The Reel Of Bogie reel

Also known as Ballylander’s, The Cuffstreet Lasses, Mulcahy’s, Reel Of Bogey, The Reel Of Bogey, The Reel Of Boggey, The Reel Of Boggie, The Reel Of Bogy, Ruidhle Bhalgaidh, The Stile Of Ballylanders, The Style Of Ballylanders, The Tramp’s, The Tramp, The Tramps.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Sailor On The Rock (a few times) and Stoney Steps (a few times).

The Reel Of Bogie has been added to 1 tune set.

The Reel Of Bogie has been added to 78 tunebooks.

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Nine settings

X: 1
T: The Reel Of Bogie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE E2 BAFA | BFAF DEFA | BE E2 BAFA | dcdf e2 dc |
BE E2 BAFA | BFAF DEFA | dcde fdef |1 dBAF EFGA :|2 dBAF EGFE ||
D2 FA d3 A | BdAd BAFE | D2 FA dcdA | BdAF EGFE |
D2 FA dcdf | edef g2 fg | afge fdec |1 dBAF E2 FE :|2 dBAF EFGA ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Reel Of Bogie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE~E2 dEcE | ~B2AF DEFA | BE~E2 dEcE | ~B2AF E2FA |
|1 BE~E2 dEcE| ~B2AF DEFA | ~B3d cBce | dBAF E2FA :|
|2 B3B BAFA|(3Bcd AF DEFA |~B3d cBce | dBAF E2FE ||
D2 FA d3A | ~B2AF BFAF | D2FA defe | dBAF EGFE |
D2 FA d3f | edef g2fg | afge fdec |1 dBAF E2FE :|2 dBAF E2FA||
X: 3
T: The Reel Of Bogie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
dc|:BE ~E2 d2 cd|BFAF DEFA|BE ~E2 d2 cd|BFAF EFGA|
BE ~E2 d2 cd|BFAF DEFA|~B2 BA Bfec|1 dBAF EFGA:|2dBAF
D2 FAdc dB|AF ~F2 BFAF|DF (3ABc dfec|dBAF EGFE|
D2 FAdf eg|fddc defa|afdB ~B2 dB|dBAF EGFE:|
# Added by Avery .
X: 4
T: The Reel Of Bogie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE E2 BAFA | BFAF DEFA | BE E2 BAFA | dcdf e2 dc |
BE E2 BAFA | BFAF DEFA | dcde fdef |1 dBAF EFGA :|2 dBAF EGFE ||
D2 FA d3 A | BdAd BAFE | D2 FA dcdA | BdAF EGFE |
D2 FA dcdf | edef g2 fg | afge fdec |1 dBAF E2 FE :|2 dBAF EFGA ||
# Added .
X: 5
T: The Reel Of Bogie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
Bd|eA ~A2 ed(3Bcd|eAAF ~G3 (3Bcd|eA ~A2 ed(3Bcd|gedB A2 Bd|
eA ~A2 eA ~A2|eAAF ~G2 Bd|~e3 f ~g2 ag| e2 dB A2||
(3cBA| ~G2 Bd ~g3 e|dB ~B2 dBBA|~G2 (3Bcd ~g3 e| dedB AcBA|
G2 Bd ~g3 |dedB dega|bgag eaaf|gedB A2||
# Added .
X: 6
T: The Reel Of Bogie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
Bd | eA (3.A.c.A edBd | eAAF GABd | eA (3.A.c.A edBd | (3.g.f.e dB ABcd |
eA (3.A.c.A edBd | eA (3.A.c.A GBde | eA (3.A.c.A eA (3.A.c.A | (3.g.f.e dB AcBA |
|~G2Bd "tr"g3e | dedB dedB | ~G2Bd "tr"gbaf | (3.g.f.e dB AcBA |
~G2Bd "tr"g3e | dedB dega | bgag e~a2f | (3.g.f.e dB A2 |
X: 7
T: The Reel Of Bogie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BE (3EEE BAFB | ABde fded | BE (3EEE BAFB | ABAF EFGA |
B2>d2 BAFB | ABde fded | BE (3EEE BAFB | ABAF EFGA :|
|: Bdef gfec | dB (3BBB dBAd | Bdef gfec | dBAF E2f2 |
g2ga gfeg | f2fg fedA | Bdef ecdB | AGFD E4 :|
X: 8
T: The Reel Of Bogie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
(3Bcd|eA A2 ed (3Bcd|eAAF G2 (3Bcd|eA A2 ed (3Bcd|gedB A2 (3Bcd|
eA A2 edBd|eAAF G2 (3Bcd|e3 f g2 af| gedB A2:||
BA| G2 (3Bcd g3 e|dB B2 dBAB|G2 (3Bcd g3 e| dedB AcBA|
G2 (3Bcd g3e |dedB dega|bgag eaaf|gedB A2:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 9
T: The Reel Of Bogie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
(3FGA|BE E2 BA (3FGA|BE E2 D2 (3FGA|BE E2 BA (3FGA|dBAF E2 (3FGA|
BE E2 BAFA|BE E2 D2 (3FGA|B3 c d2 ec| dBAF E2:||
FE| D2 (3FGA d3 B|AF F2 AFEF|D2 (3FGA d3 B| ABAF EGFE|
D2 (3FGA d3B |ABAF ABde|fded Beec|dBAF E2:||
# Added by JACKB .

