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), The Crosses Of Annagh (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 66 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.