Old as the Hills (2)

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OLD AS THE HILLS [2]. AKA and see "Braes of Glenorchy (2)," "Hills of Glenorchy (1)," "Jolly Corkonian (The)," "Man in the Moon (3) (The)," "Over the Hills." Irish, Jig. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Martin Mulvihill gives this tune as an accompaniment for the dance The Haymakers' Jig. The tune was recorded by Donegal fiddler Neil O'Boyle (Neillidh Boyle, 1887-1961) in Dublin in 1937 as "Over the Hills"; Mulvihill's title "Old as the Hills" may simply be a miss-hearing.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 47, p. 128.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Hear Neil O'Boyle's 78 RPM on youtube.com [2] (appears as 2nd tune, after "Haste to the Wedding (1)").




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