TUNES

This is where you’ll find links to audio files of the tunes we’ve learned in the session. Left-click to open in a new tab or window. Right-click and select “save file as” to download to your computer.

As the list gets longer, it’ll be harder to find specific tunes–to find one, type CTRL+F to open the find tool (COMMAND+F on Mac) and type the title of the tune, or any part of the title, in the search box.

(***A SPECIAL NOTE TO NEWCOMERS–our tune list is pretty long–check out the SETS tab for sets of tunes we are sure to play at each session! Now you don’t have to guess which tunes to learn!***)

 

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HOMEWORK FOR THE NOV 15 SESSION:

The Cordal Jig

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Morrison’s jig

Morrison’s jig (slower)

My Darling Asleep

My Darling Asleep (slower)

Far From Home reel 

Far From Home reel (slower)

The Boyne hunt reel

The Boyne Hunt reel (slower)

BONUS:

Rolling in the Ryegrass

Rolling in the Ryegrass (slower)

O’Connor’s polka 

O’Connor’s polka (slower)

Na Ceannabháin Bána slipjig

Na Ceannabháin Bána slipjig (slower)

A Ballydesmond Polka

A Ballydesmond Polka (slower)

The Boys of Bluehill hornpipe

The Boys of Bluehill (slower)

Tripping Up the Stairs jig

Tripping Up the Stairs (slower)

Last Night’s Fun

Last Night’s Fun (slower)

Star Above the Garter slide

Star Above the Garter slide (slower)

Lisheen Slide 

Lisheen Slide (slower)

Star Above the Garter / Lisheen Slide @ dance speed

Sally Garden reel

Sally Garden reel (slower)

Katie’s Fancy polka

Katie’s Fancy polka (slower)

Jessica’s polka

Jessica’s polka (slower)

The Concertina reel

The Concertina reel (slower)

The Old Favorite jig

The Old Favorite jig (slower)

The Whinny Hills of Leitrim slipjig

The Whinny Hills of Leitrim sllipjig (slower)

Pipe on the Hob (2-part) jig

Pipe on the Hob jig (slower)

The Wind that Shakes the Barley reel

The Wind that Shakes the Barley reel (slower)

Redican’s Mother slipjig

Redican’s Mother slipjig (slower)

The Road to Lisdoovarna reel

The Road to Lisdoovarna reel (slower)

Flower of the Flock reel

Flower of the Flock reel (slower)

Kitty Lie Over (The Frost is All Over) jig

Kitty Lie Over (The Frost is All Over) jig (slower)

Rathawaun/Hare in the Corn slides

Rathawaun slide (slower)

Hare in the Corn slide (slower)

BONUSES:

for you fiddlers–Last Night’s Fun ‘B’ part variants

Last Night’s Fun ‘B’ part variants (slower)

an unpracticed run at the Trip to Athlone jig

the same Trip to Athlone, slowed down some

Munster Buttermilk jig

Munster Buttermilk jig (slower)

Kilcooley Wood hornpipe (box)

Kilcooley Wood hornpipe (box, slower)

Kilcooley wood hornpipe (flute)

Kilcooley Wood hornpipe (flute, slower)

Kitty Gone a-Milking reel

Kitty Gone a-Milking reel (slower)

Tatter Jack Walsh jig (An t-Athair Jack Walsh)

Tatter Jack Walsh jig (An t-Athair Jack Walsh) (slower)

The Ashplant/Kitty Gone a-Milking (reels)

Lawson’s hornpipe

Lawson’s hornpipe (slower)

Eddie Duffy’s barndance

Eddie Duffy’s barndance (slower)

The Foxhunter’s reel

The Foxhunter’s reel (slower)

The Gatehouse Maid reel

The Gatehouse Maid reel (slower)

Kitty Jones’ reel

Kitty Jones’ reel (slower)

The Old Bush reel

The Old Bush reel (slower)

I buried My Wife and Danced On Top of Her Grave jig

I buried My Wife and Danced On Top of Her Grave jig (slower)

Strop the Razor jig

Strop the Razor jig (slower)

Murphy’s hornpipe

Murphy’s hornpipe (slower)

The Promenade hop jig

The Promanade hop jig (slower)

BONUS: The Butterfly (as a slip jig, then as the hop jig IT IS MEANT TO BE!!! lol)

My Love is in America reel

My Love is in America reel (slower)

The Kesh jig

The Kesh jig (slower)

Old Hag You Have Killed Me jig

Old Hag You Have Killed Me jig (slower)

The Lilting Banshee jig

The Lilting Banshee jig (slower)

BONUS: Alternate B part for Tripping Up the Stairs jig

The same, with verbal explanation preceding

The Red Haired Lass reel

The Red Haired Lass (slower)

The Hole in the Hedge jig

The Hole in the Hedge jig  (slower)

Egan’s polka

Egan’s polka (slower)

O The Britches Full of Stitches polka

O The Britches Full of Stitches polka (slower)

Egan’s/Britches played as a set

Egan’s/Britches played as a set (slower)

Mulvihil’s reel

Mulhivil’s reel (slower)

Foxhunter’s slip jig

Foxhunter’s slip jig (slower)

The (other) Ballydesmond polka

The (other) Ballydesmond Polka (slower)

