Flogging Reel (NYC/Sligo Setting)
I learned this setting from Tony DeMarco who learned it from Martin Wynn.This is classic NYC/Sligo stuff & I’m sure many fluters & pipers will like the ‘c part’. no F nat’s
The Fogging Reel
This is actuaaly an old scottish pipe tune called "The Flagon Reel". The irish stole it, jazzed it up and then gave a slightly different name. This tune is also recorded by Blazin’ Fiddles on their new album "The Old Style".
Murphy’s mob does this tune in a set with Donegal Tinker, Flogging Reel, Castle Kelly and Foxhunters.
A great banjo-tune when played fast. Fun too.
I play this tune with some f naturals in the last part, I think it sounds better that way.
Here’s a version with the Fnaturals
This sounds like the version Mary Bergin plays on Feadoga Stain
|:B~G3 BGdG|B~G3 (3Bcd gd|B~G3 BdcB|AGFG ABcA:|
|:~g3d BGBd|~g3d fgaf|~g3d BGBd|AGFG ABcA:|
|: (3Bcd gd Bdgd|Bdgd BGG2|Ac=fc Ac=fc|Ac=fc A=FF2|
(3Bcd gd Bdgd|Bdef ~g3a|bgaf gdBd|AGFG ABcA|]
re: version with f naturals-it’s on Feadoga Stain 2
Patsy Tuohy Version
T: Flogging Reel, The
|:dc | BG G2 BGdc | BG G2 (3Bcd gd | BG G2 (3BAG dB | AD F2 ABcA |
BG G2 BGdc | BG G2 (3Bcd gd | BG G2 (3BAG dB | AFDF ABcA ||
|:g3d BGBd | g3e fgaf | (3gfe dc BcdB | AD F2 ABcA |
g3d BGBd | g3e fgaf | bgaf (3gfe dB | AFDF ABcA ||
|:(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd | (3Bcd gd BG G2 | (3ABd fd (3ABd fd | (3ABd fd BG G2 |
(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd | (3Bcd ef g3a | bgaf (3gfe dB | AFDF ABcA ||
this tune is in o’neills with f naturals in the third part, sounds much better in my opinion, although obviously not much use for flute players
In my opinion, It’s not the Flogging Reel without the F naturals which is one of the things that makes the tune special.
But I heard it’s not uncommon to play the tune with F naturals in the last part among pipers.
Sorry, I mean "it’s not uncommon to play the tune with F *sharps* in the last part among pipers." I recently learnt to play the tune with F naturals on the keyless flute using a cross-fingering.
Heard Jerry Holland playing this last night. This is a Cape Breton setting from Live at West Mabou Hall:
[BG]G G/G/G [BG-]G[cG]G|[BG]G G/G/G Bdgd|[BG]G G/G/G [BG-]G[cG][BG]|AGFG ABcA:|
g3d (3Bcd dB|g3e fgaf|g3d BcdB|AGFG ABcA|
g3d (3Bcd dB|g3e fgag|bgaf gedB|AGFG ABcA|
|:(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd|(3Bcd gd BGGB|(3ABc =fc (3ABc fc|(3ABc =fc A=FFc|
(3Bcd gd (3Bcd gd|(3Bcd ef g2ga|bgaf gedB|AGFG ABcA:|
It’s also on An Fir Bolg…
…by Jack Talty and Cormac Begley, a John Kelly version.
Bannerman beware: there’s no F naturals in their version!
Another English variant.
I’ve posted the Flagon Reel from the Vickers’ manuscript. https://thesession.org/tunes/13022
Personally I feel it has more drive than "Alonby Lasses".
Flogging Reel (NYC/Sligo Setting)
X:5 from the fiddling of Lad O’Bierne, on a home acetate: https://app.box.com/s/8wavey2c8eoi5sweoou3 I didn’t realize the original transcription for this tune was from Tony D’ who learned from Lad and other fiddlers in the Big Apple, it’s a quite obscure setting. Anyways compare the two transcriptions and listen to Lad and see what you think, I love the run down to the fiddle’s low G, Coleman did that as well in Miss McLeod’s and the Shaskeen.
Sharon Shannon, Eugene Lamb, and others…2nd tune
The Flogging, X:6
I heard this version from Gerry O’Connor and also from KevinGriffin.
I especially like the third part with the high and low f natural.
The Flogging, X:7
Willie Clancy’s version - one set of variation and not all the ornamentation…