The Humours Of Toomagh reel

Also known as The Cloon, The Cloone, The Humors Of Toomagh, The Humours Of Thuama, The Humours Of Tooma.

There are 24 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Darby’s Farewell To London (a few times), The Game Of Love (a few times) and The Victory (a few times).

The Humours Of Toomagh has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Humours Of Toomagh has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Toomagh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fedB A3D|FEDF A3d|fedB A2AD|FEDE FEE2|
fedB A3D|FEDF A3d|fedf a2ab|1 afed BAF2:|2 afed BAFA||
|:d2fd Adfd|a2ab afef|d2fd Adf2|afed BAFA|
d2fd Adfd|a2ab aafa |bafe e2fe|dBAF FEE2:|
# Added by LH .
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Toomagh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d|fedB ~A3F|FEDF ~A3d|fedB ~A3F|FEDE FEEd|!
fedB ~A3F|FEDF ~A3B|d2fd ~a3f|1edBA FEE:|2edBA FEE2||!
d2fd adfd|~a3b afef|d2fd adfd|ABde feef|!
d2fd adfd|~a3b afea|bafd e2fe|1dBAF FEE2:|2dBAF FEE||!
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Toomagh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
dcAE G2GA | GEcE G2GA | dcAE ~G3A | GEc(E {G}E)DDc |
dcAE G2GA | GEcE G2GA | c2ec gcec |1 dcAG EDDc :|2 dcAG EDDB |]
c2ec gcec | ~g3a gedB | c2ec gcec | dcAG EDDB |
c2ec gcec | ~g3a ged(g | {a}g)edc dfed |1 cAG(E {G}E)DDB :|2cAGE EDD2|]

Six comments

Humours of Thuama

The McNamara Family "Leitrim’s hidden treasure" has this tune on it.

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Cloon

Already in the database, but in C – see “The Cloon”, posted by Dow a year ago.

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Cloon reel - Border Collies

Here’s the way the Border Collies recorded it:

X:1
T:Cloon Reel
R:reel
D:Border Collies: Unleashed
Z:Jack Gilder
M:C|
K:D
d|fedB ~A3F|FEDF ~A3d|fedB ~A3F|FEDE FEEd|!
fedB ~A3F|FEDF ~A3B|d2fd ~a3f|1edBA FEE:|2edBA FEE2||!
d2fd adfd|~a3b afef|d2fd adfd|ABde feef|!
d2fd adfd|~a3b afea|bafd e2fe|1dBAF FEE2:|2dBAF FEE||!

Another C version

I have this as The Humours of Toomagh from the playing of the Lewis family (I think - though not from their "Weeds in the Garden" album). I cannot remember for the life of me which recording I learnt it from, but this is the version I got anyway. It is very, very similar to the Cloon reel given above, but definitely given by the Lewis family under this name. Cracker of a tune in either case.

Found out where it came from. A 1970’s French compilation LP called "Irlande - Vol. 1 Héritage Gaëlique Et Traditions Du Connemara"