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Tune ID#1662 (Reel of Bogie)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Reel of Bogie about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AW (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Reel of Bogie, The / Reel of Bogie / Real o' Bogee / The Reel of Body / The Long Chase / The Tramps / The Tramp's / The Tramp's Reel / Ríl an Bhacaigh Bhóthaire / The Stile of Ballylanders / Style of Ballylanders / The Holly Bush / An Crann Cuilinn / The Highlander's Kneebuckle / The Irish Man's Kneebuckle / Maun's Fancy / The Humours of Tufts Street / The Cuffstreet Lasses / New Year's Night (also 1st part singled) (the setting in A Dorian on track 1 of McNamFam could be considered a distinct tune - compare especially that setting with Cuffe Street #1457; compare 1st part with 1st part of Burnt Cabbage #3679; compare 2nd part with 1st part of Boogie Reel #2862)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19716#2
[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion).
~197414#1
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
~1974A.8#1
[McGrCool] McGreevy and Cooley. McGreevy and Cooley. John McGreevy (fiddle), Seamus Cooley (flute). For this tune: Johnny (fiddle).
~198812#2
[PO 1] Paddy O'Brien with Daíthi Sproule. Stranger at the Gate. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
19908#2
~19981#1
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer).
~199810#1
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer).
~20027#2
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle). For this tune: with Andy (fiddle).
~20071.6#1
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Colonel Rodney
PO 1
Wind that Shakes the Barley
MLIIA
Charlie Mulvihill's Reel
AW
Dairy Maid
BCw 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Kerry Reel
KCB 3
Leitrim Bucks
McNamFam
Cut the Sod
McNamFam
Langton's Favorite
BCw 1
Ravelled Hank of Yarn
CLnn 2

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1449 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #683 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #178 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #9 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 141 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #215 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #210 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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