The Humours of Tulla

Reel, D, Traditional Irish
Also know as The Tulla Reel

The Humours of Tulla. Traditional Irish Reel.

This is a very simple tune, but its simplicity invites you to be inventive with variations.


Dots (Music Notation)

As always for traditional tunes, the musical notation and chords do not indicate the “right” way to play the tune, but are a useful reference. This simplified version of the tune leaves out the triplets that are typically played in the tune.

Sheet music for The Humours of Tulla (The Tulla Reel). Key of D major. Chords for The Humours of Tulla. Traditional Irish. Arrangement by Jonathan Lay 4/4/2022; revised 4/23/2022.
Play from the Dots
Slow tempo 65bpm
Moderate tempo 85bpm


Examples of sets that include this tune.

  • Rolling in the Ryegrass / Humors of Tulla
  • The Humours of Tulla / Last Night’s Fun
  • The Mason’s Apron / The Humours of Tulla / The Reconciliation Reel

References and Resources

For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.