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A-Z Tunes for Irish Session - Tuesday 8.15pm
Contact Jill:   jillyelliot@gmail.com 07515 904 707
This page shows the tunes we are currently playing at the Irish session on Tuesday at 8.15pm.     As new tunes are taught, new sets are added.  Recordings, sheet music and other aids to learning are available on the A-Z Tunes page of around 700 tunes.   To access these you require a username and password.  A fee of 50 provides full access for a year to include 5 weeks of lessons.   Thereafter, lessons are 10 a week - only pay in weeks you attend.
To find out the tunes we will be covering in the classes click on the links on the left under "dates and times"
To access the A-Z All Tunes with all links to recordings and music, click here, then enter your username and password . 

 

Here are some examples of recordings and visual aids available on the full version.  In the session we take turns "round the table" to choose the tunes to play.  The speed we play will be accessible to those in the group.
Examples of recordings and visual aids available on the full version - click on the icons 
  slow solo fiddle recording sheet music one tune tab and whistle fingering recordings of the set of tunes full set of tunes
Humours of Ballyconnell (Reels)    
Pride of Petravore (Hornpipes)  
Legacy (The) (Jigs)  
As I Looked East and West (Polkas)          
Quarry Cross (Slides)      

 

Reportedly the top 20 most played session tunes which we include in our session at 8.15pm on Tuesdays.  We play along with the Perfect Cure ceili band who you will meet at the sessions.
Banish Misfortune Banshee Blarney Pilgrim Butterfly
Connaughtman's Rambles Drowsy Maggie Gravel Walks Harvest Home
Joe Cooley's Kesh Kid on the Mountain King of the Fairies
Maid Behind the Bar Morrisons's Musical Priest Out on the Ocean
Rights of Man Silver Spear Tam Lin Wind that Shakes the Barley
In the session choose the tune or tune set you would like to play. Recordings and visual aids are on the A-Z index so readers can join in straight away, or learn as you go by playing along.  Join a class to learn more tunes and develop rhythm and phrasing.
Reels in Sets Jigs in Sets Hornpipes Polkas

Old Copperplate/Wind that Shakes the Barley

Mc Hugh's, House in the Glen, The Legacy An Comhra Don, Green Castle, Joe Bane's Schottische Cashman's, Lehane's
Roscommon/Maude Miller/Sailor on the Rock Out on the Ocean, Plane Tree, Rose in the Heather Pride of Petravore, Far From Home, Minstrel's Fancy Ned O'Connor, Prowling Fox, Captain Bing
Boogie Reel, Controversial Reel, Master McDermott Humours of Glendart, Saddle the Pony, Tobins Favourite Julia Clifford's, Sean Healey's Ballydesmond Polkas 2 and 3
Denis Murphy's Reel, Morning Star Morgan Rattler, Paddy Carey's   Maggie in the Woods
Raheen Reel, Trip to Cullenstown, The Raheen Blackthorn Stick, Calliope House

Slides

Spillane's, As I looked East
Maids of Mount Cisco, Bucks of Oranmore Paddy's Return, Willie Coleman's Paddy Taylor's Siobhan Hurl's, Quarry Cross Dan MacDonald's, Green Cottage
Charlie Mulvihill's, Over the Moor to Maggie, Speed the Plough Banish Misfortune, Humours of Ennistymon Road to Lisdoonvarna, Nell O'Sullivan's, Old Favourite Little Diamond, The Murroe
Joe Cooley's, Wise Maid Kinnegad Slashers, Christie Barry's 2 Micho Russell, Mickey Duggan, Going to the Well for Water Cascade, Ballinahulla
Humours of Ballyconnell, Flogging Reel A Fig for a Kiss, Drops of Brandy, Foxhunter's (slip jigs) Keefe's Slide, Sail Around the Rocks, Where is the Cat?

Waltz

Merry Blacksmith, Banshee     Tom Bhetty's
John Brennan's, Swinging on a Gate      
       
There are lots more Irish tunes on the A-Z index.  These can be included in the session providing most people know most of the tune most of the time!