Boganuadh (The)

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BOGANUADH, THE. AKA - "Bogannach (The)." AKA and see "Kiss the Lass Ye Like the Best (1)," "New Bob (The)." Scottish, Reel. B Minor (Gow, MacDonald): A Minor (McGlashan). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Gow): AABB (MacDonald): ABCD (McGlashan). McGlashan's reel, "Boganuadh" (New Bob), appears under the "New Bob (The)" title in Gow's Complete Repository, Book 1, and as "Kiss the Lass Ye Like the Best (1)" in MacDonald's Skye Collection (1883). The modern group Silly Wizard recorded the tune as "New Shilling (The)." The first strain is shared with the pipe reel "Ghlass Ault (The)" in William Ross's 1869 collection of Highland pipe music.

1787 British Shilling

There was in fact a new British Shilling designed by Luis Pingo issued in the year 1787 in the reign of George III (1760-1820), nearly at the time publication of McGlashan's collection. It was the only year of an issue of currency silver until the great recoinage of 1816, as Britain's wealth was depleted by the wars in America and with France. There are two different reverses for the 1787 shilling, one with a semme of hearts and one without (both equally valued).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Gow (Complete Repository), Part 1, 1799; p. 37 (appears as "The Boganuadh or the New Bob"). Laybourn (Köhler's Violin Repository, Book 2), 1881-1885; p. 111 (as "New Bob Reel"). MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 62. McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 41.

Recorded sources: Shanachie 79016, Silly Wizard - "So Many Partings" (as "New Shilling").




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