Bothar Na Sop reel

Also known as Denis Murphy’s, Dennis Murphy’s, The Glentown, Lord McDonald’s.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Bothar Na Sop has been added to 1 tune set.

Bothar Na Sop has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Bothar Na Sop
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGBG AGBG|DGBG AGEG|DGBG ~A3 B|~d3 c B~G3|
DGBG AGBG|DGBG AGEG|~B3 A ~G3 E|DEGA B~G3:|
Bdde ~d3d|(3Bcd gd B~A3|Bdde d2 gd|B2 Ac B~G3|
Bdde ~d3d|(3Bcd gd B~A3|B~d3 edgd|dBAc B~G3|
Bdde ~d3d|(3Bcd gd B~A3|Bdde d2 gd|BdAc B~G3|
BddB ~d3d|(3Bcd gd B~A3|B~d3 edgd|BdAc B~G3||

Six comments

Bothar Na Sop

I found this to be similar to Dennis Murphy’s Reel: ?Same tune.
What’s a "Sop"?

Bothar Na Sop

I found this to be similar to Dennis Murphy’s Reel: ?Same tune.
What’s a "Sop"?

Sop

The Sweet Sop and Sour Sop are fruits of the genus Anona, native to S. America, and commonly known as ‘custard apples’. I doubt, however, whether a road in Ireland would be named after one of these.

Well, while you are pointing out the tune being the same as Lord MacDonald’s, the word ‘sop’ means a wisp, as in a bundle of straw. A well known character in Scotland was ‘Ailean nan Sop’ (Allan MacLean ) who apparently got his name from his pyromaniacal antics, using a wisp of straw.

Not a duplication…

of the tunes mentioned above, as this was posted first! :)

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