Barrack Hill (5)

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BARRACK HILL [5]. Irish, Reel (whole time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Barrack Hill [5]" is a duple-time adaptation of the triple-time melody "Barrack Hill (1)." The tune is contained in vol. 2 (p. 152)[1] of the large 19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman (musicologist). The tune has the alternate title "Reel of Bogies" in the manuscript, but it is not related to any of the tunes usually known as "Reel of Bogie." Goodman manuscript researchers Hugh and Lisa Shields[2] find the tune cognate with Goodman's own "My Bride is a Young Thing" (vol. 2, p. 179a) and "Mount the baggage" (vol. 4, 83e). "Barrack Hill [5]" was also entered into the mid-19th century Sliabh Luachra music manuscript in the possession of D. Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel, Co Cork (No. 72, p. 29 [3]). Fr. John Quinn categorizes this tune among the relatives and derivatives of "Haughs of Cromdale (The)." See note for "Haughs of Cromdale (The)" for more on this large and complex tune family.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Hugh and Shields (Tunes of the Munster vol. 2), 2013; No. 658.

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