Annotation:Moving Bog (5) (The)

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X:1 T:Moving Bog [5], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Belfast piper R.L. O’Mealy (1873-1947), c. 1945, from a manuscript music lesson B: Séan Reid Society Journal No. 1 (March, 1999) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D F2(A {B}A)FD|F2(A {B}A)FD|{A}(G2F G2(A)|B)G(E {A}E3)| F2(A {B}A)FD|FAF d3|{c}(B2A) Bcd|AF(D {A}D3):| |:e2(A {B}AGA)|e2(A {B}AGA)|{A}G2F G2(A|B)G(E {A}E2)f| [1 e2(A {B}AGA)|efe d3|{c}B2A Bcd|AF(D {A}D2):| [2 (gag) (fgf)|efe d3|{c}B2A Bcd|AF(D {A}D2)||

MOVING BOG [5], THE. Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The tune comes from a music manuscript page written by Belfast uilleann piper R.L. O'Mealy (1873-1947), as a tutorial to a pupil. Along with the lesson was a penned note:

R.L. O'Mealy

This type of jig is about the oldest in Irish music. Ther were known as "Sling Jigs" & very nice to see them danced properly. Though set in 6/8 time they are not at all the double jig type but have a lovely sling when danced properly. Collectors & publishers generally don't understand them & sometimes write them in 2/4 and put them with the reels.

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