Jig, D, Traditional Irish
Also know as: The Humours of Trim; The Rolling Wave
Also known as The Humours of Trim, this tune may get its name “The Rolling Waves” from the sway of the melody. The Irish town of Trim is on the river Boyne in County Meath.
- Video – John Redmond and Matt Stapleton (Tune Supply): Rolling Waves(Humours of Trim)(D)-Out on the Ocean(G)-The Lilting Banshee(Am) – The Rolling Waves starts at time 13:27 in this recording.
- Video – Tunes from Doolin: The Rolling Wave (Jig) | Irish Music Tunes on Concertina
- Video – Shane Farrell: The Humours of Trim Jig – played on tenor banjo
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.
Play from the Dots
Examples of sets that include this tune.
- Waves on the Ocean Jig Set: The Rolling Waves (D) / Out on the Ocean (G) / Tobin’s Favorite (D)
- The Rolling Waves / Out on the Ocean / The Lilting Banshee
- Garrett Barry’s / The Rolling Waves
- The Cordal Jig / The Rolling Wave
References and Resources
For those who want to dig deeper, here are some other resources.
- More Recordings
- Video – Katie Grennan: The Cordal / The Rolling Wave (Jigs) – from the album The Second Story. (The Rolling Wave starts at time 2:21 in this recording.)
- Book & Audio – Matt & Shannon Heaton: In Harmony
- Lesson – Martin Hayes – The Rolling Wave – Lesson #34 – fiddle tutorial video
- Additional Resources
- Webpage – The Session: The Rolling Waves – crowdsourced sheet music, comments, and other information