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Tunes for Irish Session - Tuesday 8.15pm

There is no fee for this session and we are currently running a dual zoom and in person session

Zoom Link Below (you will be able to join 10 minutes before the class starts)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88960263597?pwd=QnM5U2ZiU0tnVkhNNXBkTDczSDBUdz09

Passcode: 545084

Click here to go straight to alphabetical list of tunes played in the session
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 Resource page.   

Sessions are for playing tunes.  Everyone is muted except the leader, allowing melody players to play confidently without fear of putting another group member off track.  Guitarists, piano players and percussionists get the chance to experiment with different chords and styles.   This is a great opportunity to play Irish tunes with an experienced fiddle player and Irish Ceili band, The Perfect Cure.

Access to the Tune Recordings resource is via your 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 access the A-Z Tunes Resource with all links to recordings and music, click here, then enter your password and username 
To find out the tunes we will be covering in the "classes" click on the links on the left under "Dates Times and Tunes for Classes" and scroll down for Tuesday 7pm Irish class.

 

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 try to learn as you go by playing along, as this is the best way to learn and remember a tune.  

Play along with the Perfect Cure ceili band whom you will meet at the sessions.

Join a class to learn more tunes and develop rhythm and phrasing.

There are dozens more Irish tunes on the A-Z Tunes Resource Page.  These may sometimes be included in the session.

 

20 commonly played session tunes which we include in our session at 8.15pm on Tuesdays.  

* indicates the tune is also in a "tune set" - scroll down for the alphabetical list of tunes and sets

Reels Jigs Hornpipes
Banshee* Banish Misfortune* Harvest Home
Drowsy Maggie Blarney Pilgrim King of the Fairies
Gravel Walks Butterfly (slip jig- Tommy Potts) Rights of Man
Joe Cooley's* Connaughtman's Rambles  
Maid Behind the Bar Kesh  
Musical Priest Kid on the Mountain (slip jig)  
Silver Spear Morrisons's  
Tam Lin Out on the Ocean*  
Wind that Shakes the Barley*    

 

Tune Sets 

At "sessions" and for "Irish set dance", tunes are played in a "set" with other tunes.  (In Irish set dance, a set could refer to a "set" of 4 couples and it could refer to a collection of "figures" that comprise a "set".  For example, the Connemara Set.  In Irish step dance a Set Dance is one danced to prescribed dance steps and has its own particular tune, also called a set dance!)  

Brush up on tunes with the help of recordings on the A-Z Tunes page which are played at learning pace with solo fiddle and also at various playing speeds with the band.  There are many more variations of recordings by the Perfect Cure Ceili Band at our sessions.

