Lad O’Beirne’s Favourite reel

Also known as The Geese In The Bog, Jim Gannon’s, Lad O’Beirne’s Favorite, Lad O’Beirne’s Geese In The Bog, Lad’s Favorite.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

Lad O’Beirne’s Favourite appears in 2 other tune collections.

Lad O’Beirne’s Favourite has been added to 7 tune sets.

Lad O'Beirne's Favourite has been added to 119 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Lad O'Beirne's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dF F2 AFEF | dFBF A2 Bc | dF F2 AFED | DBBA B3 c |
dF F2 AFEF | dFBF A2 Bc | dBcA BAFE | DBBA B3 c |
d2 fd edef | d2 fd fa a2 | d2 fd edcA | BdcA BABc |
d2 fd edef | d2 fd fa a2 | bfaf gfed | BdcA B3 c |
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: Lad O'Beirne's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
c|dF ~F2 AFEF|dFBF A2 Bc|dF ~F2 AFEF|DBBA ~B3 c|
dF ~F2 AFEF|dFBF A2 Bc|(d/c/B {c}BA) ({c}B)AFE|DBBA ~B3 ||c|
d2 fd edfe|defe faaf|d2 fd edfd|BdcA ~B3 c|
d2 fd edfe|defe fa ~a2|faaf gfed|BdcA ~B3 |]
3
X: 3
T: Lad O'Beirne's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dc|:d2FF BFAF|dFF/F/F E2g/f/e|dFF/F/F BFA2|BcBA BGA/B/c:|
d2fd cgec|defd f<aaf|dffd cgec|BcBA B2A/B/c|
d2fd cgec|d2fd f<aa2|bBaB gBfd|BcBA BGA/B/c||
4
X: 4
T: Lad O'Beirne's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Bc | d2EF AFEF | dFBF A2Bc | d2EF AFEF | DB{/c}BA B3c |
d2EF AFEF | dFBF A2Bc |{/d}cBBA BAFE | DAdc BABc ||
defd edfd | defd fa~af | fgfd edfd | Bd~cA BABc |
defd edfd | defd fa~af | abaf {/a}gfed | Bd~cA BABc :||
# Added by Noah .

Ten comments

Lad O’Beirne’s Favourite

Sometimes you hear a tune and you think, "I’ve got to learn that - now". This is one of them. This comes from Noel Hill’s recently released 2nd solo concertina recording, and is the 2nd reel on what I thought was the outstanding track on it, following after another fine reel, "McGettrick’s".

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It’s "The Geese" !!!!

I’ve just realised that this is "The Geese In The Bog", the jig in "C", shifted up to "D" and played as a reel.

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Mulcahys

…….and it says as much on the "Notes From The Heart" CD by the Mulcahy family, [ which as far as I’m concerned is THE traditional irish recording of the year 2005. ]

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[ Aye Kenny, that Mulcahy CD sounds pretty tasty alright. I heard a wee flavour of each track, after our session last Friday night, in the front of Tom’s, Ballycastle, at 2am, while sitting in Captain Sensible’s Scarlet Audi TT - the heated seat just helped me warm to the recording! 🙂 ]

I heard this reel at first in the recording of the Boston Irish Fiddle Festival, and also from Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco (both beautiful versions).

I heard it from the member "sligofiddler" from youtube. A fantastic player and I instantly wanted to learn the tune.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Mick O’Brien’s take on it..

..with a few very slight variations. From their most recent offering, "Deadly Buzz".

X:1
T:Lad O’Beirne’s Geese in the Bog
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=200
R:reel
K:D
c|dF ~F2 AFEF|dFBF A2 Bc|dF ~F2 AFEF|DBBA ~B3 c|
dF ~F2 AFEF|dFBF A2 Bc|(d/c/B {c}BA) ({c}B)AFE|DBBA ~B3 ||c|
d2 fd edfe|defe faaf|d2 fd edfd|BdcA ~B3 c|
d2 fd edfe|defe fa ~a2|faaf gfed|BdcA ~B3 |]

Fling version

X: 1
T: Jim Gannon’s
S: Oisin MacDiarmada - Ar An Bhfidil
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: highland fling
K: Dmaj
dc|:d2FF BFAF|dFF/F/F E2g/f/e|dFF/F/F BFA2|BcBA BGA/B/c:|
d2fd cgec|defd f<aaf|dffd cgec|BcBA B2A/B/c|
d2fd cgec|d2fd f<aa2|bBaB gBfd|BcBA BGA/B/c||