The Humours Of Quarry Cross jig

Also known as The Bridal, Jackson’s Wife At The Road, Jackson’s Wife To The Road, The Priest’s Leap, Quarry Cross, The Humors Of Quarry Cross.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

The Humours Of Quarry Cross has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Humours Of Quarry Cross has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Quarry Cross
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3 BAB|def g2 f|eAA BAG|FAG FED|
GFG BAB|def g2 f|eAA BAG|1 FAF G2 F:|2 FAF GBd||
efe edB|def g2 a|bgb agf|egf edB|
efe edB|def g2 a|bgb agf|1 egf eBd:|2 egf edB||
# Added by Kenny .

Three comments

Quarry Cross

A lovely wee jig, from Joe Burke’s flute LP “The Tailor’s Choice”.
The sleeve notes say : “I learned the first tune from John Cronin, the well-known Kerry fiddle player who now lives in New York. Professor Cronin also gave me the name for this tune, and I thought it as well to believe him as go looking for the truth” !!

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So that’s what they call it! And a good example of Burke’s wit to go with it. I have been playing this for a while, but encounter few others who know it. I learned it from Scotsmen box player Laurence McElhinny (now in Ireland) and fluter Niall Kenny.