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
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: