Source : Frankie Kennedy & Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh_"Altan"
Tune requested by slainte.
Backward slash in tune name
May I suggest that a slash ("\") doesn’t appear in the name of the tune. It seems to cause a problem in that the name of the tune doesn’t automatically appear on the screen when you download the abc file.
Thanks! Seamus Egan also recorded the set of Bobbey Casey’s/ Congress Reel/ this one on the banjo.
I heard the following setting of this tune form mandolin player Mike Patten:
d2Ac d2Ac|dcdf ecAc|dcdA BAGF|EFGA FDD2:|
defg afdf|g2bg ecAc|defg afdf|efge fdd2|
defg afdf|g2bg ecAc|dedA BAGF|EFGA FDD2||
I think he called it John McGinley’s.
This sounds like "The Moving Bog" @ https://thesession.org/tunes/716
Is it my fault again?
I’m wondering which title is used more often for this tune.
I can confuse things even more. This tune is in the "Atholl Collection" - ca late 19th Century - as "Rachel Rae" . Slight differences, but essentially the same tune. I heard Frankie & Mairead play it at the Willie Week, years ago.
I’ve just found it using JC’s. I agree it’s basically the same tune. "Rachel Rae" must be the original Scottish version which has found its way into the Irish repertoire.
Anyway: as I said, this tune already exists on the database, and (whilst this is only my personal opinion) I think one of them should go really to avoid clutter. I vote to keep *this one*, because the other is exactly the same as the transcription on Henrik Norbeck’s, and also there are some interesting comments posted here.
Glackin “In Full Spate” Version
T:Moving Bog, The
D:Paddy Glackin: In Full Spate
FE|(D2F)A dDFA|dgfd ecA(c|dA)Ad BGED|CEA(F GF)EF|
D/D/(D F)A dDFA|dgfd ecA(c|dA)Ad BGED|1 CEA(G FD)DE:|2 CEA(G FD)Dc||
|:def(d fa)fd|gab(g ec)Ac|d/d/(d f)(d fa)fd|efg(e fd)ec|
def(d fa)fd|gab(g ec)A(c|dA)Ad BGED|1 CEA(G FD)Dc:|2 CEA(F GF)EF||
"variation B1 B5"
|defd f/g/(a f)d|
Brush it under the carpet bog
In Downpatrick, the Patron Saint’s last abode, there lies a notorious moving bog:
Specifically, it is moving and shifting a supermarket and its attendant car park which were carelessly built over it. It’s pointless remembering where you parked your car cause you might not, after you’re done with your shopping, find it where you left it!
The Moving Bog, X:3 / Rachel Rae
This setting appears in The Athole Collection, 1884, as Rachel Rae.
The Moving Bogs, X:7
Based on Isaac Alderson and Dylan Foley’s version on The Palace Sessions.