Tunes in Alphabetical Order 

click here for tunes in alphabetical order listed by genre

position in set

Other tunes in the set of tunes Genre
A Fig for a Kiss (slip jigs) 2nd Drops of Brandy Foxhunter's (slip jigs) jigs
An Comhra Don  1st Green Castle Joe Bane's Schottische hornpipes
As I looked East 2nd Spillane's   polkas
Ballinahulla 2nd Cascade   polkas
Ballydesmond Polka 2 1st Ballydesmond Polka 3   polkas
Ballydesmond Polka 3 2nd Ballydesmond Polka 2   polkas
Banish Misfortune 1st Humours of Ennistymon   jigs
Banshee 2nd Merry Blacksmith   reels
Bantry Bay 1st Kitty's Wedding   hornpipes
Blackthorn Stick  1st Calliope House   jigs
Blarney Pilgrim       jigs
Boogie Reel 1st Controversial Reel Master McDermott reels
Boys of 45 1st Doon Miss McLeod reels
Bucks of Oranmore 2nd Maids of Mount Cisco   reels
Butterfly (Tommy Potts)       jigs
Calliope House 2nd Blackthorn Stick   jigs
Captain Bing 3rd Ned O'Connor Prowling Fox polkas
Charlie Mulvihill's 1st Over the Moor to Maggie Speed the Plough reels
Cascade 1st Ballinahulla   polkas
Cashman's 1st Lehane's   polkas
Christie Barry's 2 2nd Kinnegad Slashers   jigs
Connaughtman's Rambles       jigs
Controversial Reel 2nd Boogie Reel Master McDermott reels
Dan MacDonald's 1st Green Cottage   polkas
Denis Murphy's Reel 1st Morning Star   reels
Doon 2nd Boys of 45 Miss McLeod reels
Drops of Brandy (slip jigs) 1st A Fig for a Kiss Foxhunter's (slip jigs) jigs
Drowsy Maggie       reels
Far From Home 2nd Pride of Petravore Minstrel's Fancy hornpipes
Flogging Reel 2nd Humours of Ballyconnell   reels
Foxhunter's (slip jigs) 3rd Drops of Brandy A Fig for a Kiss jigs
Galtee Rangers 3rd John Brennan's Swinging on a Gate reels
Going to the Well for Water 3rd Micho Russell Mickey Duggan slides
Gravel Walks       reels
Green Castle 2nd An Comhra Don Joe Bane's Schottische hornpipes
Green Cottage 2nd Dan MacDonald's   polkas
Harvest Home       hornpipes
House in the Glen 2nd Mc Hugh's Legacy jigs
Humours of Ballyconnell 1st Flogging Reel   reels
Humours of Ennistymon 2nd Banish Misfortune   jigs
Humours of Glendart 1st Saddle the Pony Tobins Favourite jigs
Joe Bane's Schottische 3rd An Comhra Don Green Castle hornpipes
Joe Cooley's 1st Wise Maid   reels
John Brennan's 1st Swinging on a Gate Galtee Rangers reels
Julia Clifford's 1st Sean Healey's   hornpipes
Keefe's Slide  1st Sail Around the Rocks Where is the Cat? slides
Kesh       jigs
Kid on the Mountain       jigs
King of the Fairies       hornpipes
Kinnegad Slashers 1st Christie Barry's 2   jigs
Kitty's Wedding 2nd Bantry Bay   hornpipes
Legacy 3rd Mc Hugh's House in the Glen jigs
Lehane's 2nd Cashman's   polkas
Little Diamond 1st The Murroe   polkas
Maggie in the Woods       polkas
Maid Behind the Bar       reels
Maids of Mount Cisco 1st Bucks of Oranmore   reels
Master McDermott 3rd Boogie Reel Controversial Reel reels
Maude Miller 2nd Roscommon Sailor on the Rock reels
Mc Hugh's 1st House in the Glen Legacy jigs
Merry Blacksmith 1st Banshee   reels
Micho Russell 1st Mickey Duggan Going to the Well for Water slides
Mickey Duggan 2nd Micho Russell Going to the Well for Water slides
Minstrel's Fancy 3rd Pride of Petravore Far From Home hornpipes
Miss McLeod 3rd Boys of 45 Doon reels
Morgan Rattler 1st Paddy Carey's   jigs
Morning Star 2nd Denis Murphy's Reel   reels
Morrisons's       jigs
The Murroe 2nd Little Diamond   polkas
Musical Priest       reels
Ned O'Connor  1st Prowling Fox Captain Bing polkas
Nell O'Sullivan's 2nd Road to Lisdoonvarna Old Favourite slides
Old Copperplate 1st Wind that Shakes the Barley   reels
Old Favourite 3rd Road to Lisdoonvarna Nell O'Sullivan's slides
Out on the Ocean 1st Plane Tree Rose in the Heather jigs
Over the Moor to Maggie 2nd Charlie Mulvihill's Speed the Plough reels
Paddy Carey's 2nd Morgan Rattler   jigs
Paddy Taylor's 3rd Paddy's Return  Willie Coleman's jigs
Paddy's Return  1st Willie Coleman's Paddy Taylor's jigs
Plane Tree 2nd Out on the Ocean Rose in the Heather jigs
Prowling Fox 2nd Ned O'Connor Captain Bing polkas
Pride of Petravore 1st Far From Home Minstrel's Fancy hornpipes
Quarry Cross 2nd Siobhan Hurl's (Taur Mor)   slides
Raheen Reel 1st Trip to Cullenstown The Raheen reels
Rights of Man       hornpipes
Road to Lisdoonvarna 1st Nell O'Sullivan's Old Favourite slides
Roscommon 1st Maude Miller Sailor on the Rock reels
Rose in the Heather 3rd Out on the Ocean Plane Tree jigs
Saddle the Pony 2nd Humours of Glendart Tobins Favourite jigs
Sail Around the Rocks 2nd Keefe's Slide Where is the Cat? slides
Sailor on the Rock 3rd Roscommon Maude Miller reels
Sean Healey's 2nd Julia Clifford's   hornpipes
Silver Spear       reels
Siobhan Hurl's (Taur Mor) 1st Quarry Cross   slides
Speed the Plough 3rd Charlie Mulvihill's Over the Moor to Maggie reels
Spillane's 1st As I looked East   polkas
Swinging on a Gate 2nd John Brennan's  Galtee Rangers reels
Tam Lin       reels
Tom Bhetty's       waltz
The Raheen 3rd Raheen Reel Trip to Cullenstown reels
Tobins Favourite 3rd Humours of Glendart Saddle the Pony jigs
Trip to Cullenstown 2nd Raheen Reel The Raheen reels
Where is the Cat? 3rd Keefe's Slide Sail Around the Rocks slides
Willie Coleman's 2nd Paddy's Return  Paddy Taylor's jigs
Wind that Shakes the Barley 2nd Old Copperplate   reels
Wise Maid 2nd Joe Cooley's   reels
 

