Saturday, October 30, 2021

The Rattlin' Bog


 Oh, ho, ro, the rattlin' bog, the bog down in the valley oh....

.Good song, heard it a lot in Ireland. pubs.  Preferably with a pint, this is a fast drinking song. Try to keep up, a pint helps.






We always sang along with it all, kept up with the speed and fun.  The three versions above give a view of the pub with its party and music. Can you imagine all these musicians together?  ? A fun night, is to be found indeed if you ever get an opportunity to attend a seisun at some pub in Ireland.

Paddy Moloney died this past week at age 83. He is considered to be the Irish musician who put Irish music to the forefront.  

Basically, he played many of the instruments.



My 3-4th gr. students learned this song. We sang it during rainy days (too wet to play outside), danced until we wore ourselves out. Well, I was worn out.

17 comments:

  1. I got into Irish music in the 70s and, of course, the biggest Irish band of all, The Chieftans. I didn't hear that Paddy Moloney died this week -- sad news! Rest in peace

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    1. The Chieftains really plowed the road for other Irish musicians.

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  2. It was a loss to Irish music for certain. Irish music is meant to be sung and it impossible to not sing along. You chose good examples.

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    1. One of my favorite sing-along groups was this and The Clancy Brothers. They had such a broad grasp of Irish music.

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  3. Oh, I enjoy a rollicking good Irish tune ... always puts a smile on my face. Another of my blog friends just concluded a visit to Ireland and has been chronicling their adventures on her blog:
    http://lisa-musingsofamiddle-agedmom.blogspot.com/

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    1. Irish tunes and music entertain, leading to singing and dancing. I will check out this blog.

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  4. So sad he's gone. Irish music is so much fun.

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    1. When Irish music breaks out, it would be hard to keep from singing.

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  5. The song sounds fun, but I don't think I could listen to the whole thing, it would be far better in real life in an Irish pub perhaps where the atmosphere would help.

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    1. Oh, yes. A pub with music atmosphere would have great craic.

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  6. I wish you had been my teacher. I am sure some kids remember YOU. I bet to many you are one of the two or three teachers that stick out in their minds. SPECIAL.
    Sherry & jack still in the queue!

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    1. You know, I hope that those children remember that they were loved and they learned in my classroom.

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    1. The bog down in the valley oooooo...can you imagine walking through the bog?

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  8. Another great musician has left the stage. I always enjoy listening to him and the Chieftains.

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  9. That sounds like a great rainy day activity.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!