The Humours Of Kilclogher jig

Also known as Éilís Ni Cheallaigh, Elizabeth Kelly’s, Humors Of Kilclogher, The Humors Of Kilclogher, Humours Of Kilclogher, The Humours Of Kill Clougher, The Humours Of Kiltyclogher.

There are 22 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Humours Of Kilclogher has been added to 163 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Kilclogher
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:B|AGE G2E|c2E G2E|DED D2E|GED D2B|
AGE G2E|c2E DEG|A3 BGE|A3 A2:|
|:B|c2B c2d|ecA ABc|BAG GAB|dBG GAB|
c2B c2d|ecA ABc|BAG GEG|A3 A2:|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Kilclogher
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:[A D]GE G2E|c2E EGE|DED {E}[A2 D2]E|GED D2E|
AGE G2E|c2E DEG|[A3 D3] B[A D]G|[1 [A3 D3] [A3 D3]:|[2 [A3 D3] [A2 D2]|
|:B|{cd}c2B c2d|e[A D][A D] [A2 D2]c|B[B G][B G] [B G]AB|dB[B G] [B G]AB|
[c2 G2][B G] [c2 E2]d| e[A D][A D] [A2 D2]c|BAG [G D]A[B G]|[1[A3 D3] [A2 D2]:|[2 [A3 D3] [A3 D3]|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Kilclogher
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:B|AGE G2E|cGE EFG|D3 D2E|GED D2B|
AGE G2E|cGE EFG|A3 BGE|A3 A2:|
|:B|c2B c2d|ecA ABc|BAG GA/B/c|dBG GAB|
c2B c2d|ecA ABc|BAG GAB|A3 A2:|
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 4
T: The Humours Of Kilclogher
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
B|AGE G2 E|c2 E EGE|DED D2 E|GED D2 B|
AGE G2 E|c2 E DEG|~A2 A BAG|~A3 ~A2:|
|:B|c2 B c2 d|ecA ABc|BGG GAB|dBG GAB|
c2 B c2 d|ecA ABc|BAG GAB|~A3 ~A2:|
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Seventeen comments

The Humours of Kiltyclogher

This is one of my favorite jigs. I loved the melancholic feeling of the tune played slowly, but recently I found it also sounds nice when played cheerfully, just in Danu’s recording.

I usually move on to Eddie Kelly’s and finish the set with Ingonish. John Williams plays Mrs. O’Sullivan’s after this tune in "Steam."

Slide?

This feels more like a slide than a jig to me.

What does everyone else think: slide or jig?

Perhaps a single jig rather than a slide. I’ve certainly heard it played more in jig style - and in sets together with other jigs. It’s one of my favourites. It sounds great on the pipes, with a D cran replacing the DED in bar 3 of the A-part - and crans fitted in in other places, as only a piper best knows how. It’s one of those tunes that has its own climate - it’s full of ‘weather’. Listen to that autumn in the B-part - smell the rotting leaves.

JIg or slide?

We play it as a jig, with Julia Clifford’s to follow, but it does have a bit of a slidey feel to it. We open our set with it and everyone seems to like it..it’s a cracking tune, jig or slide, and David is right about the crans…our piper gets just enough in to be on the right side of tasteful.

“The Humours of Kilclogher” ~ duplication

not "Elizabeth Kelly’s" but "The Humours of Kilclogher"
not in the Key signature: C major
but in the Key signature: A ~ Dorian or minor
~ depending on what you do with any Fs you might like to include…
Submitted on April 25th 2004 by gian marco.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/2893

Kilclogher is in Co.Clare and
Kiltyclogher is in Co.Leitrim. So I think the tune is probably correctly named after one of these places - hardly both.

According to the sleeve notes of Danu’s first recording, they learned it off Clare-based band Fisherstreet. Chicago man John Williams plays lots of Clare tunes, so it should probably be Kilclogher.

Slainte you mean Danu’s second alubm "Think before you think?"

BTW, Williams plays it in Cmix.

I heard that’s *officially* their first album, but maybe I’m wrong. Who cares?

They sell it at their concerts, so that may indicate something. Who cares any way, there should be no confusion over which album it is on.

Who cares if I’m right or wrong? :-)

By John Kelly, as transcribed by Breandán Breathnach

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Kilclogher
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: single jig
K: Ador
|:[A D]GE G2E|c2E EGE|DED {E}[A2 D2]E|GED D2E|
AGE G2E|c2E DEG|[A3 D3] B[A D]G|[1 [A3 D3] [A3 D3]:|[2 [A3 D3] [A2 D2]|
|:B|{cd}c2B c2d|e[A D][A D] [A2 D2]c|B[B G][B G] [B G]AB|dB[B G] [B G]AB|
[c2 G2][B G] [c2 E2]d| e[A D][A D] [A2 D2]c|BAG [G D]A[B G]|[1[A3 D3] [A2 D2]:|[2 [A3 D3] [A3 D3]|
Kelly plays this before Elizabeth Kelly’s Delight [Slip Jig] on Ceol an Cláir

Pronnounciation?

Of Kilclogher? Thanks

-E

Maire O’Keeffe calls this

John Kelly’s jig.

Humours Of Kilclogher

X:4 as per John Kelly.