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Tune ID#434 (Humours of Glynn)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Glynn about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDSC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humours of Glynn, The / The Humors of Glynn / The Humors of Glin / The Humours of Glin / The Humours of Glan / Pléaráca an Ghleanna / Cuilinn Uí Chaoimh / Port Chuilinn / Padraig O'Keeffe's / The Groves of Sweet Myrtle / Thomas Leixlip, the Proud / A Virgin Wife and Widow (also with up to 5 parts; also as piece; settings included here from books 1850 and R are as song-airs) (compare distantly Humours of Glin #4612)

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
~19775#2
[JDSC] Jackie Daly, Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly. Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus Creagh (fiddle).
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~19861.1#2
[MMulv 2] Martin Mulvihill. The Humors of Glin. Martin Mulvihill (fiddle).
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~19919#3
[Fisherst] Fisherstreet. Out in the Night. John McMahon (concertina, pipes), Seamus McMahon (fiddle, flute), Dermot Lernihan (accordion), Noreen O'Donoghue (harp, keyboards, piano), Frank Cullen (mandola, mandolin), Maurice Coyle (guitar).
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~199814#1
[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).
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~20051#1
[CTrsh] Ciaran Tourish. Down the Line. Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle).
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~20059#2
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano). For this tune: (C pipes), (fiddle).
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~200714#3
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina).
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~20115#2
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle), (Bb whistle).
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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 #176 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #36 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #54 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As jig #2 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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