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 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with I Have Two Yellow Goats (a few times).

The Ballyhoura Mountains has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Ballyhoura Mountains has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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Four settings

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 .
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:|
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 :|
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 :|