The House On The Hill reel

Also known as Little House On The Hill, The Little House On The Hill, Little House Under The Hill, The Little House Under The Hill.

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Big Red (a few times), Down The Meadow (a few times) and King Of The Pipers (a few times).

The House On The Hill has been added to 2 tune sets.

The House On The Hill has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The House On The Hill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AB|cE~E2 c2cB | Acec BcAB | cE~E2 c2c2B | Acec B2 AB |
cE~E2 c2cB | Acec BcAB | cE~E2 c2c2B | Acec B2 ||
AG | FD (3DDD DFAF | EGBG ABAG | FD (3DDD DFAF | EGBG A2AG |
F2EF DFAF | EGBG ABAG | FD (3DDD DFAF | EGBG A2 ||
cd | ec (3ccc ecac | d~B3 Bcdf | ec (3ccc ecac | dBGB A2cd |
e2ef ec (3ccc | dB (3BBB Bcdf | ec (3ccc ecac | dBGB A2 |]

Four comments

I first heard this tune from Bob Drouin a fiddle player in Rhode Island, who in turn learned it from Jimmy Devine (ex-yonker-ite turned Vhode Islandah(and quite a big cheese in fiddle circles)) it’s a new(er) tune but no one can remember who wrote it. It’s a solid tune & the rhythmic variations are pretty fun to boot.
~Enjoy

Abc transcription bugs

in bar 3 and 7 there are too many notes : | cE~E2 c2c2B |

better is | cE~E2 c2 cB | and that’s the way at least the ‘House Band’ is playing it.

Very nice tune, indeed. I think I have to transform it to ‘D’ so I can play it with my A Overton low whistle.

Joe Thoma’s composition

According to "House Band" sleeve notes, this reel was composed by Joe Thoma, a fiddle player last heard of in Kenmare.

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Nice as a 2 part reel (exit middle section)