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Tune ID#2705 (Humors of Ballingarry)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humors of Ballingarry about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WU (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humors of Ballingarry, The / The Humours of Ballingarry / Humours of Ballingarry / Humours of Balingarry / Pléaráca Bhaile an Gharraí / The Doon Jig (compare 1st part with 1st part of #2706)
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Discography cd

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).
~199314#2
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute). For this tune: Jack (flute), Séamus (fiddle).
~199811#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).
~19997#2
[PF] Patty Furlong. Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion. Patty Conway Furlong (accordion).
~20022#3
[PJCJC] P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan, James Cullinan. Happy to Meet. P.J. Crotty (flute), James Cullinan (fiddle), Carol Cullinan (piano).
~20036#2
[CarbQ 1] Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry (banjo), Martin Quinn (accordion, melodeon).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Darby the Driver
WU
Basket of Turf
McNamFam
Mick Quinn's
PF
Dooney Rock
PJCJC
Lake Shore
CarbQ 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Rakes of Clonmel
PF
Maloney's Wife
CarbQ 1

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 #828 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #92 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 30 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #56 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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