Mountains of Pomeroy (The)

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MOUNTAINS OF POMEROY, THE (Sleibte Pomeraig). Irish, Air or March (4/4 or 2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Moylan, Mulvihill, O'Neill): AA'BB' (Harker/Rafferty). The Mountains of Pomeroy are in County Tyrone. There is a ballad by this title which can be found in Alfred Percival Graves Irish Song Book (London, 1894). John Mouldon remarks that the song is associated with the "mysterious song called 'Reynardine' (a song of enticement)" and credits it to Dr. George Sigerson (1839-1925), a physician and songwriter of Dublin born in Strabane, County Tyrone. See also the related "Mountain High (The)."

Sources for notated versions: accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 278, p. 88. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 331, p. 188. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 7, p. 104. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 540, p. 94.

Recorded sources:

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]




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