Annotation:Humors of Castlelyons (The)

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X:1 T:Humours of Castle Lyons, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:”from James Sullivan, Piper Glenmills” S:Henry Hudson manuscript collection c. 1841 (Dublin, No. 343) N:Hudson was a Dublin dentist and an early collector. He was N:music editor of The Citizen or Dublin Monthly Magazine from N:1841-1843. F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G3 BAG|d2G BAG|A2B c2d|ecA A3| G3 BAG|d2G BAG|ABA B2A|BGE E2|| g3 gdB|g3 gdB|A2B c2d|ecA A3| g3 gdB|g3 {ba}gdB|AGA B2A|BGE E3||

HUMORS OF CASTLE LYON(S)/CASTLELYONS (Sugra Caislean Ua Leaocain/Liatain). AKA and see "Bachelor's Walk," "Killashandra Lasses (The)," "Judy McFadden's." Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole, Kerr): AABB' (O'Neill). O'Neill (Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby, 1910, p. 105) says the tune is "probably not a very ancient composition. It was not known, evidently, to any collectors of Irish folk music before Dr. Hudson obtained a setting of it from a noted piper named Sullivan, in the County of Cork (a rival of another musician called Reilaghan). The tune has found its way into American collections of harmonized melodies." O'Neill references Dublin collector biography:Henry Hudson (1798-1889) who collected in the first half of the 19th century and amassed seven music manuscript collections. Hudson's source for the tune was named in his c. 1841 manuscript collection--piper James Sullivan of Glenmills. Some of Hudson's collected tunes were printed in the mid-19th century periodicals The Citizen and The Dublin Monthly Magazine, from which O'Neill probably obtained this tune. Boston publisher Elias Howe's c. 1865 printing of the tune is nearly identical to the 'Castlelyon' jig in Hudson's manuscripts (save for the first bar of the second strain, which Paul de Grae suggests may have been an error in Howe). County Cork cleric and uilleann piper wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist) added a cognate member of the tune family as "Bachelor's Walk" in Book 4 (p. 77) of his large mid-19th century music manuscript collection. A version of the first strain of jig appears in the Howe firm's later volume Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) under the title "Judy McFadden's," but the second strain differs. O'Neill's "Killashandra Lasses (The)" is a closer variant, finds de Grae. See also "Rakes of Invercairn," a reworking of similar melodic material in major mode and reel time. See also other first strain cognates in "Judy McFadden's," "Rambling Pitchfork (The)" and "Patrick Maloney's Favorite."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - A piper named Sullivan [The Dublin Monthly Magazine]:

Another pipe-jig--a regular Munster man, by name and by nature--"The Humours of Castle Lyons,"-- picked by at Glean-na-b-fraocan last summer, in the time of the rick-making, from one Sullivan, a piper.

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 65. Henry Hudson (The Dublin Magazine), August, 1842; No. 28. P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 1), 1858; No. 72, p. 31. Howe (Musician's Omnibus, No. 2), c. 1865; p. 107. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 259, p. 28. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 959, p. 178. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 182, p. 44. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 96.

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