The Hills of Connemara
The Hills of Connemara is a traditional Irish
Music of Ireland
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 folk song
Folk music
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 about Irish
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Moonshine is an illegally produced distilled beverage...

, or Poitín
Poitín , anglicised as poteen, is a traditional Irish distilled, highly alcoholic beverage . Poitín was traditionally distilled in a small pot still and the term is a diminutive of the Irish word pota, meaning "pot"...

. In the song, the drink is referred to as "mountain tea" (tea to rhyme with day).


  • Four to the Bar
    Four to the Bar
    Four to the Bar was an Irish band in New York City during the early to mid 1990s.From its beginnings as one more hard-drinking pub band from the boroughs, it ventured into a neotraditional fusion of pop, rock, and Irish and American folk....

     on their live album Craic on the Road
    Craic on the Road (album)
    Craic on the Road: Live at Sam Maguire's was the first full-length album by Four to the Bar, released in 1994.- Track listing :#I'll Tell Me Ma #Waxie's Dargle/The Rare Old Mountain Dew #My Love's in Germany...

  • Gaelic Storm
    Gaelic Storm
    Gaelic Storm is a Celtic band. Their music includes traditional Irish music, Scottish music, and original tunes in both the Celtic and Celtic rock genres...

     on their self-titled album. Their rendition was also used in the dance scene in James Cameron's Titanic
    Titanic (1997 film)
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  • Tom Donovan on the Irish Compilation Album A Taste of Ireland: Pub Songs
  • Shilelagh Law on their album "1 & 9"
  • The Bard of Cornwall on their Myspace.
  • Gallowglass on their Myspace & various live recordings.
  • The Irish Rovers
    The Irish Rovers
    The Irish Rovers is a Canadian Irish folk group created in 1963 and named after the traditional song "The Irish Rover". The group is best known for their international television series, and renditions of traditional Irish drinking songs, as well as early hits, Shel Silverstein's "The Unicorn",...

     on their 1971 album On the Shores of Americay
    On the Shores of Americay
    - Track listing :*Side One:#Shores of Americay#Lament for the Molly Maguires#Fiddler's Green#Marika's Lullaby#Mountain Tay #The Marvelous Toy*Side Two:#Rhymes and Reasons#Goodbye Mick and Goodbye Pat#Years May Come, Years May Go...

    , the song title styled as "Mountain Tay (The Hills of Connemara)".
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