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Tune ID#1490 (Over the Hills)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Over the Hills about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Over the Hills / Old as the Hills / The Jolly Corkonian / The Jolly Corkonians / Hills of Glenorchy (for The Haymakers Jig in book MM) (also in D or E) (compare 1st part with 1st parts of both Boys of Tandragee #209 and #8180)
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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.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
193718#2
19371.2#2
[NBoyle] Néillidh Boyle. A Feeling in the Blood. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Néillidh Boyle (fiddle).
~200314#2
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
20045#1
[LYK 2] The Kane Sisters. Under the Diamond. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Haste to the Wedding
MG, NBoyle
Mickey the Mauler
TapRT
Played beforeOn Albums
Trip to Sligo
TapRT
Ahern's Egg
LYK 2

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 #822 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #87 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #30 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 29 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As misc #47 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903