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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2602 (Bush on the Hill)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bush on the Hill about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bush on the Hill, The / Paddy Killoran's / Phaddy Killoran / Paddy Killoran's Jig / The Humours of Milltown / McGlinchy's / Low Down (3rd in set Jigs on the Green on KCB 5; 3rd in The Garrykennedy Set on GOC 2) (also in A)
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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).
~197710#2
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
~19796#2
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
~198010#2
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (mandolin).
~19812#1
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
199612#1
[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: James Keane (accordion).
~199711#3
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
~199912#2
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
~199912#3
[GOC 2] Gerry O'Connor. Myriad. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (banjo), with Liam O'Connor (fiddle), Michael O'Connor (accordion).
20019#1
[JBC] Johnny B. Connolly. Bridgetown. Johnny B. Connolly (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Gold Ring
DODnl
Gallagher's Frolics
FR
Richard Brennan's
MMlny 2
Queen of the Fair
KCB 5
Black Rogue
GOC 2
Buttermilk Mary
BRny 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Dave Collins'
ApW
Kitty's Rambles
AW
Bobby Casey's
JBC

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.
On page 16 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #43 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As jig #27 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #169 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): 1974