The Bothy Band: a jig and five reels

The Bothy Band: a jig and five reels

Hi, I downloaded a song from the bothy band, and it was named: a jig and five reels. Does anyone know which tunes these are??

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Srry if my spelling isn’t correct…(i’m dutch you know)

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I don’t know if this is the same set or not but it was on the BBC "Live in Concert" album.

Track 16 A jig and five reels.

Listed as Roger Sherlock’s/Around the world/Rip the Calico/Martin Wynne’s/Enchanted Lady/Holy Land

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Is it the best Bothy Band set of all time?
On Out of the Wind into the Wun

Is it?
The Leitrim Fancy (jig and reel)
Round The World For Sport
Rip The Calico
The Enchanted Lady
The Holy Land

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Yes, I thought it may have been that one too but it’s known as "A jig and five reels" on the BBC album.

I’ve just listened to the "Out of the wind" album and it appears to be the same set too. However, "The Leitrim Fancy" is called "Roger sherlock’s" on the live album. This seems to be a mistake as Roger Sherlock’s is a different tune in the database here i.e another title for "Give us a drink of water"!

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So, I’d reckon the first tune in the set is correctly titled "The Leitrim Fancy".

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I’ve now looked at the sleeve notes of "Out of Wind" and they say "This reel is generally connected with the County Sligo flute player, Roger Sherlock".

So, it’s not a mistake on the live album either. just another "Roger Sherlock’s". ;-)

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Err, the first tune is a jig, not a reel. In fact, the jig "The Leitrim Fancy", is a version of the first reel, "Around the World for Sport". Or vice versa, I suppose. Of course, I suppose the jig might be associated with Roger Sherlock.

On the other hand, the Bothy Band has history of mistakes in track listings and liner notes….

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For pretty definitive answers to these sorts of questions, I usually bop over to irishtune.info, because Alan Ng goes to great effort to catch all the mistakes or renamings made by the band or producer. Track 3 on "Out of the Wind Into the Sun" has a jig and five reels:

http://www.irishtune.info/album/BB+3/

Sounds like they might be the same tunes. The "Live in Concert" album isn’t in that database though.

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"Is it?
The Leitrim Fancy (jig and reel)
Round The World For Sport
Rip The Calico
The Enchanted Lady
The Holy Land
"

But wait! That’s only four reels!

The Leitrim Fancy is the jig, and Around the World for Sport (aka Sword in hand) is the first reel. The missing reel in the middle is Martin Wynne’s #1.

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I actually have both the albums. As I say track 16 is actually titled "A jig and five reels" on the BBC Live in Concert album. The same set of tunes is also on the "Out of the wind and into the sun" album. The only difference is that "The Leitrim Fancy" is referred to as "Roger Sherlock’s" but it’s the same tune.

So, I’m pretty sure that this is the set Ainekenaz is enquiring about.

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Indeed, it was the ‘BBC LIve in concert’, I think it was in Paris,
Thanks everybody!!