Ceo Na gCnoc
I first heard this tune being played by Tommy Keane, I believe it is a Seamus Ennis tune.
It means Foggy Rock if my Irish is correct.
Are you sure, Paddy? I’ve never learned Irish, but "Cnoc" means "hill" in English, I believe.
By the way, Mike Rafferty recorded a different tune as "Ceo na gCnoc." He probably got the wrong name from someone else.
cnoc = hill, mountain
ceo = fog, mist, haze
carraig = rock
So, "sliabh" is a bit higher and bigger than "cnoc."
I just remember why I know the meaning of "cnoc." I saw Finbarr Dwyer’s composition "Hill 60" listed in Irish on Marcas O’Murchu’s recording.
you hide your cards up there, and ladies their snot rags…. 8-)
You should know there aren’t any real mountains in Eire. ‘Sliabh’ is just a more serious word for a more difficult climb, a bigger hill…
Yes sorry, cloc is rock I think. I remember the expression:
Tá an ghrian ag scoilteadh (sp?) na gcloc
Spelling might be wrong but it means "The sun is splitting the stones".
So Cnoc is hill and sliabh is mountain.
You need your eyes tested Paddy, what mountains? ;-)
Yup! ~ ‘cloch’ is stone…
The composer might have been on holiday in Switzerland ;-)
Ceo na Cnoc : fogof the hill
Fog-Off in other words?
That other Ceo na gCnoc
Slainte wrote: "By the way, Mike Rafferty recorded a different tune as "Ceo na gCnoc." He probably got the wrong name from someone …"
I’d thought that reel was closer to ‘the Gosson who bate his father’ myself, but was overruled.. Before settling on a title however, he was calling that one ‘Mary Got Married in the Snow’ ..
Hi, Lesl. I’ve just posted the other one: https://thesession.org/tunes/7270
Ceo na gCnoc
The meaning that comes closest to Ceo na gCnoc would be ‘The Mist on the Mountain"
Ceo Na GCnoc, X:2
This tune was given to Seamus Ennis by a Mr. Canavan, a piper from Carna, Connemara. I learned the tune from his son, Padraig, who is a lovely flute player in the old style.