The Humours Of Kinvara reel

Also known as Han’s, The Humors Of Kinvara, The Man From Bundoran, Paddy Kelly’s, Patrick Kelly’s.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Bird’s Nest (a few times), Green Garters (a few times), New Ships A Sailing (a few times) and Pretty Peg (a few times).

The Humours Of Kinvara has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Humours Of Kinvara has been added to 121 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Kinvara
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
c|:BE (3EEE BEdc|BE (3EEE BcdB|cA (3AAA cdeA|(3Bcd ef e2de:|
|:fffe dcBA|fffe d4|fffe fgaf|ecAc e2de:|
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X: 2
T: The Humours Of Kinvara
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dc|:BE (3EEE BEcE|BE (3EEE BcdB|cA (3AAA eAcA|1ceef e2dc:|2ceef e2de||
|:f2 fe dcBA|effe d2 de|f2 fe fgaf|1ecAc e2de:|2ecAc e2 dc||
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Kinvara
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:BE (3EEE BEdE|BE (3EEE BcdB|cA (3AAA cdec|1(3Bcd AGFD FA:|2(3Bcd ef ~e2 de
|:~f3e dcec|~f3e d4|~f3e f^gaf|ecAc ~e2de:|
X: 4
T: The Humours Of Kinvara
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:BE (3EEE BEdE|BE (3EEE BcdB|cA (3AAA cdec|1(3Bcd AGFD FA:|2(3Bcd ef ~e2 de||
|:~f3e dcec|~f3e d4|~f3e f^gaf|ecAc ~e2de:|
X: 5
T: The Humours Of Kinvara
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
cA|:BE (3EEE BEdE|BE (3EEE BEdE|cA (3AAA AcAe|1ceef e2cA:|2ceef ~e2 cA||
|:Affe dcBA|~f3e d3e|~f3e fgaf|1ecAc ~e2cA:|2ecAc ~e2||
X: 6
T: The Humours Of Kinvara
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
AD~D2 ADBD | AD~D2 ADcA | BG~G2 BGdG |1 Bdde d2 cB :|2Bdde d2cA||
Geed cBAG | ceed ~c3d | ~e3d efge |1 dBGB d2 cA :|2 dBGB d2 cB ||
X: 7
T: The Humours Of Kinvara
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
dc|:BE ~E2 BEdE|BE ~E2 BcdB|cA ~A2 cAeA|1(3Bcd efe2dc:|2(3Bcd efe2de||
|:~f3e dcBA|effe d2de|~f3e fgaf|1ecAc ~e2de:|2ecAc e2dc|B4||

Nineteen comments

Humours of Kinvara

Tunes with an interplay of tonality have an appeal.
This is much of what a modal sound is about. Here
the notes are played with the friendly interchange of two key
areas. The second part then lands squarely on a major
key. Talk about square….Anyway has much verve, and nice
to hear (especially if someone else is doing the work, I mean
playing).

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Error

an octave A is to high

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The man from bundoran

as far as i know altan gave this tune it’s name but i think there was another name for it but pat kelly (the guy altan got it from couldn’t remember it) would love to know what it’s also called. marc

Paddy Kelly’s

I’ve always known this as "Paddy Kelly’s", who I believe composed it. Also,Tony Cuffe has it recorded as "Paddy Kelly’s".

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Paddy Kelly’s

I’ve always known this as one of "Paddy Kelly’s", who never gave names to any of his compositions.

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I learned this tune c. 1982 as "The Man from Bundoran" long before Altan recorded it. I was told that it was a composition of Paddy Kelly who came from Bundoran, a slightly shabby, but still popular holiday resort on the Donegal coast.

3 Paddy Kellys !

"LongNote" has it right here. I’d always assumed it was the Galway Paddy Kelly who wrote this tune, but as well as the fiddler Patrick Kelly from Cree, Co.Clare,there would appear to be a 3rd one with the same name from Bundoran, and this is his tune, according to both "Altan" and James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien & Daithi Sproule’s recordings.

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My Version

X: 1
T: Man from Bundoran
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Edor

|:BE (3EEE BEdE|BE (3EEE BcdB|cA (3AAA cdec|1(3Bcd AGFD FA:|2(3Bcd ef ~e2 de
|:~f3e dcec|~f3e d4|~f3e f^gaf|ecAc ~e2de:|

Sorry, posted this in the dublicated tunes comment. Here’s my version:

X: 1
T: Man from Bundoran
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Edor

|:BE (3EEE BEdE|BE (3EEE BcdB|cA (3AAA cdec|1(3Bcd AGFD FA:|2(3Bcd ef ~e2 de
|:~f3e dcec|~f3e d4|~f3e f^gaf|ecAc ~e2de:|

The man from bundoran

i’m just back from bundoran where i had a great session with ‘pat kelly’ who used to play fiddle along side ‘sir jimmy shand’ he told me the history of this tune and that altan asked pat if they could record it but yes it is a pat kelly tune from bundoran.w.

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Relation?

https://thesession.org/tunes/3306

It seems closely related to this Scottish tune above. I have to wonder if Paddy Kelly actually composed this or just made an Irish version of an already existing older tune…

Man From Bundoran

X:3 from a recording of the Donegal Paddy Kelly, the Man From Bundoran himself. Fun fact: he was the 1st All-Ireland Fiddle Champion.

The Humours Of Kinvara, X:6

Found this variant of "The Man From Bundoran" on Norbeck (http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=www.norbeck.nu/abc/i/hnr8/0036). The key and scale are both different, but the interesting part is the scale - this version has the F# in the 2nd to last bar, so it’s G major instead of GMix. The previous versions here (in E Dorian, though arguably really AMix) have the corresponding note as natural.

Man From Bonduran

I learned this from the leader of my session who learned it while visiting Clare. I know it as Man From Bonduran.

Re: The Humours Of Kinvara

I think you misheard. I’ve been to Bundoran - it exists, not at all sure about Bonduran.

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Re: The Humours Of Kinvara

Totally floundered that one haha. Yes, I got the O and the U mixed up there.