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Tune ID#1356 (Moving Bog)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Moving Bog about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WW 1 (track 22, Flanagan Brothers) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Moving Bog, The / An Criathrach ag Creathadh / The Moving Bogs / The Moving Bogs of Powelsboro / The Scent of the Bog / Miss Wallace / The Upper Room / An Seomra in Uachtar / The Bog Ranger's Wife (3rd in set The Limestone Rock on Sld 1; 2nd in The Taproom Set on CLnn 2) (also doubled, also 1st part Mixolydian)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
192421#3
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle).
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19292.21#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon). For this tune: 1st time James Morrison (fiddle).
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19295#2 (1:17)
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. Peter Conlon (accordion), James Morrison (fiddle).
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192919#2
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle), P.J. Conlon (accordion).
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193022#1
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. The Flanagan Brothers.
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196618#3
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
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198511#1
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion).
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~19861.7#1
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Neillidh Mulligan (C# pipes), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
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~19937#3
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Charlie Harris (accordion).
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19967#1
[BrdgGap] Kevin Moloney, Sean Moloney. Bridging the Gap. Kevin Moloney (fiddle), Sean Moloney (flute).
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~19984#1
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (lilting).
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~199815#1
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (fiddle).
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19995#3
[Sld 1] Slide. The Flying Pig. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki), Éamonn de Barra (flute, piano, keyboards, whistle, vocals).
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~19993#1
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Philip Duffy (fiddle), with Kevin Brehony (piano)..
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~200214#2
[PJCJC] P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan, James Cullinan. Happy to Meet. P.J. Crotty (flute), James Cullinan (fiddle), Carol Cullinan (piano).
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20046#1
[RogRd] Jason O'Rourke and Ruadhraí O'Kane. Roguery Road. Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Ruadhraí O'Kane (fiddle).
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~20071.15#2
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
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~20083#3
[TDeM] Tony DeMarco. The Sligo Indians. Tony DeMarco (fiddle). For this tune: with Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1452 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #685 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #130 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 141 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #217 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #41 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 91 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #16 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903