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Irish, English and Scottish Tune Learning Group for experienced players and those who play regularly at Highly Strung Events who can easily find notes on their instrument - £10 per person. Tunes are taught by ear so please bring your own recording device to this group.

Each week the name of the new tune we have learned will be posted below.  Visit Irish Tunes A-Z Index for audio recordings of a number of the tunes we have covered - the manuscript will not necessarily be posted on this website but there are a number of other sources for the dots for the tunes we learn eg the session.org or folk tune finder.  

Please click here for a list of events for the Highly Strung Band  

Remember to look at Timetable Summary for the full timetable of events  

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Spring Terms January - April

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Summer Terms May - August
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Autumn Terms September - December
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  

 

Autumn Term 2016 - September - December

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 19th December  
Tuesday 12th December  
Tuesday 5th December  
Tuesday 28th November  
Tuesday 21st November  
Tuesday 14th November  
Tuesday 7th November  
Friday 4th November It's Your Ceili
Tuesday 31st October  
Tuesday 24th October  
Tuesday 17th October Teelin Petronella, Tythe Pig
Tuesday 10th October Whitehaven Volunteers, Bidi an Muirnin, Garravanve
Tuesday 3rd October Donnie Noland's Fling, Street Player
Tuesday 26th September Braken's Jig am
Tuesday 19th September The Northern (hornpipe version 2)
Tuesday 12th September Gobbie O am, Stool of Repentance D, Biddy the Bowl Wife G, Star above the Garter G, Taidhgin An Asail A
Tuesday 5th September Hogmanay Jig, Coleraine Jig

 

Summer Term 2017 - May - August

Date

Tunes

Friday 1st September

It's Your Ceili - St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS

Tuesday 29th August Twin Sisters G
Tuesday 22nd August Petronella 2 G, Idlewild Jig D
Tuesday 15th August No Group
Tuesday 8th August No Group
Tuesday 1st August No Group
Tuesday 25th July No Group
Tuesday 18th July No Group
Tuesday 11th July Played lots of tunes!!
Friday 7th July

It's Your Ceili - St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS

Tuesday 4th July Farewell to Erin
Tuesday 27th June Tunes for Concert on July 14th
Tuesday 20th June Tunes for Concert on July 14th
Tuesday 13th June Johsefin's Dopvals
Tuesday 6th June Revision of many tunes!
Tuesday  30th May Come West Along the Road

Tuesday 23rd May

Congress Reel
Tuesday 16th May The Northern, Rose of Drishane (hornpipes)
Tuesday 9th May Galtee Rangers, Maude Miller, Bucks of Oranmore
Friday 5th May

It's Your Ceili - St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS

Tuesday 2nd May Cup of Tea, Sailor on the Rock

 

Spring Term 2017 - January - April

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 25th April Bucks of Oranmore
Tuesday 18th April Miss Margaret Hill's Waltz, Galtee Rangers, Maud Miller
Tuesday 11th April A Starry Night for a Ramble, Goddesses e minor, Stacia Donnelly 48 bar jig
Tuesday 4th April An Comhra Don, Green Castle
Tuesday 28th March Knocknagoshel, North Cregg, Galtee Rangers, Maude Miller
Tuesday 21st March Humours of Ballyconnel, Flogging Reel
Tuesday 14th March Humours of Ballyconnel, Flogging Reel
Tuesday 7th March Jerry's Beaver Hat, Boys of the Town - Jigs

Its Your Ceili 2017 Friday 3rd March, St. Albans Church Hall, Westbury Park, BS6 7NS

Tuesday 28th Feburary Fermoy Lasses, Petronella, Green Mountain Petronella
Tuesday 21st February Susan Cooper, Spootiskerry, Golden Slippers, Lady in the Boat, Rosin the Beau, Buttered Peas Too
Tuesday 14th February Kesh, Kinnegead Slashers
Tuesday 7th February Blarney Pilgrim, Banish Misfotune, Merrily Kissed the Quaker
Tuesday 31st January Kinnegead Slashers, Wise Maid
Tuesday 24th January Tailor's Twist, McGivney's Fancy, Taur Mor Slide A, Quarry Cross G
Tuesday 17th January Ballinahula Polka, Swallows Tail Jig, Patsy Geary's Jig, Impish Hornpipe
Tuesday 10th January McGivney's Fancy, Cascade Polka
Tuesday 3rd January Crib of Perches, Fairy Queen, Judique Jig set, Impish Hornpipe

 