 
Tune Sets 
Tunes by genre in Alphabetical Order 

click here for all tunes alphabetically

position in set

Other tunes in the set of tunes Genre
Reels        
Banshee 2nd Merry Blacksmith   reels
Boogie Reel 1st Controversial Reel Master McDermott reels
Boys of 45 1st Doon Miss McLeod reels
Bucks of Oranmore 2nd Maids of Mount Cisco   reels
Charlie Mulvihill's 1st Over the Moor to Maggie Speed the Plough reels
Controversial Reel 2nd Boogie Reel Master McDermott reels
Denis Murphy's Reel 1st Morning Star   reels
Doon 2nd Boys of 45 Miss McLeod reels
Drowsy Maggie       reels
Flogging Reel 2nd Humours of Ballyconnell   reels
Galtee Rangers 3rd John Brennan's Swinging on a Gate reels
Gravel Walks       reels
Humours of Ballyconnell 1st Flogging Reel   reels
Joe Cooley's 1st Wise Maid   reels
John Brennan's 1st Swinging on a Gate Galtee Rangers reels
Maid Behind the Bar       reels
Maids of Mount Cisco 1st Bucks of Oranmore   reels
Master McDermott 3rd Boogie Reel Controversial Reel reels
Maude Miller 2nd Roscommon Sailor on the Rock reels
Merry Blacksmith 1st Banshee   reels
Miss McLeod 3rd Boys of 45 Doon reels
Morning Star 2nd Denis Murphy's Reel   reels
Musical Priest       reels
Old Copperplate 1st Wind that Shakes the Barley   reels
Over the Moor to Maggie 2nd Charlie Mulvihill's Speed the Plough reels
Raheen Reel 1st Trip to Cullenstown The Raheen reels
Roscommon 1st Maude Miller Sailor on the Rock reels
Sailor on the Rock 3rd Roscommon Maude Miller reels
Silver Spear       reels
Speed the Plough 3rd Charlie Mulvihill's Over the Moor to Maggie reels
Swinging on a Gate 2nd John Brennan's  Galtee Rangers reels
Tam Lin       reels
The Raheen 3rd Raheen Reel Trip to Cullenstown reels
Trip to Cullenstown 2nd Raheen Reel The Raheen reels
Wind that Shakes the Barley 2nd Old Copperplate   reels
Wise Maid 2nd Joe Cooley's   reels
Jigs        
A Fig for a Kiss (slip jigs) 2nd Drops of Brandy Foxhunter's (slip jigs) jigs
Banish Misfortune 1st Humours of Ennistymon   jigs
Blackthorn Stick  1st Calliope House   jigs
Blarney Pilgrim       jigs
Butterfly (Tommy Potts)       jigs
Calliope House 2nd Blackthorn Stick   jigs
Christie Barry's 2 2nd Kinnegad Slashers   jigs
Connaughtman's Rambles       jigs
Drops of Brandy (slip jigs) 1st A Fig for a Kiss Foxhunter's (slip jigs) jigs
Foxhunter's (slip jigs) 3rd Drops of Brandy A Fig for a Kiss jigs
House in the Glen 2nd Mc Hugh's Legacy jigs
Humours of Ennistymon 2nd Banish Misfortune   jigs
Humours of Glendart 1st Saddle the Pony Tobins Favourite jigs
Kesh       jigs
Kid on the Mountain       jigs
Kinnegad Slashers 1st Christie Barry's 2   jigs
Legacy 3rd Mc Hugh's House in the Glen jigs
Mc Hugh's 1st House in the Glen Legacy jigs
