The Humours Of Carrigaholt reel

Also known as Carrigaholt, The Humors Of Carrigaholt.

There are 22 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Humours Of Carrigaholt appears in 3 other tune collections.

The Humours Of Carrigaholt has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Humours Of Carrigaholt has been added to 137 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Humours Of Carrigaholt
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
| dcAF GBAG | F2 DE FGAB | =cBAF G2 FG | Addc dgfe |
dcAF GBAG | F2 DE FGAB | =cBAF G2 FG | Addc d4 |
fdde fdgf | edcd efge | fd d2 fdgf | edcd e3 g |
fdde fdgf | edcd efge | agfa gfec | dfec d4 |
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Carrigaholt
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fe|d=cAF ~G2AG|FDD2 FGAB|=cAGF ~G2FG|Add^c d2:|
~f2df ~f2gf|edcd efge|fd~d2 f2gf|edcd ~e3e|
fded ~f2gf|edcd ef~g2|agfa gfec|Addcd2||
3
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Carrigaholt
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BA|: GFDB, C2 DC | B,G,G,A, B,CDE|=FEDB, C2 B,C|DGGA BGAF|
GFDB, C2 DC|B,G,G,A, B,CDE|=FEDB, C2 B,C|1 DGGF G2 BA :|2 DGGF G2 GA||
B2 GA BGdB|AGFG ABcA|BDGA BGdB|AGFE D3 A|
Bdd^c dedB|cBAB c2 Bc|dedc BGAF|G2 GA BGAF:|
# Added by grego .
4
X: 4
T: The Humours Of Carrigaholt
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
| dcAF G2 AG | FDDE FGAB | =cAAF G2 FG | Addc dfed |
dcAF G2 AG | FDDE FGAB | =cAAF G2 FG | Addc d4 ||
fdde fdgf | edcd efge | fd d2 fdgf | edcd e3 g |
fdde fdgf | edcd efge | agfa gfec | dfec d4 |
# Added by JACKB .

Nine comments

Carrigaholt

Requested by JimFrey. Unlike previous postings , this is a tune I haven’t learned up until now, but it’s a good ‘un.
This setting is from one of the Armagh Piper’s Club whistle tutors. It’s not a tune I’ve come across much in sessions, even in Ireland.

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Chieftains Version

Another version of this reel is played in Chieftains 4, track 1. Here is the ABC notation:

X:1
T:Humours of Carrigaholt, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Dmaj
fe|d=cAF ~G2AG|FDD2 FGAB|=cAGF ~G2FG|Add^c d2:|
~f2df ~f2gf|edcd efge|fd~d2 f2gf|edcd ~e3e|
fded ~f2gf|edcd ef~g2|agfa gfec|Addcd2||

Carberry Version

Angelina and Peter Carberry and John Blake play a version in A-flat, on their CD "Memories from the Holla." This sounds nice because you get all the bass notes going on the banjo.

I assume Angeline retuned the banjo to do this, so I transposed it to G. (Perhaps she played in A and dropped the tuning a semitone, but it’s nice to hit that open G string) Here we go:

X:1
T:Humours of Carrigaholt
D: Peter & Angelina Carberry: Memories From The Holla
M:C|
R:Reel
K:G
BA|: GFDB, C2 DC | B,G,G,A, B,CDE|=FEDB, C2 B,C|DGGA BGAF|
GFDB, C2 DC|B,G,G,A, B,CDE|=FEDB, C2 B,C|1 DGGF G2 BA :|2 DGGF G2 GA|
B2 GA BGdB|AGFG ABcA|BDGA BGdB|AGFE D3 A|Bdd^c dedB|
cBAB c2 Bc|dedc BGAF|G2 GA BGAF:|

They organize it a little strangely as well, doubling the A part and singling the B part, and eventually ending on the A part before going in to Tie the Bonnet. But it sounds great!

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Fly Fishing Reel

This is a lovely tune and I think maybe it influenced the first part of Jackie Daly’s Fly Fishing Reel, when played in A. Then again, it could be co-incidence. On listening to the Carberry’s version of this tune and then to Jackie play the Fly Fishing Reel I was taken by how similar the first part of both tunes were.

Paddy, do you know O’Connell’s Trip to Parliament? That has a similar A-part too.

Patsy campbell’s

micho russell plays a variation of this under the name patsy cambell’s

Re: The Humours Of Carrigaholt

This one is always such a pleasure to play.