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Irish F iddle Tunes
Irish
F iddle Tunes
Collected by Joe Fago
Dublin, Ohio
2015
M
usicks a Crotchet the Sober thinks Vain
The fiddles a Wooding Projection
Tunes are but Flights of a Whimsical Brain
Which the Bottle brings best to Parfection
Musisians are half witted mery and madd
And Those are the same that admire Them
Theyr fools if the Pley unless their Well Paid
And the Others are Blockheads to Hire them.
Contents
Double Jigs
Page 4
Single Jigs, Slides
& Slip Jigs
Page 78
Reels
Page 87
Hornpipes
Page 222
Polkas & Mazurkas
Page 239
Barndances
Page 253
Set Dances
Page 260
Miscellaneous Airs,
Carolan tunes, Marches,
Strathspeys &tc
Page 268
D ouble jigs
4
Alabama Rick’s
6
8
Source: Mike Dugger, at Dave Coplin’s house session April 2015. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
5
Michael Dugger
Alabama Rick’s
6
8
Notes: This setting incorporates elements of Mike Cordova’s and Dan Beimborn’s Settings
6
Apples In Winter
6
8
1
2
Source: Brian Conway, via Judy Fallon
The Banshee’s Wail Over the Mangle Pit
Young Tom Ennis
6
8
var. ms. 1, 5
var. ms. 15, 16
Source: Martin Hayes, "Under the Moon." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
7
The Basket of Turf
Up Sligo #1
6
8
Source: Kevin Burke
The Battering Ram
6
8
Source: Jimmy Powers, "Paddy In The Smoke." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
8
The Battering Ram
6
8
Source: Colm O’Donnell of Sligo (flute). Transcribed by Joe Fago.
9
Behind the Haystack
Munster Buttermilk
6
8
The Black Rogue
An Rogair Dubh
6
8
10
Breeches Mary
6
8
Source: Yvonne Kane, Goderich Ontario 2007. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Brendan Tonra’s
Tone Rowes
6
8
Source: CCE Foinn Seisiun (Session Tunes) Volume 1
11
Brendan Tonra
The Bride’s Favourite
6
8
1
2
1
2
Source: Judy Fallon
The Bush on the Hill
6
8
1
Source: Sarah Perry, from a workshop in Feakle
12
2
The Butcher’s March
6
8
1
2
1
2
Source: Judy Fallon
The Carraroe
6
8
Source: "An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway"
Transcription: Joe Fago
13
The Cat’s Meow
Joanie Madden
6
8
1
2
Source: Joanie Madden "Song of the Irish Whistle, vol 1." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
14
Charlie Hunter
Bobby McLeod, Tobermory, Mull
6
8
1
1
2
2
Notes: Written by Bobby McLeod, Tobermory, Mull. Charlie Hunter was a wireless operator on the
MacBrayne’s ferries out of Oban, and he played the fiddle as a hobby. This tune appears
on "Music at Matt Molloy’s" in a set entitled "Cape Breton Jigs," played by Breda Smyth
on whistle.
This setting is from the second tune in a 4-jig set (The Maho Snaps, Charlie Hunter,
The Mouse in the Cupboard, Rosewood) by The Boys of the Lough. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Cow That Ate the Blanket
6
8
Source: Judy Fallon
15
The Cowboy Jig
6
8
1
2
1
2
16
Crabs in the Skillet
6
8
1
2
1
1
Source: #1112 in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland, and #306 in Dance Music of Ireland (1907)
17
2
2
Cúnla
The Frieze Britches
1
6
8
1
1
1
2
Source: Planxty "The Well Below the Valley." Transcribed by Gian Marco Pietrasanta
(http://thesession.org/tunes/34). Note that "Cúnla" is usually a song with a melody
that is also known as "The Frieze Britches."
18
2
2
2
Dan the Cobbler
6
8
1
Source: Mike Dugger
19
2
The Diplodocus
Liz Carroll
6
8
1
1
Source: Trian (1992). Transcribed by Joe Fago.
20
2
2
Doctor O’Neil’s
6
8
1
1
Source: Judy Fallon
The Eavesdropper
6
8
Source: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann: Foinn Seisiún 1
Transcription: Bill Black
21
1
2
1
2
2
2
Fasten the Legging
Fasten the Leg in Her
6
8
Source: Judy Fallon, Plymouth Michigan
Father Kelly’s Farewell
6
8
Source: Brian Conway
22
Seán Ryan (Tipperary)
The Flying Wheelchair
Ruathar an Chathaoir Rothai
Charlie Lennon
6
8
end
Notes: This was composed in honour of whistle player Donncha O’Briain (1960 - 1990).
