Who know the name of this tune?
"this is the tune, as played and taught by Joanie taught by Joanie Madden in the whistle workshop at the 1999 CCE Convention in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA on April 10, 1999"
Tom Madden from his notes on notation handed out by Joanie Madden
Gan Ainm/The Moving Bog
This tune is in Brendan Breathnach’ s "Ceol Rince" Vol 1 as "The Moving Bog" - reel #130.
Ah, I don’t know how I couldn’t find this tune before. I heard it played by Matt Cranitch’s father, Senate Michael Cranitch on Siar an Bothar ages ago. Nicolas Carolan called it "The Moving Bogs of Powelsboro". I really like this tune and I got a recording of it on i Gcnoc na Grai by Tony MacMahon and Noel Hill.
Please would you be able to sort out the dots for this one? At the moment it links to a gan ainm posted by zina. Thanks in advance.
Composed by Paddy Sweeney
According to the liner notes of Danish band Moving Cloud’s CD "Sweet Nyaa" this tune was composed by fiddle player Paddy Sweeney, who was a native of Powelsboro, a little place between Tubbercurry and Ballymote. The title of the tune refers to a natural phenomenon which occasionally occurs when water pressure causes part of a bog to move or slide.
That’s the first tune, the one in G, that was composed by him.
Moving Cloud’s setting
I’ve also added Moving Cloud’s version of this tune, see version 3 above.
The Tap Room / The Moving Bog
The set played by Peter Conlon and James Morrison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2helr_qXFQ
The Moving Bog
I suddenly realised this tune is closely related to The Sandymount: https://thesession.org/tunes/176
The Moving Bogs of Powellsborough
The non-abbreviated spelling of the townland name is "Powellsborough". A 1966 set from Jimmy Power: