The Flogging reel

Also known as The Flaggon, The Flagon, Floggan, Floggin’, The Floggin’, Floggin’s, The Floggin, Flogging, The Humours Of Bantry Bay, Kiss The Gunner’s Daughter, The Newry Lass, Ríl An Lasctha.

There are 128 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Drowsy Maggie (lots of times), Scotch Mary (a few times), The Ivy Leaf (a few times), Trim The Velvet (a few times), The Congress (a few times).

The Flogging has been added to 455 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Flogging
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BG (3GGG BGdG | BG (3GGG Bdgd | (3BcB Ad ~B2 cB | AGFG AB (3cBA:||
~g2e dGBd |~g3 e fgaf | Gfge ~d2Bd | cBAG FGAB |
Gfge ~d2Bd|gfge fgag |(3bag (3agf gedB | cBAG FGAB ||
Bdgd edgd | (3Bcd gd BG (3GGG | (3ABc gc acgc | (3ABc gc BG (3GGG|
Bdgd edgd | (3Bcd ef ~g3a |(3bag (3agf gedB | cBAG FGAB |] [B,4G4] |]!
ABC
X: 2
T: The Flogging
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B~G3 BGdG|B~G3 (3Bcd gd|B~G3 BdcB|AGFG ABcA:|
|:~g3d BGBd|~g3d fgaf|~g3d BGBd|AGFG ABcA:|
|: (3Bcd gd Bdgd|Bdgd BGG2|Ac=fc Ac=fc|Ac=fc A=FF2|
(3Bcd gd Bdgd|Bdef ~g3a|bgaf gdBd|AGFG ABcA|]
ABC
X: 3
T: The Flogging
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dc | BG G2 BGdc | BG G2 (3Bcd gd | BG G2 (3BAG dB | AD F2 ABcA |
BG G2 BGdc | BG G2 (3Bcd gd | BG G2 (3BAG dB | AFDF ABcA ||
|:g3d BGBd | g3e fgaf | (3gfe dc BcdB | AD F2 ABcA |
g3d BGBd | g3e fgaf | bgaf (3gfe dB | AFDF ABcA ||
|:(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd | (3Bcd gd BG G2 | (3ABd fd (3ABd fd | (3ABd fd BG G2 |
(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd | (3Bcd ef g3a | bgaf (3gfe dB | AFDF ABcA ||
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ABC
X: 4
T: The Flogging
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
[BG]G G/G/G [BG-]G[cG]G|[BG]G G/G/G Bdgd|[BG]G G/G/G [BG-]G[cG][BG]|AGFG ABcA:|
g3d (3Bcd dB|g3e fgaf|g3d BcdB|AGFG ABcA|
g3d (3Bcd dB|g3e fgag|bgaf gedB|AGFG ABcA|
|:(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd|(3Bcd gd BGGB|(3ABc =fc (3ABc fc|(3ABc =fc A=FFc|
(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd|(3Bcd ef g2ga|bgaf gedB|AGFG ABcA:|
ABC
X: 5
T: The Flogging
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:"#"BG (3GGG BGdG | BG (3GGG Bdgd | BG (3GGG dGBG | AGFG ABcd :|
|:~g3 d BGBd | ~g3e fgaf |1 ~g3d B2dB |"+" AGFG ABcd :|2 bgaf gedB | cBAG FGAd |
|:(3Bcd gd edgd | (3Bcd gd BGG2 | (3ABc gc ac c2 | (3ABc gc BGG2 |
(3Bcd gded g2 | (3Bcd ef ~g3a | bgaf gedB | cBAG FGAd |
P:Varations
|"#"B~G3 G3A | B~G3 Bdgd |"+" "Continues into 1st Bar"cAFE DCB,A, | G,2 gd BGBd |
ABC

Sixteen comments

Flogging Reel (NYC/Sligo Setting)

I learned this setting from Tony DeMarco who learned it from Martin Wynn.This is classic NYC/Sligo stuff & I’m sure many fluters & pipers will like the ‘c part’. no F nat’s

The Fogging Reel

This is actuaaly an old scottish pipe tune called "The Flagon Reel". The irish stole it, jazzed it up and then gave a slightly different name. This tune is also recorded by Blazin’ Fiddles on their new album "The Old Style".

