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Timetables and Tunes 2023
Tuesday 7pm Irish Class
Tunes for Irish Session Tuesday 8.00pm
Wednesday 5.30pm Beginners Class
Wednesday  6.30pm Improvers Class
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Tuesday Evening Zoom and In Person Irish Class from 7pm and Session from 8.00pm

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

Contact Jill Elliot jillyelliot@gmail.com 07515 904 707
 
To access the A-Z Tunes Resource with all links to recordings and music, click here, then enter your password and username 

 

Spring Term 2024 - Tuesday 7.00pm - January - April

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 2nd January James McMahon's D, Whelan's Em - jigs
Tuesday 9th January Lark in the Morning, Merrily Kissed the Quaker
Tuesday 16th January Over the Moor to Maggie, Speed the Plough
Tuesday 23rd January Teatotaller, Revised Silver Spear
Tuesday 30th January Corner House, Old Torn Petticoat
Tuesday 6th February Aaron's Key (30th September 2014), Mooncoin (5th December 202)
Tuesday 13th February Knocknagoshel, North Cregg, (polkas)  Revised Mooncoin, Lark in the Morning, Corner House
Tuesday 20th February Plains of Boyle, Murphy's - Hornpipes
Tuesday 27th February  New Tune: Barr Road   Revision: Jackie Coleman's, Killarney Boys of Pleasure
Tuesday 5th March  
Tuesday 12th March  
Tuesday 19th March  
Tuesday 26th March  
Tuesday 2nd April  
Tuesday 9th April  
Tuesday 16th April  
Tuesday 23rd April  

 

Autumn Term 2023 - Tuesday 7.00pm - September-December

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 5th September Prelude Polka, I'll Buy New Boots for Maggie
Tuesday 12th September Swallows Tail, New Mown Meadow, revised polkas from 5th Sept, Galtee Rangers
Tuesday 19th September George White's Favourite
Tuesday 26th September Martin Wynne's No. 1 
Tuesday 3rd October Revised all tunes from Sept 5th
Tuesday 10th October Brendan Tonra's, Paidin O'Rafferty
Tuesday 17th October Mist Covered Mountain - Revise jigs from 10th October
Tuesday 24th October No Group
Tuesday 31st October The Clog (Slide), Toormore Slide 
Tuesday 7th November Killarney Boys of Pleasure, Jackie Coleman's
Tuesday 14th November Bag of Spuds
Tuesday 21st November Revised Jackie Coleman's, Bag of Spuds, Killarney Boys of Pleasure
Tuesday 28th November New Tune: Maid at the Spinning Wheel.  
Tuesday 5th December New Tune: Mooncoin Jig.  
Tuesday 12th December Maid at the Spinning Wheel
Tuesday 19th December Revision of tunes from the term
Spring Term commences 2nd January

 

 

Summer Term 2023 - Tuesday 7pm - May - August

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 2nd May Bird in the Bush, Revision: Dusty Windowsills, Cathal McConnell's
Tuesday 9th May Tarbolton, Sailor's Bonnet, Trip to Durrow
Tuesday 16th May No Group
Tuesday 23rd May Longford Collector.  Revised Tarbolton, Sailor's Bonnet
Tuesday 30th May No Group
Tuesday 6th June Blooming Meadow.  Revised Tarbolton, Longford Collector
Tuesday 13th June Revision: Blooming Meadow, Tarbolton, Longford Collector, Sailor's Bonnet
Tuesday 20th June Revision: Drunken Landlady, New Tune: Swallows Tail. Played Kilavill, Mouse in the Mug and Swallows Tail as a set
Tuesday 27th June  Lad O'Beirne's Reel,  The Spaniard. Maguire's Fiddle (hornpipes)
Tuesday 4th July Lads of Laois, Earls Chair, Cliffs of Moher
Tuesday 11th July Earl's Chair, Gallowglass, Lads of Laois
Tuesday 18th July Gallowglass, Lad O'Beirnes
Tuesday 25th July Miss Monaghan - Reel, Blooming Meadow - Jig

 

Spring Term 2023 - Tuesday 7.00pm - January - April

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 10th January Nelly Cleare's Polka am/D, (The) Ballydesmond Polka G/am, Revised Mouse in the Mug Jig
Tuesday 17th January Dusty Windowsills, Revised last week's polkas
Tuesday 24th January Christie Barry's No. 2 - Revise Kinnegad Slashers
Tuesday 31st January Swallow's Tail Reel, Revised New Mown Meadow
Tuesday 7th February Humours of Ballyconnell.  Revise Swallow's Tail Reel and New Mown Meadow
Tuesday 14th February No Groups
Tuesday 21st February Flogging Reel
Tuesday 28th February  Spaniard - hornpipe
Tuesday 7th March Maguire's Fiddle - hornpipe
Tuesday 14th March Revise The Spaniard and Maguire's Fiddle, Killavil Jig/Mouse in the Mug,  Swallows Tail/New Mown Meadow, 
Tuesday 21st March Revise Kinnegad Slashers/Christie Barry's 2, Humours of Ballyconnell/Flogging Reel
Tuesday 28th March Bird in the Bush - bowing for reels - Shaskeen, Maids of Mount Cisco, Bucks of Oranmore
Tuesday 4th April Cathal McConnell's Reel
Tuesday 11th April Revision:  Cathal McConnell's, Nelly Cleare's Polka, (The) Ballydesmond Polka
Tuesday 18th April Drunken Landlady, Cathal McConnell's. Master McDermott
Tuesday 25th April Dusty Windowsills, Drunken Landlady, Maid Behind the Bar

