedc ||
X: 2
T: The Lady's Cup Of Tea
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
Add2 cAGE|ABGA EGG2|Add2 cAGE|ABGA E2D2:|
edcd egg2|eaag egg2|edcd egg2|eaag e2d2|
edcd egg2|eaag efgf|edcB cdef|(3gfg ag e2d2||
X: 3
T: The Lady's Cup Of Tea
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|A2dA cAGE |ABAG E~G3| (3.A.c.A dA cAGE | ~A3 G EDDG|
A2dA cAGE |ABAG E~G3| (3.A.c.A dA cAGE | ABAG EDDe||
edcd e ~g3 | e ~a3 e~g3 | edcd e~g3|.a.e.g.e d3e|
edcd e ~g3 | e ~a3 e~g3 | edcd e~g3|.a.e.g.e (3.g.f.e dc||
X: 4
T: The Lady's Cup Of Tea
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B2eB dBBA|BcBA FAA2|B2eB dBBA|BcBA FEED|
B2eB dBBA|BcBA FAA2|B2eB dBBA|BcBA FEE2||
fede faa2|fbba faae|fede faa2|bfaf feeg|
fede faa2|fbba faae|fede fefa|bfaf feed ||

Eight comments

As played by Tim Collins and Brian MacNamara. This is from the Tunes of the Munster Pipers (Goodman).

Heard a lovely version of this tune played by Mikey Smith a few months ago. Sounds great on a DADGAD guitar.

The Flurry Reel

Added X:2
Source: Joyce, Patrick Weston: Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (Dublin, 1909)

I find this setting a bit cooler, though I also play the endings like EDD2.

The Lady’s Cup Of Tea, X:3

This is straight from the Brian McNamara video - just a different notation.

The Lady’s Cup Of Tea, X:4

A version found in the album "Out of the Ashes" by John Carty & Matt Molloy.