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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 (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 inserted in the middle)
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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).
193823#3
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Belhavel Trio.
19414#1
[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).
19499#2
19493#2
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
~19959#3
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion, concertina).
~19973#2
[PCny] Paddy Canny. Traditional Music from the Legendary East Clare Fiddler. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
20002#2
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
~20031.6#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Kevin Crawford (Bb flute).
20048#3
[LYK 2] The Kane Sisters. Under the Diamond. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle).
~200611#2
[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: with John P. (flute), John Carty (flute).
~20078#2
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina).
~20109#1
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~201210#3
[KC 3] Kevin Crawford. Carrying the Tune. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
20146#1
[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), Stephe.
201512#2
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Merry Harriers
IDM 1, JasCt
Old Dudeen
MG, TnRadio
Ríl Bheag Bhaile na nUan
JW 1
Beauty Spot
PCny
Stony Steps
MOR 1
Ryan's Rant
LYK 2
Mary McMahon
RdOnly
Ivy Leaf
KC 3
Jenny Pippin
CplySt
Played beforeOn Albums
Gorman's
ITWWW
Sweeney's Dream
TnRadio
Merry Days of Easter
MOR 1
Craig's Pipes
WFO 2
Flowers of Redhill
JasCt
Sunny Banks
RdOnly
John Egan's Reel
DShrdn 1
Toss the Feathers
CplySt

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 #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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903