Up To Your Knees In Sand reel

Also known as Up To Your Neck In Sand, Up To Your Nose In Sand, West Clare.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Up To Your Knees In Sand has been added to 7 tune sets.

Up To Your Knees In Sand has been added to 57 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Up To Your Knees In Sand
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 GF GABc | dBeB dBAF | DFAF BFAF | DFAF GFEF |
G2 GF GABc | dBeB dB A2 | Be e2 dBAF | DEFD E2 EF :|
GB B2 gBeB | FA A2 FAdA | GB B2 dBdB | AGFG E2 EF |
GB B2 gBeB | FA A2 FA d2 | G2 GF GBdB |1 AGFG E2 EF :|2 AGFG E4 |
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Up To Your Knees In Sand
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 GF GABc | dBeB dBAF | DFAF BFAF | DFAF GFEF |
G2 GF GABc | dBeB dB A2 | Be e2 dBAF | DEFD E2 EF :|
GB B2 gBeB | FA A2 FAdA | GB B2 dBdB | AGFG E2 EF |
GB B2 gBeB | FA A2 FA d2 | G2 GF GBdB |1 AGFG E2 EF :|2 AGFG E4 |

Nine comments

Up To Your Knees….

A curious title, but a fine reel. From Mary Bergin’s 1st solo recording.

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Recording

Also to be found on ‘Made in Cork’ by Patrick Street.

Up to your Knees in Sand

This reel is known as "Chuig na Glu’ine I nGaineamhThu’ " in Irish . It could be a reference to the practice of shellfish gathering on the west coast of Ireland, in which one is frequently up to your knees in sand, water,shells, irate crabs, kelp etc.

Feadoga Stain Mary first ablum is a miracle of whistle playing; this set is no exception. Interestingly enough, I found this tune goes equally on pipes and wire harp.

Mrs. Crotty

This tune is a relative of the "Teetotaller" or "Temperance" reel as played by Mrs. Crotty, the late Kilrush concertina player.

West Clare Reel

On Shaskeen’s "Atlantic Breeze" this tune is called "West Clare Reel".

This is how Tom Driscoll plays the tune

Tom is a native Clareman, from Moymore in Liscannor. He learned many of his tunes from Paddy and John Kilhoury. This is Tom’s setting.
X: 1
T:Up to Your Knees in Sand
R:reel
D: Tom Driscoll, Co. Clare
Z:id:hn-reel-164
M:C|
K:G
|GB~B2 GBEB|FA~A2 FADA|GB~B2 GBEB|AFDF ~E3F|
|GB~B2 GBEB|FA~A2 FADA|G3 F GBdB|AGFG ~E3F:|
~G3F GABc|dBeB dBAF|DFAF BFAF|DFAF GFEF|
~G3F GABc|dBeB dBA2|Be~e2 dBAF|DEFD ~E3F:|

Re: Up To Your Knees In Sand

I’m afraid not - the titles of both reels as given on the "Youtube" title are wrong - see the comments I posted 2 years ago :

"The names of the 2 reels given in the title are both wrong. Cathal almost certainly got the first from the playing of Co. Galway whistle player Mary Bergin. He recorded this tune on his first solo LP, "Handed Down", and called it "Mary Bergin’s" on the album sleeve. Mary recorded that tune on her solo LP "Feadoga Stain", but had no name for it. She did also record the reel "Up To Your Knees In Sand", but on a different track [ Track #8, last reel ]. It’s very likely that someone has got the titles confused somewhere along the line.
"Leah Holst" - see below - is correct in that the 2nd reel played is "Sweeney’s Buttermilk", and not "Crowley’s#2".
Great banjo playing.

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Re: Up To Your Knees In Sand

Does this remind anyone else of "O’Connell’s Farewell to Dublin"? Or am I just crazy?