Mountaineers' March (The)

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MOUNTAINEERS' MARCH, THE ("Tocamlad na tSliabairide" or "Triall na Sleibteoiri"). AKA and see "Castle Jig (1) (The)," "Kerrigan's Jig," "Kesh Jig (1) (The), "Kincora Jig," "Little Boy Ted in the Hay," "Tear the Callies." Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Kesh Jig (1) (The)" and "Spring Well (1)" are related tunes.

Source for notated version: In a 1906 letter to Alfred Percival Graves in 1906 (printed in "A Few Gossipy Notes" in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, London, O'Neill wrote: "A police patrolman, Michael Raverty, from Tyrone, my partner on duty thirty years ago, "shortened the night" by quietly whistling "The Mountaineers," March No. 1,030 in Collection."

Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 57. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1030, p. 192. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 243, p. 54.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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