Autumn Term 2016 - September - December

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 20th December Exile of Erin
Tuesday 13th December 7.30-9.30p Play for Clevedon Art Club Christmas Event. Clevedon School
Tuesday 6th December Wedding Jig
Tuesday 29th November Lots of old tunes!
Tuesday 22nd November No Group
Tuesday 15th November Wedding Jig
Tuesday 8th November Sailor's Bonnet
Friday 4th November It's Your Ceili
Tuesday 1st November Longford Collector, Tarbolton, Piper's Despair
Tuesday 25th October Rehearsal for 12th November Concert
Tuesday 18th October Knocknagoshel, North Cregg
Tuesday 11th October Miss McLeod, Fairy Dance, Devil among the Tailors, Soldiers Joy, Mason's Apron, Kate Dalrymple
Tuesday 4th October Rusty Gully
Tuesday 27th September Miss McLeod, Fairy Dance, Devil among the Tailors, Soldiers Joy, Mason's Apron, Kate Dalrymple
Tuesday 20th September Miss McLeod, Fairy Dance, Devil among the Tailors, Soldiers Joy, Mason's Apron, Kate Dalrymple
Tuesday 13th September Sheila Coyles
Tuesday 6th September Kimaley

 

Summer Term 2016 - May - August

Date

Tunes

Friday 2nd September It's Your Ceili
Tuesday 30th August A Fig for a Kiss
Tuesday 23rd August Slides - Micho Russell D, Mickey Duggan G
Tuesday 16th August No Group
Tuesday 9th August No Group
Tuesday 2nd August No Group
Tuesday 26th July No Group 
Tuesday 19th July No Group
Tuesday 12th July Doon, Miss McLeod
Tuesday 5th July Piper's Despair
Tuesday 28th June Revision of various tunes
Tuesday 21st June Joined by Wednesday group this week
Tuesday 14th June Flax in Bloom, Dunmore Lasses
Tuesday 7th June Flax in Bloom
Tuesday  31st May Revision

Tuesday 24th May

Enrico Harmony, Spaniard Hornpipe
Tuesday 17th May Brid Harper's Reel C
Tuesday 10th May Green Castle G/ Joe Banes Schottishe A
Tuesday 3rd May Swallow's Tail Reel a minor

 

Spring Term 2016 - January - April

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 26th April Jerry Kavanagh's Slide, Terry Teehan's Slide
Tuesday 19th April Flowers of Edinburgh, Johnnie Cope, Staten Island, Lad O'Byrne's hornpipe
Tuesday 12th April Revision 
Tuesday 5th April Dick Sherlock, Rattigan's
Tuesday 29th March Fingals' March, Her Golden Hair
Tuesday 22nd March Bag of Spuds
Tuesday 15th March Cascade, Ballinahulla Polka
Tuesday 8th March Revision 
Tuesday 1st March Cup of Tea, My Beautiful Goldfinch
Tuesday 23rd February DD Cronins polkas 1 and 2, Glin Cottage, Dermot Groghan's, Have a Drink with me, Carherlestrane Jig
Tuesday 16th February DD Cronins polkas 1 and 2, Glin Cottage,
Tuesday 9th February Carherlestrane Jig
Tuesday  2nd February Dermot Groghan's Have a Drink with me plus revision of recent tunes

Tuesday 26th January

Miss Monaghan

Tuesday 19th January

Maid at the Spinning Wheel - Jig.  

Jim Keeffe's Polka 

Tuesday 12th January Drops of Brandy, The Foxhunters Jig
Tuesday 5th January

Maid at the Spinning Wheel - Jig.  

Jim Keeffe's, Ballyvourney, Johnny Mickey's - Polkas

 

Autumn Term 2015 - 1st September - 15th December

Date

Tunes 

Tuesday 22nd December Christmas Party Folk Hall in Portishead 10am - 2.30pm
Tuesday 15th December Grainne's Jig
Tuesday 8th December Revision of recently learned tunes
Tuesday 1st December Kilavill Jig, Mouse in the Mug
Tuesday 24th November Bantry Bay
Tuesday 17th November Walsh's Hornpipe, Her Golden Hair 
Tuesday 10th November Jim Keefe's Polka, Ballyvourney Polka, Johnny Mickey's Polka
Tuesday 3rd November Played lots of recently learned tunes
Tuesday 27th October Lasses of St. Barry's
Tuesday 20th October Patsy Geary's Jig, Contentment is Wealth
Tuesday 13th October various revision
Tuesday 6th October The Fly Fishing Reel, Lad O'Byrne's Hornpipe
Tuesday 29th September Prowling Fox, As I went out on the ice
Tuesday 22nd September Bob's Party
Tuesday 15th September Honeymoon Reel, Dunmore Lasses
Tuesday 8th September George White's Favourite plus revision of tunes from 1st September
Thursday 3rd September Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  
Tuesday 1st September  Martin Wynne's No.1, Wise Maid, Contentment is Wealth, Musical Priest, Reel of Rio

