Boys on the Hilltop (The)

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BOY(S) ON THE HILLTOP, THE (Na Buachaillí ar Bharr an Chnoic). AKA - "Boy on the Hilltop." AKA and see "Hilltop (The)." Irish, Reel. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was first recorded by Sligo fiddlers Paddy Killoran and Paddy Sweeney in New York in 1931, the 2nd tune following "Mullingar Races (1) (The)."

Additional notes

Paddy Killoran
Source for notated version: - 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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