T: The Trip To Bofin
|:G3 ABG|dec A2 g|fed cFA|dec BcA|
G3 ABG|dec A2 g|fed cDF|1 AGF G2 D:|2 AGF G3||
|:g3 gag|fed cAG|fec gfd|fec edB|
[1 g3 gag|fed cAd|DFA dcA|AGF G3:|
[2 agg gff|fee edc|DFA dcA|AGF G3||
There is 1 recording of this tune.
The Trip To Bofin has been added to 2 tunebooks.
Composed by Galway artist Joe Boske, this is the opening track on the CD "Amara", an "own-release" recording from 1997. On the CD the tune is described as a "slow jig", and is played by Sean Smyth on a low whistle in the key of "F".
The sleeve notes say :
"A jaunty little jig that recalls my first boat journey from Cleggan Pier to Inishbofin so many years ago.
I would like to dedicate this tune to Paddy O’Halloran, Master Mariner, in his retirement, and to all the "Bofiners".
pS - is there something wrong with my transcription here ? I seem to be getting a repeated phrase at the end of the 2nd part, first time through. I can’t see why that is happening.
OK - think it’s sorted. Ignore "ps"above.
That’s interesting. It immediately put me in mind of The Boat to Bofin, attributed to Joanie Madden on the Seamus Connolly collection.