The Ballydesmond Polka set

The Ballydesmond Polka set (slower)

The Chaffpool Post Barndance

The Chaffpool Post Barndance (slower)

Tommy People’s Mazurka

Tommy People’s Mazurka (slower)

The Eel in the Sink reel

The Eel in the Sink reel (slower)

Castle Kelly reel

Castle Kelly reel (slower)

Gander in the Pratie Hole jig

Gander in the Pratie Hole jig (slower)

Bonus set: Pipe on the Hob/Geese in the Bog/Gander in the Pratie Hole

Jenny Picking Cockles reel

Jenny Picking Cockles reel (slower)

Connaughtman’s Rambles jig

Connaughtman’s Rambles jig (slower)

The Job of Journeywork set dance

The Job of Journeywork set dance (slower)

Mickey Callaghan’s (Patsy Geary’s) slide

Mickey Callaghan’s (Patsy Geary’s) slide (slower)

Arragh Mountans slip jig

Arragh Mountains slipjig (slower)

BONUS:

The Silver Spear Reel

The Silver Spear Reel (slower)

Cronin’s Hornpipe

Cronin’s Hornpipe (slower)

The cordal Jig

The cordal Jig (slower)

Spórt Jig

Spórt Jig (slower)

Jimmy Ward’s Jig

Jimmy Ward’s Jig (slower)

Down the Back Lane Jig

Down the Back Lane Jig (slower)

BONUS–Fraher’s jig (slow)

The Lilting Fisherman jig

The Lilting Fisherman jig (slower)

Lucy Farr’s barndance

Lucy Farr’s barndance (slower)

Tarbolton reel

Tarbolton reel (slower)

Fred Finn’s reel

Fred Finn’s reel (slower)

The Broken Pledge reel

The Broken Pledge Reel (slower)

The Chanter’s March

The Chanter’s March (slower)

BONUS–Bó Mhín na Toitean march

Ned Coleman’s jig

Ned Coleman’s jig (slower)

Teelin’s Barndance

Teelin’s Barndance (slower)

Fitzgerald’s Hornpipe

Fitzgerald’s Hornpipe (slower)

The Galway Hornpipe

The Galway Hornpipe (slower)

Mrs. Crotty’s Hornpipe

Mrs. Crotty’s Hornpipe (slower)

Gráinne’s Jig

Gráinne’s Jig (slower)

The Breeches Buttoned On polka

The Breeches Buttoned On polka (slower)

The Snowy Path slip jig

The Snowy Path slip jig (slower)

The Snowy Path (chords)

BONUS:

Charlie Hunter’s jig

Charlie Hunter’s jig (slower)

Shandon Bells

Shandon Bells (slower)

Planxty Hewlett

Planxty Hewlett (slower)

The Morning Dew reel

The Morning Dew reel (slower)

The Old Flail

The Old Flail (slower)

BONUS SET:

The Whistler at the wake/The Old Flail

Teehan’s Slide

Teehan’s Slide (slower)

The Humors of Tulla reel (fast)

The Humors of Tulla reel (medium, by special request)

The Humors of Tulla reel (slower)

The Smiling Bride

The Smiling Bride (slower)

The Smiling Bride alternate part A ending

The Handsome Young Maid

The Handsome Young Maid (slower)

Tonra’s jig

Tonra’s jig slower

The Whistler at the Wake

The Whistler at the Wake (medium speed)

The Whistler at the Wake (slower)

Sporting Nell

Sporting Nell (slower)

My Mind Will Never Be Easy

My Mind Will Never Be Easy (slower)

Out on the Ocean

Out on the Ocean (slower)

The Geese in the Bog

The Geese in the Bog (slower)

Toureendarby (slow)

A Finnish Polka (slow)

(sorry no faster versions this time)

The Drunken Landlady (w/ The Long Drop)

The Drunken Landlady (slower)

Rose in the Heather

Rose in the Heather (slower)

Chief O’Neill’s Favorite

Chief O’Neill’s Favorite (slower)

The Cat’s Meow

The Cat’s Meow (slower)

The Mountain Road

The Mountain Road (slower)

BONUS SET:

The Mountain Road/The Fermoy Lasses/Sporting Paddy

Top the Candle

Top the Candle (slower)

Bonaparte Crossing the Alps

Bonaparte Crossing the Alps (slower)

The Fermoy Lasses

The Fermoy Lasses (slower)

The Kerryman’s Daughter (two Bs)

The Kerryman’s Daughter (one B)

The Kerryman’s Daughter (slower)

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8 thoughts on “TUNES

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  2. About Morrison’s, from thesession.org, “More notes on the origin
    Tom Carmody, who played accordion in Morrison’s band, tells this story of its origin:

    “Jim was up at my house the night before we were to go to the studio, and I played him this jig. Jim asked me where I had got it from and I told him it was my father’s jig called ‘The Stick Across the Hob’. Jim asked me to play it again and he wrote it down as I played, then he got the fiddle and played it off. “I will put that on record tomorrow”, he said, and we’ll call it Maurice Carmody’s Favourite”.

    From “The James Morrison Story”

    http://www.morrison.ie/Story.htm

  3. Very interesting. That thesession.org is damn useful, even if it is a bunch of grumpy musicians quibbling over tune settings and such most of the time.

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