 

Autumn Term 2022 - Tuesday 7.00pm - September-December

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 6th September Mouse in the Mug, Lad O'Beirne's 1st half
Tuesday 13th September Lad O'Beirne's 2nd half - Revise 1st half, Miss Monaghan 
Tuesday 20th September Black Rogue
Tuesday 27th September Galtee Rangers, Swinging on a Gate
Tuesday 4th October John Brennan's, Swinging on a Gate, Galtee Rangers
Tuesday 11th October No Group or session
Tuesday 18th October James McMahon's, Whelan's
Tuesday 25th October Revised: James McMahon's Jig,  Whelan's Jig, John Brennan's Reel
Tuesday 1st November Humours of Tullycrine.  Revision James McMahon's Jig,  Whelan's Jig, John Brennan's Reel, Black Rogue
Tuesday 8th November Kilavill Jig, Humours of Tullycrine, Mouse in the Mug, Lad O'Beirne's 1st half
Tuesday 15th November Class and session cancelled
Tuesday 22nd November Kilavill Jig, Spillane's Polka, As I looked East polka, Lad O'Beirne's 2nd half
Tuesday 29th November Rambling Pitchfork, New Mown Meadow, Lad O'Beirne's
Tuesday 6th December Mouse in the Mug, New Mown Meadow
Resumes Tuesday 10th January 2023

 

Summer Term 2022 - Tuesday 7pm - May - August

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 3rd May Boogie Reel (epiphany tune). Humours of Ennistymon.  Pip on the Hob and revise set
Tuesday 10th May Boogie Reel, Controversial Reel, Master McDermott 
Tuesday 17th May No Class or Session
Tuesday 24th May Trip to Durrow, Bucks of Oranmore
Tuesday 31st May DD Cronin's 1 and 2, Glin Cottage (polkas) Boogie Reel set
Tuesday 7th June Maids of Mount Cisco, Bucks of Oranmore
Tuesday 14th June Revision Maids of Mount Cisco, Bucks of Oranmore, DD Cronin's set, Silver Spire
Tuesday 21st June No Class or Session
Tuesday 28th June  Rolling Wave, Rights of Man, Maids of Mount Cisco
Tuesday 5th July Rolling Wave, Miss Monaghan, Lad O'Beirne's
Tuesday 12th July Henry's Jig, Smash the Windows, Silver Spire

 

Spring Term 2022 - Tuesday 7.00pm - January - April

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 4th January Salamanca
Tuesday 11th January Revision: Salamanca, Boys of 45, Doon, Miss McLeod, Butterfly
Tuesday 18th January Revise: Lads of Laois New Tune: 1st half Rainy Day,
Tuesday 25th January New Tune: 2nd half Rainy Day, Revise: Bantry Bay, Drowsy Maggie (!!)
Tuesday 1st February New Tunes: Congress Reel, Cup of Tea
Tuesday 8th February Revision: Congress Reel, Cup of Tea.  New tune: Come West Along the Road
Tuesday 15th February Revision Congress Reel, Come West Along the Road, Cup of Tea
Tuesday 22nd February Wise Maid, Joe Cooley's, Shores of Lough Gowna
Tuesday 1st March  New Tune: Lilting Fisherman Revise: Lilting Banshee, Shores of Lough Gowna, Paddy Fahey's
Tuesday 8th March Connaughtman's Rambles, Rambling Pitchfork
Tuesday 15th March Keefe's, Sail Around the Rocks, Where is the Cat (Slides)  Lilting Fisherman, Shores of Lough Gowna, Paddy Fahey's (jigs)
Tuesday 22nd March Sail Around the Rocks, Paddy Taylor's Jig, Killavil Jig, Controversial Reel
Tuesday 29th March Otter's Holt, Musical Priest, Charlie Mulvihill's
Tuesday 5th April Charlie Mulvihill's, Silver Spear, Bucks of Oranmore
Tuesday 12th April Gravel Walks, Shores of Lough Gowna, Paddy Fahey's, Kefunken, Old Copperplate, Rights of Man
Tuesday 19th April Revise Congress Reel, Come West Along the Road 
Tuesday 26th April Eavesdropper, Frost is all Over

 

