Gort Na Mona slip jig

Also known as Gortnamona, Tigh Raifertaigh.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Tigh Rabhartaigh (a few times) and The Humours Of Ballymanus (a few times).

Gort Na Mona has been added to 3 tune sets.

Gort Na Mona has been added to 119 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Gort Na Mona
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2B BAG ABc|d2g gfd BcA|G2B BAG ABc|1ded ded ((3BcB) A:|2ded dge fga||
b2a bge dgb|a2a aga bge|e2e edB ABc|d2d dge fga|
b2g gba ged|e2e ede ged|A2A ABG ABc|d2d dgf dcA||
X: 2
T: Gort Na Mona
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G|:C2E EDC DEG|c2e edc deg|f2e dcd ecG|1~A3 AGE D2G:|2AcA AGE DEF||
GAc cde ~d3|e2g gae gec|~d3 dcd ecG|AcA AGE DEG|
GAc cde ~d3|e2g gae gec|f2e dcd ecG|A2A AGE D2G:||
X: 3
T: Gort Na Mona
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2B BAG ABc | d2g gfd BcA | G2B BAG ABc |1 A2d ded BcA :|2 d3 dgd fga |
b2a age dgb | aba aga bgd | ege edB ABc | ded dgd fga |
b2g gba ged | e3 ede gdB | A3 ABG ABc | d3 dgf dcA |]

Thirteen comments

Gortnamona

Composed by Michael Rooney. I heard it first on the album "Time on our Hands" by Siobhan Peoples & Murty Ryan. On the liner notes the title is spelled as one word but typos have occurred on liner notes before so I don’t know which way is correct.

Gortnamona

Does anyone know what Gort Na Mona or Gortnamona means?

Translation

It’s the "field of turf", field bring a fairly loose translation. Maybe the Bank of Turf is more appropriate.

Gort na Móna

This tune is played in the key of C on Michael Rooney and June McCormack’s (Draiocht’s) album. This tune was composed by Michael in 2001 as part of a Millennium Suite Michael was comissioned to compose by Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann. I think Michael said that Gort na Mona is the name of his family’s property in Co. Monaghan (in Ireland)

Gort na Móna

The posted abc version is different to that that Michael and June play both live and on their cd - which you should buy cos they are excellent! ;) - They play it as such:

X:1
T:Gort na Mona
M:9/8
R:Slip Jig
K:C
G|:C2E EDC DEG|c2e edc deg|f2e dcd ecG|1~A3 AGE D2G:|2AcA AGE DEF||
GAc cde ~d3|e2g gae gec|~d3 dcd ecG|AcA AGE DEG|
GAc cde ~d3|e2g gae gec|f2e dcd ecG|A2A AGE D2G:||

Agree Jack although the one shown is played with Gort na Mona under the title Tigh Rafeartaigh. These are nice session tunes in between the jigs and the reels although the consensus with our group is to play the first one in the key of "D" to suit flutes and whistles.

Gorthamona

Is this the same tune as Percy French’s Gorthamona?I cannot make it fit the words .If not does anyone Know tune for P.F’s Gorthamona?

love that tune !!

Re: Gort Na Mona

Good tune for the aging brain…lol….zippy tune…different feel, sound…nice !

So there are two tunes…

Just trying to clear up the picture, according to previous comments here and elsewhere:
Tigh Rafartaigh - is X:2 above and entered separately as https://thesession.org/tunes/2143
Gort Na Mona - is X:1 and X:3 above.