 

Summer Term  2015 - May - end June

Date

Tunes

Thursday 6th August  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Thursday 2nd July  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
The next Tuesday group will be held on Tuesday 1st September
Tuesday 23rd June Reels
Tuesday 16th June No Group
Tuesday 9th June Blackbird
Thursday 4th June - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 2nd June Bellharbour Reel e minor and G major
Tuesday 26th May Honeymoon Reel, Dunmore Lasses
Tuesday 19th May Revision of recent tunes
Tuesday 12th May Bellharbour Reel e minor, Bellharbour Reel G, Tim's Kerry Pony, Out on the Ice
Thursday 7th May - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 5th May Ton Rowe's, Trip to Athlone

 

Spring Term 2015 - Jan - April 

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 28th April Madame Bonaparte, Johnny Leary's Slide, Nora Chrionna
Tuesday 21st April Have a Drink with Me - Jig G
Tuesday 14th April Twelve Pins
Tuesday 7th April Castlemahon Lasses, Burnt Cabbage
Thursday 2nd April - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 31st March Limerick Lasses
Tuesday 24th March Green Castle, Joe Banes
Tuesday 17th March No Group
Monday 16th March  Group instead of Tues 17th
Tuesday 10th March Sean Ryan's Jig(Castle Jig)
Thursday 5th March - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 3rd March Revision of tunes
Tuesday 24th February Dermot Grogan's Jig
Tuesday 17th February No Group
Tuesday 10th February Revision of recent tunes
Thursday 5th February - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 3rd February Boys of Malin, Gravel Walks
Tuesday 27th January Barna Polka, Lads of Laois
Tuesday 20th January Taylor's Cross, All the way to Galway 2, Barna Polka
Tuesday 13th January Jackie Coleman's, The Barr Road
Thursday 8th January - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 6th January Belfast Hornpipe

 

Autumn Term 2014 - 2nd September - 16th December

Date

Tunes 

Tuesday 16th December Danny Ab's Slide
Tuesday 9th December Dan O'Keefe's Slide no.2 G
Thursday 4th December Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 2nd December Denis Murphy's D, Dan O'Keefe's a, Eileen O'Riordan's a, Weaver's D, Old Favourite G, Going to the Well for water
Tuesday 25th November Revision of recently learned tunes
Tuesday 18th November Swallow's Tail Reel, New Mown Meadow
Tuesday 11th November Prelude Polka, I'll Buy New Boots for Maggie, Maids of Mount Cisco
Thursday 6th November Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 4th November Prelude Polka, I'll Buy New Boots for Maggie
Tuesday 28th October Maids of Mount Cisco, Reel of Rio
Tuesday 21st October Galway Hornpipe, Cronin's Hornpipe
Tuesday 14th October George White's Favourite
Tuesday 7th October My Beautiful Goldfinch, Eileen O'Riordan's Slide, Weaver's Slide
Thursday 2nd October Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  
Tuesday 30th September Aaron's Key
Tuesday 23rd September Tom Bhetty's Waltz
Saturday 20th September Marlens Festival Clevedon - Performance 2.00pm - 2.45pm
Tuesday 16th September Rose in the Garden, Connemara Stockings
Tuesday 9th September Rose in the Garden
Thursday 4th September Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  
Tuesday 2nd September Shandon Bells

 

Summer Term  2014 - 6th May - 8th July inclusive

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 26th August No Group until Tuesday 2nd September - Wednesday group still running 
Tuesday 19th August No Group until Tuesday 2nd September - Wednesday group still running 
Tuesday 12th August No Group until Tuesday 2nd September - Wednesday group still running 
Thursday 7th August  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 5th August No Groups
Tuesday 29th July No Group until Tuesday 2nd September - Wednesday group still running 
Tuesday 22nd July No Group until Tuesday 2nd September - Wednesday group still running 
Tuesday 15th July Meet together with Highly Strung Music Club to practice for tomorrow's concert
Tuesday 8th July Last Tuesday group until 2nd September
Thursday 3rd July  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 1st July Jackson's Morning Brush (80 bar), Connemara Stockings revision
Tuesday 24th June Connemara Stockings
Tuesday 17th June No Group
Tuesday 10th June Tom Billy's 48 bar jig A
Thursday 5th June - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 3rd June Jackson's Morning Brush (80 bar version), Boogie Reel
Tuesday 27th May Paris Nights, revision of recent tunes
Tuesday 20th May Tinker's Daughter
Tuesday 13th May Jackson's Morning Brush
Tuesday 6th May Last Train to Loughrae/ Revision Richard Dwyer's

