Drogheda Bay reel

Also known as Big Pat, Big Pat’s, The Dandy, Trim The Bonnet.

There are 24 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Billy Brocker’s (a few times) and Over The Moor To Maggie (a few times).

Drogheda Bay has been added to 2 tune sets.

Drogheda Bay has been added to 65 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Drogheda Bay
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: BGEF G2 BG | G2 BG FG A2 | BGEF G2 ef |1 gfed Bded :|2 gfed Bdef ||
|: g2 ga bgeg | f2 fg afdf |1 g2 ga bgeg | fedA Be e2 :|2 g2 bg dfaf | gfed Bded ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: Drogheda Bay
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
BGEF G2BG|~G2AG FDDA|BGEF G2Bd|1 gefd efdc:|2 gefd ~e3f||
|~g3a bgag|eaag fddf| ~g3a bgag|fedf ~e3f|
|~g3a ~b2ag|eaag fddf|~g3e ~f3d|edfd efdc|

Nine comments

Drogheda Bay

No information on this, I’m afraid. From Matt Molloy’s "The Heathery Breeze".

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Re: Drogheda Bay

This tune is also on Paul McGrattan’s solo album "Frost is All Over": he plays it with Paul O’Shaughnessy, who is the sorce of it. I’ve been thinkng it’s just a version of "The Ships are Sailing" but has a different first part. Thanks for a cool tune.

P.S. The place name Drogheda sounds really familiar to me. Where is it?

"B" part sounds almost identical to Ships are Sailing.
Drogheda is a town on the East coast in County Louth (40 or 50 miles north of Dublin).

Drogheda/Ships

Any complaints, contact M.Molloy, Westport.

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"A" part of the tune is quite different from that of "Ships are Sailing," which means this should be distinguished from the well-known tune.

I might have passed through Drogheda several times when going from north to south.

T:Big Pat’s Reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Michael Hynes,and Denis Liddy - Waifs and Strays
R:reel
Z:Gian Marco Pietrasanta
K:Em
BGEF G2BG|~G2AG FDDA|BGEF G2Bd|1 gefd efdc:|2 gefd ~e3f||
|~g3a bgag|eaag fddf| ~g3a bgag|fedf ~e3f|
|~g3a ~b2ag|eaag fddf|~g3e ~f3d|edfd efdc|

Aab

Listening to a version by Leo Rowsome (from archive.org) he repeats the 8 bars of the A-Part whereas he does not repeat the 8 bars B-Part

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Re: Drogheda Bay

This tune appears on John Blake’s Album The Narrow Edge.