This Gloom On My Soul waltz

Also known as Dhomnhuil, Hard Is My Fate, Heavy Is My Fate, Tha M’aigne Fo Ghruaim.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

This Gloom On My Soul has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: This Gloom On My Soul
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
a>g|f2e2c2|B3z c>B|A2F2E2|F3z c>e|f2c2e2|B4A2|(A6|A2)z2:|
c>e|f2e2f2|e3z a>g|f2e2c2|e3z f>a|b2f2a2|e4c2|(B6|B2)z2 a>g|
f2 e2 c2|B3z c>B|A2F2E2|F3z c>e|f2c2e2|B4A2|(A6|A2)z2||
X: 2
T: This Gloom On My Soul
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g>f |e2d2B2|A3z B>A|G2E2D2|E3z B>d|e2B2d2|A4G2|(G6|G2)z2:|
B>d|e2d2e2|d3z g>f|e2d2e2|d3z e>g|a2e2g2|d4B2|(A6|A2)z2
g>f |e2d2B2|A3z B>A|G2E2D2|E3z B>d|e2B2d2|A4G2|(G6|G2)z2||

Three comments

Gloom on My Soul / Heavy is My Fate

I know this as a Cape Breton slow air. Tune is from the Simon Fraser Collection which Paul Cranford publishes (cranfordpub.com). Beautiful recording of this by Ian MacDougall with Mac Morin accompanying on piano found on Glenn Graham’s Cape Breton FIddle Music, Making And Maintaining A Tradition. The CD accompanies the book of the same title. The book is a great resource for Cape Breton fiddlers.

Heavy is My Fate

I’ve added the ian MacDougall version that is on Failte: A Cape Breton Welcome. It is only a note down but I’m new to this site and wanted to try out adding settings.

I also heard Shelly Campbell play this at the Red Show Pub in Mabou when I was down a few weeks ago. She called it Heavy is My Fate although I heard "Heavy is My Feet!"

Re: This Gloom On My Soul

Mairearad Green and Mike Vass title it as Domnhuil and play it in Emaj in their recording A Day a Month. Beautiful rendition that rings around in my head.

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