Barrack Hill slide

Also known as The Barrack Hill, The Breach Of Killiecranky, The Cat Jumped Into The Mouse’s Hole And Didn’t Come Down Till Morning, The Cat Jumped Into The Mouse’s Hole, Cnoc An T-Sluaigteac, The Glen Cottage, Port Sheáin Dan Nell, Tanglony.

There are 27 recordings of a tune by this name.

Barrack Hill has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Barrack Hill
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
g2f|:e2A ABA e2d B2d|e2A B2A G2A B2d|
e2A ABA e2d B2d|d2B GAB A3 ABd:|
|:e2d efg a2f g2e|d2B g2B d2B d3|
e2d efg a2f g2e|1d2B G2B A3 ABd:|2d2B G2B A3 g2f||
ABC
X: 2
T: Barrack Hill
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: e2 A A2 B | e2 d B2 d | e2 A A2 B | G2 A B2 d |
e2 A A2 B | e2 d B2 d | e2 d g 2 B | A3 A3 :|
|: e2 d efg | a2 b g2 e | d2 B d2 e | d2 B d2 g |
e2 d efg | a2 b g2 e | d2 B g2 B | A3 A3 :|
|: e2 A A2 f | e2 d Bcd | e2 A A2 B | G2A Bcd |
e2 A A2 f | e2 d Bcd | e2 d g2 B | A3 A3 :|
|: e2 d efg | a2 b g2 e | d2 e d2 B | d2 e dcB |
1 e2 d efg | a2 b g2 e | d2 B g2 B | A3 A3 :|
2 e2 d e2 f | g2 a b2 a | g2 e d2 B |A2 a agf ||
ABC
X: 3
T: Barrack Hill
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
e| B<E E>F B>A F<A |B>E E>F D>EF>A |B<E E>F B>AF>A | d>BA>F ~E2 E :|
|: F| D<d d>e d/^c/B/A/ d2 |F<A A>B A<F A2 |B<e e>f g>fe>d | B<d B/A/G/F/ E2E :|
ABC
X: 4
T: Barrack Hill
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
g2f|e2A ABd e2d B2d|e2A B2A G2A B2d|
ABd|e3 efg a2f g2e|d2B d2g d2B d2g|
ABC
X: 5
T: Barrack Hill
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: e2 A ABd e2 d B2 d | e2 A ABA G2 A B2 d |
|:e2 e efg a2 f gfe | d2 B d2 e d2 B d3|
ABC

Seventeen comments

Barrak Hill

Source:H. Hamilton, S. Ceagh, C. O’Drisceoil. "It’s No Secret" Transcription: Gian Marco

Good Tune !
We use to play a set with Turnip Jig/BH/Dennis Murphy’s Slide and it makes a very lively one. We sometimes start our gigs with it.

As a single jig:
"O’Neill Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems"
Captain Francis ONeill, 1907
#410

As a slide:
"Traditional Irish Music: Music for the Sets: The Yellow Book"
Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1995
ISBN: 1-899512-32-2
Page 36

“Barrack Hill” ~ & beyond

"Playford’s "Dancing Master" of 1728 - John Playford

K: A Dorian
|: e2 A A2 B | e2 d B2 d | e2 A A2 B | G2 A B2 d |
e2 A A2 B | e2 d B2 d | e2 d g 2 B | A3 A3 :|
|: e2 d efg | a2 b g2 e | d2 B d2 e | d2 B d2 g |
e2 d efg | a2 b g2 e | d2 B g2 B | A3 A3 :|

"The Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems" - Captain Francis O’Neill, 1907

K: Ador
|: e2 A A2 f | e2 d Bcd | e2 A A2 B | G2A Bcd |
e2 A A2 f | e2 d Bcd | e2 d g2 B | A3 A3 :|
|: e2 d efg | a2 b g2 e | d2 e d2 B | d2 e dcB |
1 e2 d efg | a2 b g2 e | d2 B g2 B | A3 A3 :|
2 e2 d e2 f | g2 a b2 a | g2 e d2 B |A2 a agf ||

ALSO in "The Roche Collection, Volume II" Page 23, #250

Good work ceolachan.

Thought I’d follow that through & lift The Haughs & post here, for anyone interested in the origins of this tune:

X:1
T:Haughs of Cromdale
M:C
L:1/8
R:Strathspey
B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)
Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion
K:E Minor
e| B<E E>F B>A F<A |B>E E>F D>EF>A |B<E E>F B>AF>A | d>BA>F ~E2 E :|
|: F| D<d d>e d/^c/B/A/ d2 |F<A A>B A<F A2 |B<e e>f g>fe>d | B<d B/A/G/F/ E2E :|

“The Haughs O’ Cromdale” ~ to follow ~

That’s what I’ve been holding back on. I’ve versions of that to add to TheSesh this week but wasn’t yet fully satisfied with the transcriptions. The delay in posting it is also because I had and have a couple of slides in the family too, the one just added, "Ellen O’Dwyer’s", and another, that family drop of a fifth in the first beat, that is from B to E or e to A… (& f to B = B Dorian)

For the Haughs I have several takes including a second ending fling…as well as some history and links to relevant content on the Internet, such as Dick Gaughan’s website, and to family members here on site, for the ‘craic’…

Which came first? ~ “Barrack Hill” or “The Haughs” ~ ?

I suspect the single jig / slide country dance predates the song… I’d almost forgot I was working on this one, oh yeah, things were being deleted…ah well…

Barrack Hill (aka. The Glen Cottage Slide)

Here’s a slightly different version, which I learned from memory this afternoon.

K: Ador
g2f|e2A ABd e2d B2d|e2A B2A G2A B2d|
e2A ABd e2d B2d|d2B GAB A3:|
ABd|e3 efg a2f g2e|d2B d2g d2B d2g|
e3 efg a2f g2e|d2B GAB A3:|

It’s just the same as what Gerry Harrington recorded on his duet CD with Charlie Piggott. Mighty little tune!

Barrack Hill

Here’s a lovely version of this tune posted in discussions by Bannerman……….

http://www.thesession.org/discussions/21774

http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_288_2_eimear_buckley_padraig_king

And here’s the ABC’s for their version……….

X: 1
T: Barrack Hill
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Ador
|: e2 A ABd e2 d B2 d | e2 A ABA G2 A B2 d |
e2A ABd e2 d B2 e | d2 B GAB ABA ABd:|
|:e2 e efg a2 f gfe | d2 B d2 e d2 B d3|
e2 e efg a2 f gfe | d2 B GAB ABA ABd:|

Not in Playford

<“Barrack Hill” ~ & beyond
<"Playford’s "Dancing Master" of 1728 - John Playford
I have Jeremy Barlow’s "The Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford’s Dancing Master (1651-ca.1728)" from the library and Barrack Hill is not in it.

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