The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine reel

Also known as James Byrne’s, Jimmie Burns’, Jimmy Byrne’s, Maid Of Tullyknockbrine, The Maid Of Tullyknockbrine, The Maids Of Tullyknockbrine, The Rat In The Thatch, Siobhán O’Donnell’s No. 3, The Humors Of Tullyknockbrine.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Dinkey’s (a few times), Kitty Sean Cunningham’s (a few times), The Lilting Fisherman (a few times) and The Mullingar Races (a few times).

The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine has been added to 6 tune sets.

The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine has been added to 93 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 dG BdGB | dGBd ecAF | G2 dc Bcde |1 dBcA BGAF:|2 dBcA BG G2||
egfg egfe | d2 fd Adfd | egfg efga | bgaf geed |
efga bge^c | defg afdB | G2 GA Bcde | dBcA BG G2 ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 dG BdGB|dGBd cedB|G2 dG Bcde|dBcA (3BcB EF|
GBdG BdGB|dGBd cedB|GBdG Bcde|dBcA BGGB||
egfg egfe|fd d/d/d Adfd|egfg efga|bgaf gfed|
egfg efge|defg afdf|geaf gedB|cAdc BGAF||
G,2 DG, B,DG,B,|DG,B,D CA,DB,|G,2 DG, B,CDE|DB,CA, B,/C/B, A,B,|
G,B,DG, B,DG,B,|DG,B,D CEDB,|G,B,DG, B,CDE|DB,CA, B,G,G,A,||
B,EED B,E^CE|D2 FD A,DFD|EFGF EFGA|BGAF GFED|
EBGE B,E^CE|DEFG ABAF|GABc dedB|cAdc BGAF||
# Added .
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
C2GC EGCE | GCEG AFDB, | C2 GC EGGA | GEDG EC C2 :|
A3G (3ABc BA| G2BG dGBG | (3GAB cB ABcd | egdg eAAG |
ABcd egdB | G2BG dGBG | C2GC EGGA | GEDG ECCB, ||
X: 4
T: The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 dG BdGB | dz B/c/d ecAF | GddG Bcde | dBAd BGEF |
G/G/G dG BdGB |dG B/c/d ecAF | Gddc Bcde | dBAc BGBd ||
egfg egfe | ^cdfd Adfd | egfg efga | b/a/g a/g/f geed |
ebge Bge^c | defd A~F3 | ~G3A Bcde | dBAd BGEF||
X: 5
T: The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2dc BDGB|dGBd eAAB|G2dc Bcde|dBcA BGGF|
G2dc BDGB|dGBd eAAB|G2dc Bcde|dBcA BGBd||
egfg egfe|defg afdf|egfg efga|bgaf geed|
efge bge^c|defg afdB|G2dc Bcde|dBcA BGG2||
P:B-part variation
egfg egfe|dafd Adfd|egfg efga|bgaf geed|
egfg ebge|dafd Adfd|G2dc Bcde|dBcA BGAF||

Nine comments

Tullyknockbrine

I first heard this reel by Derry piper Joe McLaughlin, but it’s probably better known from Frankie & Mairead’s 1st LP. Also "De Danann" used to play it. Alternative title is "The Rat In The Thatch".

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Tullyknockbrine

Great tune Kenny! Got this from the Frankie and Mairead album you mentioned, but for some reason I started playing it in F rather than G on the fiddle, I’ll have to translate it back up again.

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I love that album…in fact, maybe I’d better go find it right now…Kenny, check your e-mail for TheSession if you haven’t, would you? (If you have, that’s fine too!) A great tune, for sure…

De Danann’s version

Here a setting based on Frankie Gavin’s fiddling from the CD How the West was Won (and also on Anthem).

X: 1
T: Jimmy Byrne’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
G2 dG BdGB|dGBd cedB|G2 dG Bcde|dBcA (3BcB EF|
GBdG BdGB|dGBd cedB|GBdG Bcde|dBcA BGGB||
egfg egfe|fd d/d/d Adfd|egfg efga|bgaf gfed|
egfg efge|defg afdf|geaf gedB|cAdc BGAF||

and the lower octave "doubling" version

X: 1
T: Jimmy Byrne’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
G,2 DG, B,DG,B,|DG,B,D CA,DB,|G,2 DG, B,CDE|DB,CA, B,/C/B, A,B,|
G,B,DG, B,DG,B,|DG,B,D CEDB,|G,B,DG, B,CDE|DB,CA, B,G,G,A,||
B,EED B,E^CE|D2 FD A,DFD|EFGF EFGA|BGAF GFED|
EBGE B,E^CE|DEFG ABAF|GABc dedB|cAdc BGAF||

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Matt Cunningham’s version of The Humours of Tullyknockbrine

In Volume 10, Track 4 of Matt Cunningham’s Dance Music of Ireland there is a slightly different version in C called "The maid of Tullyknockbrine"
X:1
T:The maid of Tullyknockbrine
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:C
C2GC EGCE | GCEG AFDB, | C2 GC EGGA | GEDG EC C2 :|
A3G (3ABc BA| G2BG dGBG | (3GAB cB ABcd | egdg eAAG |
ABcd egdB | G2BG dGBG | C2GC EGGA | GEDG ECCB, ||

Played by Frankie Gavin, Dermot Byrne….”Youtube”

First reel here, second one is "Dinkie’s". Take a swatch at Steve Cooney’s guitar !!! :)

http://youtu.be/UeyJ_bUMISk

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Re: The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine

Jaysis, how young is Dermot Byrne in that clip!

The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine, X:4

I seem to have picked up a particularly "fiddle"y version. Particularly the second half, which looks awkward, but is lovely to play.

The Humours Of Tullyknockbrine, X:5

As played by Mairéad and Frankie on Ceol Aduaidh, track 14b.