The Highest Hill in Sligo
I found this transcription on JC’s and thought it needed to be here. This is Manus McGuire’s version he plays it on his solo album with just him and his brother on this tune. He puts it before one of his own compostions which I also found on JC’s I will post that tomorrow. Danu also does a great version of this tune. This is a relatively recent tune written by Ed Reavy.
Here’s a transcription from Danu’s cd, ‘When All is Said and Done.’
T: Highest Hill In Sligo, The
FDAF G2 EG|FEFD CDEG|FDFA dfaf|gfed cBAG|
FdAF (3GAG EG|FEFD CDEG|FAdf ecdB|1 AF G/F/E D3 E:|2 AGFE D3 z||
fgaf dfaf|~g3a bgeg|fgaf dfaf|gbeg fddA|
dfaf bfaf|gfed cBAG|FAdf ecdB|1 AF G/F/E D3 z:|2 AF G/F/E D3 E||
“The Thames Hornpipe” ~ for comparison’s sake
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on May 31st 2005 by *Davy Rogers.
If you look at Reaveys Reel ‘The Highest Hill in Sligo’ you will see a striking resemblance in the body of the tune.
# Posted on December 6th 2007 by conormccarthy
The Highest Hill In Sligo, X:3
For those flute/whistle players who don’t have low C#, here is a version learnt from Lucie Périer playing it on a Böhm flute.