The Back Hill jig

Also known as The Black Hill.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Back Hill has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Back Hill
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
AAA c2B|cAf ecA|BBB dcB|cAF FEF|
AAA c2B|cAf ecA|BBB dcB|cAA AEF:|
AAA czB|cAf ecA|BcA Bce|faa fec|
AAA czB|cAf ecA|BBB dcB|cAA AEF:|

One comment

This is a great wee jig by Leo McCann. I’ve transcribed it in session friendly A but Leo plays in on his album ‘If Anyone Can!’ on an F whistle in the key of C. Lovely in either key.

Here’s what he says about it in the album sleeve….

“The Back hill is a field on the farm I grew up on outside Benburb, Co Tyrone. It is a wonderful and peaceful place with the river Blackwater flowing past and it was here I got the inspiration for this jig”