Autumn Term 2021 - Tuesday 7.00pm Irish - September-December

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 7th September No Class or session this evening
Tuesday 14th September Maude Miller, Sailor on the Rock, Doon - 1st 2 bars for bowing practice for reels
Tuesday 21st September Roscommon, Raheen, Mountain Road
Tuesday 28th September Trip to Durrow, Shaskeen, 
Tuesday 5th October Otter's Holt 
Tuesday 12th October Musical Priest
Tuesday 19th October Paddy's Return, Willie Coleman's
Tuesday 26th October Paddy Taylor's - play this set of jigs
Tuesday 2nd November Roscommon set, Raheen set 
Tuesday 9th November Shaskeen
Tuesday 16th November Humours of Ballyconnel, Flogging Reel, Boys of 45
Tuesday 23rd November Old Copperplate Set, Trip to Durrow Set
Tuesday 30th November Lads of Laois 
Tuesday 7th December Boys of 45, Doon, Miss McLeod
Tuesday 14th December Tam Lin, Rights of Man

 

Summer Term 2021 - Tuesday 7pm Irish - May - August

Date

Tunes

Sunday 2nd May Highly Strung Start the Summer Party 2pm-4pm via zoom from Yew Tree Cottage.  
Tuesday 4th May Murroe Polka, Revise Cascade Polka, Ballinahulla Polka
Tuesday 11th May Spillane's, As I looked East and West (Polkas)
Tuesday 18th May Master McDermott, Maids of Mount Cisco
Tuesday 25th May Humours of Ennistymon - 48 bar jig to go with Banish Misfortune.  Play tunes covered in the past 3 weeks.
Tuesday 1st June Revision of tunes learned in the spring and summer terms.  Please choose a couple of tunes you wish to revise.
Tuesday 8th June room/zoom Master McDermott, The Kesh, The Banshee, Kid on the Mountain, Trip to Cullenstown
Tuesday 15th June Revision of Blarney Pilgrim, Humours of Ennistymon, Kid on the Mountain
Tuesday 22nd June Session - 7pm very steady, 8.00pm - not too fast!
Tuesday 29th June  2 hour session of tunes 
Tuesday 6th July Revision of Spillane's, As I looked East and West, Bucks of Oranmore, Kid on the Mountain followed by session
Tuesday 13th July Cronin's Hornpipe, My Love in in America, Humours of Ballyconnell
Tuesday 20th July Maids of Mount Kisco, Bucks of Oranmore, Humours of Ballyconnell, Master McDermott
Tuesday 27th July Blarney Pilgrim, Pipe on the Hob, Maids of Mount Kisco
Tuesday 3rd August Controversial Reel, Master Mc Dermott
Tuesday 10th August Connaughtman's Rambles, Little Diamond Polka, Murroe Polka
Tuesday 17th August Old Copperplate, Wind that Shakes the Barley
Tuesday 24th August Minstrel's Fancy, Far From Home
Tuesday 31st August Legacy, Boys of 45, Dusty Windowsills

 

Spring Term 2021 - Tuesday 7pm Irish - January - April

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 5th January Raheen Reel, Boogie Reel
Tuesday 12th January Trip to Cullenstown (reel), Lehane's (polka)
Tuesday 19th January (The) Raheen
Tuesday 26th January Controversial Reel
Tuesday 2nd February Master McDermott's
Tuesday 9th February Galtee Rangers, Speed the Plough
Tuesday 16th February John Brennan's, Swinging on a Gate
Tuesday 23rd February Maids of Mount Cisco
Tuesday 2nd March Bucks of Oranmore
Tuesday 9th March Wind that Shakes the Barley, Old Copperplate, Merry Blacksmith
Tuesday 16th March Musical Priest
Tuesday 23rd March Humours of Tulla, Red Haired Lass
Tuesday 30th March Roaring Mary
Tuesday 6th April Revise Humours of Tulla Set
Tuesday 13th April Cascade Polka, Ballinahulla Polka 
Tuesday 20th April Rights of Man, Little Diamond (polka)
Tuesday 27th April Tom Bhetty's Waltz

 

Autumn Term 2020 - Zoom - November - December

Date

Tunes

Tuesday 10th November Keefe's Slide/Sail Around the Rocks/Where is the Cat?
Tuesday 17th November John Brennan's - reel
Tuesday 24th November John Brennan's revision with bowing 
Tuesday 1st December Prowling Fox, Captain Bing - Irish Polkas
Tuesday 8th December Ned O'Connor, Revise two polkas from 1st Dec, play John Brennan's
Tuesday 15th December Pride of Petravore, Far from Home
Tuesday 22nd December Minstrel's Fancy
Wednesday 23rd December Highly Strung and Folk Feet Christmas Party 1.45pm - dancing and playing starts at 2pm - 3pm chatting to finish around 3.15pm - email Jill jillyelliot@gmail.com for the programme
 
For records of pre March 2020 groups go to Archive Record for Group Classes