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 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lad O’Beirne’s Favourite has been added to 6 tune sets.

Lad O'Beirne's Favourite has been added to 111 tunebooks.

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Four settings

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 .
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 |]
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||
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||