Humors of Glendart

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X:1 T:Humors of Glendart M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland; 1001 Gems (1907), No. 19 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|BAF ADD|FEF DFA|BAF ADD|FEE EFA| BAF ADD|FEF DFA|dcB AFE|FDD D2:| |:A|def d2B|ABA AFD|def d2f|ede fdB| def edB|AFA ABc|dcB AFE|FDD D2:|



HUMOURS OF GLENDART (Sugra Gleanndarta). AKA and see "Cashel Jig (The)," "Custom House (The)," "Darby Gallagher's (1)," "East at Glendart," "Finley's Jig," "Housemaid (1) (The)," "Julia Clifford's," "Saddle the Pony (6)," "Shins around the Fireside (2)," "Tim the Piper." Irish, Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Martin & Hughes): AABB (most versions). Glandart is near the compiler Captain Francis O'Neill's birthplace of Tralibane, west Cork, and it would seem that the 'Glendart' titles are sourced to O'Neill. "Saddle the Pony (6)" is an older title (found, for example, in the R.M. Levey's Dance Music of Ireland and the Stephen Grier manuscript of County Leitrim, 1883), although, curiously, "Humors of Glendart" is often paired with a different "Saddle the Pony" tune in a set in session play (albeit more frequently paired with "Bryan O'Lynn (1)"). "Housemaid (1) (The)", collected in the mid-19th century by County Cork lawyer John Edward Pigot (1822-1871) from Miss Griffin of Foynes (on the Shannon in Limerick), and "Custom House (The)" from Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), are both older titles for the tune.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler John McKeown [Feldman & O'Doherty].

Printed sources : - Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1978; p. 230. Mallinson (100 Essential), 1995; No. 77, p. 34. Martin & Hughes (Ho-ro-gheallaidh), 1990; p. 48. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 1, No. 56. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 22. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 157, p. 89. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 19, p. 20.

Recorded sources: -

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [3]
Hear recorded versions at the Comhaltas Archive [4]



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