See also "The Snowy Path."
23
The Frieze Britches
1
6
8
1
Variation 4th part, 2nd time through:
Coleman ends tune on 2nd part, with these final measures:
Source: Michael Coleman, transcribed by Joe Fago. Also known as "Cúnla."
The Frost is All Over
(B part turnaround variation)
6
8
Source: 2015 Midwest Fleadh, unknown fiddler
24
2
2
Gallagher’s Frolics
6
8
Source: Judy Fallon, Plymouth Michigan
25
The Gold Ring
6
8
4
4
Notes: Boston. This is one of the "big" jigs for the uilleann pipes. (Not so bad on a fiddle either,
it’s just that it goes so well on the pipes with all those D crans.) If it’s a standard
in a session, there are probably pipers around. Seamus Ennis used to tell the story of its origin:
it was originally learned from the fairies.
26
Grainne’s
Tommy Peoples
6
8
Source: From "Handy with the Stick: Irish Fiddlers in Words and Music" by Brendan Taafe, p.6. Taafe
transcribed this setting from Tommy Peoples’ "The Quiet Glen recording." Peoples named this
tune after his youngest daughter.
27
The Handsome Young Maidens
Na Gearrchaili Dathula
Charlie Lennon
6
8
Source: "Musical Memories - Traditional Irish Music, Volume I" by Charles Lennon
The Handsome Young Maidens
Charlie Lennon
6
8
1
1
2
Source: Brian MacNamara (pipes) on The Fort of Jewels, transcribed by Joe Fago.
28
2
Haunted House
Vincent Broderick
6
8
1
2
Source: Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann: Foinn Seisun
The Hawthorn Hedge
Sean Ryan
6
8
3
3
3
Source: "The Hidden Ireland" by Sean Ryan
29
The Hearty Boys Of Ballymote
6
8
Source: Judy Fallon
30
Helvic Head
Walk Out of It Hogan
6
8
end
Source: Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes), private session recording. Transcribed by Joe Fago
31
Helvic Head
6
8
Source: Adapted by Joe Fago from O’Farrell’s "Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes"(1806).
32
Hen’s Feet and Carrots
Tŷ A Gardd (Welsh: House and Garden)
6
8
intro
1
1
Notes: Transcribed by Joe Fago from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBX4tDsXuP0
This is also a popular Welsh tune known as Tŷ A Gardd (Welsh: House and Garden).
See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNnMRRQjlbQ
The Hole In the Hedge
6
8
Source: Martin Hayes "Under the Moon." Transcribed by Judy Fallon.
33
2
2
The Humours of Ballyloughlin
6
8
Source: As taught by Alison Perkins. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Humours of Ballyloughlin
(C part variations)
6
8
Source: Alison Perkins
34
The Humours Of Lisheen
The Thrush in the Straw
6
8
1
2
3
1
Source: From the playing of Shannon Heaton. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Jerry’s Beaver Hat
The Returned Yank
6
8
Source: Foinn Seisiun: CCE Session Tune Sets
35
2
Jimmy Ward’s
6
8
1
2
1
Joe Cooley’s Jig
6
8
1
2
36
2
Jump at the Sun
6
8
Source: Judy Fallon
The Killavil
6
8
Source: Bryan Prior on thesession.org
37
John Kirkpatrick
King’s Fancy
The Blue Angel
Liam King
6
8
Source: thesession.org (posted by donnchad #2673)
The Knights of Saint Patrick
6
8
1
Source: Henrik Norbeck id:hn-jig-8, plus ideas from thesession.org
38
2
Langstrom’s Pony
6
8
Source: CCE Session Tunes
39
Langstrom’s Pony
6
8
Source: John Sherman
40
Lannigan’s Ball
6
8
Source: Judy Fallon
The Lilting Fisherman
6
8
Source: CCE Foinn Seisiun recording
Transcription: Joe Fago
41
The Luck Penny
6
8
1
2
1
2
1
Source: Comhaltas Ceoltiori Eireann: Foinn Seisiún Leabhar 3
42
2
The Maho Snaps
John Riddell
6
8
1
2
Notes: This is an Irish version of a common Scottish jig called "Dumfries House". Composed by John
Riddell (1718 - 95), the blind amateur fiddle-composer of Ayr, and first published in "A Collection
of Scots Reels, Minuets, etc." (c. 1776). The Irish title apparently refers to the whiplash-inducing
potholes in the roads around Magho, Co. Fermanagh.
