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Tune ID#708 (Geese in the Bog)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Geese in the 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 BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig80AABBCCDDEED Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Geese in the Bog, The / Geese in the Bog / The Geese in the Bogs / Na Géabha sa bPortach / Géabha sa bPortach / Géanna sa Phortach / The Old Geese in the Bog / Old Geese in the Bog / The Lark in the Bog / The Lark's March / The Mountain Lark / The Lark in the Morning / Jackson's Coola / Jackson's Walk to Limerick / Jackson's Trip to Limerick / The Humours of Limerick / Tom Broderick's Jig / The Green Meadow / Tuhy's Frolic / The Pipers Frolic / Wiseman's Favourite / Twice Tricked / Bob Thompson's Favourite / The Coravat Jig / The Hare's Paw (also with a 6th part, also only as 1st 2 parts in either order, also in C Major) (compare Up Sligo #3922, Saddle the Pony in Levey and The Housemaid in Joyce)

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
~191930#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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19293#1
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Michael Carney (pipes).
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19363#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
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19644#1
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Star of Munster Trio: John Clifford (piano accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle), Billy Clifford (flute).
Go to Album
~196717#1
[PKlly] Patrick Kelly. Patrick Kelly From Cree. Fiddle Music. Patrick Kelly (fiddle).
Go to Album
~197715#1
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted).
Go to Album
19782#1
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle). For this tune: with Matt Molloy (flute).
Go to Album
~19915#1
[LFinger] Joe McHugh and Barry Carroll. The Long Finger. An Mhéar Fhada. Joe McHugh (pipes, whistle, keyboard, bouzouki), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer, keyboard). For this tune: Joe (pipes).
Go to Album
~19952.7#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
Go to Album
19982#1
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle).
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~200011#1
[MDOF] Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta. Bosca Bídeach. Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta (melodeon).
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~20071.3#1
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
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~20089#1
[Fngl 1] Fingal. Fingal. James Keane (accordion), Randal Bays (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).
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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 #1085 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #279 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #91 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On pages 65-66 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #28 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #53 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #62 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 67 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #19 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On pages 42-43 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
As jig #41 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #165 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