Mist on the Mountain (1) (The)
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MIST ON THE MOUNTAIN , THE. AKA and see “Piper on Horseback (The).” Irish, Reel or Fling. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the publication Hidden Fermanagh, under the title O’Connell’s Reel, from the playing of Eddy Duffy. The note with the melody says it is one of the “more unusual William Carroll tunes,” referring to a flute player from Derrygonnelly. Philippe Varlet says the tune was recorded by Paulette Gershen on the original “Cherish the Ladies” album (prior to the formation of the band of the same name), where it is listed as “Jig Away the Donkey.” About the same time, says Philippe, the northern Irish duo Frankie Kennedy and fiddler Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh were on tour in the United States playing the tune as “The Piper on Horseback.” The title on “Cherish the Ladies” is a mistakenly confused one as the “Jig Away” title is actually the name of the second tune in a set paired with the “Piper/Mist” tune.
Source for notated version: Gus Collins (Bronx, NY) [Mulvihill].
Printed sources: Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 194, p. 52.
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info