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Tune ID#856 (Humours of Drinagh)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Drinagh about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humours of Drinagh, The / The Humors of Drinagh / Pléaráca Dhraignhí / Farewell to Gurteen / Philip Martin's (1st in set Padraig O'Keefe's on StWing 1; 1st in set The Colliers' Set on CTL 8) (also with 4 parts) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Farewell to Gurteen #4506; compare quite distantly the reel Banks of the Ilen #121)
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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).
~19735#2
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~197614#1
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19783#1
[StWing 1] Stockton's Wing. Stockton's Wing. Jigs, Reels & Songs. Maurice Lennon (fiddle), Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, jew's harp), Kieran Hanrahan (banjo, harmonica, bouzouki), Paul Roche (flute, whistle), Tony Callanan (vocals, guitar, bouzouki).
198514#1
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion).
19979#1
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
~19982#2
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (fiddle).
20009#2
[CTL 8] Cherish the Ladies. The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone. Joanie Madden (whistle, flute, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Donna Long (piano, keyboards, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, whistle), Deirdre Connolly (vocals, whistle, flute), Liz Knowles (fiddle).
~20119#1
[Bua 3] Bua. Down the Green Fields. Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flute, pipes, whistle), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, concertina, dance), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
When Sick Is It Tea You Want?
SE 2
Dancing Eyes
JMcE
Connie O'Connell's
CTL 8
Played beforeOn Albums
Mist-Covered Mountain
MM 1
Pull the Knife and Stick It Again
StWing 1
Trip to Athlone
Kn
Johnny O'Leary's
SCAC
Collier's Reel
CTL 8
Farewell, Sweet Nora
Bua 3

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 #1022 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #235 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #2 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 54 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #53 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #59 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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