The House Of Hamill reel

Also known as House Of Hamil, The House Of Hammil, The House Of Hammill.

There are 33 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Touching Cloth (a few times), Twilight In Portroe (a few times) and The Steampacket (a few times).

The House Of Hamill has been added to 15 tune sets.

The House Of Hamill has been added to 171 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The House Of Hamill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
EBBA BFAF|E2 (3ABc dAFD|EBBA (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFD|
EBBA BFAF|E2 (3ABc dAFD|EBBA (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFA|
BE~E2 BEdE|BE~E2 ADFA|BE~E2 (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFA|
BE~E2 BEdE|BE~E2 ADFA|BAGF GBef|gfec dAFA|
B2^GB eBGB|BA^GB ADFA|B2^GB eBGB|=gfec dAFA|
B2^GB eBGB|BA^GB ADFA|BA=GF GBef|gfec dAFD|
X: 2
T: The House Of Hamill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
EBBA BFAF|EBBc dAFD|EBBA (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFD|
EBBA BFAF|EBBc dAFD|EBBA (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFA|
BE~E2 dE~E2|BE~E2 dAFA|BE~E2 (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFA|
BE~E2 dE~E2|BE~E2 dAFA|BE~E2 (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFA|
B2^GB eBGB|BA^GB ADFA|B2^GB eBGB|=gfec dAFA|
B2^GB eBGB|BA^GB ADFA|BA=GF GBef|gfec dAFD|
B2^GB eBGB|BA^GB ADFA|BA=GF GBef|gfec dAFD|
X: 3
T: The House Of Hamill
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:D|EBBA BFAF |EBBc dAFD| EBBA (3Bcd ef|gfec dAF:|
|:A|BE~E2 dE~E2|BE~E2 dAFA|1 BE~E2 (3Bcd ef|gfec dAF:|2 BAGF GBef|gfec dAF|]
|:A|B2^GB eBGB |BA^GB ADFA|1 B2^GB eBGB |gfec dAF:|2 BAGF GBef|gfec dAF|]

Eight comments

The House Of Hamill

Tasty tune by Ed Reavy.

House of Hamill

Good man Dow, a stellar tune and one of my favorites. I like it played at a good clip. Makes the third part sound like pure, twisted evil. In addition to the sources listed in the Details section, there is a good version on Dervish’s "Midsummer Night" (in the opening set of reels) and an unadorned version by Kildareman Enda O Cathain on his recording, "O Inne Go Inniu". Cherish the Ladies recorded it some time ago as a slow reel but I think it loses its fire that way.

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Reavy’s version

This is closer to the way Reavy wrote it — and how Kevin Burke plays it. Hope I got it right…
X: 1
T: House Of Hamill, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Edor
EBBA BFAF|EBBc dAFD|EBBA (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFD|
EBBA BFAF|EBBc dAFD|EBBA (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFA|
BE~E2 dE~E2|BE~E2 dAFA|BE~E2 (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFA|
BE~E2 dE~E2|BE~E2 dAFA|BE~E2 (3Bcd ef|gfec dAFA|
B2^GB eBGB|BA^GB ADFA|B2^GB eBGB|=gfec dAFA|
B2^GB eBGB|BA^GB ADFA|BA=GF GBef|gfec dAFD|
B2^GB eBGB|BA^GB ADFA|BA=GF GBef|gfec dAFD|

Sorry… one line too many

No need to play the third line… my apologies.

The House Of Hamill, X:3

A friend has been bugging me to learn this tune for months, but the ^G throws me off a bit(tenor banjo, small hands). He is good guy and has learned lots more of my tunes so its time for me to man up.. 🙂. Now, being as I’m a software type, when I see lots of duplicated passages I go into cut-and-paste seek-and-destroy mode, and so have optimized the abc. I do admit that the pickups I’ve written don’t entirely feel pickup-ee, but they do make the first part slightly simpler - no 2nd ending needed.

Cherish the Ladies does it nice and clean:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9-J3qGqJH8&t=2m14s

Re: The House Of Hamill

Joseph M. Reavy in ‘The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy’ gives this information on the name of the tune: ‘Ed’s mother was a Hamill and they came from Monaghan. They had a fondness for music and the traditional way of life. Ed learned many many tunes from Mom, who was an old-time "lyddler". She played no instrument, but she could hold a tune with the best in her region’.