Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3943 (Tripping on the Mountain)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tripping on the Mountain / Ag Damhsa ar an Sliabh
/ McKenna's / My Love is but a Lassie (1st in set Irish Polkas on OTPR; mislabeled as The Lakes of Sligo on MtRd) (2nd part same as 2nd part of My Love She's But a Lassie Yet #1951
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Tom Ennis (pipes), John Gerrity (fiddle).
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Seamus Quinn (fiddle), James McDonagh (flute).
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (F flute).
[JWynn 2] John Wynne. Ar nós na Gaoithe. Like the Wind. John Wynne (flute).
[LKPD] Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy. Sets in Stone. Liam Kelly (flute), Philip Duffy (fiddle).
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 polka #97 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. |
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): 1922