The Sporting Boys Of Scotstown reel

Also known as The Sporting Lads Of Scotstown.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Sporting Boys Of Scotstown has been added to 1 tune set.

The Sporting Boys Of Scotstown has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Sporting Boys Of Scotstown
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:cd|eaaa e2cd|eaaa e2cd|eaaa edcA|BAGA B2:|
|:ed|cAAA EAAA|cAAA e2ed|cAAA EAAA|BAGA B2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Sporting Boys Of Scotstown
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:cd|eafa ecAc|eafa e2cd|eafa ecAc|BGEG B2:|
ed|cAA/A/A EAAA|cAAc e2ed|cAA/A/A EAcA|BAGA B2ed|
cAA/A/A EAAB|cBc/c/d e2ed|ceag|fedc|BAGA B2||

Five comments

Re: The Sporting Boys Of Scotstown

Never heard it, but I like it. A bit reminiscent of the “Limestone Rock”, but in A with the parts reversed. What do the sleeve notes say about it’s origins ?

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Re: The Sporting Boys Of Scotstown

I have been looking for the name of the first tune in this set ( https://youtu.be/y-NrGZt8mng ) and it seems like this tune is fairly similar. Though the B part is played first and there is a third part added in the middle. I’d be interested to know if you think its the same tune or if I’m just getting my tunes muddled.

Re: The Sporting Boys Of Scotstown

Your tunes are definitely muddled - the first tune in that set is an attempt at “Colonel Fraser” with parts missing, and in the wrong order.
Nothing whatsoever to do with this tune.

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The Sporting Lads Of Scotstown, X:2

My take on the Sporting Lads of Scotstown from the album Our Dear Dark Mountain With The Sky Over It. The sleeve notes say it’s a tune from the Bogue Collection. Bernard Bogue (1860-1930) was an RIC man stationed in Emyvale, County Monaghan who seems to have spent his time collecting tunes rather than doing actual police work. Emyvale is roughly 12km from Scotstown.