The Burnt Cabbage reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Burnt Cabbage has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Burnt Cabbage
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:BE~E2 BAFA|BFAF DEFA|BE~E2 BAFA|1 Bcdf e2dc:|2 Bcdf e3d||
Bdef gfeg|fdad bdad|Bdef gfeg|fedf e3d|
Bdef gfeg|fddc dfaf|g2bg f2ef|dBAF EFGA||

Five comments

The Burnt Cabbage (reel)

This reel comes from the duet playing of Jesse Smith and Colm Gannon. I thought it’s a version of Reel of Bogie: https://thesession.org/tunes/3307 But it’s turned out to be Sligo fiddler Michael Gorman’s composition.

I’d appreciate if someone informs us of the naming of the tune.

Somewhere, I think on Folktrax cassette "Michael Gorman, Techniques of a Sligo Fiddler" I have heard a tale of playing a tune when the host had put some cabbage on to boil and forgetting it until smoke came under the kitchen door. So they called the tune The Burnt Cabbage.

I suspect that this is a reel verion of Siud Mar Chaidh An Cal A Dholaigdh transposed to Em.Related to Haughs of Cromdale etc.

Thanks David for the info.

This tune is actually a relatively new composition, but it sounds like a composite of older tunes or melodies.