The Clogger’s Quilt reel

Also known as Ballyket Courthouse, The Ballyket Courthouse, Barry’s Fancy, Clogger Quilt, The Clogger Quilt, The Cogger’s Quilt, Corry Hilly, The Glogger’s Quilt, Kathleen’s Fiddle, Larry Redican’s, Larry Redigan’s, Micho Russell’s Favorite, Micho Russell’s Favourite, Paddy Finlay’s, Rattigan’s, St Andrews, St. Andrew’s, St. Andrews, The Swallow.

There are 27 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Humours Of Westport (lots of times), The Abbey (a few times), The High (a few times) and Swinging On The Gate (a few times).

The Clogger’s Quilt has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Clogger's Quilt has been added to 76 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Clogger's Quilt
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
Bc | d~c3 A~F3 | DGGF G2FD | C~F3 CFAF | GAFG AFFA |
c2c=B cdcA | GFAF GFDF | CFAF CFAF | GAFG AFF_B |
A~c3 dcAc | dggf gfde | ~f3d c2Ac | fefg affe |
f2df c2Ac | dfga gfde | fefd c2Ac | fefg afgf ||
X: 2
T: The Clogger's Quilt
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2 eB dBAG|EAAG (3ABA GB|d2 eB dBAG|EGGF GABc|
dgeB dBAG|EAAG (3ABA GB|d2 eB dBAG|EGGF G2 ef||
(3gag fg edBd|eaag agef|g2 ag edBd|egfa g2 ef|
(3gag fg edBd|eaag agef|g2 ag edBd|egfa gfeB||
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X: 3
T: The Clogger's Quilt
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: c3 d cFAF | DGGA G2 AB | c2 AF CFAF | G2 FG AF F2 :|
|: Ac (3c^Bc dcAc | dgga gfde |(3fef fd c2 Ac | f3 g af f2 :|
|: d3 e dGBG | EAAB A2 Bc | d2 BG DGBG | A2 GA BG G2 :|
|: Bd (3d^cd edBd | eaab agef | (3gfg ge d2 Bd | g3 a bg g2 :|
X: 4
T: The Clogger's Quilt
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd|:e~d3 B~G3|!breath!E2 AG A2 GE|D~G3 dedB|!breath!A2 GA BGGB|
d3B dedB|!breath!A2 GB A2 GE|D~G3 dedB|!breath!A2 GA BG G2|
BddB d2 (3B^cd|ez a{g}a {b}agef|(3gbg eg dGBd|gz ga b~g3|
gBeB dG (3B^cd|ez a{g}a {b}agef|{b}gf{b}ge dGBd|gz ga bga>g:|]
# Added by Mars .

Nineteen comments

Clogger’s Quilt

I have added this tune as one of the tunes on the Dezi Donnelly album ‘Familiar Footsteps’, that has not yet been posted.
I have the 5th track (Gan Ainm) if anyone wants it sent directly to them as I don’t see much point in posting it as a Gan Ainm.

Post it anyway. A name might appear for it sooner or later.

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I play this tune in G so it will sit nicely on my flute. Great tune!

Martin Hayes calls this The Swallow, and I’ve seen it elsewhere under that name.

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St. Andrew’s

On an "Outlet" label compilation as "Saint Andrew’s" reel, I think played by The Sean Ryan Trio. It’s also in Bulmer & Sharpley Vol. 3 under this name.

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Aka Ballykey Courthouse?

Is this also known as the Ballyket Courthouse, usually played in G? Something like:

X:1
T: Ballyket Courthouse
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
d2 eB dBAG|EAAG (3ABA GB|d2 eB dBAG|EGGF GABc|
dgeB dBAG|EAAG (3ABA GB|d2 eB dBAG|EGGF G2 ef||
(3gag fg edBd|eaag agef|g2 ag edBd|egfa g2 ef|
(3gag fg edBd|eaag agef|g2 ag edBd|egfa gfeB||

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Er, BallykeT, ‘scuse the typo in the comment header.

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A tribute to Michael Coleman

This tune can also be found on Joe Burke’s and Andy McGann’s album: a Tribute to Michael Coleman. It’s great. It doesn’t appear in the details due to a typo when the album was submitted.

Another title

NYC fiddler Jackie Roche, student of James Morrison, recorded this in the late 50s on his Avoca LP Irish Violin as Rattigan’s. Probably the first recording of it.

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This is the one called "Larry Redigan’s" on "Music at Matt Molloy’s" CD.

Four Men & a Dog

They play this as the last tune in the Mountain Road set. I always thought it quite similar to Tom Ward’s downfall. Lovely tune. Prefer it in F than G.

Yes, it’s nice in F. In our local session, this F tune is played as a different tune from the one in G, which I posted as a separate entry here: https://thesession.org/tunes/7678.

Ballyket Courthouse

When Will posted this tune as a duplication in a different key he was mistaken indeed. I’ve always known B.C as Paddy Finlay’s and definitely different to this tune, The Swallow.

“St. Andrews” - “Music from Ireland volume 3”

Dave Bulmer & Neil Sharpley, 1976
ISBN: 0-9503784-4-5

Page 11, tune #32: "St. Andrews" in F

See the previous link for the transcription…

“St. Andrews” ~ a rescued duplication

Key signature: F Major / G Major
Submitted on August 15th 2008 by nicholas.
~ /tunes/8815

X: 3
T: Gan Ainm
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Fmaj
|: c3 d cFAF | DGGA G2 AB | c2 AF CFAF | G2 FG AF F2 :|
|: Ac (3c^Bc dcAc | dgga gfde |(3fef fd c2 Ac | f3 g af f2 :|

This one ~ was played a lot in sessions in Durham (UK) back in the Seventies. I think it was in one of the Bulmer-Sharpley tunebooks, which were used a lot, as a "Gan Ainm" tune. At any rate, it was always played in F Major, so I’ve entered it here thus, just in case it’s one of those odd tunes like Julia Delaney that is conventionally always played in some less usual key.

However, here are abc’s in G Major:

X: 1
T: Gan Ainm
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Reel
K: G Major
|: d3 e dGBG | EAAB A2 Bc | d2 BG DGBG | A2 GA BG G2 :|
|: Bd (3d^cd edBd | eaab agef | (3gfg ge d2 Bd | g3 a bg g2 :|

# Posted on August 15th 2008 by nicholas

‘c’: ~ As the question has been posed by Dow/Mark regarding the two tunes, "Ballket Courthouse" and this one, "The Clogger’s Quilt", which I consider very close despite the different keys, I’m copying the F & G version of nicholas’s duplication here, where it bears a slightly closer relationship…

I was a bit slow anyway, as I prefer to usually place information in the earliest submission, which is this one…

Kathleen Collins, Larry Redican, etc.

The Kathleen in "Kathleen’s Fiddle" was fiddler Kathleen Collins. At the time that the tune appeared on the "Tribute to Michael Coleman" LP in 1965, she was married to Joe Burke so as Burke, Andy McGann and Felix Dolan had no real name for the tune, they named it for Kathleen. When the recording was reissued on Green Linnet as a CD, however, that name was annulled in favor of "The Clogger’s Quilt." Sean Ryan called it "The Swallow" on his LP with button accordionist Pat Lyons, "Back Home to the Cliffs of Moher" and that title was used by Martin Hayes when he recorded it. It is remembered in New York as a composition of Larry Redican, who definitely favored the key of F, but there is no documentary proof of that.

The Clogger’s Quilt, X:4

Patsy Hanley’s playing on ‘An Fheadóg Mhór’ accompanying CD.

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