Bride of Kildare (The)

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X:1 T:Bride of Kildare M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:Title probably "Pride of Kildare", a version of "Lord Gordon's Reel" S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (3ABc|d2 Ac d2Ac|dfed dcBA|(Ee)(3.e.e.e edef|gefd edBd| d2Ac d2Ac|dfec dcBA|G2 eG F2dE|EFGA B2 (dB)|| .A.D(3FED ADBD|.A.D(3FED FAdc|.B.G(3FED BEdE|.B.E(3FED FAag| fgef dcBA|BcdB AFDF|G2 eG F2dF|EFGA B2 ag|| fdad fddf|fdad gfed|g2 ba gfeF|GFEF G2g| fdec dcBA|BcdB AFDF|G2 eG F2 dF|EFGA B2||

BRIDE OF KILDARE. AKA and see "Duke of Gordon's Rant (The)," "Lord Gordon's Reel," "Pride of Kildare (3)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. The tune is a version of McGlashan's "Duke of Gordon's Rant (The)" (c. 1787), more famously "Lord Gordon's Reel." Brendan Breathnach had "Pride of Kildare (3)" as an alternate title for "Lord Gordon's Reel," obtained from the c. 1950 music manuscript of Alex Sutherland (1873-1967) a fiddle player from Drumreilly, Co Leitrim. It appears to researcher Conor Ward that Sutherland changed the Ryan's Mammoth (1883) title from the Kildare "Bride" to "Pride," although Breathnach states the "Pride of Kildare" title is also one that Sutherland's contemporary, Sliabh Luachra fiddler Padraig O'Keefe used for the tune.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 10. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 32.

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