Annotation:Humors of Lisheen (The)

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HUMOURS OF LISHEEN, THE. AKA and see "Dwyer's Jig," "Thrush in the Straw (2) (The)," "Woeful Widow (The)," "Tommy's Favorite." Irish, Jig. Ireland, Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork/Kerry border. E Minor/G Major. Standard tuning (tuning). ABB' (Moylan): AABB (Cranitch). Lisheen is a crossroads settlement about a mile and a half from Knocknagree, County Kerry, and was the hometown of fiddler Denis Murphy (1910-1974). The tune has been a popular one with Sliabh Luachra musicians over the years, remarks Maire O'Keeffe. Paul de Grae identifies a variant-with a slightly different second part-printed in Bulmer & Sharpley Music from Ireland (vol. 3, No. 62) under the title "Thrush in the Straw (2) (The)," the name by which the tune was recorded by piper Seamus Ennis in 1959. O'Neill printed a version as "Woeful Widow (The)" in his Dance Music of Ireland (1907).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan]; Denis Murphy [Beisswenger].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger (Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry), 2012; p. 62. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 3), 1976; No. 62. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; No. 12, p. 129. Cranitch (Irish Session Tunes: Red Book), 2000; 12. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 213, pp. 122-123.

Recorded sources : - Shanachie Records SHA-CD-78039, "The Mulcahy Family" (2000). Spin CD1001, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Gerry Harrington, Paul De Grae - "The Smoky Chimney" (1996). RTE, Denis Murphy - "Denis Murphy: Music from Sliabh Luachra" (1995. Recorded in 1949, paired with "Lark in the Bog"). Topic 12T311, John & Julia Clifford - "The Humours of Lisheen."

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]
Hear Denis Murphy & Paddy McElvaney's recording at the Comhaltas Archive [2]

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