Lord Gordon's Father


The long version of the reel 'Lord Gordon', which the great Michael Coleman recorded in the 1930s, contains a number of parts which are attributed to that master County Sligo fiddle player. Another version, with two parts, was recorded on a 78 by musicians from the Ballinakill area of County Galway. Here, Monsignor Charlie Coen gives us still another two-part setting of the tune, which he has given the clever title 'Lord Gordon's Father', surmising that the origins of Michael Coleman's masterpiece lie in an older, simpler setting of the tune, perhaps somewhat like this one.


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Coen, Charles (concertina), “Lord Gordon's Father,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed June 25, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/619.