Beoga reel

By Seán Óg Graham

Also known as Beoga!, Exploding Bow.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Beoga has been added to 3 tune sets.

Beoga has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Beoga
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B2bf abfd|dcdf edcd|B2bf abd'c'|b4 befa|
b3b abfd|dcdf edcd|Bcd=f ^fB~B2|defd edcd:|
|:Bcde fB~B2|_Bcde fB~B2|Acde fA~A2|_Acde fA~A2|
Gcde fgfe|dcGc dcFc|Bcde fgfe|dccB ^AcFc:|
2
X: 2
T: Beoga
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B2bB abfe|defe edcd|B2bB abd'c'|b3b- befa|
b2b/b/b abfe|defe edcd|Bcde fBB/B/B|defe edcd:|
|:Bcde fBB/B/B|^Acde f^AA/A/A|=Acde f=AA/A/A|^Gcde f^GG/G/G|
=Gcde fgfe|dcEc dcFc|Gcde fgfe|1 f/e/dcB ^AcF2:|2 f/e/dcdB4||
3
X: 3
T: Beoga
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B2 bB abfe|defe (3fed cd|(3 BBB bB abd'c'|b2 (3bbb befa|
ab (3bbb abfe|defe (3fed cd|Bcde fB (3BBB|fB (3efg fedc:|
|:Bcde fB (3BBB|^Acde fA (3AAA|Acde fA (3AAA|^Gcde fG (3GGG|
Gcde fgfe|dcEc dcFc|Gcde fgfe|dc (3ccB ^A2 F:|
# Added by jmeme .

Six comments

Beoga

As played by Comas on their album “Charge”.

Re: Beoga

I believe this was composed by Sean Og Graham

Re: Beoga

In regards to the name of this tune, there’s some disagreement both on this website and in our local session whether it’s called Beoga or The Exploding Bow, but the latter name actually belongs to a different tune (https://thesession.org/tunes/19828). The confusion seems to come from the fact both were recorded together in a track simply called “Exploding Bow”, but the track list does indeed clarify it’s the first jig in the set that has that name, and this reel is listed as “Beoga!” (see e.g. https://thesession.org/recordings/1409 or https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lovely-Madness-Beoga/dp/B000ZIZ0QG)