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Tune ID#865 (Humours of Lissadell)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of Lissadell about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Humours of Lissadell, The / The Humors of Lissadell / Humours of Lissadel / The Humours of Lisadell / Humours of Lisadell / Humors of Lisadel / The Humours of Lisadel / Pléaráca Lios an Daill / Lads of Laois / The Musical Bridge (1st in The Humours of Lissadell Set on PttW) (also in F#) (composed by , possibly, Paddy Killoran and Paddy Sweeney, according to PttW)
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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).
193714#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: Paddy Killoran (fiddle), Paddy Sweeney (fiddle).
~19602.4#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
19732#1
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
197512#2
[BB 1] The Bothy Band. 1975. The First Album. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Donal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill (harpsichord, bodhrán, vocals), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute).
197611#1
[JCC] Jack and Charlie Coen. The Branch Line. Jack Coen (flute), Charlie Coen (concertina). For this tune: Jack Coen (flute).
~19806#1
[SMMcG] Seamus and Manus McGuire. Humours of Lissadell. Seamus McGuire (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
199012#1
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
199212#2
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
19951#1
[JDr 2] Joe Derrane. Return to Inis Mór. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~19954#1
[DD HR] De Dannan. Hibernian Rhapsody. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Colm Murphy (bodhrán), Derek Hickey (accordion), Tommy Flemming (vocals).
19986#1
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle).
~19989#2
[FFH] Far From Home. Tri. Turner Collins (accordion, whistle, vocals), Bob Newton (octave mandolin, mandocello, bodhrán, vocals), Daithi Wolfe (fiddle). For this tune: Daithi (fiddle).
20011#2
[GrHs] Grey Larsen and Paddy League. The Green House. Grey Larsen (flute, whistle, concertina, harmonium, field organ, piano), Paddy League (bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: (flute).
20035#1 (0:21)
[Tda 2] Téada. Give Us a Penny and Let Us Be Gone. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals), John Blake (flute, guitar), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals). For this tune: Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).
~20078#1
[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
~200914#1
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
~20121#2
[MiMulc] Michelle Mulcahy. Suaimhneas. Michelle Mulcahy (harp).
201316#1
[SunBanks] Edel Fox and Neill Byrne. The Sunny Banks. Edel Fox (concertina, fiddle), Neill Byrne (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Neill (fiddle).

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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 #191 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As reel #128 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 31 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #44 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 48 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #137 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): 1937