 

Spring Term  2014 - 1st January - 30th April 2014

Date

Tunes

Thursday 1st May  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 29th April Hogmanay Jig, revisions of recent tunes 
Tuesday 22nd April Richard Dwyer's
Tuesday 15th April Richard Dwyer's, Revistion Sheila Coyles, Kimaley
Tuesday 8th April Sheila Coyles, Kimaley, The Doon, Providence Reel
Thursday 3rd April  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 1st April No Group
Tuesday 25th March Recent Reels Revision
Tuesday 18th March Mary Bergin's Hornpipe
Tuesday 11th March Controvercial Reel
Thursday 6th March  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 4th March Boogie Reel
Tuesday 25th February My Darling Asleep, Kimaley, Shiela Coyles
Tuesday 18th February Selection of reels revision
Tuesday 11th February Flogging Reel, Sporting Nell, Mick Flaherty's Reel
Thursday 6th February - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 4th February Swallows Tail (reel)
Tuesday 28th January Jer the Rigger, Suite de Loudeac
Tuesday 21st January Flogging Reel
Tuesday 14th January Jackie Coleman's, Barr Road
Tuesday 7th January Old Joe's Jig, Cordal Jig, Coolea Jig
Thursday 2nd January  - 7.30 - 9.30 Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.

 

Autumn Term 2013 - 1st September - 31st December

Date

Tunes 

Tuesday 17th December Playing tunes learned this term
Tuesday 10th December Raheen, Trip to Cullenstown, Raheen Reel
Thursday 5th December Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 3rd December High Reel, Geud Man of Ballangigh, The Clog (slide), Wheelan's Jig
Tuesday 26th November (The) Raheen
Tuesday 19th November Trip to Cullenstown
Tuesday 12th November Raheen Reel
Thursday 7th November Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 5th November New Mown Meadow
Tuesday 5th November Highly Strung at Memory Cafe Portishead 2.30pm
Tuesday 29th October Tim Maloney's
Tuesday 22nd October Mullingar Races, Newcastle, Gathering Peascods, Swedish Masquerade, Smuggler's Wedding Dance
Tuesday 15th October Providence Reel, Pigeon on the Gate
Tuesday 8th October Sligo Maid, Woman of the House
Thursday 3rd October Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  
Tuesday 1st October Humours of Enistymon, St. Anne's Reel, and revision of previous week's tunes
Tuesday 24th September Otter's Holt, Drunken Landlady, Blooming Meadow
Tuesday 17th September group cancelled
Saturday 14th September Marlens Festival Clevedon - Performance 12noon - 1.00pm
Tuesday 10th September Otter's Holt, Drunken Landlady
Thursday 5th September Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  
Tuesday 3rd September Paddy the Gaffler, Tolka Polka

 

Summer Term  2013 - 1st May - 31st August 2013

Date

Tunes

Thursday 5th September - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Tuesday 3rd September Paddy the Gaffler, Tolka Polka
Tuesday 27th August Paddy the Gaffler, Tolka Polka
Tuesday 20th August No Group
Tuesday 13th August No Group
Tuesday 6th August No Group
Thursday 1st August - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Tuesday 30th July Killoran's, The Hilltop
Tuesday 23rd July Morning Dew, Coolea Jig A
Tuesday 16th July Bantry Bay
Tuesday 9th July No Group
Thursday 4th July  - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Tuesday 2nd July Jerry's Beaver Hat, Killavil Jig, Peacock's Feather
Tuesday 25th June Miss Monaghan, Lad O'Beirne's
Tuesday 18th June Nonesuch, Miss Monaghan 
Tuesday 11th June Nonesuch, Miss Monaghan
Thursday 6th June - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Tuesday 4th June

Revision  Morgan Rattler/Paddy Carey’s,  Officer’s Polka/Kit White’s Square Eight Seven Stars/Month of May, Banish Misfortune D/Blooming Meadow G,  Off she goes/Nipper,  Tarentella / Liberty Bodice, Cuckolds All in a Row,  Tythe Pig, Harper’s Frolics/Bonny Kate  

Tuesday 28th May All in a Garden Green, Rocks of Bray, Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club, French Mazurka Set, My Love is But a lassie, Lakes of Sligo, Woodland Flowers
Tuesday 21st May All in a garden green harmony, Rocks of Bray
Tuesday 14th May All in a garden green tune/Kelso Accordion and Fiddle Club
Tuesday 7th May Farewell to Erin

