The Angry Peeler jig

Also known as Brodie Kierce’s, Brodie Kierse’s, The Clogher Rose, Dónal De Barra’s, Flowers Of The Burren, The Flowers Of The Burren.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Angry Peeler has been added to 39 tunebooks.

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Ten settings

X: 1
T: The Angry Peeler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BdB GED|B,DD GDD|GBG AGE|ABA ABc|
BdB GED|B,DD GDD|GBG AGE|GAG G2A:|
|:B2A Bcd|ege dBA|~G3 AGE|ABA ABc|
B2A Bcd|ege dBA|~G3 AGE|GAG G2A:|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Angry Peeler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2A G2D|B,DD EDB,|DEG AGE|ABA AGA|
B2A G2D|B,DD EDB,|DEG AGE|GAG G2A:|
|:B2A Bcd|ege dBA|G2G AGE|ABA AGA|
B2A Bcd|ege dBA|G2B AGE|GAG G2A:|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Angry Peeler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2A GG,G,|B,DD D2B,|DEG AGE|~G3 AGA|
B2A GG,G,|B,DD D2B,|DEG AGE|GAG G2A:|
~B3 ~d3|dee dBA|GAB AGE|GAB AGA|
~B3 ~d3|dee dBA|GAB AGA|AGF G2A|
~B3 ~d3|dee dBA|GAB AGE|GAB AGA|
~B3 d2B|def g2G|GAB AGA|AGF G2A||
ABC
X: 4
T: The Angry Peeler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: e |f2 e d2 D | FAA BAF | ABd edB | efe efg |
f2 e d2 D | FAA BAF | AB/c/d edB | dec d2 :|
|: e |fef a2 f | abf afe | d2 f edB |
[1 efe ece | fef a2 f | abf afe | d2 f edB | dec d2 :|
[2 efe ecg | f2 e d2 D | FAA BAF | ABd edB | dec d2 |]
ABC
X: 5
T: The Angry Peeler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A|:BAB GDD|B,DD EDD|G2G AGE|ABA AGA|
BAB GDD|B,DD EDD|G2G AGE|GAG G2:|!
A|:B2A Bdd|ege dBA|G2G AGE|ABA AGA|
B2A Bdd|ege dBA|G2G AGE|GAG G2:|
ABC
X: 6
T: The Angry Peeler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
f2e d2A|FAA BAF|ABd edB|efe ede|
fge d2A|FAA BAF|ABd edB|ded d2e:|
|:fef a2f|abf afe|d2f edB|efe ede|
fef a2f|abf afe|d2f edB|ded d2e:|
ABC
X: 7
T: The Angry Peeler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2A G2G,|B,DD D2B,|DEG AGE|GAB ABc|
B2A G2G,|B,DD D2B,|DEG AGE|GAG G2A:|
Bdd d2B|deB dBA|G2B AGE|GAB AGA|
Bdd d2B|deB dBA|G2B AGE|GAG G2A|
Bdd d2B|deB dBA|G2B AGE|GAB AGA|
Bdd d2B|def gdB|GAB AGE|GAG G2c||
ABC
X: 8
T: The Angry Peeler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A |B2 A G2 G | [B,B]DD EDB | DEG AGE | ABA ABc |
B2 A GED | [B,B]DD EDB | DE/F/G AGE | GAF G2 :|
|: A |B^AB d2 B | deB dBA | G2 B AGE |
[1 ABA A^GA | B^AB d2 B | deB dBA | G2 B AGE | GAF G2 :|
[2 ABA AGc | B2 A G2 D | BD/D/D EDB | DE/F/G AGE | GAF G2 |]
ABC
X: 9
T: The Angry Peeler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|~B3GED|DDD GED|~G3 AGD|EAA ABc|!
~B3GED|DDD GED|~G3 AGE|~G3 G2A:|!
|:B2A Bcd|ege dBA|~G3 AGE|EAA ABc|!
B2A Bcd|ege dBA|~G3 AGE|1 ~G3 G2A:|2 ~G3 G3||!
ABC
X: 10
T: The Angry Peeler
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BAB GED|B,DD GED|~G3 AGE|ABA AGA|
~B3 GED|B,DD GED|~G3 AGE|GAG G2A:|
|:B2A Bcd|ege dBA|~G3 AGE|ABA AGA|
B2A Bcd|ege dBA|~G3 AGE|GAG G2A:|
ABC

Twenty-two comments

I like the tune Dow wherever you got it from, but where are your comments? Your gems of wisdom about the background of this tune?
BTW I think a Peeler is a cop but why were they called that?

Answer:
In 1829 Robert Peel decided to reorganize the way London was policed. As a result of this reform, the new metropolitan police force became known as "Peelers" or "Bobbies".

Bloody hell Donough give us a chance - I only just posted it! It’s transcribed direct from the recording of tune #22 out of this discussion http://www.thesession.org/discussions/7490. I thought it was quite a nice version.

Hah! I know that now because I was going the other way from here to there (discussion). It was just an incredible petty pleasure to actually be able to catch the almighty Dow out!

Hey, you got in two posts before Dow could! Well done, Donough!

Hmm. Yeah, well done.

Do the peelers a favour; beat yourself up.

