The Ballyhoura Mountains polka

Also known as The Ballynahula #1, The Ballynahula No. 1, The Ballynahula, Cuz Teahan’s, Cuz Teahan’s Favorite, Mike Buckley’s Favourite, Teahan’s Favorite, Teahan’s Favourite, Terry Teahan’s Favourite.

There are 19 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Ballyhoura Mountains has been added to 9 tune sets.

The Ballyhoura Mountains has been added to 77 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Ballyhoura Mountains
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c>c BA|FA AB|cB/2c/2 BA|B/2c/2d e>f|
ec BA|FA A>B|c>c ec|BA A2:|
|:a>f ec|ec BA|a>f ec|B/2c/2d e2|
a>f ec|ec BA|B/2c/2c ec|BA A2:|
# Added by Heiko .
2
X: 2
T: The Ballyhoura Mountains
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:ce/c/ BA|FA AB|ce/c/ BA|ce f2|
ce/c/ BA|FA AB|cB/c/ ec|BA A2:|
|:a>f ec|ec BA|a>f ec|Bc e2|
a>f ec|ec BA|cB/c/ ec|BA A2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Ballyhoura Mountains
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BB AG | EG DG | BA/B/ AG | Bd e2 |
dB AG | EG DG | BA/B/ dB | AG G2 :|
|: g>f ed | Bd AG | g>f ed | Bd A2 |
g>f ed | Bd AG | BA/B/ dB | AG G2 :|
4
X: 4
T: The Ballyhoura Mountains
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B2 AG | EG D2 | B2 AG | A/B/c d2 |
B2 AG | EG D2 | B2 dB | AG G2 :|
|: ge ge | dB AG | ge ge | A/B/c d2 |
ge ge | dB AG | B2 dB | AG G2 :|

Seven comments

This is the last of three polkas in our set we play in frankfurt.

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A simple, but very fun polka. Sounds good after Dan Sullivan’s Shamrock Swing Band (transposed to D Mixolydian).

"The Ballyhoura Mountains" / "Terry "Cuz" Teahan’s" ~ in G

Discussion: Can Anyone Tell Me the Name of this Tune?
# Posted on July 23rd 2008 by Mix O’Lydian
~ /discussions/18521

X: 2
T: Ballyhoura Mountains, The
T: Terry "Cuz" Teahan’s
T: Teahan’s Favorite
T: Teahan’s Favourite
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: GMaj
|: BB AG | EG DG | BA/B/ AG | Bd e2 |
dB AG | EG DG | BA/B/ dB | AG G2 :|
|: g>f ed | Bd AG | g>f ed | Bd A2 |
g>f ed | Bd AG | BA/B/ dB | AG G2 :|

# Posted on July 23rd 2008 by Mix O’Lydian

"The Ballyhoura Mountains" / "Terry "Cuz" Teahan’s" ~ in G & A

I’ve made a quick check through collections, in print and online, and it appears more often in G than A, and has picked up a few other titles as well…

The Fiddler’s Companion ~ Andrew Kuntz
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/BAA_BAM.htm#BALLYHOURA_MOUNTAINS ~ in G

"An Pota Stóir: Ceol Seite Corca Duibne /
The Set Dance Music of West Kerry"
Page 33, tune #52 ~ gan ainm ~ in G ("Cuz Teahan’s")

"Irish Fiddle Solos" ~ Pete Cooper
Page 29 ~ in G

"Matt Cunningham’s Dance Music of Ireland"
Page 34 ~ 2 takes ~ in G and in A

"Mally Presents 100 Irish Polkas"
Page 17, tune #44 ~ "The Ballynahulla No. 1" ~ A

"110 Ireland’s Best Polkas & Slides"
Page 21, tune #45 ~ "The Ballynahulla No. 1" ~ A

"Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra"
Page 147 ~ "Mike Buckley’s Favourite" ~ A

"Cuz Teahan’s"

"An Pota Stóir: Ceol Seite Corca Duibne /
The Set Dance Music of West Kerry", 1994
Feargal MacAmhlaoibh

Page 33, tune #52 ~ gan ainm ~ in G ("Cuz Teahan’s")

X: 3
T: Ballyhoura Mountains, The
T: Terry "Cuz" Teahan’s
T: Cuz Teahan’s
T: Teahan’s Favorite
T: Teahan’s Favourite
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
R: polka
K: GMaj
|: B2 AG | EG D2 | B2 AG | A/B/c d2 |
B2 AG | EG D2 | B2 dB | AG G2 :|
|: ge ge | dB AG | ge ge | A/B/c d2 |
ge ge | dB AG | B2 dB | AG G2 :|