The Humours Of Andytown reel

By Frankie Kennedy

Also known as The Humors Of Andytown.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

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

The Humours Of Andytown has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Andytown
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~a3b agfb|gafd efgb|az~a2 agfa|gafg efg^g|
az~a2 agfb|gafd efgb|afge fded|(3B^cd eg fdef||
|:g2fg edBA|~G3B AGED|g2fg ed (3B^cd|1 eaag fdef:|2 eaag fdBA||
|:~G3A B2BA|~G3B AGED|DG~G2 BA (3B^cd|1 eaag fdBA:|2 eaag fdfg||

Seven comments

The Humours Of Andytown

Composed by Frankie Kennedy during the summer of 1992, in praise of his home in Belfast.


The start of the tune is in D, but it feels almost suspended there for a whole part until it resolves to G for the rest of the tune.


Andytown’s the area where my folks live.

Andytown is short for "Andersonstown" btw


I used to work there when i lived in Belfast, I guess I’ll have to add it to my repertoire. I wonder if someone could write a tune called the Cregagh Reel.

I’m not keen on vibrant tunes building up energy only to turn into a boring key (G) at the turn: as in this one. I feel let down; as if we ended up going to the Falls road swimming pool after planning to go to the beach in Donegal. Perhaps that’s what the Humours of Andytown were all about!

Re: The Humours Of Andytown

Frankie had the stuff for composing tunes in the traditional manner. I don’t think most people have recognized his brilliance yet.