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Tune ID#6463 (Humours of Baile na Fead)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Baile na Fead about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FMD 1 (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):
Humours of Baile na Fead, The / The Humours of Ballinafad (compare Humours of Ballinafad #5030)
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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).
199515#1
[FMD 1] The Fiddle Music of Donegal. Volume One. Proinnsias Ó Maonaigh (fiddle).
20162#1
[NaMny] Na Mooneys. Na Mooneys. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Anna Ní Mhaonaigh (whistle, vocals), Gearóid Ó Maonaigh (guitar), Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Charley the Prayermaster
FMD 1, NaMny

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1995