Angry Peeler / Flowers Of The Burren

This was recorded under the title Flowers Of The Burren in the 60s by the Kilfenora Ceili Band, and thus became popularised in sessions. It appears under that title in Foinn Seisun book 2. The setting is a bit different from mine:

X: 1
T: Flowers Of The Burren
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
B2A G2D|B,DD EDB,|DEG AGE|ABA AGA|
B2A G2D|B,DD EDB,|DEG AGE|GAG G2A:|
|:B2A Bcd|ege dBA|G2G AGE|ABA AGA|
B2A Bcd|ege dBA|G2B AGE|GAG G2A:|

Another setting appears in Norbeck’s index:

X: 1
T: The Angry Peeler
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
BAB GED|B,DD GED|~G3 AGE|ABA AGA|
~B3 GED|B,DD GED|~G3 AGE|GAG G2A:|
|:B2A Bcd|ege dBA|~G3 AGE|ABA AGA|
B2A Bcd|ege dBA|~G3 AGE|GAG G2A:|

Angry Peeler / Flowers Of The Burren

Here’s the version from Dervish’s Playing With Fire (based on the flute setting):

X: 1
T: The Angry Peeler
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
B2A GG,G,|B,DD D2B,|DEG AGE|~G3 AGA|
B2A GG,G,|B,DD D2B,|DEG AGE|GAG G2A:|
~B3 ~d3|dee dBA|GAB AGE|GAB AGA|
~B3 ~d3|dee dBA|GAB AGA|AGF G2A|
~B3 ~d3|dee dBA|GAB AGE|GAB AGA|
~B3 d2B|def g2G|GAB AGA|AGF G2A||

“The Flowers of the Burren” / “Brodie Kierce’s” ~ a better setting :-P

Something for the more discerning ear ~ with a nice second ending:

K: D Major
|: e |
f2 e d2 D | FAA BAF | ABd edB | efe efg |
f2 e d2 D | FAA BAF | AB/c/d edB | dec d2 :|
|: e |
fef a2 f | abf afe | d2 f edB |1 efe ece |
fef a2 f | abf afe | d2 f edB | dec d2 :|
2 efe ecg |
f2 e d2 D | FAA BAF | ABd edB | dec d2 ||

Oh yeah, not ‘my’ setting, but a transcription from the playing of others around Clare, some lovely folks that collectively have been known as "The Kilfenora Ceili Band" ~ great to dance to and with…

Hey Donough, where are you lad? We’ve made book ends for Dow…

This in fact appears as "The Bohola Jig" on the 2nd album of "The London Lasses & Pete Quinn." I wouldn’t add it as an alternative title though.

Down From Bell Harbour

Chris Droney’s version

T: Clogher Rose
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
A|:BAB GDD|B,DD EDD|G2G AGE|ABA AGA|
BAB GDD|B,DD EDD|G2G AGE|GAG G2:|!
A|:B2A Bdd|ege dBA|G2G AGE|ABA AGA|
B2A Bdd|ege dBA|G2G AGE|GAG G2:|

Listen to another Dmaj version here, and compare the transcription to the one ceolachan posted (it’s essentially the same setting except the B-part just repeats with no 2nd time ending):
http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_223_3_allow_ceili_band_in_munster

X: 1
T: Flowers Of The Burren
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
f2e d2A|FAA BAF|ABd edB|efe ede|
fge d2A|FAA BAF|ABd edB|ded d2e:|
|:fef a2f|abf afe|d2f edB|efe ede|
fef a2f|abf afe|d2f edB|ded d2e:|

What would they know, they’re just youngsters… 8-)

A very similar setting to the Dervish version appears on a Sliabh Notes album.

X: 1
T: Dónal De Barra’s
S: Sliabh Notes - Along Blackwater’s Banks
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
B2A G2G,|B,DD D2B,|DEG AGE|GAB ABc|
B2A G2G,|B,DD D2B,|DEG AGE|GAG G2A:|
Bdd d2B|deB dBA|G2B AGE|GAB AGA|
Bdd d2B|deB dBA|G2B AGE|GAG G2A|
Bdd d2B|deB dBA|G2B AGE|GAB AGA|
Bdd d2B|def gdB|GAB AGE|GAG G2c||

“The Flowers of the Burren” / “Brodie Kierce’s” ~ repeated with headers, etc.

X: 5
T: Flowers of the Burren, The
T: Brodie Kierce’s
S: The Kilfenora Ceili Band
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: D Major
|: e |\
f2 e d2 D | FAA BAF | ABd edB | efe efg |
f2 e d2 D | FAA BAF | AB/c/d edB | dec d2 :|
|: e |\
fef a2 f | abf afe | d2 f edB |
[1 efe ece | fef a2 f | abf afe | d2 f edB | dec d2 :|
[2 efe ecg | f2 e d2 D | FAA BAF | ABd edB | dec d2 |]

Jig From Jimmy Ward

A simple jig that Jack Coen used to play and taught at Augusta Heritage Festival. The transcription is Jack’s.

P.S. It’s G Major. Also, the ABCs you’ve given appear to have been lifted from somewhere else on the Internet, what’s your source? Those unnecessary exclamation (!) oddities at the end of lines suggest this…

Cleaning this up some:

K: GMaj
|: A |\
~B3 GED | DDD GED | ~G3 AGD | EAA ABc |
~B3 GED | DDD GED | ~G3 AGE | ~G3 G2 :|
|: A |\
B2 A Bcd | ege dBA | ~G3 AGE | EAA ABc |
B2 A Bcd | ege dBA | ~G3 AGE | ~G3 G2 :|