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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#4179 (Mountains of Pomeroy)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Mode ?
SongG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mountains of Pomeroy, The / Mountains of Pomeroy / Sléibhte Phomeroy / The Mountains of Pommeroy (also in D or B, also as march, included here)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this song – considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19887#1
[DD 8] De Dannan. A Jacket of Batteries. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, piano), Aidan Coffey (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar, keyboard), Eleanor Shanley (vocals), Colm Murphy (bodhrán), Adele O'Dwyer (cello).
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~199511#1
[DD HR] De Dannan. Hibernian Rhapsody. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Colm Murphy (bodhrán), Derek Hickey (accordion), Tommy Flemming (vocals).
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19978#1
[RT 2] Reeltime. Live It Up. Máirin Fahy (fiddle, vocals), Éilís Egan (accordion), Luke Daniels (accordion), Chris Kelly (guitar, vocals), John Flatley (keyboards, vocals), Yvonne Fahy (percussion).
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~20098#1
[SBJM 2] Seamus Begley and Jim Murray. Éirí Go Lá. Seamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Jim Murray (guitar, electric bass, keyboards, backing vocals, accordion).
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~200911#1
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano). For this tune: Michelle (harp).
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Bibliography

Here are transcriptions of this song – considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #540 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As march #7 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #331 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #278 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903