Annotation:Sliab na mBan (2)

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SLIEVENAMON [2] {Sliab-na-mBan} (The Mountain of the Women). AKA - "Cornphíopa Shliabh na mBan." AKA and see "Slievman's Hornpipe." Irish, Hornpipe (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The 'Slievenamon' title is Anglicised Irish Gaelic for Slibh na mBan, 'The Mountain of Women'. Where O'Neill obtained the tune is unknown; he is silent about it, and it has yet to surface in older collections. Cape Breton fiddler Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald recorded the tune as "<incipit title="load:slievman" width=850 link="'s Hornpipe">Slievman's Hornpipe</incipit>."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland vol. 4), 1976; No. 67 (appears as Gan Ainm). O’Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 312, p. 155. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 217. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 812, p. 141.

Recorded sources: -Green Linnet SIF 1110, Seamus Connolly - "My Love is in America: The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival" (1991). North Star NS0031, "Dances Across the Sea: Dances and Airs from the Celtic Highland" (1990). Regal Zonophone MR1105, Frank Lee's Tara Ceilidh Band (Oct., 1933).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's [1]
Hear fiddler Johnny McGreevy's recording at the Internet Archive [2]. McGreevy was a member of Pat Roche's Orchestra.

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