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Highly Strung Sets of tunes and Play Lists

Contact Jill:   jillyelliot@gmail.com or ring 01275 847909 or 07515 904 707


Below is a list of the tunes we have learned over the years - go to A-Z index where you will access a slow solo recording, manuscript for one tune, fiddle tab, mandolin and tenor banjo tab, whistle fingering, a faster recording of the tunes in a set and the manuscript for the set of tunes including chords for accompanists.
If you are a beginner try the easier tunes to get you started.  There is always a steady stream of beginners and new band members so there are plenty of people in the same boat as you who are a bit daunted when they see such a long list.  When we play for a dance we only use a small selection of these tunes and for most events you will be given a set list.

Also look at the tunes we have learned recently in each group by visiting the relevant group page - click on the links on the left hand contents strip for each group to see what they have been learning.


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A Few Easier Tunes to Get You Started

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A Selection of Tune sets for ceilis/barn dances to start with

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Highly Strung Play List  for Tuesday mornings at Folk Hall

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Tune Sets For Barn Dances


A Few Easier Tunes to Get You Started

Cock of the North D - march

Frere Jacques - well known song

Gathering Peascods - Playford

Man in the Moon - waltz

Rakes of Mallow G - polka

Seven Stars D - Jig

Salmon Tails - Polka

Redwing - American

A Selection of Tune Sets for Ceilis/Barn Dances to start with

Buttered Peas G / Jenny Lind  D                  

Dashing White Sergeant /Bottom of the Punchbowl    

Galopede G/Davy Davy Nick Nack G                  

Geud Man of Ballangigh                                                                                              

Salmon Tails/Kerry Polka                                                                            

Officerís Polka /Kit Whites Square Eight                                              

Maggie in Woods G /Kerry Polka                                                             

Stow Quickstep /High Caul Cap                                                

Nipper /Off She Goes                                                                     

Hot Punch /Fiery Clockface                                                                        

Cock of North/Mairiís Wedding /Scotland the Brave      

Sweets of May/Dingle Regatta                                                 

Galop Hey /Redowa Polka                                                                          

Oyster Girl /Perfect Cure                                                             

Highly Strung Playlist  for Tuesday mornings at Folk Hall


Black Nag am  

Buttered Peas

Cuckoldís all a Row G and C

Gathering Peascods G

Geud Man of Ballangigh (Hunt the Squirrel) A  


Jackís Maggot D  

Jenny Lind

Kitty Magee


Newcastle  G

Nonesuch dm

Parsonís Farewell am  


Stingo am  

Three Around Three G / The Quaker G/D  

Wakefield Hunt

Highly Strung Tune Sets (with chords) for barn dances
A list of tunes in sets is available for regular attendees of the groups and those who also play in the Highly Strung Community Band.  If you would like a copy please e mail me - jillyelliot@gmail.com