 

 

Spring Term 2013 - 8th January - 30th April 2013

Date

Tunes

Thursday 2nd May - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Tuesday 30th April Farewell to Erin
Tuesday 23rd April revise Morgan Rattler and Paddy Carey's, Cuckolds all in a row
Tuesday 16th April Nelly Bly in D and G/Buffalo Girls in D and G, Night Poor Larry.... , Noel Hill's/Crooked Road to Dublin
Tuesday 9th April Crooked Road to Dublin, revised Noel Hill's
Thursday 4th April - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Tuesday 2nd April The night poor Larry was stretched, All tunes for barn dance on 4th April
Tuesday 26th March Hot Punch/Fiery Clockface
Tuesday 19th March Langstrom's Pony, Hag at the Churn, Waltz (Vine Tree)/ Spanish Cloak (Munster Cloak)
Tuesday 12th March Tarbolton/Longford Collector/Sailor's Bonnet - Officer's Polka/Kit White's Square Eight
Thursday 7th March - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Tuesday 5th March Sailor's Bonnet and all Barn Dance tunes for March - (see Portishead Monthly Barn Dance for details)
Tuesday 26th February Woman of the House
Tuesday 19th February Sligo Maid
Tuesday 12th February Father Kelly's, Revision: Old Copperplate/Wind that Shakes the Barley, Earl's Chair
Thursday 7th Feb - 7.30 - 9.30 - Portishead Monthly Barn Dance
Tuesday 5th February Oswestry Wake
Tuesday 29th JanuaryT Bacca Pipes, Harry Cox's Schottische, Follow me up to Carlow
Tuesday 22nd  January Group cancelled due to bad weather
Tuesday 15th January Revise last week's tunes  
Tuesday 8th January My Love is but a Lassie/Lakes of Sligo   Tythe Pig    Ship's Cook

Remember to look at Dates and Times for the full timetable of events this term - click Here

 

Autumn Term 2012   4th September - 18th December  

Date

Tunes

Wednesday 19th December Lots of tunes with the Wednesday group - mulled wine and mince pies!
Tuesday 11th December Victorian evening tunes plus general revision
Thursday 6th December Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 4th December Victorian evening tunes plus general revision
Tuesday 27th November Victorian evening tunes plus general revision
Tuesday 20th November Portishead Victorian Evening Tunes click here
Tuesday 13th November Tarbolton/Longford Collector/Sailor's Bonnet
Tuesday 6th November  No Group
Thursday 1st November Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 30th October Mazurka de Blanchard/ Mazurka de Barbary
Tuesday 23rd October Ballydesmond no. 1/Sheehan's/St. Anne's
Tuesday 16th October Johnny will you marry me?/Keel Row G and A/Road to the Isles
Tuesday 9th October Cook in the Kitchen/ Kathleeen Hehir's
Thursday 4th October Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 2nd October Tatter Jack Walsh/Chapel Bell/Margaret's Waltz/Roise Bheag Roise Moire/Proinnsais O'Maonaigh's
Tuesday 25th September Health to the Ladies/Tobin's Favourite - Session at the Black Horse from 9.30 pm
Tuesday 18th September Coolea Jig
Tuesday 11th September Bank of Turf
Thursday 6th September Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 4th September Cuil Aodha Slide/Brosna Slide/Denis Murphy's Slide/Old Favourite/Going to the Well for Water/Old Copperplate/Wind that Shakes the Barley

 

Summer Term 2012   1st May - 28th August 

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 29th August  
Tuesday 21st August Noel Hill's/Crooked Road to Dublin
Tuesday 14th August Session with the Perfect Cure Band and guests
Tuesday 7th August No Group
Thursday 2nd August Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 31st July

Brush up on tunes we played at the session on 17th July: 

Knotted Cord, Ships are Sailing, Flogging Reel

Maids of Castlebar/London Lasses/Boy in the Gap (set of 3 reels)

Day the Ass Ran Away/Lancers/Tickle her Leg (set of 3 jigs)

Tuesday 24th July No Group - come on Wednesday this week
Tuesday 17th July Session with the Perfect Cure Band and guests - (if you are playing at the Flower Show and/or Charlton Farm, the practice is on Wednesday 18th - set list has been sent via e mail)
Tuesday 10th July No Group
Thursday 5th July Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 3rd July Puer Mon Cuer and lots of reels!
Tuesday 26th June No Group
Tuesday 19th June Session with the Perfect Cure Band
Tuesday 12th June Music Session practice - Return to Camden/2nd half High Reel - 
Thursday 7th June Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.  Click here for June dance tunes.
Tuesday 5th June No Group
Tuesday 29th May Music Session practice - Old Copperplate/High Reel - 1st part
Tuesday 22nd May Barn dance tunes for 7th June - click here for details
Tuesday 15th May Maid at the Spinning Wheel/Tam Lin
Tuesday 8th May Crooked Road to Dublin/revise Noel Hill's
Thursday 3rd May Portishead Ceilidh Club monthly barn dance - come along and play the tunes you have been learning for people to dance.
Tuesday 1st May Rights of Man/ Noel Hill's

