The Pope’s Toe reel

Also known as Captain Bing, I’ll Gang Nae Mair To Yon Town, Teampall An Ghleanntáin, The Templeglentuan.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

The Pope’s Toe appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Pope’s Toe has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Pope's Toe has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Pope's Toe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
a2ec Acec|Acec dBB2|eaae c2Bc|dfed cAA2|
a2ec Acec|Acec dBB2|eaaf e2fg|a2ba afed:|
(3cBA eA fAeA|(3cBA ec B2ed|(3cBA eA fAeA|dfec A2ed|
(3cBA eA fAeA|(3cBA ec B2cB|Ac(3cBc defa|gbeg ae(3ede:|
2
X: 2
T: The Pope's Toe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c/B/A eA fAeA|c/B/A ec ~B3d|c/B/A eA fAec|dfec A2 AB|
c/B/A aA gAfA|c/B/A ec ~B3d|ce e/e/e defa|gabg ae e/e/e||
a2 ec Ac c/c/c|Acec dB B/B/B|a2 ec Acec|dfed cA A/A/A|
afec Ac c/c/c|Acec dB B/B/B|eaaf e/f/e ce|dfed cAAB||
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Source: Music From Sliabh Luachra by Jackie Daly
Transcription: GMP

The Pope’s Toe

Marie (fiddle) and Martin (box) Reilly play this on their self-titled cd as the first tune in the set of “Declan O’Rourke’s Reels.” They reverse the parts from what Gian Marco posted originally here, and include a few variations.

X: 1
T: Pope’s Toe, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Marie and Martin Reilly
K: A
c/B/A eA fAeA|c/B/A ec ~B3d|c/B/A eA fAec|dfec A2 AB|
c/B/A aA gAfA|c/B/A ec ~B3d|ce e/e/e defa|gabg ae e/e/e||
a2 ec Ac c/c/c|Acec dB B/B/B|a2 ec Acec|dfed cA A/A/A|
afec Ac c/c/c|Acec dB B/B/B|eaaf e/f/e ce|dfed cAAB||

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Re: The Pope’s Toe

Yes, thanks for asking, Dr Dow.

This is an old tune, fairly well known in Scotland as “I’ll Gang Nae Mair to Yon Town” (https://thesession.org/tunes/14932 ) and in a slightly different setting as “Eight Men of Moidart” (https://thesession.org/tunes/9379 ). Published in ‘Caledonian Country Dances’ (1754) and by Robert Bremner in his first collection (1757).

Re: The Pope’s Toe

Paudie O’Connor calls it Captain Bing on his first excellent CD. He plays it in D.

Re: The Pope’s Toe

Beginish called this reel Templeglentuan. Breathnach had it with the same name in Irish when he collected it from Denis Murphy in 1966. I believe there is a setting in the Pádraig O’Keeffe manuscripts at ITMA.