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."
There’s a tune which shares a similar title and the first part: https://thesession.org/tunes/2874
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
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
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).
i play this set:
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
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 ?
You can put the abc into this converter to get it in the key of your choice… http://www.folkinfo.org/songs/abcconvert.php
Cool. Thank you!
T:The Hut In The Bog
~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
Another three-part version
Another one from the playing of the Lewis family. They put this one after the Humours of Toomagh (I’ve added their setting to that page too): https://thesession.org/tunes/2660#setting25721
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.
T:The Cashmere Shawl
T:The Hut In the Bog
T:On the Road to Lurgan
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|