The Humours Of Ross jig

Also known as Kevin Moloney’s, The Humors Of Ross.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Humours Of Ross has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Humours Of Ross
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
D|EDE G2E|GBE BAF|DED F2D|FAD FED|
EDE G2E|GBE G2A|BdB cBA|BGE E2:|
f|~g3 ege|bge efg|f2d dfa|afd def|
~g3 ege|bge e2f|gbg faf|gfg e2f|
~g3 ege|bge efg|f2d dfa|afd def|
gfe agf|bag fed|BdB cBA|BGE E2||

Two comments

The Humours of Ross (jig)

I first heard this tune as Kevin Moloney’s on Mike Rafferty’s latest recording, but recently found a sound clip of Kevin Moloney and his nephew Sean Moloney playing it on this page: http://www.seanmoloney.com/music2.htm Obviously the clip is taken from their duet album "Bridging the Gap," which has been on my wish list for long.

The Moloneys of Ballinakill, East Galway, is a well-known musical family. Kevin’s brother Eddie, who was also Sean’s father, has been a big influence on many flute players like Mike Rafferty. And Kevin and Eddie’s father Stephen Moloney recorded ceili band style music with the Ballinakill Traditional Players in 1920s.

I haven’t got Kevin and Sean’s recording, so don’t know much about the tune. It’s actually a variant of "The Templehouse Jig": https://thesession.org/tunes/5216 I’m still not very sure if this should survive as a separate post on this site, or it should be banished to the comments section.

I finally got Kevin and Sean Moloney’s East Galway fiddle and flute duet album "Bridging the Gap" this morning. The sleeve notes say: "The first tune is one which Kevin learned from Tommy Whelan over 60 years ago. Ross is the townland in Ballinakill where Kevin was born and raised. I appears that nobody else plays this tune nowadays."