Arkle Mountain reel

Also known as Arkil Mountain, Arkill Moutain, The Arkle Mountain, Arklow Mountains, Gerry O’ Connor’s, Gerry O’Connor’s.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Broken Pledge (a few times) and Catherine McEvoy’s (a few times).

Arkle Mountain has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Arkle Mountain
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Ad^cd AGFG|Adde gcc2|Ad^cd efge|dfaf g2ge|
Ad^cd AGFG|Adde gcc2|dB ((3cBA) BGAF|GBAG FDD2:|
|:a2af ggge|dafd cAFA|abaf ggge|dfaf dfge|
a2fa ggge|dafd cAFG|AddB c2cA|GBAG FDD2:|

Four comments

Arkle Mountain

This reel was composed by Manchester banjo player Tony O’ Sullivan ( aka Sully ).

It is included in a set by Gerry (Fiddle )O`Connor and Dessie Wilkinson on a classic album "Cosa gan Broga"

It’s the first Irish Trad tune I learned - from Sully’s tune book,
years before I played in any session. And nobody plays it in sessions.

I love the tune - learnt it off Brendan Larrisey’s Flick of the Wrist, but he play’s it very fast - it gains an extra bit of magic played slower. On Flick of the Wrist CD it’s called Gerry O’Connor’s which is why it’s hard to find, and makes sense of johnny’s comment above.