The Humours Of Ballyconnell hornpipe

Also known as John O’Dwyer Of The Glen, Séan Ó Duibhir A’ Ghleanna, Sean O Duibhir A’Gleanna, Sean O Duibhir Na Gleanna, Sean O Duibhir O Ghleanna, Sean O’Duibhir A’Ghleanna, Sean O’Duibhir An Ghleanna, The Humors Of Ballyconnell.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Father Dollard’s (a few times).

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

The Humours Of Ballyconnell has been added to 83 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Ballyconnell
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:ed|B/c/d ef ecAB|AGEF GABd|cdcB AGEG|ABcd e2dB|
cdcB cBAB|AEAB cdcB|ABAG ED E/F/G|A2AG A2:|
|:E2|ABcd e2dc|dcdf g2ed|efga ba g/a/b|a2ag a2af|
gedB =c3B|AGAB cdcB|ABAG ED E/F/G|A2AG A2:|
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Ballyconnell
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
ed|:cA (3cde dcAe|AGEF GABd|BccB AGEe|ABcd ~e2dB|!
Bcec cBAe|AEAB ce (3dcB|AeAG EDEG|1~A2 AB A2 ed:|2~A2 AB A2 (3dcB|!
|:ABcd edce|dcdf gged|efga ba (3gab|a2ag ~a2af|!
gedB =cA~A2|AEAB ce (3dcB|AeAG ED (3EFG|1~A2AB Ae (3dcB:|2~A2AB Aced|
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Ballyconnell
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e2d|cBcd cBAB|AGEF GABd|cdcB AGEG| ABcd e2ed|
cA(Bcd)3 cBAB |AEAB cdcB | ABAG EDEG | A2 (AAG)3 A2 ed|
cA(Bcd)3 cBAB|AGEF GABd|cdcB AGEG|(AAA)(Bcd) e2d
| cA(Bcd) cBAB|AEAB cdcB|ABAG ED (EFG)| A2 AG A4||
E2|ABcd e3d c|dAde (fga) fd |efga bagb| a3g a4ab|
gfdB =cBA^G|AEAB cdcB|ABAG ED(EFG)| A2AG A3E|
ABcd e3c |d3fg3 fd | efga bagb |a2 aga3b|
gedB =cBA^G|AEAB cdcB | ABAG ED(EFG)| A3GA4
X: 4
T: The Humours Of Ballyconnell
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: ed |c2 cB cBAG | AGEF GA (3Bcd | c2 cB cBAG | ABcd e^de=d |
c2 cB cBAG | AEAB c2 cB | ABAG EDEG | A2 (3AAA A2 :|
|: (3EEE |ABcd e2 dc | d^cde g2 e^d | efga ba^gb | a2 (3aaa a2 zf |
gedB cBAG | AEAB c2 cB | ABAG EDEG | A2 (3AAA A2 :|

Twelve comments

The Humours of Ballyconnell hornpipe

This isn’t the well known reel, but rather the hornpipe that shows up on Jimmy Noonan and Chris McGrath’s CD, "The Maple Leaf."

Great versions were recorded by Sean Keane and Mary Bergin, both pretty much as in O’Neill.

Confused: Seán Ó Duibhir A’ Ghleanna

I’m confused reading the sheetmusic here and listening to the melody of the same name which Alec Finn plays at "Blue Shamrock". It doesn’t seem to be the same.
Am I wrong?

In fact I’m looking for the tune/sheetmusic Alec played on the mentioned album.

Alex

Alec Finn plays the air to the well-known song, which is very different from this hornpipe. I don’t know why someone has given this the alternative title of “Sean O’Dwyer”. There has been no justification of it in the “comments”. I don’t see much resemblance between the 2 tunes either.

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Seán Ó Duibhir a’Ghleanna

Kenny, I did. I’ve never heard Alec Finn’s playing, but Angelina Carberry recorded this tune as a hornpipe version of a song air "Seán O’Duibhir an Ghleanna" together with Martin Quinn. Then I found their version is virtually identical to what the Chieftains did as a set dance version of "Seán Ó Duibhir a’Ghleanna," so I added the alternative title in English and Irish.

You can actually watch Angelina and Martin play this: http://www.custysmusic.com/mall/CustysTraditionalMusicShop/angelina_and_martin.htm

Sean O’Duibhir An Gheanna

Here’s a transcribing of Sean O’Duibhir An Gheanna from Angelina Carberry’s An Tradisiun Beo album.

First time through:

X: 1
T: Sean O’Duibhir An Gheanna
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Hornpipe
K: Amix
ed|:cA (3cde dcAe|AGEF GABd|BccB AGEe|ABcd ~e2dB|!
Bcec cBAe|AEAB ce (3dcB|AeAG EDEG|1~A2 AB A2 ed:|2~A2 AB A2 (3dcB|!
|:ABcd edce|dcdf gged|efga ba (3gab|a2ag ~a2af|!
gedB =cA~A2|AEAB ce (3dcB|AeAG ED (3EFG|1~A2AB Ae (3dcB:|2~A2AB Aced|

Re: The Humours Of Ballyconnell

I learned it in A minor, with accidentals esp in the 2nd part:

Hornpipe
A minor

ed || c2 cB cBAG | AGEF# GA (3Bcd |
| c2 cB cBAG | ABcd ed#ednat |
| c2 cB cBAG | AEAB c2 cB |
| ABAG EDEG | A2’ (3AAA A2 ||

(3EEE || ABcd e2dc | dc#de g2ed# |
| ef#ga bag#b | a2’ (3aaa a2’ (rest)f# |
| gedB cBAG | AEAB c2 cB |
| ABAG EDEG | A2’ (3AAA A2’ ||

The Humours Of Ballyconnell From Zero

This comes from The Irish Concertina Ensemble, from their new CD: Zero. The Irish Music Magazine had this to say about the tune: "The Humours of Ballyconnell features a lovely hornpipe, brought to the group by Míchéal. This track is concertina heaven; a beautiful build up of sound showcasing the many different possibilities from simple drones to more complex harmonies, whilst double octaves are used to great effect."
I am not sure of the signature. C# and F# and occasionally a Cn and a G#. Hope I have it right.

Re: The Humours Of Ballyconnell From Zero

Hallo David,

looks like a variant of this lovely tune 😉 -> https://thesession.org/tunes/2748
My ABC-program (EasyABC) was also a little bit confused about the triplets (AAG)3. Not 100% sure, but I think (3AAG should be correct…

Lieben Gruß
Ralf

Re: The Humours Of Ballyconnell From Zero

Also played by Mary Bergin, on Feadóga Stáin 2, and by Mícheál O’Raghallaigh on Inside Out.

Sorry about the bad triplet notation. It confuses me, too!

X: 4 - “The Humours Of Ballyconnell”

# Posted by Richard D Cook - March 9th, 2016 - see in comments above ~ Here’s hoping I understood Richard’s transcription correctly, an A minor-ish take on it, A Dorian with all C naturals and F sharps?