Sliabh Na MBan hornpipe

Also known as Dingle Bay, The Dingle Bay, Mountain Of The Women, The Mountain Of The Women, Slieve Na MBan, Slievenamon, The Mountain Of The Women.

There are 61 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Fisherman’s Island (a few times) and The Humours Of Westport (a few times).

Sliabh Na MBan has been added to 96 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Sliabh Na MBan
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BA | GDB,D G,DB,D|GBAG (3EFG (3DEF|GB (3def gdBd|cBAG Fedc|
(3BAG FG EDB,D|GBAG (3EFG (3DEF| GBdg (3efg dc|B2 G2 G2:|
|:Bc|dg (3gfg bg (3gfg| dgbg agfg|a^gab c'eag|(3fgf (3efe dgBc|
dg (3gfg bg (3gfg|dgbg (3efg dc | (3Bcd gd AdcA |B2 G2 G2:|
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X: 2
T: Sliabh Na MBan
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BA | u(GD)vB,u(D G,)DB,D|Gv(BA)G (3vEuFvG u(3(DEF)|
GB v(3(def) gdBd|cBAG Fedc|(3BAG FG EDB,D|
GBAG (3EFG (3DEF| GBdg (3efg dc|B2 G2 G2:|
|:Bc|vdg u(3(gfg) bg u(3(gfg)| vdgbu(g ag)fg|a^gab c'eag|
(3fgf (3efe dgBc|dg (3gfg bg (3gfg|dgbg (3efg dc |
X: 3
T: Sliabh Na MBan
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dc|BG~G2 EDB,D|GBAG EGD2|GABd gdBd|cBAG FAdc|
BG~G2 EDB,D|GBAG EGD2|GABd egdc|B2GF G2:|
|:Bc|dg~g2 bg~g2|dgbg agfg|~a3b c'bag|fage d2Bc|
dg~g2 bg~g2|dgbg egdc|Bdgd ABcA|BGGF G2:|

Five comments

There is also a slow air with the same name. The air and hornpipe are played together on "My Love is in America; the Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival."

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Dingle Bay

Does anyone know what "Sliabh Na MBan" translates to? I learned this tune (a slightly different version, but still the same tune it seems) from Mike Rafferty at a workshop about a year ago, and he called it "Dingle Bay".

Sliabh Na MBan

"Mountain of the Women", I think. There’s a song to the air (not the hornpipe) - great version by Al O’Donnell. Finbar Furey has recorded the slow air tune version.

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Tune info

Would someone put their mark on this tune for me with the slurs and bow strokes they use. I just want to see the different ways and styles that each player uses. I put in a few of the slurs I think sound alright but I’m just starting out and using the Matt Cranitch book as a guide. All advice welcome. I’ve already read Will’s comments on bowing patterns etc and they really helped me get some pusle into the tunes. Thanks I’ll be really greatful if ye put yere mark on this tune for me.

X:6
T:Sliabh Na MBan
R:hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Gmaj
|:BA | u(GD)vB,u(D G,)DB,D|Gv(BA)G (3vEuFvG u(3(DEF)|
GB v(3(def) gdBd|cBAG Fedc|(3BAG FG EDB,D|
GBAG (3EFG (3DEF| GBdg (3efg dc|B2 G2 G2:|
|:Bc|vdg u(3(gfg) bg u(3(gfg)| vdgbu(g ag)fg|a^gab c’eag|
(3fgf (3efe dgBc|dg (3gfg bg (3gfg|dgbg (3efg dc |
(3Bcd gd AdcA |B2 G2 G2:|

The Dingle Bay (hornpipe)

Here’s a more flute-friendly version from Mike Rafferty’s playing:

K: Gmaj
|:dc|BG~G2 EDB,D|GBAG EGD2|GABd gdBd|cBAG FAdc|
BG~G2 EDB,D|GBAG EGD2|GABd egdc|B2GF G2:|
|:Bc|dg~g2 bg~g2|dgbg agfg|~a3b c’bag|fage d2Bc|
dg~g2 bg~g2|dgbg egdc|Bdgd ABcA|BGGF G2:|

PJ Maloney and Sean Ryan are cited as the source.