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HUMOURS OF DERRYCROSANE/DERRYKISSANE (Pléaraca Dhoire an Chreasáin). Irish, Slip Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Breathnach (1963) says the tune is related to "Foxhunter's Jig (1) (The)" and "Nead na Lachan sa mBúta" (Duck's Nest in the Boot (The)/Duck's Nest in the Ditch (The)). Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (1999) says the tune is a popular slip jig with solo dancers. Kevin Crawford says it is associated with the playing of Clare piper Willie Clancy.

Source for notated version: piper Willie Clancy/Liam Mac Lannchadha (1918-1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare, Ireland) [Breathnach, Mitchell].

Printed sources: Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann I), 1963; No. 64, p. 28. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 22, p. 42. Taylor (Traditional Irish Music: Karen Tweed's Irish Choice), 1994; p. 43. Vallely (Learn to Play the Tin Whistle with the Armagh Pipers Club), vol. 3, 1973; 10.

Recorded sources: Celtic Crossings CD0299-02, Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin & Patrick Ourceau - "Tracin" (1999). Green Linnet GLCD 1211, Kevin Crawford - "In Good Company" (2001).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Willie Clancy's recording at the Comhaltas Archive [3]




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