More Grog Coming reel

Also known as More Grog Is Coming.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

More Grog Coming has been added to 1 tune set.

More Grog Coming has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: More Grog Coming
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A | d2ef gfec | d2fd adfa | (3gfe fd ecdB | AGFG Add :|
B | AGFD [E3A3]F | [D2A2]FD ADFB | AGFD [E3A3]F | AGFE D3B |
| AGFD E2[D2D2]- | [D2D2]FD ADFB | AGFD [E3A3]F | AGFE D3 |]
X: 2
T: More Grog Coming
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: z (3ABc | d2ef gfec | d2fd adfd | fgfd ecef | agfe d2 :|
BG | AGFD E=CE=C | D2FD ADFA | AFFA E2FG | AGFE D3B |
| AFFA E2FE | D2FD ADFA | AFFA E2FG | AGFE D2 |]

Two comments

More Grog Coming

A real Trowie Tune this one and possible candidate for the finest Shetland reel never played.

The earliest source I can find for this is the 1973 Shetland Fiddle Music LP from the School of Scottish Studies (https://thesession.org/recordings/666) where Gibbie Gray of Unst pairs it with ‘The lass that made the bed for me’ (https://thesession.org/tunes/4034). The liner notes to that disc state that, "Neither of these two tunes can be traced elsewhere".

In 1978 John Martin of Ossian can then be heard playing it on St Kilda Wedding (https://thesession.org/recordings/518) pairing it with Tilley Plump (https://thesession.org/tunes/5973) and Da Foostra. John himself told me that he no longer plays the tune but that he too found it on the School of Scottish Studies recording and thinks it might have been a Roger Jamieson composition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9ayf1mgcqQ


It’s also been recorded by Manchester based Irish band the House Devils. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAAqjsp8Cjs


This setting is my own from the playing of John Martin. The key here is hitting the syncopated, double-stopped low D nice and strongly and sliding it into tune.

More Grog Coming, X:2

I’ve added a transcription of Gibbie Gray’s playing on the original School of Scottish Studies recording. Although this LP was released the recordings were made (if I recall the sleeve notes correctly) from 1955.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ks6b8pykoM