Miss Montgomery reel

Also known as Fisher’s Grant, Heather On The Hill, Johnny McIljohn’s, Lady Montgomery, Lady Montgomery’s, Miss Montgomery’s, Phelim’s Frolic, Phelim’s Frolics.

There are 28 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Miss Montgomery has been added to 3 tune sets.

Miss Montgomery has been added to 39 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Miss Montgomery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
c3G ECEG|cdcA BcdB|cdcG EG~G2|Addc BGAB|
c2GF ECEG|cege fedB|cAGF EG~G2|Addc BGAB|
~c2gc acgc|~c2gc BcdB|~c2gc acga|gedc BGAB|
~c2gc acgc|~c2gc BcdB|~c3d eg~g2|aged BGAB|
X: 2
T: Miss Montgomery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d3A FDFA|dedB cdec|dedA FA A2|Beed cABc|
d2AG FDFA|dfaf gfec|dBAG FA A2|Beed cABc|
d2 Ad BdAd|d2Ad cdec|d2Ad BdAB|efed cABc|
d2Ad BdAd|d2Ad cdec|d3e fa a2|bafe cABc|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Miss Montgomery
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
c2 cG EFGF|c2 cA Bcde|c2 cG EFGE|Dddc Bcdf||
ecgc ec g2|ecgc efge|ecgc ec g2|fedc Bcdf|
ecgc ec g2|ecgc efga|gefd ecdB|cAGE Ddde||

Six comments

I transcribed this from the Suantrai recording, more or less. A good C tune to have in your rep.

Scottish tune

Like most reels in C, this one came from Scotland. Donegal fiddler Hughie Gillespie recorded it in the 1930s as “Miss Montgomery,” It acquired the name “Phelim’s Frolics” when Andy McGann recorded it on his “Tribute to Michael Coleman” LP with Joe Burke and Felix Dolan in the 1960s. They didn’t have a name for tune and called it “Phelim’s Frolics” after pianist Felix’s then very young son.

I thought it was a mistake.

I saw this name associated with the tune, but I thought it was an incorrect mis-naming confused with “Lady Montgomery.” Thanks Don.

Now I have a roll in the perpetuation of error.

Randal Bays rang me and asked if I knew the name of this tune for his upcoming recording. I blew it I guess.

G8 tune

This is a great tune in which i 1st hear on the familiar footsteps album by Dezi Donnelly! It can also be found in the lasest Vincent Griffen cd!!

Phelim’s Frolics, X:3

‘Miss Montgomery’ From the Gunn ms, Fermanagh 1865. This tune follows Lady Anne Montgomery in that ms. It’s also in the Skye Collection as Miss Montgomery, in the key of Bb