Mountain Pathway (The)
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MOUNTAIN PATHWAY, THE. AKA - "Mountain Path," "Peter Horan's." Irish, Polka or Barn Dance. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Paired with "Return of Spring (The)", the tune was recorded (as a polka) by South Sligo fiddler James Morrison (1893-1947) in New York in early 1926 (with pianist Claire Reardon). The tunes are often simply known as "Morrison's Polkas."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Treoir, vol. 36, No. 2, 2004; p. 26.
Recorded sources: 3 SCONES 2008, Dermy Diamond, Tara Diamond, Dáithí Sproule - "Seanchairde/Old Friends" (2009). Columbia 33088-F (78 RPM), James Morrison (1926). Desi Wilkinson - "World Network Ireland."
Topic Records 12T390, James Morrison and Tom Ennis - "Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America" (1980. Reissue recordings). Topic Records TSCD606, James Morrison - "Round the House and Mind the Dresser" (2000. Reissue of various artists.).
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info