T: The White Mountain
R: slip jig
EAA EAB =c3|EAA EAF GED|EGA EAB =c2 d|egd ege dBG:|
A2a gef g3|Aaa geA B^cd|A2a gef g2 e|d^cd g2e dBG:|
Also known as Arragh Mountains, The Arragh Mountains, Paddy O’Brien’s.
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
The White Mountain has been added to 2 tune sets.
The White Mountain has been added to 40 tunebooks.
I found this on a pae of music that also had "A Fig for a Kiss".
I have a feeling there is a problem here with the key signature. The G# just doesn’t sound right to my ears and the occasional C# might be ok where the accidentals are marked but not in the key signature. Which leaves us with onlythe F# in the key signature (?Amix).
I couldn’t find any other source for this tune to see how it might be notated elsewhere.
There is a SLIABH BÁNA reel which is the ‘White Mountain’ Reel - probably no relation. Alos there is an air also known as "Sliabh Geal gCua " or "The White Mountain".
Also can’t find any record of a recording of this tune and I have done an abc search that failed to turn up anything.
Having said all that it seems like a nice tune.
This is Arragh Mountains, aka Paddy O’Brien’s, already in the archives here: https://thesession.org/tunes/1901
Well aren’t I the silly one. I did an abc search on TuneDB and Google but didn’t get around to doing it the only place that really matters - HERE!
Will, do you happen to know whether this was the Nenagh (Tipperary) POB - deceased, or the other one? The settings on the other entry sound great. Really nice tune.
These are the words of a song.The Slivermines are some hills where they found a bit of silver - doh! They are not far from Nenagh and Newtown which was the home of the deceased Paddy O’Brien. He recorded this on his album with a fiddler - Banks of the Shannon.
"Leave me on the road to Nenagh,
Hear the rippling Shannon call,
Where the Arragh mountains meet the Silvermines, "
To complete the picture go to this website:
Garrykennedy is where Paddy O’Brien used to play in the sessions at Larkins Pub