 

Spring Term 2012 - 3rd January - 24thApril 

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 24th April Dublin Jig/Up Sligo/ St. Patrick's Day
Tuesday 17th April Maids of Castlebar (Ali's 1)/Uncle Bernard's/Tip Top Polka
Tuesday 10th April Boy in the Gap (Ali's 3)
Tuesday 3rd April Paddy O'Brien's
Tuesday 27th March The London Lasses (Ali's Request 2)
Sunday 25th March It's Your Ceilidh 2012 - Elmgrove Centre - 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Tuesday 20th March Revision Round the Table 
Tuesday 13th March All tunes for It's Your Ceilidh 
Tuesday 6th March Tarantella / Liberty Bodice/ Old Hag You've Killed Me
Tuesday 28th February Lads of Laois
Tuesday 21st February High Reel
Tuesday 14th February Return to Camden Town
Tuesday 7th February Foxhunter's Reel
Tuesday 31st JanuaryT O'Carolan's Concerto
Tuesday 24th January La Russe/ Caddam Wood
Tuesday 17th January Crib of Perches/ Broken Pledge
Tuesday 10th January Toss the Feathers D
Tuesday 3rd January Revision of Old Copperplate/New Copperplate/Apples in Winter

New Tunes - Drunken Landlady/ Lucy Farr's Barn Dance/ Laird of Drumblaire

 

Autumn Term 2011   6th September - 20th December 2011 

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 20th December New Copperplate
Friday 16th December Portishead Victorian Evening
Tuesday 13th December Old Copperplate
Tuesday 6th December Broken Pledge
Tuesday 29th November Crib of Perches
Tuesday 22nd November Apples in Winter/ Christmas Songs Medley
Sunday 20th November Music for Memories, Tithe Barn, Nailsea - 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Tuesday 15th November Music for Memories practice
Tuesday 8th November Music for Memories practice
Tuesday 1st November Bristol
Tuesday 25th October Seaweed on a Yellow Cliff/Jimmy Lyons
Tuesday 18th October St. Anne's Reel
Tuesday 11th October Doon Reel
Tuesday 4th October Oslo Waltz
Tuesday 27th September Oswestry Wake
Sunday 25th September Marlens Festival, Salthouse Fields, Clevedon - 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Tuesday 20th September Revise Marlens Tunes
Tuesday 13th September Revise Marlens Tunes
Tuesday 6th September Lark in the morning

 

Summer Term 2011   3rd May - 30th August 

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 30th August Brosna Slide/ Denis Murphy's and Sonny's Mazurka technical session
Tuesday 23rd August Leaving Lismore - harmony line 2 (3rd part)
Tuesday 16th August Leaving Lismore - tune
Tuesday 9th August White Petticoat/Coleraine Jig
Tuesday 2nd August That's Right Too
Tuesday 26th July Joined by Wednesday group for summer session - cheese and biscs! - learned French tune 
Tuesday 19th July various revision
Tuesday 12th July O'Sullivan's March/Foula Reel
Tuesday 5th July Joined by Wednesday group for summer session - cakes!
Tuesday 28th June Tickle Her Leg/Lancers/Day the Ass....
Tuesday 21st June Kilavill Reel
Tuesday 14th June Old Pigeon on the Gate
Tuesday 7th June Providence Reel - reel bowing
Tuesday 31st May Priest in his Boots
Tuesday 24th May Practice with Wednesday group for performance on 25th May
Tuesday 17th May Tunes for performance on Wednesday 25th May
Tuesday 10th May Maid at the Spinning Wheel
Tuesday 3rd May Brigid's Waltz

 

