House on the Hill (2)
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HOUSE ON THE HILL , THE. AKA and see "Brook (The)," "Martin Mulhaire's (3)," "Pat Molloy's." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). East Galway-born button accordionist and renowned composer Martin Mulhaire named this tune after the home place of his wife Carmel in Coolpowra, Co. Galway. It is among the compositions notated by Brendan Dolan and played by Mulhaire on the mulhairemusic.com site. According to that site, "Mahoney's house on the hill has the most breathtaking views situated between Ballinasloe and Portumna."
A competing claim of authorship was asserted by the late Pat Molloy, a fiddler for whom an annual festival in Birmingham, England has been dedicated.
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Claddagh Records, Paul McGrattan - "The Frost Is All Over." GN1, Joe Thoma - "Up the Track: Traditional Music from Kenmare" (apparently Thoma used to live in a house on a hill up a track on the outskirts of Kenmare, County Kerry). Mulligan LUN CD 057, Fisherstreet - "Out of the Night" (1991), as "Seamus Connolly's." Patty Furlong -"Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion" (1999. Learned from New Jersey button accordion player John Nolan).
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info