Boys on the Hilltop (The)

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Boys on the Hilltop (The)

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 Theme code Index   1121 5L7L7L1
 Also known as    Boy on the Hilltop (The), Na Buachaillí ar Bharr an Chnoic, Hilltop (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    4/4
 History    
 Structure    ABB
 Editor/Compiler    Brendan Breathnach
 Book/Manuscript title    Ceol na Fidhle vol. 3
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 84, p. 42
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1985
 Artist    Paddy Killoran & Paddy Sweeney
 Title of recording    Paddy Killoran's Back in Town
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Shanachie 33003
 Year recorded    1977 (reissue of the 1931 original)
 Media    
 PDF Score    ("" is not recognized as a Boolean (true/false) value.)   


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).


X:1
T:Boy(s) on the Hilltop, The
R:Reel
Z:Adrian Scahill
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Ador
A3d BGAG | EGGF G2AG | EAA2 BABd | egdc BcdB |
A3d BGAG | EGGF G2AB | c3A B2GB | dBGA BAA2 ||
|:A2Bd egdB | GBB2 defg | aged (3efg dB | GBdB BAA2 |
aged egdB | GBB2 defg | afge fdef | g2af gedB :||


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