Sheet Music: The Humours of Listivain

TitleThe Humours of Listivain
Alternate titlesTerry's Rambles
The Humors of Bandon
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
RangeE4–C6
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-01-30
Last updated2021-01-30
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Saturday 30 January 2021

Tune of the Day: The Humours of Listivain

Traditional Irish tune

The earliest known appearance of this tune is in Jackson's Celebrated Irish Tunes, a collection from the famous 18th-century gentleman piper Walker “Piper” Jackson of the townland of Lisduan, County Limerick, first printed in Dublin around 1775. However, the tune seems to be even older. According to Lewis Winstock (Songs and Music of the Redcoats, 1970), it was known under the title “The Humours of Bandon” as far back as 1690, when the Irish (who had learned it from the supporters of William III) played it when they sacked Kilbrogan.