The Humours Of Derrycrossane slip jig

Also known as The Humors Of Derrycrosane, The Humors Of Derrycrossane, The Humors Of Derrykissane, The Humours Of Derrycrissane, The Humours Of Derrycrosane, The Humours Of Derrykissane, The Humours Of Derrykissanne, The Humours Of Derrykrosane, Lucy Casey.

There are 29 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Hardiman The Fiddler (lots of times), Redican’s Mother (lots of times), Give Us A Drink Of Water (a few times), The Humours Of Westmeath (a few times) and The Hawthorn (a few times).

The Humours Of Derrycrossane has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Humours Of Derrycrossane has been added to 96 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Derrycrossane
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3 BAB c3|BAG B/c/dB ABc|BAG B/c/dB c2e|1 dBG GAF G2A:|2 dBG GAF GB/^c/d||
g3 ed=c Bcd|ecA ABG A2d|~g3 edc Bcd|gdB G/A/BA GB/^c/d|
g3 ed=c Bcd|ecA ABG A2d|def gfe def|g/a/bg agf ged||
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Derrycrossane
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc |:BcB BdB c2 A | BAG BdB ABc |
BAG BdB c2 e |[1 dBG GAG G2 d :|[2 dBG GAG G2 ||
|: f |gag edc Bcd | ecA ABA ABA |
[1 gag edc Bcd | gdB GAG G2 :|[2 def gfe def | gbg agf g |]
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Derrycrossane
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG |:FGF FAF G2 E | FED FAF EFG |
FED FAF G2 B |[1 AFD DED D2 A :|[2 AFD DED D2 ||
|: c |ded BAG FGA | BGE EFE EFE |
[1 ded BAG FGA | dAF DED D2 :|
[2 ABc dcB ABc | dfd edc d |]
X: 4
T: The Humours Of Derrycrossane
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B3 BdB c2d|BAG B/c/dB ABc|BAG BdB c2e|dBG GDG G2d|
Bc/B/B BdB c2d|BAG BdB ABc|BAG BdB ceg|dBG GAF G3||
|:d|g3 edc Bcd|ecA AcA A2d|g3 edc Bcd|gdB GAG G2d|
g3 edc Bcd|ecA AcA A3|def gfe def|gbg agf g2||
# Added by JACKB .

Fourteen comments

I’m not sure but I think this is the right spelling. I’ve seen it spelt Derrycrosane, Derrykrossane, Derrykrosane, Derrykosane, Derrykissane… the list goes on and on. Feel free to add any common ones to the ‘nother name section as I can’t be bothered! The only actual place with this name that I can find in Ireland is a "Derrycrossane" near Kilrush in County Clare. This seems a likely candidate to me, being in a scenic area, but if it’s wrong then write in and I’ll edit it.

This setting is taken from the playing of Karen Tweed. After much deliberation I decided to write in her ornamentation, since that was probably what attracted me to the tune enough to sit down and learn it in the first place. I like the way she alternates between C#s and Cnats. If you want an unornamented version just take out the semiquavers so that e.g. B/c/dB becomes BdB.

Also played in D

It’s sounds like a cousin of The Foxhunter’s Jig, but a much spicier tune, I think.

Humours of Derrycrossane reminded me of Foxhunter’s, as I’m fairly new at this whole thing. I’m looking forward to trying the two together in a set, especially after I get my new whistle. Love this tune! Thanks!
Helen

Correct name

I hear this tune called the Humours of Derrykissane.?

FWIW, in the liner notes of his "In Good Company" CD, Kevin Crawford calls this tune a jig and says it’s associated with Willie Clancy.

Yeep,

MollyB, you’re hearing right but is it right?
The Humours Of Derrykissane for most people, I suppose, is the tune with a strong f# presence, a phrygian ghost in it.
It has this immediatley recognisable quality: hasn’t been posted on this site (unless under a different name). I hope to do it when I’m more fluent in the ABC linguo. Or will someone else do it? -it’s missing from these pages!

“The Humours Of Derrykissane / Derrycrossane” ~ Willie Clancy 2 keys

X: 2
T: Humours Of Derrykissane, The
T: Humours Of Derrycrossane, The
S: Willie Clancy
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Gmaj
dc |:\
BcB BdB c2 A | BAG BdB ABc |
BAG BdB c2 e |[1 dBG GAG G2 d :|[2 dBG GAG G2 ||
|: f |\
gag edc Bcd | ecA ABA ABA |
[1 gag edc Bcd | gdB GAG G2 :|
[2 def gfe def | gbg agf g |]

X: 3
T: Humours Of Derrykissane, The
T: Humours Of Derrycrossane, The
S: Willie Clancy
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Dmaj
AG |:\
FGF FAF G2 E | FED FAF EFG |
FED FAF G2 B |[1 AFD DED D2 A :|[2 AFD DED D2 ||
|: c |\
ded BAG FGA | BGE EFE EFE |
[1 ded BAG FGA | dAF DED D2 :|
[2 ABc dcB ABc | dfd edc d |]

Mick O’Brien recording

There is an amazing video of this tune by Mick O’Brien and fiddler Caoimhin O’ Raghallaigh at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNhkRQB6rwg&feature=player_embedded#at=41 .


They are playing their instruments a major third below usual concert pitch, aka in B-flat, and are doing the tune in what would be ordinarily D major rather than G, but it sounds like B-flat since every string is tuned down a third. Anyway, a beautiful and haunting interpretation.

Alternate title

The title ‘Lucy Casey’ for this tune comes from Josephine Keegan, who includes the tune as Slip Jig #22 in her 2004 tune collection "A Drop in the Ocean".

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Willie Clancy

From the playing of Willie Clancy.

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Re: The Humours Of Derrycrossane

What would be the first tune in this clip??