The Flowers Of Red Hill reel

Also known as Bláthanna An Chnoic Rua, The Clogher, Dan McCarthy’s Fancy, Flowers Of Redhill, The Flowers Of Redhill, Flowers Of The Red Hill, The Flowers Of The Red Hill, Hills Of Clogher, The Rose Of Red Hill.

There are 51 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Green Groves Of Erin (lots of times), The Cliffs Of Moher (a few times), Clootie Dumplings (a few times), Come West Along The Road (a few times) and Mac’s Fancy (a few times).

The Flowers Of Red Hill has been added to 14 tune sets.

The Flowers Of Red Hill has been added to 388 tunebooks.

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Nine settings

X: 1
T: The Flowers Of Red Hill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: e~A3 gAfA | e~A3 edBd | e~A3 e2af | gedB GABd :||
| e~a3 b~a3 | eaag egdg | e~a3 b~a3 | edef gedg |
e~a3 b~a3 | eaaf ~g3a | b2bg aged | eaag edBd ||
X: 2
T: The Flowers Of Red Hill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
eA~A2 g2fg|eA~A2 GABd|eA~A2 e3f|gedB G2Bd:|
ea~a2 ba~a2|ea~a2 egdg|ea~a2 ba~a2|gede g2fg|
ea~a2 ba~a2|ea~a2 g3a|bg~g2 af~f2|e3f gedg||
X: 3
T: The Flowers Of Red Hill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: BEEE dEcE | BEEE BAFA | BEEE B2ec | dBAF DEFA :||
| Beee feee | Beed BdAd | Beee feee | BABc dBAd |
Beee feee | Beec ddde | f2fd edBA | Beed BAFA ||
X: 4
T: The Flowers Of Red Hill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: eA A2 eAfA | eA A2 eAdA | eA A2 e2 af | gedB GA (3Bcd :||
| ea a2 bgag | eaag ed (3Bcd | ea a2 bgag | edef gd (3Bcd |
ea a2 bgag | eaaf g3a | bg g2 aged | eaag ed (3Bcd ||
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X: 5
T: The Flowers Of Red Hill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
eA (3AAA gAfA|eA (3AAA (3efe df|eA (3AAA eAaf|gedB GABd:|
|:ea (3aaa ba ag|1eaag edBd|ea (3aaa ba ag|edeg gedg:| aged|edeg gedg||
X: 6
T: The Flowers Of Red Hill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
| eA A2 eAgA | eA A2 gAfA | eA A2 e2af | gedB GA (3Bcd |
| eA A2 gAfA | eA A2 eAdA | eA A2 e2af | gedB GA (3Bcd |
| ea a2 ba a2 | eaag egdg | ea a2 ba a2 | e2 ef gd (3Bcd |
ea a2 ba a2 | eaaf g2 ga | b2bg aged | eaag ed(3Bcd ||
X: 7
T: The Flowers Of Red Hill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: "a"e~A3 gAfA | e~A3 "G"eAdA | "a"e~A3 edea | "G"gedB GABd :|
| "a"eaag b2ag | eaag egdg | eaag b2ag | e2de "G"gdBd |
"a"eaag b2ag | edef "G"~g3a | "a"bgaf "G"g2ed | "D/F#"eaag "G"edBd ||
X: 8
T: The Flowers Of Red Hill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: e~A3 gAfA | e~A3 edBd | e~A3 e2af | gedB GABd :||
| e~a3 b~a3 | eaag egdg | e~a3 b~a3 | edef gedg |
e~a3 b~a3 | eaaf ~g3a | b2bg aged | eaag edBd ||
X: 9
T: The Flowers Of Red Hill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|: AD2D cDBD | AD2D AGEG | aD2D A2dB | cAGE CDEG :||
| Ad2d ed2d | Addc AcGc | Ad2d ed2d | AGAB cAGc |
Ad2d ed2d | AddB cccd | e2ec dcAG | Addc AGEG ||

Twelve comments

Rolly

Quite rolly, isn’t it?

Even more rolly version is here:

K: ADor
eA~A2 g2fg|eA~A2 GABd|eA~A2 e3f|gedB G2Bd:|
ea~a2 ba~a2|ea~a2 egdg|ea~a2 ba~a2|gede g2fg|
ea~a2 ba~a2|ea~a2 g3a|bg~g2 af~f2|e3f gedg||

I think this goes really well on the banjo. De Dannan done a version after Mick Hand’s (Sandmount Reel) called The Hills of Clogher. Some slightly variations but basically the same.

I am a new member who loves Irish songs but does not read music. Do you guys have any songs in tablature? I play bass.

Mark o’connor version

Mark O’Connor does a fun version of this tune and Green Groves of Erin with Yo-Yo Ma on the Appalacian Waltz CD. Unusual session they had with some very intersesting harmonies.

Same in E

X: 1
T: The Flowers Of Red Hill
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Edor
|: BEEE dEcE | BEEE BAFA | BEEE B2ec | dBAF DEFA :||
| Beee feee | Beed BdAd | Beee feee | BABc dBAd |
Beee feee | Beec ddde | f2fd edBA | Beed BAFA ||

this is not the traditional tonality but it works just fine.
You could try it on a G whistle…

The Rose Of Red Hill

This irish reel has been played as a cool live piece by many bands, De Dannan, Bothy Band, Silly Wizard…

The Flowers Of Red Hill, X:5

Silly Wizard version :)

The Flowers Of Red Hill, X:7

I love this tune so much, it’s … explosive !

The Flowers Of Red Hill, X:9

got aware of this ver fine tune by the Orthodox Celts recording.
how ever this one works better on the C-whistle…