Spring Term 2011   4th January - 26th April 

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 26th April Tam Lin
Tuesday 19th April Mason's Apron
Tuesday 12th April Tralee Gaol/Lannigan's Ball
Tuesday 5th April Revise Chief O'Neill's Favourite/Maids of Ardragh/Sean Ryans/Bill O'Sullivan's
Tuesday 29th March Chief O'Neill's Favourite
Tuesday 22nd March Tunes for It's Your Ceilidh 
Tuesday 15th March Tunes for It's Your Ceilidh
Tuesday 8th March Strike the Gay Harp
Tuesday 1st March No Group
Tuesday 22nd February Revise Mulhaire's/Oslo Waltz/Sean McManus
Tuesday 15th February Run through all IYC 2011 tunes/Revise jig set: Day Ass Ran Away/Lancers/Tickle Leg with Barley Straw
Tuesday 8th February Mulhaire's
Tuesday 1st February Cook in the Kitchen
Tuesday 25th January Ballydesmond Polka no.1/Horses Branle by ear
Tuesday 18th January Davy Davy Nick Nack/Morgan Rattler/Goodbye Girls/Perfect Cure
Tuesday 11th January Louisburg Square/The Railway
Tuesday 4th January Stow Quickstep/Oyster Girl

 

Autumn Term 2010   7th September - 14th December 2010 

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 21st December Christmas Party for all groups/pupils
Tuesday 14th December Ali's Requests 1,2 and 3
Tuesday 7th December O'Sullivan's March/Planxty Irwin
Tuesday 30th November Providence Reel/Old Pigeon on the Gate/Killavil
Tuesday 23rd November Waltzes - Margaret's/Bluemont/Oslo/Seamus McManus's
Tuesday 16th November Sligo Maid/Woman of the House/Sailor's Bonnet
Tuesday 9th November The Hag with the Money
Tuesday 2nd November The Day the Ass Ran Away/Lancers
Tuesday 26th October Midnight on the Water (by ear)  O'Sullivan's March (by ear)
Tuesday 19th October No Group
Tuesday 12th October Tickle Her Leg with the Barley Straw
Tuesday 5th October Revision - Sligo Maid/ Farewell to Milltown/ New Tunes - Bluemont Waltz - The Air Tune
Tuesday 28th September Revision - Strike the Gay Harp - new tune by ear only - The Plane Tree
Tuesday 21st September Strike the Gay Harp
Tuesday 14th September Marlens Festival tunes
Tuesday 7th September Marlens Festival tunes

 

Summer Term 2010   3rd May - 31st August 

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 31st August Revision Ali's Request no. 1 and 2
Tuesday 24th August Ali's Request no. 3
Tuesday 17th August Garret Barry's
Tuesday 10th August Tunes for Marlens Festival in Clevedon
Tuesday 3rd August Tunes for Marlens Festival in Clevedon
Tuesday 27th July  Revision by request
Tuesday 20th July  Arran Boat Song/Arrance Ny Niee/Star of County Down
Tuesday 13th July  Kitty's Wedding
Tuesday 6th July  Revision 
Tuesday 29th June  Ali's request no.2
Tuesday 22nd June  Ali's request no.1
Tuesday 15th June Revision
Tuesday 8th June Oslo Waltz
Tuesday 1st June Seamus McManus (Waltz) 
Tuesday 25th May play through recently revised sets and revision of Julia Clifford's Hornpipe/Sean Healey's Hornpipe/Gentle Maiden/Blackthorn Stick/Rakes of Kildare/Caliope House 
Tuesday 18th May no group
Tuesday 11th May Maids on the Green
Tuesday 4th May Knocknagow Jig

 

Spring Term 2010   5th January - 28th April 

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 27th April Stirling Castle
Tuesday 20th April Paddy Carey's/The Gobbie O 
Tuesday 13th April Kilavill Reel
Tuesday 6th April Old Pigeon on the Gate
Tuesday 30th March Providence Reel
Tuesday 23rd March Seven Stars/Month of May
Tuesday 16th March Star of Munster
Tuesday 9th March Wise Maid
Tuesday 2nd March Played all tunes for It's Your Ceilidh
Tuesday 23rd February Silver Spire
Tuesday 16th February Knotted Cord
Tuesday 9th February Another Jig Will Do/a Fig for a Kiss/Give us a Drink of Water 
Tuesday 2nd February Trip to Durrow/Tar Road to Sligo 
Tuesday 26th January Boys of Malin
Tuesday 19th January Galop Hey/Redowa Polka
Tuesday 12th January Wonder Hornpipe/Impish Hornpipe
Tuesday 5th January Maids of Ardagh/Bill O'Sullivan's/Sean Ryans

 

 

