I hope to provide a comprehensive repository for the about the Song Bonny Portmore, like......
WHAT IS A BONNY PORTMORE?
Bonny Portmore is a public domain traditional Celtic folk song, which details the centuries of Ireland's old oak forests being leveled for military and shipbuilding purposes. Specifically The Great Oak of Portmore.
Bonny Portmore; EB3 80, D 3/4 mix 111 554: [This would appear to be the tune of "The Highland Mans farewell to Portmore," whose first verse "My heart's in the highlands," so captivated Sir Walter Scot. 2 of 12 verses are in SMM #259 to a somewhat similar Scots tune. Full song in NLS MS 6299, f.82, c 1745, and a later reworking is given from a stall copy in Additional Illustrations to the Scots Musical Museum.]
WHERE WAS BONNY PORTMORE?
The Great Oak of Portmore stood on the property of Portmore Castle on the shore of Lough Beg.
Highlander connection- Two Singers,
Loreena McKennitts Version
WHO ELSE HAS SUNG BONNY PORTMORE?
Can you name how many CD's the song Bonny Portmore is available on?
Many thanks to Georgette Trollster for her help in finding some of these artists!
|Laura Creamer||HIGHLANDER A Celtic Opera For The New Millennium|
|Loreena McKennitt||The Visit|
|Laura Creamer||Highlander The Series Volume II|
|Miscelaneous||Gaitas Violines y Otras Hierbas (Disco 1)|
|Eileen Monger||The Lilting Banshee: Airs & Dances For Celtic Harp|
|Patrick Ball||STORYTELLER / Gwilan's Harp and Other Celtic Tales|
|Loreena McKennitt||The Sound of
(a compilation of multiple artists)
|Lisa Lynne Franco||Moonsongs|
|Carol Thompson||The Peacock's Feather (A Celtic Quest)|
|Carol Thompson||The Faerie Isles|
|Howdy Emerson||Song for the California Coast|
|Bert Jansch||The Ornament Tree|
Arrangements of Celtic dances and airs for solo guitar
|Paddy Tutty||Who Liveth So Merry|
|D.C. Anderson||The Box Under the Bed|
|Dan Gibson||Emerald Forest
|!!! Sheet Music !!!||BONNY
PORTMORE IN SHEET MUSIC & MORE
at this link this score available as ABC, SongWright, PostScript, DVI, or a MusicTeX fragment. Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available
There is a rumor that Sarah Brightman has recorded Bonny Portmore on one of her albums, but we have yet to come across which one
WHERE CAN I HEAR BONNY PORTMORE ONLINE?
Hear Bonny Portmore by Loreena McKennitt in Real Audio?
Hear Bonny Portmore by Loreena
McKennitt in MP3 format?
Hear Bonny Portmore by Laura
Creamer in Real Audio?
this version is from Not To Be (quality is a bit scratchy)
Want a midi version?
Listen to an Instrumental version by Dan Gibson in Real Audio
A site where you can download