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Tune ID#184 (Humours of Tullycrine)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Tullycrine about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KB Cap (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humours of Tullycrine, The / The Humors of Tullycrine / Humours of Tully Crine / The Humours of Tullycreen / Humors of Tullycreen / The Humours of Tullycryan / Humours of Tullycryan / Straitheán an Chait / Sruthan a' Chait / Sruthán Á Chait / The Cat's Stream / Bobby Casey's Hornpipe / Chuir Mé Feisteas ar Mo Theachsa / The Road to the Goilin / The Road to Golleen (1st in set Far from Home on Yanks 2) (also as reel or song, also in Dor E or B) (compare reel #5853, compare Behind the Ditch in Páirc Anna #655; the setting on OHrth is unique and almost resembles Jug of Punch #1007)
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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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~197514#1
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
~19787#2
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
19942.5#1
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Michael (flute), Tommy (concertina), Eamon (fiddle).
~19943#1
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: with PJ Hayes (fiddle).
~19989#2
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (fiddle).
20014#2
[KHys 1] Kitty Hayes. A Touch of Clare. Kitty Hayes (concertina). For this tune: with Dympna O'Sullivan (concertina).
~20011#2
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
~20023#1
[CaBrdg] Niall and Cillian Vallely. Callan Bridge. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle).
200611#1
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
20124#1
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).
~20124#2
[MORDOM] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O' Mahony. As It Happened. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina), Danny O' Mahony (accordion).
20141.9#1
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Caisleán an Óir
KB Cap, KHys 1
Scully Casey's
JMcE
Hills of Coore
KCrhn
Lone Bush
MORDOM
Played beforeOn Albums
Scully Casey's
SK 1
Battle of Aughrim
SDI 3
Mickey Callaghan's Fancy
MMcNmr 1
Seán O'Duibhir an Ghleanna
MOR 2
Duet
JKn 7
Far from Home
Yanks 2

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #43 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #205 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
On page 198 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
On page 207 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #5 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1962