An Port Seisiúin is Déanaí–The Breeches Buttoned On

I pretended I knew what the heck I was doing this past session and taught the crowd a tune–a polka called The Breeches Buttoned On, which  I learned from Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly’s album.

This is the only decent youtube vid I could find to share, but it’s probably the best one could ever hope for anyway!

The tune’s page on thesession.org

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Na Poirt Seisiúin is Déanaí–The Galway/Mr’s Crotty’s

This past session we learned TWO hornpipes. Inspired by my last blog post, our friend Amanda decided it’d be nice to teach one, but like a good anchor, came ready with two. We had some extra time, and a little brain power, left over after the Galway, so we went ahead and learned Mr’s Crotty’s. They’re actually a nice pairing, so try them out together–The Galway first sounds nice.

Here’s a dude pluckin’ The Galway out of a banjo:

And of course, you can’t beat Youtube user Concertinette! Here she plays Mrs. Crotty’s on the instrument it’s meant to be played on: