The Humours Of Scarriff reel

Also known as The Ballinasloe Fair, The Cooraclare, The Humors Of Scarriff, The Humours Of Scariff, The Humours Of Scarrif.

There are 49 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Andy McGann’s (lots of times), Castle Kelly (a few times), The Mountain Road (a few times), Music In The Glen (a few times) and The Otter’s Holt (a few times).

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

The Humours Of Scarriff has been added to 229 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Scarriff
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
FAde f2ed|cAGc AcG2|Adde f2ed|cAGE EDD2|
Adde f2ed|cAGc AcG2|Adde f2ed|cAGE EDD2||
eccc acgc|ecgc eaa2|eccc acgc|edcd edd2|
eccc acgc|ecgc eaa2|a3g eged|cAGE EDD2||
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Scarriff
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
d3e f2ed|cAGc AcGc|Adde fded|cAGE EDDA|
d3e f2ed|cAGc AcGc|Adde fded|cAGE EDD2||
ecgc acgc|ecgc eaag|ecgc acgc|edcd edd2|
ecgc acgc|ecgc eaag|abag efed|cAGE EDD2||

Eleven comments

The Humours Of Scarriff

Source: Cathal McConnell - "Long Expectant Comes at Last"
Trabscription: g.m.p.

Nice tune GM. Learnt this one from a Pat O’Connor (a nice slow paced clare fiddler) album called the Green Mountain.

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I like the Ddor ( and C ) tunes playable on the D flute.

(Jamie, probably you are a fiddler and you haven’t problems to play in these keys.)

Lovely tune. I first heard it played by John Sheehan with Barney McKenna. Has a lovely ring to it. I’m in the process of learning it now actually. I’ll have it in a few minutes!!

It’s a brilliant tune. Had the privilege to learn it from Grainne Hambly about a month ago. It’s enjoying a vogue around here now.

great tune for practising your C and F naturals on the whistle/flute. I learned it this way from Siobhan ni Chonarain, adapted from no. 43 in the Armagh Pipers Club book (where the first bar is scored beginning dcde)

X: 1
T: Humours Of Scarriff, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ddor
d3e f2ed|cAGc AcGc|Adde fded|cAGE EDDA|
d3e f2ed|cAGc AcGc|Adde fded|cAGE EDD2||
ecgc acgc|ecgc eaag|ecgc acgc|edcd edd2|
ecgc acgc|ecgc eaag|abag efed|cAGE EDD2||

Re: The Humours Of Scarriff

you mean like-
"waiting for Godo"?

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wthout the comes at last part that is……

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I have seen this on youtube played by Michael king on flute - great when it’s played slow and ornamented nicely. great tune for practising variations too.

I like to play the first bar:
fade f2ed