Morgan Rattler 1st Paddy Carey's   jigs
Morrisons's       jigs
Out on the Ocean 1st Plane Tree Rose in the Heather jigs
Paddy Carey's 2nd Morgan Rattler   jigs
Paddy Taylor's 3rd Paddy's Return  Willie Coleman's jigs
Paddy's Return  1st Willie Coleman's Paddy Taylor's jigs
Plane Tree 2nd Out on the Ocean Rose in the Heather jigs
Rose in the Heather 3rd Out on the Ocean Plane Tree jigs
Saddle the Pony 2nd Humours of Glendart Tobins Favourite jigs
Tobins Favourite 3rd Humours of Glendart Saddle the Pony jigs
Willie Coleman's 2nd Paddy's Return  Paddy Taylor's jigs
Hornpipes        
An Comhra Don  1st Green Castle Joe Bane's Schottische hornpipes
Bantry Bay 1st Kitty's Wedding   hornpipes
Far From Home 2nd Pride of Petravore Minstrel's Fancy hornpipes
Green Castle 2nd An Comhra Don Joe Bane's Schottische hornpipes
Harvest Home       hornpipes
Joe Bane's Schottische 3rd An Comhra Don Green Castle hornpipes
Julia Clifford's 1st Sean Healey's   hornpipes
King of the Fairies       hornpipes
Kitty's Wedding 2nd Bantry Bay   hornpipes
Minstrel's Fancy 3rd Pride of Petravore Far From Home hornpipes
Pride of Petravore 1st Far From Home Minstrel's Fancy hornpipes
Rights of Man       hornpipes
Sean Healey's 2nd Julia Clifford's   hornpipes
Slides        
Going to the Well for Water 3rd Micho Russell Mickey Duggan slides
Keefe's Slide  1st Sail Around the Rocks Where is the Cat? slides
Micho Russell 1st Mickey Duggan Going to the Well for Water slides
Mickey Duggan 2nd Micho Russell Going to the Well for Water slides
Nell O'Sullivan's 2nd Road to Lisdoonvarna Old Favourite slides
Old Favourite 3rd Road to Lisdoonvarna Nell O'Sullivan's slides
Quarry Cross 2nd Siobhan Hurl's (Taur Mor)   slides
Road to Lisdoonvarna 1st Nell O'Sullivan's Old Favourite slides
Sail Around the Rocks 2nd Keefe's Slide Where is the Cat? slides
Siobhan Hurl's (Taur Mor) 1st Quarry Cross   slides
Where is the Cat? 3rd Keefe's Slide Sail Around the Rocks slides
Polkas        
As I looked East 2nd Spillane's   polkas
Ballinahulla 2nd Cascade   polkas
Ballydesmond Polka 2 1st Ballydesmond Polka 3   polkas
Ballydesmond Polka 3 2nd Ballydesmond Polka 2   polkas
Captain Bing 3rd Ned O'Connor Prowling Fox polkas
Cascade 1st Ballinahulla   polkas
Cashman's 1st Lehane's   polkas
Dan MacDonald's 1st Green Cottage   polkas
Green Cottage 2nd Dan MacDonald's   polkas
Lehane's 2nd Cashman's   polkas
Little Diamond 1st The Murroe   polkas
Maggie in the Woods       polkas
Ned O'Connor  1st Prowling Fox Captain Bing polkas
Prowling Fox 2nd Ned O'Connor Captain Bing polkas
Spillane's 1st As I looked East   polkas
The Murroe 2nd Little Diamond   polkas
Waltz        
Tom Bhetty's       waltz