250 To Vigo reel

Also known as 250cc To Vigo, Two Fifty To Vigi, Two Fifty To Vigo, Two-Fifty To Vigo, The Two-Fifty To Vigo.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

250 To Vigo has been added to 1 tune set.

250 To Vigo has been added to 232 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: 250 To Vigo
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
fBBA BdFG-|GBdB Acec|fBBA BdFG-|GBBd cBB2|
fBBA BdFG-|GBdB Ac(3efg|f2BA BdFG-|GBfe defg|
affe decd-|decd ed(3cBA|affe decd-|dfab fee2|
affe decd-|decd ed(3cBA|f2BA Bdcd-|decd ed(3cBA||
% the middle 8 bit
cFFc dGGd|cFFe dBB2|cFFc dGG2|1dfec dBB2:|2dfec defg|
% ... and 2nd part variation
affd caBc-|cABc dcBA|affd caBc-|cfab fee2|
X: 2
T: 250 To Vigo
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
fBBA BdFG-|GBdB Acec|fBBA BdFG-|GABd cB B/B/B|
fBBA BdFG-|GBdB cdeg|fBBA BdFG-|GBfe dBBA|
affe decd-|decd ed c/B/A|affe decd-|dfaf feef|
affe decd-|decd ed c/B/A|fBBA Bfcd-|dfec dcBA|
|:fBBA BdFG-|GBdB Acec|fBBA BdFG-|GABd cB B/B/B|
fBBA BdFG-|GBdB cdeg|fBBA BdFG-|GBfe dBBA|
affe decd-|decd ed c/B/A|affe decd-|dfaf feef|
affe decd-|decd ed c/B/A|fBBA Bfcd-|dfec dcBA|
cFFc dGGd|cFFe dBBd|cFFc dGGd|cfec dBBd|
cFFc dGGd|cFFe dBBd|cFFc dGGd|cfec defg|
affd caBc-|caBc dcBA|affd caBc-|caaf feef|
affd caBc-|caBc dcBA|fBBA Bfcd-|dfec|dcBA:|B8|]
X: 3
T: 250 To Vigo
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|"Bm" B2fzBf2B| "Bm-5"=f4 edBA | "Bm"B2fzBf2B| "Bm-5" =f4 edBA |
"Bm"B2fzBf2B|"Bm-5" =f4 edBA | "Bm"B2fzBf2B| e8 ||

Seventeen comments

Lunasa: Redwood: track 10

I saw someone on this site looking for this tune, it was written by the fiddler from Shooglenifty I believe, and is a little cracker, though lunasa play it a little slow for my taste, and their variated 2nd part seems a little pointless as it is so similar to the real 2nd part, enjoy.

Angus Grant, I think is his name. If I remember correctly (and could be wrong), he wrote it while riding on the back of a motorcycle to Vigo. It’s on the Shooglenifty album "Venus in Tweeds". Other people have been recording it, it’s a nice one, I think.

P.s.

And, again if I remember correctly (it’s been a while since I’ve heard them play it), the Shoogles play it rather slowly as well, though I haven’t heard that track in a while.

Speed

You’re right, Zina, even that slow that I’ve always seen it as a tune in the ‘miscellaneous’-department rather than as a reel.
Recorded by the Poozies and the Ceili Bandits as well.

Thanks

I was the one looking for the tune. I like the syncopation of it. Thanks for supplying the ABC. My group meets Tuesday and we’ll all have a go at it.

I managed to pick up a fair amount of this tune at a session with the Peatbog Faeries the other week - they play it fairly fast and it sounds awesome… but that’s also because they’re an awesome band :oD

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250 to vigo

check out the band’s website @ shoogle.com for their version of the tune - thanks Dzoni.

Tricky !

Am I the only one who finds that middle 8 bit tricky to do neatly? Any tips?

cFFc dGGd|cFFe dBB2|

Yes, tricky.

I think the problem is in playing these cF and dG "fretting" with a finger and sound in tune. As always there’s nothing else to do except practice. It can be very usefull in other tunes.

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250 to Vigo and Otter’s Holt

Some similarities between these two?

Vigo

I would like to remember you that Vigo is in Galiza, one of the celtic countries invited at the Festival of Lorient in Bretagne.
I love this tune but I preffer Lunasa´s tempo, slowly with more feeling and swing than Shooglenifty one.

As played by Duncan Chisholm on his CD Farrar:

X: 1
T: Two-fifty to Vigo
C: Angus Grant
M: C|
L: 1/8
Q: 1/2=56
N: To play along with recording detune fiddle by a semitone.
K: Bm
fBBA BdFG-|GBdB Acec|fBBA BdFG-|GABd cB B/B/B|
fBBA BdFG-|GBdB cdeg|fBBA BdFG-|GBfe dBBA|
affe decd-|decd ed c/B/A|affe decd-|dfaf feef|
affe decd-|decd ed c/B/A|fBBA Bfcd-|dfec dcBA|
|:fBBA BdFG-|GBdB Acec|fBBA BdFG-|GABd cB B/B/B|
fBBA BdFG-|GBdB cdeg|fBBA BdFG-|GBfe dBBA|
affe decd-|decd ed c/B/A|affe decd-|dfaf feef|
affe decd-|decd ed c/B/A|fBBA Bfcd-|dfec dcBA|
cFFc dGGd|cFFe dBBd|cFFc dGGd|cfec dBBd|
cFFc dGGd|cFFe dBBd|cFFc dGGd|cfec defg|
affd caBc-|caBc dcBA|affd caBc-|caaf feef|
affd caBc-|caBc dcBA|fBBA Bfcd-|dfec|dcBA:|B8|]

Mmm.
Have just checked the Shoogles website and the version posted there is almost identical to what Mr Chisholm plays.

Maybe he learnt it from the dots!

Author

Can anyone confirm for me that it was written by Angus Grant?

Author

Yes. This is an Angus Grant tune.

Shooglenifty Intro

As per Venus in Tweeds, something like:
X:1
T:Two-fifty to Vigo (Intro)
C:Angus Grant
D:Shooglenifty. Venus in Tweeds
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:Bm
|"Bm" B2fzBf2B| "Bm-5"=f4 edBA | "Bm"B2fzBf2B| "Bm-5" =f4 edBA |
"Bm"B2fzBf2B|"Bm-5" =f4 edBA | "Bm"B2fzBf2B| e8 ||