Boys on the Hilltop (The)
BOY(S) ON THE HILLTOP, THE (Na Buachaillí ar Bharr an Chnoic). AKA - "Boy on the Hilltop." AKA and see "The Hilltop." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was first recorded by Paddy Killoran and Paddy Sweeney in 1931.
Sources for notated versions: fiddler Paddy Killoran (Ireland) [Breathnach]; piper Willie Clancy (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare) [Mitchell].
Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ III), 1985; No. 84, p. 42. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 25, p. 43.
Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF 3015, Tommy Peoples & Paul Brady - "Welcome Here Kind Stranger." Piping Pig Productions PPPCD001, Jimmy O'Brien-Moran - "Seán Reid's Favourite" (1996. Learned from piper Seán P. Mac Ciarnáin of Carna, around 1976). Shanachie 33003, Paddy Killoran - "Paddy Killoran's Back in Town" (1977).
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