Tune Search
Sign in or join  to see your:     Home   Playlists   Practice Machine   Stats   Friends   Albums   Preferences   Sign out

Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1023 (Kid on the Mountain)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kid on the Mountain about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BB 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig40ABCDEE Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kid on the Mountain, The / Kid on the Mountain / An Mionnán ar an Sliabh / An Meannán ar an Sliabh / The Kid in the Mountain (also in G, also without the 4th part, or with an additional 6th part, also as song The Bottle of Wine) (6th in set The Chieftains' Knock on the Door on Ch 5; 3rd in set The Kid on the Mountain on BB 2, mislabeled as The Ballintore Fancy on some reissues)
To get to your personal tune notes, Log in or Create an account
Note shared with my friends:

Note to myself only:
122 members play this tune.
0 of them are your friends.

Suggest this Tune

To:
Comment to friend:
map of tune distribution
Where members are who play this tune.

Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19301.13#1
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals).
~19601.21#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
~19729#1
[TMacMn 1] Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon (accordion).
197315#1
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
19733#1
[Plx 2] Planxty. The Well below the Valley. Unidentified on this reissue, but: Liam O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Christy Moore. For this tune: Liam (pipes).
~19755#6
[Ch 5] The Chieftains. 5. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, timpán), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: Seán Keane (fiddle).
197610#3
[BB 2] The Bothy Band. Old Hag You Have Killed Me. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet, harmonium), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
19762#3
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar).
~19762#1
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
197810#3
[BB 4] The Bothy Band. After Hours. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute), Dónal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, keyboards, bodhrán), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, keyboards).
~197812#1
[SE 5] Seamus Ennis. The Fox Chase. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
19957#1
[DRuss] Dale Russ. Irish Fiddle. Dale Russ (fiddle).
199711#3
[JDr 3] Joe Derrane. The Tie that Binds. Joe Derrane (accordion). For this tune: with Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes), Seamus Egan (banjo).
~200712#2
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Seán Buí
BB 2, BB 6, BB 4
Geaftaí Bhaile Buí
Ch 5
Come Upstairs with Me
JDr 3
Kitty Come Down to Limerick
TAM
Played beforeOn Albums
Choice Wife
Plx 2, TP 2
Pretty Girls of Mayo
Ch 5

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1155 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #434 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #104 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 85 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
In [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #301 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #90 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 220 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As slipjig #16 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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