Humors of Ballinamult (The)

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X:1 T:Humour of Ballinamult, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Farrell - Pocket Companion, vol. 1 (c. 1805) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Edor A | B3 EFE | BAG FED | B3 EFE | BAB dAF | B3 EFE | BAG FED | A3D FDF | A3 AGF :| |: EFE E2F | DED D2F | EFE E2B | B3 BAF | EFE E2F | DED DFG | A3D FDF | A3 AGF :| |: B2c d2e | fdB AGF | B2c d2e | f2e fdB | B2c d2e | fdB AGF | DED FDF | A3 AGF :||

HUMOURS OF BALLINAMULT, THE. AKA and see "Irish Pelt," "Jackson's Sport," "Prátaí Dearga is Bláthach." Irish, Jig. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Ballinamult is in County Waterford, near the border with County Tipperary and the town of "Cluain Meala" (Clonmel). The alternate title "Jackson's Sport," a county Leitrim title for the tune unearthed by Brendan Breathnach (1996), refers to the 18th century Irish gentleman-composer Walker "Piper" Jackson, of the townland of Lisdaun, parish of Ballingarry, Aughrim, County Limerick. The tune was first printed as "The Humour of Ballinamult" in O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes (vol. I, p. 54), c. 1805, along with other tunes with County Waterford names and associations. The Scots publisher James Aird, however, had previously published it in Glasgow at the end of the 18th century under the title "Irish Pelt" in his Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (vol. 3, 1788). Mid-19th century County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman collected a version called "Prátaí Dearga is Bláthach" (MS, volume II, 42.)

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 61, p. 16. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. 1), c. 1805; p. 54.

Recorded sources : - Jerry O'Sullivan - "O'Sullivan Meets O'Farrell" (2005).

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