This is the first tune in a 4-jig set (The Maho Snaps, Charlie Hunter, The Mouse in the Cupboard,
Rosewood) by The Boys of the Lough. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
43
The Maid at the Spinning Wheel
6
8
4
Source: The Red Book. The D part is often omitted.
44
The Maid on the Green
6
8
John Carty A part variation
Source: Foinn Seisiun (Session Tunes) volume 1
45
The Mist-Covered Mountain
6
8
1
2
Source: CCE Foinn Seisiun (Session Tunes) Volume 3
46
Junior Crehan
The Monaghan
6
8
Source: Brian Conway, via Judy Fallon, Plymouth Michigan
47
Mooncoin Jig
6
8
Source: #246 in O’Neill’s "The Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems: (1907)
48
Morrison’s
6
8
Source: Judy Fallon
The Mouse in the Cupboard
6
8
Notes: This is the third tune in a 4-jig set (The Maho Snaps, Charlie Hunter, The Mouse
in the Cupboard, Rosewood) by The Boys of the Lough. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
49
Munster Bacon
6
8
Source: Judy Fallon
Munster Buttermilk
6
8
Source: Mick O’Brian & Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh "Kitty Lie Over." Transcribed by Fran Longnecker.
50
Nuala Kennedy’s #1
6
8
1
2
1
2
Notes: Transcribed by Joe Fago from a workshop recording by Fran Longnecker.
The Old Favourite
6
8
1
1
2
Source: CCE Session Tunes/ Foinn Seisiun
51
2
The Old Flail
6
8
Paddy Clancy’s
6
8
variation m. 12
Source: "Mel Bay’s Complete Irish Fiddle Player" by Peter Cooper
52
Vincent Broderick
Paddy Fahy’s
6
8
1
1
53
2
2
Paddy Taylor’s #1
6
8
Paddy Taylor’s #2
6
8
54
The Pipe on the Hob
6
8
The Piper’s Chair
6
8
1
1
Source: Judy Fallon
55
2
2
The Price Of My Pig
6
8
Source: "The Irish Fiddle Book: The Art of Traditional Fiddle-playing" by Matt Cranitch
Pull the Knife and Stick It Again
6
8
1
2
1
Source: Henrik Norbeck’s collection, tune id:hn-jig-49
56
2
The Rakes of Kildare (F)
6
8
1
2
1
2
1
2
Source: Mary McNamara on "Note for Note" (2014). Transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Rakes of Kildare (G)
6
8
1
2
Source: Mary McNamara on "Note for Note" (2014). Recorded in F, transposed to G.
57
The Rakes of Kildare (A)
1
6
8
2
1
2
Source: Mary McNamara on "Note for Note" (2014). Recorded in F, transposed to A.
The Rakes of Kildare (Bb)
1
6
8
Source: Mary McNamara on "Note for Note" (2013)
The Rakes of Kildare (Bb mixolydian)
(A part only)
6
8
Source: Harry Bradshaw
Transcription: Joe Fago
58
2
The Rakes Of Kildare (A dorian)
6
8
1
2
Source: This is a simple setting of my own, about as bare bones as I could make it.
The Rambling Pitchfork
6
8
3
Source: Foinn Seisiun: CCE Session Tunes
59
Richard Brennan’s
6
8
F first time only
1
1
2
2
etc
Source: Tony DeMarco
Transcription: Joe Fago
The Robin’s Nest
6
8
3
Sean Ryan
3
3
Source: Sean Ryan’s Hidden Ireland: The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Sean Ryan, p. 10.
Notes: Compare to Paddy Fahey’s jig #9
60
The Rolling Wave
6
8
Source: Judy Fallon (6/28/08)
The Rose in the Heather
6
8
Source: CCE Session Tunes
61
Rosewood
James Scott Skinner
6
8
1
2
1
2
Notes: Composed by James Scott Skinner and called by him "Rose Wood" with the alternative title
"George Rose Wood of Aberdeen". The alternate 4 bars in the A part are a variation, and
only played the first time through.
This is the fourth tune in a 4-jig set (The Maho Snaps, Charlie Hunter, The Mouse in the Cupboard,
Rosewood) by The Boys of the Lough. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
62
The Sailor’s Wife
3
6
8
alt last 2 ms
Source: Alasdair Fraser
63
Scatter the Mud
6
8
alternate B part
Source: Riley School of Irish Music, Cincinnati
Transcription: Joe Fago
64
Seamus Cooley’s
6
8
1
2
Source: Martin Hayes "Under the Moon." Transcribed by Judy Fallon. This is essentially the Bohola Jig
in the key of G, and has been recorded with this "Seamus Cooley" title by the Tulla Ceili Band.
