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Tune ID#853 (Humours of Ballyloughlin)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Ballyloughlin about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Plx 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig64AABBCCDDD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humours of Ballyloughlin, The / Humours of Ballyloughlin / Humors of Ballyloughlin / The Humours of Derryloughan / The Fairy Hurlers / The Hurlers' March / Máirseál na nIománaithe
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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).
197311#1
[Plx 2] Planxty. The Well below the Valley. Unidentified on this reissue, but: Liam O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Christy Moore. For this tune: Liam (pipes).
~197513#2
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
~19763#1
[KClns 1] Kathleen Collins. Traditional Music of Ireland. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
~197610#1
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
19904#1
~19912#2
[THayes] Tommy Hayes. An Rás. Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, percussion). For this tune: Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
19935#1
[EI 1] Eileen Ivers. Eileen Ivers. Traditional Irish Music. Eileen Ivers (fiddle, mandolin, rainstick).
19939#1
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
~19945#1
[NMCMM] The Northern Meeting. Celtic Music in Milwaukee. John Ceszynski (Bb whistle), Brett Lipschutz (Bb whistle).
19984#3
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Tim (pipes).
200113#2
~200212#1
[CaBrdg] Niall and Cillian Vallely. Callan Bridge. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), (concertina).
20045#1
[TP 9] Tommy Peoples. Recorded at Fiddler's Hearth. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
200710#3
[AbsIr] Absolutely Irish. Mac Benford (banjo, vocals), Darrah Carr (feet), Liz Carroll (fiddle), Karan Casey (vocals), Brendan Dolan (piano), John Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Seamus Egan (banjo, flute), Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Rhys Jones (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Susan McKeown (vocals), Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (vocals, guitar), Niall O'Leary (feet), Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes, whistle), Mike Rafferty (flute), Athena Tergis (fiddle).
~201011#1
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).
~20122#1
[MORDOM] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Danny O' Mahony. As It Happened. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina), Danny O' Mahony (accordion).
201413#1
[Unfldg] Unfolding. Young Music from East Clare. Eimear Donnellan (concertina), Aisling Lyons (harp).
~201523#1
[RBPOL 3] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The Legacy. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: with Tierna Browne (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Fraher's
SK 1
Ship in Full Sail
THayes
Sliabh Russell
Chlr 1
Lord Franklin
TrsCl
Little Fair Cannavans
AbsIr
Played beforeOn Albums
Knocknagow
EI 1, GL1
Maid at the Spinning Wheel
NMCMM
Old Tipperary
CaBrdg
Sporting Pitchfork
TP 9
Boys of Tandragee
MORDOM
Connie O'Connell's
Unfldg

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 #32 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #145 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #60 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 39 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
On page 138 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 89 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #67 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 146 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #52 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): 1963