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Tune ID#5134 (Humours of Bolton Street)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Bolton Street about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording McNamFam (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humours of Bolton Street, The / The Humors of Bolton Street / Pléaráca Shráid Bolton / Bolton Street / Bolton St. / The(1st in set Loophead on Lu 6)
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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).
~199817#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).
~20064#1
[Lu 6] Lúnasa. . Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle).
~20102#3
[2TapTrio] The Two Tap Trio. A Night at the Fair. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Norah Rendell (flute, vocals), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki, backing vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Miss Simple's Reel
McNamFam
Piper on Horseback
2TapTrio
Played beforeOn Albums
Bring Her to the Shelter
McNamFam
Millstream
Lu 6

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.
On page 66 of [CITM] Fintan Vallely. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. [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): 1998