Humors of Castlefinn (The)

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HUMOURS OF CASTLEFINN, THE (Pléaráca Chaisleán na Finne). AKA - "Humors of Castlefin." AKA and see "Eagan's." Irish, Reel (whole or cut time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The late fiddler Danny O'Donnell (1910-2001) said on notes to his album that the famous Donegal fiddler Neilly Boyle had a friend named Joe Boyle who taught near Castlefin, Donegal, and that was the derivation of the tunes name. Neilly passed it on to Frank O'Higgins. Paddy Canny recorded the tune as "Eagan's." "Paddy Miles' Fricassee" in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) is generally similar (more so in the first strain) and perhaps cognate.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Seoirse Ó Roghallaigh/George Rowley (Ireland) [Breathnach]; Kilfenora Ceilí Band (Co. Clare).

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. I), 1963; No. 186, p. 73. Treoir, vol. 41, No. 1, 2009; p. 20.

Recorded sources : - Gael-Linn CEF 114, Noel Hill & Tony MacMahon - "I gCnoc na Graí." KCB 100, Kilfenora Ceilí Band - "Century" (2009. 1st tune in "Kitty's Reels"). Mary MacNamara: Traditional Music from East Clare." 'Ón tSean-Am Anall' (Danny O'Donnell). Paddy O'Brien (et al) - "The Big Squeeze."

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1] [2]
Hear the Mulcahy Family play the tune in a set of reels at the Comhaltas Archive [3]

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