Sheet Music: The Humors of Castlelyons

TitleThe Humors of Castlelyons
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2024-02-28
Last updated2024-02-28
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Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Wednesday 28 February 2024

Tune of the Day: The Humors of Castlelyons

Traditional Irish jig

The earliest appearance of this jig is found in the c. 1841 manuscript collection of Dublin collector Henry Hudson. In Irish Folk Music: A Fascinating Hobby (1910), Francis O'Neill says the tune is “probably not a very ancient composition. It was not known, evidently, to any collectors of Irish folk music before Dr. Hudson obtained a setting of it from a noted piper named Sullivan, in the County of Cork (a rival of another musician called Reilaghan). The tune has found its way into American collections of harmonized melodies.”