The Humours Of Drinagh jig

Also known as Drinagh Town, Gillan’s Apples, Gillian’s Apples, The Humors Of Drinagh.

There are 42 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Trip To Athlone (a few times), The Mist On The Mountain (a few times) and When Sick Is It Tea That You Want? (a few times).

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

The Humours Of Drinagh has been added to 186 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Drinagh
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F2F ABc | dfd ecA | F2F ABc | dAG FGA |
F2F ABc | dfd ecA | fef gec | edc d2d :|
|: fef gfg | aba gfe | fef gfg | agf g2^g |
agf gfe | fed ecA | fef gec | edc d3 :|
X: 2
T: The Humours Of Drinagh
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FDF ABc | dfd ecA | ~F3 ABc | dAF [B,3G3] |
[A,3F3] ABc | d[df]d ecA | fAf gec |1 edc d2A :|2 edc [F2d2]e|
|: [df][df][df] [dg][dg][dg] | [da]Af [Bg]fe | fAf gBg | agf [B3g3] |
[A2a2]f [Bg]fe | [Af]ed ecA | fAf gec |1 [Ae]dc dAe :|2 [Ae]dc [d2D2]A :|
X: 3
T: The Humours Of Drinagh
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FDF ABc|dfd ecA|FDF ABc|dcA GBG|
FDF ABc|dfd ecA|fef gec|Adc ~d3:|
|:fef gfg|agf gfe|fef gfg|agf ~g3|
agf g2e|f2d ecA|fef gec|Adc ~d3:|
X: 4
T: The Humours Of Drinagh
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F2 F ABc | dfd ecA | F2 F ABc | dcA G3 |
F2 F ABc | d2 d ecA | f2 f gec | Adc d3 :|
|: f2 f gfg | agf gfe | f2 f g2 g | agf g3 |
agf g2 e | f2 d ecA | f2 f gec | Adc d3 :|
X: 5
T: The Humours Of Drinagh
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: G |FDF ABc | dfd ecA | F2 F AA/B/c | dcA GBG |
FD/E/F A>Bc | dfd ecA | f^ef g=ec | Adc d2 :|
|: e |f^ef gfg | agf gfe | fd/e/f g2 g | agf g>fg |
agf gfe | ff/e/d ecA | f2 f gec | Adc d2 :|
X: 6
T: The Humours Of Drinagh
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FDF ABc|df/g/d ecA|FDF ABc|dcA G3|
D3 ABc|df/g/d ecA|fef gec|Adc d3:||
|:f3 gfg|agf gfe|f3 gfg|agf g3|
agf g2e|f2d ecA|f3 gec|Adc d3:||
# Added by JACKB .

Sixteen comments

Excellent

Another completely awesome tune written by my great uncle, Michael Coleman.

Great Uncle!

Great Uncle!? Michael Coleman!!?? You realize, Josh, that you’ve opened yourself up for a barrage of questions and "we are not worthy" grandstanding by the rest of us mere mortals ;-)

I remember that Brad said something about your lineage in another thread, but that’s really cool to trace your musical genes back to such a force in the tradition. So do you favor a Sligo style?

Great tune, by the way, and one of the more playable transcriptions I’ve seen of it.

Will

Posted .

Josh, Michael Coleman was known to play this tune, but he was not the author of it. It was first published in 1903 when Michael was 12, a long time before he was known. Outside of the "Providence Reel" I don’t know of any tunes that Michael Coleman did write.

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Ok, Brad, this is the last time I’m ever going to listen to Barbara when she tells me about names…haha. Anyway, I think that Coleman also wrote Lucy Campbell too (again, thats just what I heard).

Yeppp…he’s my great uncle. And, to answer your question: yes, I do favor a Sligo style. I’m trying to model my playing after my cousin, John, who is an excellent Sligo flute player.

Gillian’s apples

I thought this was The Humours of Drinagh. I know Gillian’s apples as a different tune, starting with a roll on upper G -BA GAG, etc.

Humours of Drinagh

For the benefit of Mandolman, and anyone foolish enough to listen to me, here’s a setting as it could be played on Mandolin, making use of open string drones and double stops:

M:6/8
L:1/8
K:D
|: FDF ABc | dfd ecA | ~F3 ABc | dAF [B,3G3] |
[A,3F3] ABc | d[df]d ecA | fAf gec |1 edc d2A :|2 edc [F2d2]e|
|: [df][df][df] [dg][dg][dg] | [da]Af [Bg]fe | fAf gBg | agf [B3g3] |
[A2a2]f [Bg]fe | [Af]ed ecA | fAf gec |1 [Ae]dc dAe :|2 [Ae]dc [d2D2]A :|

Transcribed from a session tape.

Don’t worry Dafydd. Posting a Gan Ainm like this is the best way to find a name for a tune and if you had posted a search under the ABC’s of the tune’s first bar, you would not have come up with the Humours of Drinagh. But if you had posted the second bar it probably would have worked. This is where computers sometimes don’t do the job as well as some humans - like SMW.
It’s now up to Jeremy to decide if it would be better to shift this tune setting to the comments section of the other tune.
Cheers
Donough

I posted all the bars one at a time. Nothing.

Gilligan’s Apples - not this one

I don’t think the name Gilligan’s Apples should be attached to this tune, as I only met this name on a Shaskeen CD, and what they play is https://thesession.org/tunes/1854/details (Dow’s version).

Re: The Humours Of Drinagh

I have just listened to this tune played by Caitlin Warbelow on her new CD. Awesome. Tack 2 Tune 3.