The Bog Carrot reel

Also known as An Coileach Comhraic, Captain Francis Wemyss, The Connacht Carrot, The Game Cock, Jack The Lighthouse.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Bog Carrot has been added to 1 tune set.

The Bog Carrot has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Bog Carrot
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:E|FAdA BdAd|BdAF E3G|FAdA BdAd|BdAF E2D:|
A|:f3e defg|afdf e2de|fgfe defe|dBAF E2D2:|
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge^ce|afdf afdf|gece d3f|
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge^ce|afge fdec|dBAF E2D|
X: 2
T: The Bog Carrot
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A | F<Ad>A B>Ad>A | B<dA>F E/E/E E2 | F<Ad>A B>Ad>A | B<dA>F D/D/D D :|
g | f>ed>e d>ef>g | a<da>f e/e/e e>g | f>ed>e d>ef>e | d>BA>F D/D/D Dg |
f>ed>e d>ef>g | a<da>f e/e/e e>g | f<ae<f d<eB<d | A>Fd>F D/D/D D ||
X: 3
T: The Bog Carrot
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAdA BdAB|dBAF E2EG|FAdA BdAB|dBAF EFDE|
FAdA BdAB|dBAF E2EG|FAdA BdAB|dBAF EFD2||
|:f2fe defg|afdf e2de|fgfe defe|dBAF EFD2:||
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge=ce|afdf afdf|ge^ce d2fg|
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge=ce|afge fdec|dBAF EFDE||
X: 4
T: The Bog Carrot
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
GBeB ceBe | ceBG F2FA | GBeB ceBe | ceBG (3FGF EF |
GBeB ceBe | ceBG F2FA | GBeB ceBe | ceBG (3FGF E2 ||
g2 gf efga | bgeg (3fgf f2 | gagf efgf | ecBG (3FGF E2 |
g2 gf efga | bgeg (3fgf f2 | gagf efgf | ecBG (3FGF E2 ||
bgeg bgeg | af=df af=df | bgeg bgeg | af=df e2 eg |
bgeg bgeg | aece afdf | bgeg bgeg | aedf ecBA ||
# Added by Jesse .

Seven comments

Source: Jackie Daly, Seamus & Manus McGuire : "Buttons & Bows"
Transcription: g.m.p.

I’m not sure I want to know the answer, but what the heck is a bog carrot?

Yet another great tune, thanks to Gian Marco. I for one really appreciate your efforts in transcribing all these tunes from recordings—they are eminently playable settings, representing a range of interesting styles and personal approaches to the tunes, and I enjoy your taste in choosing tunes to post here. More power to you G.M.!

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Thanks Will 😀

The Bog Carrot/Captain Francis Wemyss

Interesting to compare the following strathspey:

X:961
T:Captain Francis Wemyss
S:Kerr’s Merry Melodies Bk.3
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:D
A | F<Ad>A B>Ad>A | B<dA>F E/E/E E2 | F<Ad>A B>Ad>A | B<dA>F D/D/D D :|
g | f>ed>e d>ef>g | a<da>f e/e/e e>g | f>ed>e d>ef>e | d>BA>F D/D/D Dg |
f>ed>e d>ef>g | a<da>f e/e/e e>g | f<ae<f d<eB<d | A>Fd>F D/D/D D ||

Diarmuid O’Brien & Donie Nolan’s version

X:1
T:Bog Carrot Reel, The
R:reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Dmaj
FAdA BdAB|dBAF E2EG|FAdA BdAB|dBAF EFDE|
FAdA BdAB|dBAF E2EG|FAdA BdAB|dBAF EFD2||
|:f2fe defg|afdf e2de|fgfe defe|dBAF EFD2:||
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge=ce|afdf afdf|ge^ce d2fg|
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge=ce|afge fdec|dBAF EFDE||

The Bog Carrot, X:4

This is the setting used by my band. In case anyone is interested

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