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HUMOURS OF TOOMAGH [1], THE. AKA and see "Cloon (The)," "Humours of Thuama." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Breathnach (CRÉ III) prints the tune as "Cloon (The)." Mike Rafferty called the tune "Falling off a Cliff," as he had it with no name from Jack Coen, and his (accordion-playing) daughter Mary said that was what it sounded like (Harker, 2005).

Sources for notated versions: flute player Cathal McConnell (County Fermanagh) [Bulmer & Sharpley]; Bronx flute player Jack Coen (originally from east Galway), via New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1974, vol. 1, No. 31. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 39, p. 13. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 170, p. 107. Taylor (Crossroads Dance), 1992; No. 12, p. 11. Treoir, vol. 17, No. 1, 1985.

Recorded sources: Coleman Music Center CHC 009, fiddlers Jim Rawl & Jimmy McKiernan - "The Coleman Archive, vol. 2: The Home Place" (2005. Various artists). Shaskeen - "The Mouse Behind the Dresser." Green Linnet SIF 3018, "Molloy/Peoples/Brady" (1977).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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