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Tune ID#6899 (Humors of Ballymanus)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humors of Ballymanus about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JOBM 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humors of Ballymanus, The / Humours of Ballymanus / Humors of Ballymanus / Jig Polltóg / Jig Polthogue / Polthogue Jig / Pilib McCue (also with a 3rd part formed as a variation of the 1st part)
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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).
~20135#2
[JOBM 2] Jimmy O'Brien Moran. Take Me Tender.... Jimmy O'Brien Moran (B pipes).
20142#3
[LLses 5] The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley. The One I Loved the Best. Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Elma McElligott (flute, whistle, saxophone, backing vocal), Brogan McAuliffe (concertina), Brona McVittie (vocal, harp), Chris O'Malley (piano, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kiss in the Shelter, A
JOBM 2
Red-Haired Girl
LLses 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Drops of Brandy
JOBM 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 #1124 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #417 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #256 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 80 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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): 1903