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Tune ID#3046 (Humors of Bandon)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humors of Bandon about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording EOD (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Set dance48G Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humors of Bandon, The / The Humours of Bandon / Pléaráca na Bandan / Jolly Old Woman / Port Choláiste na Mumhan (also in A Major or G Mixolydian, also as jig)

cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19042.12#2
[FONC] The Francis O'Neill Cylinders. Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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~196721#1
[PKlly] Patrick Kelly. Patrick Kelly From Cree. Fiddle Music. Patrick Kelly (fiddle).
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197814#1
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle). For this tune: with Mick Moloney (mandolin).
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~19784#1
[LC 1] Liz Carroll. A Friend Indeed. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
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~197911#1
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
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~19982.12#1
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle).
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199911#1
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
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19998#1
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle).
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~200617#1
[JOSe] Jimmí Ó Sé. Malairt Poirt ó Fionntrá. Jimmí Ó Sé (accordion, vocals). For this tune: (C melodeon).
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~20086#1
[BMc 2] Billy McComiskey. Outside the Box. Billy McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: with Mick Moloney (banjo).
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Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #786 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #977 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #272 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #109 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 224 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As setd #9 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #297 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903