Over The Bog Road reel

Also known as Biddy Ryan’s, Hurricane’s Victory, The Hurricane’s Victory.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Green Fields Of America (a few times), The Boys Of The Lough (a few times) and The Merry Harriers (a few times).

Over The Bog Road has been added to 1 tune set.

Over The Bog Road has been added to 60 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Over The Bog Road
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GEDE ~G3A|Bdgd BGEG|AGEG ~A3c|Bdgd BGAF|
GEDE ~G3A|Bdgd BGEG|Bdgd Bedc|BdAc BG~G2:|
|:gede ~g3a|bgaf gfed|ageg ~a3b|c'abg agef|
gede ~g3a|bgaf gfed|Bdgd Bedc|BdAc BG~G2:|
X: 2
T: Over The Bog Road
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GEDE ~G2GA|Bdgd BG~G2|AGEG ~A2Ac|Bdgd ~B2AB|
GE~E2 ~G2GA|Bdgd BG~G2|Bdgd ~e2ge|1dBAc BGAB:|2dBAc BG~G2||
gede ~g2ga|b2ab gedg|ageg ~a2ab|(3c'ba bg agea|
gede ~g2ga|(3bag af gfed|Bdgd edge|1dBAc BG~G2:|2dBAc BGAB||
X: 3
T: Over The Bog Road
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AB|GEDE ~G2GA|Bdgd BG~G2|AGEG A2cA|Bdgd BdAF|
GEDE ~G2GA|Bdgd BG~G2|Bdgd e2ge|dBAc BG:|
~g2|(3gfe de gBdg|b2af gfeg|ageg ~a2ab|c'2bg agef|
gede gBdg|(3baf (3agf gfed|Bdgd e2ge|dBAc BG:|

Eight comments

I first heard this tune on Hammy Hammilton’s CD "The Moneymusk". Hammy plays a duet with my admired Paul McGrattan and they play a set with this tune and "The Hous on the Hill" which I know by the name "Mrs Thornton’s" and it makes an excellent set.
It’s a very easy and simple tune but I really like its melody and it’s rhythm.

This tune is also on John Carty & Brian McGrath "The Cat that Ate the Candle." The second tune in Jackie Coleman Set.

Biddy Ryan’s

John G. Walsh calls this tune Biddy Ryan’s on his album "The Galway Rambler." Does anyone know who Biddy Ryan is/was?

Breathnach Vol. 5

In the Breathnach vol. 5 #138 this reel is called "Father Kelly’s" and according to notes on the tune, Father Kelly wrote this one. But don’t stick in Father Kelly’s as an alternative title because he apparently named all of his tunes and didn’t like them being known as "Father Kelly’s".

Setting #2: Frankie Gavin

plays "Over The Bog Road" on the flute on that De Danann album…
Oh wait, it’s also on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5xuBTfgp3I


Again, this is not a specific take. Instead I kind of tried to distil the basic melody (with only a few minor variations), compensating breathing breaks and stuff.

Re: Over The Bog Road

First reel : https://youtu.be/49OUB9Q8tdU

[ There was no accompanying photo to the music, so I added a photo which was taken in Ennis I think 3 years ago, and amused me.].

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