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Boys of Bluehill (The)

“The Boys of Bluehill” is one of the most common tune in Irish Music. Some would say it is only a beginner tune, but I think it is a beautiful hornpipe. This is the version we play around Doolin, I think I got it from Terry Bingham. I like playing this tune with flute player Adrian McMahon, he usually plays it after “The Good Natured Man“.

X:1
T:Boys of Bluehill, The
R:Hornpipe
M:4/4
K:D
|:BAFA D2FA|BA (3Bcd e2de|faaf egfe|dfed B2dB|
BAFA D2FA|BABd e2de|faaf egfe|1 d2dc d2dB:|2 d2dc d2fg||
|:afdf a2af|g2ga b2ag|faaf egfe|dfed B2dB|
BAFA D2FA|BA (3Bcd e2de|faaf egfe|1 d2dc d2fg:|2 d2dc d2dB||

3 thoughts on “Boys of Bluehill (The)”

  1. Delightful tune! I’m a new concertina player, and I find your site invaluable. Do you have any other beginner tunes to recommend?

    1. Hi Amy! Thank you so much for your comment and sorry for the delay in my reply! Are you looking for a beginner tune recommendation to go along with “The Boys of Bluehill” or just tunes in general? Feel free to drop me an email in case 🙂

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