Ceo Sa Cnoc reel

Also known as Ceo Ar Gcnoic, Ceo Na GCnoc, Ceo NaGcNoc, The Fog On The Hill.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Ceo Sa Cnoc has been added to 30 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Two settings

X: 1
T: Ceo Sa Cnoc
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
g|: eA A2 efge | dG G2 (3BAG Bd | eA A2 efge | dBGA BAAg |
eA A2 efge | dG G2 DGBd | eA A2 efge | dBGA BABd :|
|:ea a2 agag | eaag e2 dg | ea a2 agaf | gedB BAAg |
ea a2 agag | eaaf g3a | agbg abge | dBgd BA A2 :|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 2
T: Ceo Sa Cnoc
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|| eABA eAge | dGBG dGBd | eABA e2ge | dBGA BAA2 |
| eA A2 eAdB | G2BG dGBd | eA A2 efge | dBGA BA A2 ||
|| EAAG EAAG | EAAG edBd | EAA2 GABd | (3efe dc BGG2 |
| EAAB GABG | AGEF G4 | BddB cBAG| EGed BA A2 ||

Nineteen comments

Ceo Na gCnoc

I first heard this tune being played by Tommy Keane, I believe it is a Seamus Ennis tune.

Posted by .

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!? Cnoc!?

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’ ..

Lesl

Posted by .

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.