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The Humours of Tullycrine


Humours of Tullycrine (Hornpipe)


Breandán Breathnach collected this tune from John Kelly Senior and it is in Ceol Rince na hÉireann, Cuid 1 (1963), Number 205 as “Chuir mé Feisteas ar mo Theachsa”.  The notes on this tune in the book state:

“Seo véarsa d’amhrán a bhí ag an gCeallach leis / Here is a verse of a song that Kelly had with this tune:

I furnished up my house as well as I was able,
With a three-legged stool and fine old table.
That wouldn’t do I had to get the cradle
And look for the bottle in the morning.

Tugtar Humours of Tullycreen fresin air seo. (This tune is also known as the Humours of Tullycreen).”

The Castle Ceili Band recorded this back in the 1970’s and called it Bobby Casey’s, who in turn got it from his father, Scully Casey.

Tullycrine is a townland in West Clare, located about 10 kilometers from Kilrush.

Details: Bobby Casey and John Kelly at the Willie Clancy Summer School in 1978.

Credit: © John Coffey.

Credit: Ceol Rince na hÉireann by Breandán Breathnach,  Cuid 1 (1963) details.


The Castle Ceilí Band (including John Kelly) playing Scully Casey's & The Humours of Tullycrine

Details: Location: Cultúrlann na hÉireann. Date: 1972. 

Credit: © Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Link. 


Notated from the above recording.


The Humours of Tullycrine