The High Hills Of Tara barndance

Also known as Ard Cnoic Na Teaṁraċ.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The High Hills Of Tara has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The High Hills Of Tara
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
d2 g2 g2 fg|a2 ga gf d2|1 c2 f2 f2 ef|g2 f2 e2 d2:|2 c2 de f2 cd|A2 G2 G4||
|:d2 g2 g2 fg|a2 ga gf d2|1 c2 f2 f2 ef|g2 f2 e2 d2:|2 c2 de f2 cd|A2 G2 G4||
|:D2 G2 G2 (3ABc|d2 d2 cA G2|1 C2 F2 F3 G:|2 F3 G F3 G||
A2 G2 F2 D2|D2 G2 G2 (3ABc|1 df dc d2 g2|f2 d2 df dc:|2 df dc "slide"(3(ABc c)|d2 g2 df dc||A2 G2 G4:|!
X: 2
T: The High Hills Of Tara
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
d2g2 g2fg | a2ga gfd2 | c2f2 f2ef | g2f2 e2d2 |
d2g2 g2fg | a2ga gfd2 | c2de f2cd | A2G2 G4 :|
D2G2 G2 (3ABc | d2d2 cAG2 | C2F2 F3G | A2G2 F2D2 |
D2G2 G2 (3ABc | dfdc d2g2 | f2d2 dfdc | A2G2 G4 |
D2G2 G2 (3ABc | d2d2 cAG2 | F3G F3G | A2G2 F2D2 |
D2G2 G2 (3ABc | dfdc B3c | d2g2 dfdc | A2G2 G4 ||
X: 3
T: The High Hills Of Tara
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
|:d2g2 g2fg|a2ga gfd2|c2f2 f2=ef|g2f2 e2d2|
d2g2 g2fg|a2ga gfd2|c2de f2cd|A2G2 G4:|
||D2G2 G2 (3ABc|d2d2 cAG2|C2F2 F3G|A2G2 F2D2|
D2G2 G2 (3ABc|dfdc d2g2|f2d2 dfdc|A2G2 G4|
D2G2 G2 (3ABc|d2d2 cAG2|~F3G ~F3G|A2G2 F2D2|
D2G2 G2 (3ABc|dfdc A2Bc|d2g2 dfdc|A2G2 G4||

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The High Hills Of Tara

Played by the Teetotalers (found on YouTube) together with The Drunken Landlady (thesession.org/tunes/363). In Bremen I also heard Ivory Lady (thesession.org/tunes/5555) as the 3rd in a set, but I think in Dmajor all three.

The High Hills Of Tara, X:2

I’ve transcribed it here from the Teetotallers’ playing, in a (notationwise) more standardised way.
It’s actually in G dorian (not C major).

Gan Ainm

This tune turned up in sessions recently, with parts reversed.

This is how I hear it being played by Martin Hayes and Kevin Crawford in this clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-NKPtPpZyc


Discussion here:
https://thesession.org/discussions/43768

My ears don’t agree with Battle of Aughrim (at least not any setting on the site, no matter which part I play first), hence this addition.

The first two bars of the A part in the Hayes/Crawford clip above are similar the D part (or the 4th part…) of Johnny Cope ( https://thesession.org/tunes/4953 ), and the two parts have more or less the same harmonic material.

See also:
Johnny Cope - https://thesession.org/tunes/2327
Battle of Aughrim - https://thesession.org/tunes/1308