Autumn Term 2009   1st September - 15th December

Date

New Tune

Revision

Tues 15th December Sheehan's various
Tuesday 8th December Maids on the Green various
Tues 1st December Musical Priest various
Tues 24th November Athole Highlanders requests
Tues 17th November Jig of Slurs this term's tunes
Tues 10th November No Group
Tuesday 3rd November Tatter Jack Walsh Gander in Pratie Hole
Tuesday 27th October White Petticoat Gander in the Pratie Hole
Tuesday 20th October Cabin Hunter  Salute to Boston/There came a young man/Judique Jig
Tuesday 13th October High Caul Cap Sligo Maid/Woman of the House/Sailor's Bonnet
Tuesday 6th October Roscommon Reel Gravel Walks (all)
Tuesday 29th September Fred Finn's Gravel Walks (parts 1and 4)
Tuesday 22nd September McGovern's Gravel Walks (part 4)
Tuesday 15th September Exile of Erin Old Blackthorn
Tuesday 8th September Old Blackthorn Blarney Pilgrim/Banish Misfortune
Tuesday 1st September Banish Misfortune Blarney Pilgrim

 

Summer Term 2009    5th May - 25th August
Tuesday 25th August 2009 Blarney Pilgrim/Banish Misfortune
Tuesday 18th August 2009  no group
Tuesday 11th August 2009 Judique Jig
Tuesday 4th August 2009 There Came a Young Man
Tuesday 28th July 2009 Salute to Boston
Tuesday 21st July 2009 Sailor's Bonnet
Tuesday 14th July 2009 revision - Woman of the House/  Sligo Maid
Tuesday 7th July 2009 revision - Woman of the House/ Sligo Maid 
Tuesday 30th June 2009 Sligo Maid
Tuesday 23rd June 2009 Woman of the House
Tuesday 16th June 2009 Flowers of Edinburgh
Tuesday 9th June 2009 no group 
Tuesday 2nd June 2009 Gravel Walks
Tuesday 26th May 2009 Gander in the Pratie Hole
Tuesday 19th May 2009 Henry's Jig
Tuesday 12th May 2009 Miss Johnson
Tuesday 5th May 2009 Farewell to Milltown/The Banshee

 

Spring Term 2009      6th January-21st April 

Tuesday 28th April 2009 no group
Tuesday 21st April 2009 Rambling Pitchfork/The Kesh
Tuesday 14th April 2009 Rambling Pitchfork
Tuesday 7th April 2009 The Boys of Ballisodare
Tuesday 31st March 2009 A Fig for a Kiss/The Boys of Ballisodare
Tuesday 24th March 2009 Rocky Road to Dublin
Tuesday 17th March 2009  no group

Tuesday 10th March 2009

Rose in the Heather/The Eavesdropper
Tuesday 3rd March 2009 Cliffs of Moher
Tuesday 24th February 2009 Out on the Ocean
Tuesday 17th February 2009 Buttered Peas
Tuesday 10th February 2009 Revision
Tuesday 3rd February 2009 Revision
Tuesday 27th January 2009 Revision
Tuesday 20th January 2009 Proinnsias O'Maonaigh's Barndance
Tuesday 13th January 2009 Roise Bheag Roise Moire's Barndance
Saturday 10th January (Hibernia)  Julia Clifford's Hornpipe
Tuesday 6th January 2009 Dan O'Keeffe's Slide No. 1

 

Autumn Term 2008    2nd September - 2nd December

Tuesday 2nd December 2008

New Rigged Ship/Sleep Sound in the Morning
Tuesday 25th November 2008 Da Full Rigged Ship/Spootiskerry
Tuesday 18th November 2008 Margaret's Waltz/Sweet Jenny Jones
Tuesday 11th November 2008 Revision - Providence Reel/Old Pigeon on the Gate/Killavil Reel

Revision - Paddy Fahy's/Julia Delaney

Tuesday 4th November 2008 Killavil Reel/Paddy Fahy's
Tuesday 28th October 2008 Julia Delaney
Tuesday 21st October 2008 Smash the Windows
Tuesday 14th October 2008 The Steamboat/Rusty Gulley
Tuesday 7th October 2008 Old Pigeon On the Gate/Gallopede
Tuesday 23rd September Old Pigeon On the Gate/Gallopede
Tuesday 16th September 2008 Providence Reel

Tuesday 9th September 2008

Tatter Jack Walsh/Lady in the Boat
Tuesday 2nd September 2008 Chapel Bell/Salmon Tails/Rosin the Beau

 

 

Spring and Summer Terms 2008
Tune Name Recording Slow recording Written Music Fiddle Tab Whistle Fingering Mandolin/ BanjoGDAE Tab
Another Jig Will Do

 

Astley's Ride

Cuckoo's Nest
Miss Rowan Davies        
Enrico
Humours of Kill Clougher
Give us a drink of water
The Cat that ate the Candle
The Maids on the Green  
The Knocknagow Jig