Weave The Bog Cotton reel

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Weave The Bog Cotton has been added to 3 tune sets.

Weave The Bog Cotton has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: Weave The Bog Cotton
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
ed|:B2 ED E2 ed|BEED EAGA|FDDE D2 dc|dAFA DAFB|
GEED E2 ef|edBA BAGF|G2 DG GBdB|AFDE FE E2:|
e2 ed (3Bcd ed|(3Bcd ef gfef|dBAF D2 FA|d2 fd edBA|
Beed (3Bcd ef|g2 gf gfed|B2 AB GBdB|AFDE FE E2:|
# Added by Kenny .
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X: 2
T: Weave The Bog Cotton
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
ed|:B2 ED E2 ed|BEED EAGA|FDDE D2 dc|dAFA DAFA|
GEED E2 ef|edBA BAGF|G2 DG GBdB|AFDE FE E2:|
|:e3d (3Bcd ed|(3Bcd ef gfef|dBAF D2 FA|d2 fd edBA|
Beed (3Bcd ef|g3f gfed|B2 AB GBdB|AFDE FE E2:|
# Added by JACKB .

Three comments

Weave The Bog Cotton

Irish tunes have been pretty scarce among recent postings, so here’s my contribution to redress the balance, hopefully. In the next 3 days I’m going to post transcriptions of 3 reels composed by Mary Bergin. Mary came over to Scotland a couple of times around 2002 to do some whistle workshops/masterclasses. At one point, someone asked Mary if she had ever written any of her own tunes, and she played 3 reels which she had composed and recorded with “Dordan” on this CD :

https://thesession.org/recordings/64

This is the 1st, and I’ll post the others in the next 2 days. They are reels, but she played them in a very “hornpipey” style to my ears, nevertheless, it would be a shame if they weren’t played more. There are faint echoes of some other tunes in them, but every now and again she slips in a note which you don’t expect. Hope you enjoy them.

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Weave The Bog Cotton

I’ve often seen cotton-grass on walks over the moors. I wonder whether it was ever used for making cloth, though I have never heard of this; or whether, on the other hand, "weave the bog cotton" is simply an ironic expression to denote something impossible or futile.