Murphys mob

Murphy’s mob does this tune in a set with Donegal Tinker, Flogging Reel, Castle Kelly and Foxhunters.

A great banjo-tune when played fast. Fun too.

I play this tune with some f naturals in the last part, I think it sounds better that way.

Here’s a version with the Fnaturals

T:Flogging Reel
R:Reel
This sounds like the version Mary Bergin plays on Feadoga Stain
S:Bruce’s 250
M:C|
L:1/8
Q:1/4=200
K:G
|:B~G3 BGdG|B~G3 (3Bcd gd|B~G3 BdcB|AGFG ABcA:|
|:~g3d BGBd|~g3d fgaf|~g3d BGBd|AGFG ABcA:|
|: (3Bcd gd Bdgd|Bdgd BGG2|Ac=fc Ac=fc|Ac=fc A=FF2|
(3Bcd gd Bdgd|Bdef ~g3a|bgaf gdBd|AGFG ABcA|]

Correction

re: version with f naturals-it’s on Feadoga Stain 2

Patsy Tuohy Version

X:1
T: Flogging Reel, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
R: reel
K:Gmaj
|:dc | BG G2 BGdc | BG G2 (3Bcd gd | BG G2 (3BAG dB | AD F2 ABcA |
BG G2 BGdc | BG G2 (3Bcd gd | BG G2 (3BAG dB | AFDF ABcA ||
|:g3d BGBd | g3e fgaf | (3gfe dc BcdB | AD F2 ABcA |
g3d BGBd | g3e fgaf | bgaf (3gfe dB | AFDF ABcA ||
|:(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd | (3Bcd gd BG G2 | (3ABd fd (3ABd fd | (3ABd fd BG G2 |
(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd | (3Bcd ef g3a | bgaf (3gfe dB | AFDF ABcA ||

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The flogging

this tune is in o’neills with f naturals in the third part, sounds much better in my opinion, although obviously not much use for flute players

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In my opinion, It’s not the Flogging Reel without the F naturals which is one of the things that makes the tune special.

But I heard it’s not uncommon to play the tune with F naturals in the last part among pipers.

Sorry, I mean "it’s not uncommon to play the tune with F *sharps* in the last part among pipers." I recently learnt to play the tune with F naturals on the keyless flute using a cross-fingering.

Heard Jerry Holland playing this last night. This is a Cape Breton setting from Live at West Mabou Hall:

X: 1
T: Floggin’s
M: C|
L: 1/8
K: G
[BG]G G/G/G [BG-]G[cG]G|[BG]G G/G/G Bdgd|[BG]G G/G/G [BG-]G[cG][BG]|AGFG ABcA:|
g3d (3Bcd dB|g3e fgaf|g3d BcdB|AGFG ABcA|
g3d (3Bcd dB|g3e fgag|bgaf gedB|AGFG ABcA|
|:(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd|(3Bcd gd BGGB|(3ABc =fc (3ABc fc|(3ABc =fc A=FFc|
(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd|(3Bcd ef g2ga|bgaf gedB|AGFG ABcA:|

It’s also on An Fir Bolg…

…by Jack Talty and Cormac Begley, a John Kelly version.

Bannerman beware: there’s no F naturals in their version!

Another English variant.

I’ve posted the Flagon Reel from the Vickers’ manuscript. http://thesession.org/tunes/13022

Personally I feel it has more drive than "Alonby Lasses".

Flogging Reel (NYC/Sligo Setting)

X:5 from the fiddling of Lad O’Bierne, on a home acetate: https://app.box.com/s/8wavey2c8eoi5sweoou3 I didn’t realize the original transcription for this tune was from Tony D’ who learned from Lad and other fiddlers in the Big Apple, it’s a quite obscure setting. Anyways compare the two transcriptions and listen to Lad and see what you think, I love the run down to the fiddle’s low G, Coleman did that as well in Miss McLeod’s and the Shaskeen.