Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1352 (Mountain Top)
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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.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).|
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle).
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. The Tulla Céilí Band.
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Paddy Cronin (fiddle).
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Ed Cahill (flute).
[ICTM] Ireland. Irlande. Colm Ó Caodháin (lilting).
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
[Ch 2] The Chieftains. 2. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle).
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Shaskeen.
[ECahill] Eddie Cahill. Ah! Surely. Eddie Cahill (flute).
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
[MvC 1] Moving Cloud. Moving Cloud. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute and percussion), Carl Hession (piano). For this tune: 1st time Kevin (flute).
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Peter Horan (flute).
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (concertina).
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
[Dnu 2] Danú. Think before You Think. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals). For this tune: 1st time Tom Doorley (flute).
[Drv 5] Dervish. Midsummer's Night. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Tom Morrow (fiddle, viola, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle), Séamus O'Dowd (guitar, fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin, vocals).
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. various.
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum).
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass). For this tune: with Jimmy Noonan (flute).
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion). For this tune: with Gregory Daly (Eb flute).
[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Andi (fiddle), Beanie Odell (fiddle).
[PotW] John Wynne and John McEvoy. Pride of the West. John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (whistle).
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki).
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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
|As tune #181 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #93 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|As tune #218 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne.|
|As reel #105 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #334 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
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?