Humors of Ayle House (The)

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X:1 T:Humors of Ayle House, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 261 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (G|F)DF E2(d|c)AA A2(G|F)DE F2d|cAF GA(G| F)DE F2d|cAB cde|fef d/f/ed|cAF G2:| |:B|cAA fe(d|c)AG A2B|cAA fe(d|c)AF G2B| cAA fed|cAB cde|(fe)f (d/f/e)(d|c)AF G2:|



HUMOURS OF AYLE HOUSE, THE (Pleireaca Caislean Na h-Aille). AKA and see "Boring the Leather (1)," "Come with Me Now," "Connaughtman (The)," "Down the Back Lane," "Kilfinane Jig (The)," "Shoemaker's Fancy (The)," "Tolladh an Leathair," "When You Go Home." Irish, Double Jig. D Major/A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The "Connaughtman (The)," "Down the Back Lane," "Shoemaker's Fancy (The)", "Kilfinane Jig (The)", "Jimmy Doyle's Favourite Jig" and "Hills of Larraga (The)" are related tunes. See also related "Gan ainm" jig in Breathnach CRE II, 1976, No. 6. The tune, set in 'D' mixolydian mode, is also contained in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper Canon James Goodman (vol. iii, p. 99) [1]. See also three untitled jigs collected by George Petrie [Stanford/Petrie 964/6][1]. The index in O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland (1907) gives "Connachtman/Connaughtman (The)" as a supplementary title.[2].

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 261, p. 58.

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  1. Paul de Grae, "Notes on Sources of Tunes in the O'Neill Collections", 2017.
  2. ibid