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Tune ID#858 (Humours of Ennistymon)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Ennistymon about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humours of Ennistymon, The / Humours of Ennistymon / Humors of Ennistymon / Hartigan's Fancy / Little Fanny's Fancy / Coppers and Brass / Cavan Lasses / Lasses of Melross / The County Limerick Buckhunt / Larry Grogan / By Your Leave, Larry Grogan / Green Sleeves / The Humours of Miltown / Linn's Favourite / Queen of the Rushes / The Waves of Tramore / Willie Clancy's (3rd part possibly by Johnny Doran, but only according to Trc and in apparent contradiction with the history of the PT and MC sources) (1st in set The Humours of Ennistymon on MC; 1st in set Peata Beag on Drv 3 and Drv 4; 1st in set Jigs on the Green on KCB 5; 2nd in set Jig Selection on IBgrd 10) (also without 3rd part, also in C) (compare 1st 2 parts with Larry Grogan / Coppers and Brass #1096 and with Rocking the Baby #6126)
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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).
~191920#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
19221.23#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
19742#2
[CC] Bernard O'Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Clare Concertinas. Bernard O'Sullivan (concertina), Tommy McMahon (concertina) except where solos noted.
~19756#1
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
19782#2
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
~197817#1
[ItS] In the Smoke. Tommy Healy (flute), Johnny Duffy (fiddle).
~19934#3
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
19942.4#2
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Michael (flute), Tommy (concertina), Eamon (fiddle).
19955#2
[JDr 2] Joe Derrane. Return to Inis Mór. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~19968#1
[Drv 3] Dervish. At the End of the Day. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, bassola, mandolin, guitar).
~199615#1
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
19972.12#1
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
~199711#1
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
~19983#1
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
~199911#2
[Trc] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Patrick Ourceau. Tracin'. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle), (C/G concertina).
~200018#3
200112#2
[IBrgd 10] The Irish Brigade (and Friends). Live at the Half Time Rec. Mike Wallace (guitar, bodhrán, bass, vocals), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), John Wright (bass), Karie Oberg (vocals), Mike Ryan (dumbek). For this tune: Sean Conway (whistle).
20084#1
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).

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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 #816 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #3 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 28 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #43 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 8 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
As tune #54 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On pages 147-148 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #29 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As jig #54 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): 1903