The Cashmere Shawl reel

Also known as Blind Pew, Hunt In The Bog, The Hut In The Bog, On The Road To Lurgan.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Old Dudeen (a few times), The Beauty Spot (a few times), The Sunny Banks (a few times) and Sweeney’s Dream (a few times).

The Cashmere Shawl has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Cashmere Shawl has been added to 91 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Cashmere Shawl
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
~A3B AGEG|AGAB c2Bc|~A3B AGEF|1 gedB c2Bc:|2 gedB cBcd||
~e3g edBd|edge dGBd|~e3g edBd|efge d2Bd|
~e3g edBd|edge dGBd|eg~g2 eaaf|gedB cABG||
X: 2
T: The Cashmere Shawl
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A3B AGEG|A3B c2Bc|A3B AGEG|1gedB c2Bc:|2gedB cBcd||
e2~e2 edcd|(3ege ce d2cd|~e3g edcd|efge d2cd|
e2~e2 edcd|egec d2cd|ea~a2 egge|d3f eccd|
ecgc edcd|(3ege ce d2cd|ecgc edcd|efge d2cd|
ecgc edcd|egec d2cd|ea~a3 egge|dAeG fedc|
X: 3
T: The Cashmere Shawl
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
~B3c BAFA|BABc dBcA|~B3c BAF2|1 afec dBcA:|2 afec dcde||
~f3g fece|fAdf eAce|~f3g fece|faaf eAce|
~f3g fece|fAdf eAce|fa~a2 fbbf|afec dBcA||
X: 4
T: The Cashmere Shawl
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
A3B AGEG | AGAB c2Bc | A2AB AGE(g | {a}g)edB cAdc |
A3B AGEG | AGAB c2Bc | A2AB AGEG| gedB ~c3d |]
e3g edcd | egec d2cd | e3g edcd | efge d2cd |
e2eg edcd | e/f/g ec d2cd | ea{b}ag eg^fa | gedB ~c3d |]
ecgc edcd | egec d2cd | ecgc edcd | eage d2cd |
ecgc edcd | egec dBcd | e~a3 e/^f/g fa | gedB cAdc |]

Fifteen comments

The Cashmere Shawl (aka. The Hut in the Bog)

This tune was popularised in West Yorkshire just before I left there: one flute player picked it up from John Williams’ first solo recording and introduced it to the session. Having learned some phrases, I’ve totally forgotten about it for months, but Paul O’Shaughnessy and Harry Bradley’s superb duet playing reminded me of it in the concert. Good to have their playing of the tune in a new recording too. They actually play it as Sligo fiddler Paddy Killoran’s setting of "The Hut in the Bog," which is different from what is already in this site.

The version here is a mixture of all the versions I heard. The second part is very similar to the first part of "Jenny’s Chickens," so I suspect this is another Irish variant of "Sleepy Maggie."

I think I forgot to note Harry Bradley and Paul O’Shaughnessy actually play this tune in Bmin.

Hunt in The Bog ( three part version )

T:Hunt in the Bog, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Micheal O’Raghallaigh
R:reel
Z:gm
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
K:AMin
A3B AGEG|A3B c2Bc|A3B AGEG|1gedB c2Bc:|2gedB cBcd||
e2~e2 edcd|(3ege ce d2cd|~e3g edcd|efge d2cd|
e2~e2 edcd|egec d2cd|ea~a2 egge|d3f eccd|
ecgc edcd|(3ege ce d2cd|ecgc edcd|efge d2cd|
ecgc edcd|egec d2cd|ea~a3 egge|dAeG fedc|

The A-part sounds a bit like the Abbey reel.

G Dorian by the Kane Sisters (as they seem to love doing).

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i play this set:

The Ashplant
The Merry Harriers
The Cashmere Shawl (or the hut in the bog as we call it)

(but i’m very possibly wrong…..

this is where i start to have problems….

i play the three part one…… but i’m starting to think its wrong…. nut its just so fun that i don’t want to stop…. its a real cracker

The chieftains

also played by the chieftains in their album reel music-the film scores. the track is called blind pew. (if you haven’t already, watch the movie the treasure island (1990) with charlton heston, music by the chieftains)

Could some one post this in Bmin for me :)

I would love to have this in Bmin. Do I just move everything up one note and use c nat ?

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Cool. Thank you!

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X:1
T:The Hut In The Bog
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Bm
~B3c BAFA|BABc dBcA|~B3c BAF2|1 afec dBcA:|2 afec dcde||
~f3g fece|fAdf eAce|~f3g fece|faaf eAce|
~f3g fece|fAdf eAce|fa~a2 fbbf|afec dBcA||

this is a transcription from the playing of Paul O’Shaughnessy & Harry Bradley

An experiment, as a slide

I love Paddy Killoran’s setting of this tune, but for some reason I have mangled it into a slide in my head. Played on fiddle it actually sounds rather nice. All the endings are basically interchangeable variations of each other. I also wrote each part twice to show other variations.

X:1
T:The Cashmere Shawl
T:The Hut In the Bog
T:On the Road to Lurgan
R:Slide
M:12/8
L:1/8
K:Bdor
B3B2c B2A F2A|B3ABc e2Ac2A|Bcd c2A B2AF2A|agf e2c d3d2c|B3B2c B2AF2A|BcB ABc e2Ac2A|Bcd cBA B2A F2A|agf e2c ABc d2e|
f3f2a f2ec2e|f2e fga e2Ac2e|fga g2e f2ec2e|[1agf e2c d3d2e|f2e fga f2ec2e|f2efga e2Ac2e|fga gfe f2ec2e|agf edc ABc cdc|