The Gatehouse Maid reel

Also known as Gate House Maid.

There are 42 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Down The Broom (lots of times), Callaghan’s (a few times), Charlie Mulvihill’s (a few times), Lady Anne Montgomery (a few times) and The Lady On The Island (a few times).

The Gatehouse Maid has been added to 22 tune sets.

The Gatehouse Maid has been added to 207 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|A/A/A Bd edBA|GG/G/ GA GEDB|A/A/A Bd edBd|e/f/g dB c/B/A BG|
|A/A/A Bd edBA|GG/G/ GA GEDB|A/A/A Bd edBd|e/f/g dB c/B/A A2|
|a/a/a ea agef|g/f/g dg egdg|a/a/a ea b/a/g ab| gedB BAAz|
|~a2 ab agef|fg g/g/a gdeg|dega bgab|gedB BA{B}Az||
X: 2
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2Bd edBA|GBAG GEDG|A2Bd edBd|efdB BAGB:|
^gaea agea|g/a/gdg egdg|^gaea agab|gedB BAab|
c'abg aged|gbaf gzge|dega bgag|egde BedB|
X: 3
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|A2(3Bcd edBA|~G3A GEDB|A2(3Bcd ed(3Bcd|1 efdB {c}BABG:|2 efdB {c}BAAz||
|~a2ea {b}agef|~g2dg ~g2dg|~a2ea {b}agab| gedB {c}BAAz|
|~a3 b agef|~g3a ~g3e|dega (3bag ab|gedB {c}BABG||
X: 4
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 BG EFGE|FDFA dAFD|G2 BG EFGA|BGAF GEEF|
G2 BG EFGE|FDFA dAFD|G2 BG EFGA|BGAF GE E2:||
|:ge e2 Bege|fddc dfaf|eB B2 efge|afdf e3d|
eB B2 efge |fefg afdf|g3e f3d|egfd Be e2:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|A2B/c/d edBA|~G3A GEDB|A2B/c/d edB/c/d|1 egdB {c}BABG:|2 efdB {c}BAA2||
|~a2ea {b}agef|~g2dg ~g2dg|~a2ea {b}agab| gedB {c}BAA2|
|~a3 b agef|~g3a g2ge|dega b/a/g ab|gedB {c}BAA2||
X: 6
T: The Gatehouse Maid
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2Bd edBA|GBAG GEDG|A2Bd edBd|efdB BAGB:|
^gaea agea|g/a/gdg egdg|^gaea agab|gedB BAab|
c'abg aged|gbaf gzge|dega bgag|egde BedB|

Eighteen comments

Planxty set

Another great tune that Planxty play in a set with The Lady on the Island, which was submitted recently by Josh Kane . Don’t know if the key signature I submitted is correct, not being an expert on modes! Maybe someone can correct this.

All the hairy chest

Con

Wrong name

You may have noticed I got the name of the tune wrong initially, as I thought it was "Lucky in Love". Oops

Con

Gatehouse maid

Quite often played following "Down The Broom", a pairing which may originate from Sligo.

Posted by .

Dave

In answer to your question, no; it was meant to represent a cut from the B# to the B. I’m still a bit of a novice with this ABC melarkey and I was worried about the note being shorter which would cause an error and force me to use rests - I’m too lazy at the mo’! By the way, great session yesterday! I wish I hadn’t downed those Duvels before we even got started. See you next week.

Con

Nonexistent note

But… there’s no such note as B#. Did you mean C?

Oops!!

Duh!!!!!!!

For an accordion player that has to be a beaut! The only excuse I have is that my mind is on other things… I should be concentrating on the "Active Directory" course I’m (supposed to be) teaching! Cheers Jeremy. Meanwhile, "Taxi for Con

I too had the names of these tunes mixed up for years because of that error on the slieve

Posted .

The Gatehouse Maid - as played by Harry Bradley

T:Gatehouse Maid, the
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Harry Bradley
R:reel
Z:g.m.p
K:ADor
A2Bd edBA|GBAG GEDG|A2Bd edBd|efdB BAGB:|
^gaea agea|g/a/gdg egdg|^gaea agab|gedB BAab|
c’abg aged|gbaf gzge|dega bgag|egde BedB|

Big tune in Chicago; the old timers like to pair it up with "Down the Broom" as a set. "They go together" is what they’ll tell you if you ask, and that’s good enough for me.

I love the version on Eoin O Neill’s "In session"

Planxty After the Break version

This is pretty close to Planxty’s version:

X: 1
T: Gatehouse Maid, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
D: Planxty, After the Break
|A2(3Bcd edBA|~G3A GEDB|A2(3Bcd ed(3Bcd|1 efdB {c}BABG:|2 efdB {c}BAAz||
|~a2ea {b}agef|~g2dg ~g2dg|~a2ea {b}agab| gedB {c}BAAz|
|~a3 b agef|~g3a ~g3e|dega (3bag ab|gedB {c}BABG||

Another version

X: 1
T: Gatehouse Maid, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:G2 BG EFGE|FDFA dAFD|G2 BG EFGA|BGAF GEEF|
G2 BG EFGE|FDFA dAFD|G2 BG EFGA|BGAF GE E2:||
|:ge e2 Bege|fddc dfaf|eB B2 efge|afdf e3d|
eB B2 efge |fefg afdf|g3e f3d|egfd Be e2:||

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The Gatehouse Maid, X:5

Similar to an above version, but changing out triplets (which isn’t really how you’d play it in a reel) with "sixteenth-sixteenth-eighth" patterns. Mostly based on listening to the Planxty version.

Re: The Gatehouse Maid

Also a great favourite if the Kilfenora band when played with the holy land and the rainy day