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Tune ID#852 (Humours of Ballyconnell)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Ballyconnell about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PK 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humours of Ballyconnell, The / Humours of Ballyconnell / The Humors of Ballyconnell / Humours of Ballyconnel / Humours of Ballyconell / The Humours of Ballyconnelly / The Boys of Ballyconnell / Captain Rock / Captain Rock's / O'Neill's Maggot (also with 3 extra parts by Billy McComiskey)

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
~19754#1
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle, low whistle). For this tune: with Paddy Glackin (fiddle).
Go to Album
19781#1
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle).
Go to Album
~19921#1
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals).
Go to Album
~199411#1
[JCt 1] John Carty and Brian McGrath. The Cat that Ate the Candle. John Carty (banjo, fiddle), Brian McGrath (piano, banjo).
Go to Album
199515#1
[KMKerry] Musique et Musiciens d'Irlande (Killorglin and Miltown, Co Kerry). Music and Musicians of Ireland. Musik und Musiker aus Irland. Donal Moroney (mandolin).
Go to Album
~19955#2
[Arc 2] Arcady. Many Happy Returns. Johnny McDonagh (bones, bodhrán, triangle), Nicholas Quemener (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano, keyboards), Conor Keane (accordion), Brendan Larrissey (fiddle), Niamh Parsons (vocals).
Go to Album
~19954#1
[Tri 2] Trian. Trian II. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).
Go to Album
~19951.14#1
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Trian.
Go to Album
199612#2
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums).
Go to Album
19993#1
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
Go to Album
~200012#3
[LLPQ 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
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200312#2
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
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~200610#2
[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Andi (fiddle), Beanie Odell (fiddle).
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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 #37 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #67 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 137 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As reel #228 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 27 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #35 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 30 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 49 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #136 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #98 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