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X:1 T:Humors of Westport, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 457 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F f2 fe fcAc|f2 fe fage|fage fcAc|BAGA Bdcd| f2 fe fcAc|f2 fe fagb|afge fcAc|BAGA BdcB|| AFcF dFcF|AFcF BdcB|AFcF dFcF|BAGA BdcB| AFcF dFcF|AFcF BdcB|Acfa gefc|BAGA Bcde||

HUMORS OF WESTPORT, THE (Sugra Catair-Na-Mart). AKA and see "McBand's Reel," "Milestone in the Garden (The)," "Tom Billy's Reel (1)." Irish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AABB (O'Neill/Krassen). The tune is usually played in the key of 'D' at modern sessions. The tune was popularized by Sligo fiddler James Morrison who recorded the tune in New York in 1935, under the title "Milestone in the Garden (The)." See also related "Pretty Peggy (1)." The Irish tunes may be derived from a Scottish original, "Clydesdale Lasses."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1994; p. 51a (appears as untitled reel). O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 91. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1177, p. 222. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 457, p. 89.

Recorded sources : - Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 173, Brian Conway - "Consider the Source" (2008). Green Linnet SIF-1110, Seamus Connolly - "My Love is in America: The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival" (1991). Green Linnett GLCD 1117, Altan - "Harvest Storm" (1992). Green Linnett GLCD 1119, Cherish the Ladies - "The Back Door" (1992). Shaskeen OS-360, Andy McGann, Felix Dolan, Joe Burke - "A Tribute to Michael Coleman" (c. 1965). Seamus Creagh & Aidan Coffey. Tara CD4011, Frankie Gavin - "Fierce Traditional" (2001).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Alan Ng's [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]

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