I learned “The Humours of Castlefin” during the Russell Memorial Weekend 2013, from Terry Bingham. It is one of my favourite tunes and I associate with Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon, who recorded it on their album “I gCnoc Na Graí”. It is the very first tune of the album and they follow it with another one of my favourites, “The Templehouse”.
T:Humours of Castlefin, The
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B2BE BEGB|A~D3 FGAd|B~E3 B2AF|GBAF E2FA:||
|:BeeB egfe|defg afed|Beed efge|agfa gfed|
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It’s nice to hear of you learning this tune at the Micho Russell weekend. I had the privilege to meet both Micho and Tony McMahon on different visits to Clare, through a mutual friend back in 1987 and experienced his music and humour first hand. He never lost the twnkle in his eye.
Your association of this tune as the opening track of I gCnoc na Graí is poignant today, as we hear news of the death of Tony McMahon. May he rest in peace along with Micho.
Thank you so much for the comment Tim. It is definitely a very sad day for Irish Traditional Music, Tony McMahon has influenced countless musicians (myself included) with his soulful playing. Something spiritual about it… May he rest in peace.