Twenty-one comments

Reel Of Bogie

This is the "Reel Of Bogie" which I learned from Roy Gullane of the "Tannahill Weavers" in the early 70s, before they turned exclusively to Scottish traditional music. This version [ more or less ]has been recorded by the "Kilfenora Ceili Band". A very similar version has been recorded by Paddy O’Brien, and is in O’Neill’s, so it’s been around under that name for a long time, and certainly pre-dates "The Reel Of Rio".

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The Reel Of Bogie

What kind of music were they playing in the early 70’s?

Tannies

Mainly Irish - this was even before the 1st LP, after which they brought the pipes in, and it’s been Scottish ever since.

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Different version

I was listening to the ceili band competitions on Ceili House and heard this tune, though it was a version that was comparably different than one posted here, especially the A-part, hence the transcription below.

Fiddler Tony deMarco plays it more or less the same way (with lots of variations) on "My Love is in America" and adds a special touch to the first part by playing the c#’s slightly flat (I think). This gives the tune a haunting, modal feel to it that I associate with older fiddle players.

X: 1
T: Reel Of Bogie, The
T: Tramp’s, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Edor
S: Naomh Padraig Ceili Band
S: Ceili House, Oct. 8th, 2005
BE~E2 dEcE | ~B2AF DEFA | BE~E2 dEcE | ~B2AF E2FA |
|1 BE~E2 dEcE| ~B2AF DEFA | ~B3d cBce | dBAF E2FA :|
|2 B3B BAFA|(3Bcd AF DEFA |~B3d cBce | dBAF E2FE ||
D2 FA d3A | ~B2AF BFAF | D2FA defe | dBAF EGFE |
D2 FA d3f | edef g2fg | afge fdec |1 dBAF E2FE :|2 dBAF E2FA||

Another Version Soon To Come

A friend of mine just taught me a version of this tune he learned by his teacher, Brian Conway. I will post ABCs as soon as I make them.

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Brian Conway Version

Alright here it is
X: 1
T: The Reel of Bogey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Edor
S: Brian Conway
dc|:BE ~E2 d2 cd|BFAF DEFA|BE ~E2 d2 cd|BFAF EFGA|
BE ~E2 d2 cd|BFAF DEFA|~B2 BA Bfec|1 dBAF EFGA:|2dBAF
EGFE||
D2 FAdc dB|AF ~F2 BFAF|DF (3ABc dfec|dBAF EGFE|
D2 FAdf eg|fddc defa|afdB ~B2 dB|dBAF EGFE:|

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Oops… I didn’t notice that the YouTube version of this is already posted. But maybe it’s a good idea to link these to the Comhaltas website instead of YouTube.

YES!!! 8-)

Note: I have a perscription for those glasses, in case of any impending threat…

Other titles

This tune appears as ‘The Reel of Bogie’ in the O’Neill collections, but in the Roche collection from the 1920’s as ‘The Stile of Ballylanders’ and later in Bulmer and Sharpley’s "Music of Ireland" as ‘The Style of Ballylanders’ (wonder what this title refers to?). Other sources give the titles ‘Cuffstreet Lasses’ and ‘Mulcahy’s’. Looks like this tune gets around…

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Other titles

Thanks for doing the digging, rwwt- here’s another connection that folks may be missing: move the tune up to A dorian & you more or less have "Old Cuffe Street". Which is interesting, given that "Cuffstreet Lasses" is amongst the titles you found. Hmmmm…..

Very different setting of Reel of Bogie than I’m used to.

Bleedin Hearts is more in line with how I know the tune.

Bogie

I have a version that comes from a tape of Tom Busby’s piping, recorded by Ronnie Wathen I believe :

T:Reel Of Bogie, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:EDor
BE E2 BAFA | BFAF DEFA | BE E2 BAFA | dcdf e2 dc |
BE E2 BAFA | BFAF DEFA | dcde fdef |1 dBAF EFGA :|2 dBAF EGFE ||
D2 FA d3 A | BdAd BAFE | D2 FA dcdA | BdAF EGFE |
D2 FA dcdf | edef g2 fg | afge fdec |1 dBAF E2 FE :|2 dBAF EFGA ||

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That was a cut paste mistake, I try again:

T:Reel of Bogie
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:ADor
Bd|eA ~A2 ed(3Bcd|eAAF ~G3 (3Bcd|eA ~A2 ed(3Bcd|gedB A2 Bd|
eA ~A2 eA ~A2|eAAF ~G2 Bd|~e3 f ~g2 ag| e2 dB A2||
(3cBA| ~G2 Bd ~g3 e|dB ~B2 dBBA|~G2 (3Bcd ~g3 e| dedB AcBA|
G2 Bd ~g3 |dedB dega|bgag eaaf|gedB A2||

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Reel of Bogie

X:6 from a wax cylinder recording of Patsy Touhey. One of his greatest knuckle-crackers. Touhey taught Carney who taught Busby so there’s the lineage for Mystery Man’s contribution for X:5. Touhey spent some years in Boston and Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, published in that town, has this reel in A as well.

Is it just me or does this sound very like "The Green Fields of Rossbeigh"?

Re: The Reel Of Bogie

Now this is a fantastic tune! I just love to play it on fiddle. A very nice (and rather wild) version from fiddlers John Vesey and Larry Redican is here:

https://youtu.be/9kOJs60ApK0


And I also really like this fireside tin whistle version that someone shared to YouTube:

https://youtu.be/4syQqUTmmOI


For me, this is one of those tunes you could head-bang to, like "Farewell to Ireland".

Re: The Reel Of Bogie

Well, the first part, anyway…