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Tune ID#855 (Humours of Derrycrosane)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Derrycrosane about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JJK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humours of Derrycrosane, The / Humours of Derrycrossane / Humours of Derrykrosane / The Humours of Derrykrosane / The Humours of Derrycrossane / Pléaráca Dhoire an Chrosáin / Pléaráca Dhoire an Chreasáin / The Humours of Derrykissane / Humours of Derrykissane / Foxhunter's Jig / The Foxhunters / Fiagaí an Mhadra Rua / Willie Clancy's / Lucy Casey (also in D) (compare Foxhunter's Jig #668 and Nead na Lachan sa mBúta)
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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).
~19732#1
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle).
~19854#2
[TWR] Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane, Robbie O'Connell with Liz Carroll. There Were Roses. Mick Moloney (vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar), Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (vocals, guitar).
~199011#2
[DMa] Declan Masterson. Deireadh an Fhómhair. End of the Harvest. Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle).
~19932#3
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
~199910#2
[JqMcC] Jacqueline McCarthy. The Hidden Note. Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina).
~19995#2
[Trc] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Patrick Ourceau. Tracin'. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle), (C#/G# concertina).
20009#3
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Seán Smyth (fiddle).
~200012#1
[COC] Connie O'Connell. Ceol Cill na Martra (Music from Cill Na Martra). Connie O'Connell (fiddle). For this tune: with Áine (fiddle).
~200217#2
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
~201110#2
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb pipes), (hardanger fiddle).
~20136#3
[JAbrt 1] Joey Abarta. Swimming against the Falls. Snámh in aghaidh easa. Joey Abarta (pipes).
~201411#2
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Whinny Hills of Leitrim
TWR, NnNCsd
Larry Redican's
DMa
Hunting the Hare
WU
Dever the Dancer
Trc
Hardiman the Fiddler
JqMcC
Flying Wheelchair
KC 2
Give Us a Drink of Water
RBPOL 2
Gone for His Tea
DdBzz
Bean Pháidín
JAbrt 1
Played beforeOn Albums
A Blast of Wind
TWR
Ride a Mile
COC
Sir Philip McHugh
NnNCsd

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 #64 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #89 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 26 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
As tune #10 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
As tune #22 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As slipjig #22 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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