The Highest Hill In Sligo reel

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Palmer’s Gate (a few times).

The Highest Hill In Sligo has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Highest Hill In Sligo has been added to 61 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Highest Hill In Sligo
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AF|:FdAF G2 EG|FEFD CDEG|FDFA dfaf|gece dcBA|
FdAF ~G2 EG|~F3A GFED|FAdf ecdB|[1 AFGE FDDE:|[2 AFGE FD D2||
fgaf defa|gfga bgeg|fgaf defa|gbeg ed d2|
fg (3agf bagf|gfec dcAG|FAdf ecdB|[1 AFGE FD D2:|[2AFGE FDDE||
# Added by Avery .
X: 2
T: The Highest Hill In Sligo
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
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||
# Added .
X: 3
T: The Highest Hill In Sligo
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FdAF G2EG FDFA GFEG|FDFA dfaf gfed cBAG|
FdAF G2EG FDFA GFEG| FAdf ecdB AFGE D4 :||
||:fgaf dfaf ~g3a bgeg|fgaf dfaf gbeg fddc|
dfaf b2af gfed cBAG| FAdf ecdB AFGE D2:||

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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.

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Danu’s ssetting

Here’s a transcription from Danu’s cd, ‘When All is Said and Done.’

X: 1
T: Highest Hill In Sligo, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
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||

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“The Thames Hornpipe” ~ for comparison’s sake

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on May 31st 2005 by *Davy Rogers.
https://thesession.org/tunes/4549

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.