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.
Another take on this ~
As a single jig:
"O’Neill Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems"
Captain Francis ONeill, 1907
As a slide:
"Traditional Irish Music: Music for the Sets: The Yellow Book"
Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1995
"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
|: 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
More info here, "Barrack Hill":
Good work ceolachan.
Thought I’d follow that through & lift The Haughs & post here, for anyone interested in the origins of this tune:
T:Haughs of Cromdale
B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884)
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…
"Tralee Gaol" ~ 2/4 march / polka, a melody shared
Key signature: G Dorian
Submitted on November 6th 2002 by abwilson.
Barrack Hill (aka. The Glen Cottage Slide)
Here’s a slightly different version, which I learned from memory this afternoon.
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!
"The Glen Cottage Polka #2" ~ as a polka
Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on December 5th 2005 by hetty.
"The Haughs Of Cromdale" ~ strathspey - sources
Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on July 27th 2006 by ceolachan.
Here’s a lovely version of this tune posted in discussions by Bannerman……….
And here’s the ABC’s for their version……….
T: Barrack Hill
|: 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:|
see highland avatar: Con McGinley’s
Tis of the same stripe as Lord Mayo
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.