Can’t wait for the comments on this one! As it stands right now, you appear indeed to have the first part of the "Humours of Ballingarry" connected to a goodly chunk of the second part of "Gander in the Pratie Hole". After a lot of listening to tunes from all over Ireland, I’ve noticed that, for some reason, musicians from Co. Clare have a peculiar habit; they come up with tunes that are essentially two tunes mashed together. I have dubbed this phenomenon "Clareification" (no disrespect intended to any of you Claremen/women out there- the results are often more interesting than the individual tunes that got their parts grafted together!). Only thing I’ve never figured out is how/why this (seemingly) happens more in Clare than anywhere else. But as I said, I just couldn’t wait for your comments, slainte, so…lay it on us, brother!
Sorry, Jay. I have been playing the two tunes you mention for a good few years, but this tune is not merely a composite of the two. It comes from reliable sources. I myself have been to several towns in Co. Clare a few times, but I’ve never met a musician with a "peculiar habit of coming up with tunes that are essentially two tunes mashed together" there.
This transcription of the tune is based on Longford / Manchester musicians Peter and Angelina Carberry’s version, but the last two bars of each part come from Jacqueline McCarthy and Tommy Keane’s duet playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRtlZJrj5Qk