Humors of Tuamgraney

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HUMOURS OF TUAMGRANEY (Pléaráca Thuaim Gréine). AKA - "Humors of Tuaimgréine." AKA and see "Biddy Mickey's," "Loch Leven Castle/Loch Lavan Castle," "Loch Gamhna," "Silver Street Lasses," "Tomgraney Castle (1)," "Tuamgraney Castle." Irish, Hornpipe. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Tuamgraney is a place-name from east Clare. Tuaimgreine church is by Lough Derg and recent visitors to it have reported finding a video presentation on the history of the place with a soundtrack featuring fiddler Seamus Maguire playing the tune. In Scotland the same tune is played as a reel called "Loch Leven Castle." "Fitzgerald's Hornpipe (1)" is a related tune.

The "Tomgraney Castle" name appears to originate with Francis O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland, published in 1907, which included a number of tunes he collected during a visit to his wife's home in east Clare. This may be one of them. Alternatively, O'Neill may have picked it up from an older collection and renamed it from "Loch Leven Castle" to "Tomgraney Castle."

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - accordionist Paddy O'Brien, 1970 (Dublin, Ireland) [Breathnach]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland), 1907, No. 949, p. 162. Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 310, p. 158. Breathnach (Folk Music and Dances of Ireland), 1971; 23. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 273, p. 84.

Recorded sources: -Larraga Records MOR 1302, Mike Rafferty - "Speed 78" (2004).

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]



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