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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#343 (Humours of Toomagh)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Toomagh about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MBP (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBC Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humours of Toomagh / The Humours of Toomagh / The Humors of Toomagh / The Humours of Tooma / The Humours of Thuama / The Humours of Toonagh / Pléaráca Thuama / The Cloon / The Cloone / The Cloone Reel / The Cloon Reel / Falling off a Cliff (also in D)

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.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
197710#2
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
Go to Album
~199511#3
[Drv 2] Dervish. Playing with Fire. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Brian Mc Donagh (mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bassola), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
Go to Album
~199610#3
[SN 1] Sliabh Notes. Sliabh Notes. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals).
Go to Album
~19988#2
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer).
Go to Album
~19984#3
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano).
Go to Album
~200315#2
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
Go to Album
20085#1
[NtDay] Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa. Night and Day. Brett Lipshutz (flute, whistle, bombarde), Randy Lee Gosa (guitar).
Go to Album
~20117#1
[SailCrvt] Paddy O'Brien, Tom Schaefer, Paul Wehling, Erin Hart. The Sailor's Cravat. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tom Schaefer (fiddle), Paul Wehling (bouzouki), Erin Hart (vocals).
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20121#3
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).
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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 #31 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #170 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As tune #13 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #481 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #39 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): 1974