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Tune ID#285 (Hut in the Bog)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hut 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 IDM 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hut in the Bog, The / An Bothán sa bPortach / Hunt in the Bog / The Hunt in the Bog / The Cashmere Shawl / An Seál Caismíre / On the Road to Lurgan / The Road to Lurgan / Killoran's Reel (1st in set Lough Gill Favourites on ITWWW; 3rd in set The Ivy Leaf on KC 3) (also in B or E or G; also with additional part which can be compared to the 1st part of Jenny's Chickens #926, either inserted in the middle or instead of the 2nd part here, and used as a transitional intro on JV) (incorrectly claimed as a Paddy Killoran composition on JV)
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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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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Belhavel Trio.
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Lough Gill Quartette: John Cawley (flute), Sarah Hobbs (fiddle), Sonny Brogan (accordion), Bill Harte (accordion).
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
[TaisLFid] Taisce Luachmhar (Valuable Treasure) - The Fiddle Album. Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
[DODnl 3] Danny O'Donnell. Bean ag Baint Duilisc. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion, concertina).
[PCny] Paddy Canny. Traditional Music from the Legendary East Clare Fiddler. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Kevin Crawford (Bb flute).
[LYK 2] The Kane Sisters. Under the Diamond. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle).
[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: with John P. (flute), John Carty (flute).
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina).
[DShrdn 2] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[DGrny 1] Dan Gurney. Traditional Irish Music on the Button Accordion. Dan Gurney (accordion).
[KC 3] Kevin Crawford. Carrying the Tune. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[Unfldg] Unfolding. Young Music from East Clare. Tulóg Céilí Band: Rosa Carroll (fiddle), Cliona Donnellan (fiddle), Aine Murphy (fiddle), Eve O'Connor (fiddle), Naoise O'Sullivan (fiddle), Clodagh O'Farrell (fiddle), Aisling McMahon (flute), Stephen Kennedy (flute), Ronan Kennedy (flute), Lily O'Connor (concertina), Conal Egan (concertina), Donagh O'Sullivan (banjo), Calum Beirne (drums).
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Dudeen
MG, TnRadio, TaisLFid
Merry Harriers
IDM 1, JasCt
Ríl Bheag Bhaile na nUan
JW 1
Bonnie Kate
Beauty Spot
Stony Steps
Ryan's Rant
Mary McMahon
Courting Them All
DGrny 1
Ivy Leaf
KC 3
Jenny Pippin
Played beforeOn Albums
Sweeney's Dream
Sportin' Belles
DODnl 3
Merry Days of Easter
Craig's Pipes
Flowers of Redhill
Sunny Banks
John Egan's Reel
DShrdn 2
Toss the Feathers


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 #1344 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #599 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #109 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903