Tune Search
Sign in or join  to see your:     Home   Playlists   Practice Machine   Stats   Friends   Albums   Preferences   Sign out

Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#4408 (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 JD 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Moving Bog, The / The Moving Bogs / Na Portaigh Chreathacha / The Moving Bog of Allen / The Bashful Bachelor / Courting Them All / Don't Bother Me / Munster Reel / Rachel Rae / Miss Rae's Reel / Danny Meehan's (also singled) (compare the very similar Courting Them All #403 and Dermot Grogan's #7250)
To get to your personal tune notes, Log in or Create an account
Note shared with my friends:

Note to myself only:
1 member plays this tune.
0 of them are your friends.

Suggest this Tune

To:
Comment to friend:
map of tune distribution
Where members are who play this tune.

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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
197423#1
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
~19876#3
[A 1] Frankie Kennedy and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. Altan. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute).
~19913#1
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
20037#3
[Dnu 4] Danú. The Road Less Travelled. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, flute, whistle), Benny McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Oisin McAuley (fiddle, vocals), Tom Doorley (flute, whistle, vocals), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki), Donal Clancy (guitar).
~20051.25#2
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Loch Altan
A 1
Reel Gan Ainm [untitled]
Dnu 4
Killarney Boys of Pleasure
VCbl
Played beforeOn Albums
Fairy Dance
JD 3
Jenny Picking Cockles
PG 2
Cuffe Street
Dnu 4

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 #1443 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #174 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 140 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #228 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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