The Moving Bog reel

Also known as The Moving Bogs Of Powellsborough, The Moving Bogs Of Powelsboro.

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Jenny Picking Cockles (a few times), Mother’s Delight (a few times) and The Tap Room (a few times).

The Moving Bog has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Moving Bog
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
{c}BG{A}GF {A}G{c}B.A.F|D2 (3{G}FED {B}AD{G}FE| DG{A}GF {A}G.A{c}.B.c|1.d2 .e^c .d2 =cA:|2 .d2.e^c .d2 B=c||
dg{a}gf {a}g2 {b}ag|~f2de {g}fdcA|dg{a}gf {a}g{c'}bag|fg{b}af {a}g3f|
.d.e.f.g a3g|~f2e .d.e.f.g|a2ge (3fed e^c|.d2.e.^c .d2 .=c.A:||
X: 2
T: The Moving Bog
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:defd fafd|gabg ecAc|d2fd fafd|efge fdec|
defd fafd|gabg ecAc|dAAd BGED|1 CEAG FDFA:|2 CEAF GFEF||
X: 3
T: The Moving Bog
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BGGF GBAF | D2=CD =FDCE | DGG^F G2Bc |1 d=fec dBcA :|2 d=fec d2Bc ||
dggf g2ag | fdde fdcA | dggf g2ag | fgaf ~g3f |
defg ~a3g | fde^c defg | afge fde^c | d2eg fd=cA ||

Nine comments

Who know the name of this tune?

S:Joanie Madden

"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.

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Michael Cranitch

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.

To Jeremy,

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.