Sheet Music: The Humors of Bantry

TitleThe Humors of Bantry
Alternate titlesThe Humours of Bantry
The Coach Road to Sligo
Fire on the Mountain
Fire in the Valley
The Rose on the Mountain
The Hare on the Mountain
The Eagle's Nest
Billy Patterson's Favorite
Boys of Bockhill
The Blackthorn Stick
The Catholic Boys
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeD4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2021-09-11
Last updated2021-09-11
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk

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Saturday 11 September 2021

Tune of the Day: The Humors of Bantry

Traditional Irish jig

American musicologist Samuel Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife, 1981) calls this tune a “thoroughly characteristic Irish jig, probably of no great age”. Its earliest known appearance is in Francis O'Neill's collection Music of Ireland, published in Chicago in 1903.