Seamus Cooley played banjo, and was the brother of accordion player Joe Cooley.
65
Sean Bui
6
8
Source: Patrick Ourceau
Sean Ryan’s No. 1
The Castle
6
8
Source: Kevin Burke "In Concert." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
66
Sean Ryan
Sean Ryan’s No. 2
The Nightingale
6
8
Source: Kevin Burke "In Concert." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
67
Sean Ryan
An Seanduine Doite
(The Burned Up Old Man)
6
8
Source: Liz and Yvonne Kane, Letterfrack, Galway. Transcribed by Judy Fallon.
The Sheep In The Boat
6
8
1
2
Source: From the playing of Junior Crehan.
68
Junior Crehan
Sixpenny Money
6
8
Source: CCE Foinn Seisun tunebook
69
Strayaway Child
Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman
6
8
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
Source: Kevin Burke "In Concert." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
70
2
The Tar Road to Sligo
6
8
1
2
Source: The Red Book
71
Tatter Jack Walsh
6
8
Source: thesession.org (Kenny)
Tatter Jack Walsh
6
8
Source: John Walsh’s ABC Tunebook
72
The Tenpenny Bit
6
8
Source: thesession.org (posted by Jeremy Keith)
The Tenpenny Bit
The Ducks and the Oats
6
8
Source: Yvonne Kane, 2007 Goderich, Ontario workshop, transcribed by Joe Fago. This tune appears
in O’Neill’s "Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies" (1903), No. 929, and "Dance Music of Ireland:
1001 Gems" (1907), No. 162. The related jig with this name (top of page) may be the more
widely-played session tune.
73
Tom Billy’s
6
8
1
1
1
Source: Mike Dugger
The Trip to Sligo
6
8
Source: From Brian Conway, via Judy Fallon
74
2
2
2
The Trip to the Cottage
6
8
1
2
1
Source: Henrik Norbek
Wallop the Spot
6
8
Source: Paddy Mullin (Longford)
Transcription: Bill Black
75
2
Whelan’s Jig
6
8
1
2
Source: Judy Fallon
When Sick Is It Tea That You Want?
Go to the Devil and Shake Yourself
6
8
1
1
76
2
2
The Whistler at the Wake
6
8
Source: "The Turoe Stone" by Vincent Broderick
77
Vincent Broderick
S ingle jigs, slides
& slip jigs
78
Na Ceannabhain Bhana
The Fair Little Cannavans
9
8
Comb Your Hair and Curl It
9
8
Source: This hop jig is from a 2013 Catskills workshop by Willie Kelly. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Denis Murphy’s
12
8
79
Liz Kelly’s
12
8
80
The Hag at the Churn
6
8
Notes: A Single Jig
The Hare in the Corn
12
8
1
2
1
2
variation, m. 1
Source: Dennis Murphy and Julia Clifford, "The Star Above the Garter." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
81
The Night Before Larry Was Stretched
9
8
Source: Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill "Welcome Here Again," transcribed by Judy Fallon.
The Night Before Larry Was Stretched
9
8
Notes: Transposed to the more session-friendly key (as far as whistles and flutes are concerned) of B minor.
82
O’Keefe’s
12
8
Rathawaun
12
8
1
2
1
2
variation, m. 1
Source: Dennis Murphy and Julia Clifford "The Star Above the Garter." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
83
The Rocky Road to Dublin
9
8
end
Source: Mel Bay’s Complete Irish Fiddle Player by Peter Cooper
84
Smash The Windows
6
8
1
2
Source: This single jig is from a youtube video by Ian Walsh. Transcription by Joe Fago.
The Snowy Path
1
9
8
1
2
Mark Kelly
2
Notes: The tune was composed by guitarist Mark Kelly of the group Altan and dedicated
to Dublin whistle player Donncha O’Brien. Donncha also had the tune "The Flying Wheelchair"
composed in his honour by Charlie Lennon. Donncha was the brother of piper Mick O’Brien
and suffered from muscular dystrophy. Despite his physical challenges he was a brilliant whistle player.
This setting transcribed by [email protected]
85
The Whinney Hills of Leitrim
9
8
Source: Martin Mulvihill unpublished manuscript
The Whinney Hills of Leitrim
Ryan’s, The Fisherman’s Lilt, Redican’s Mother
9
8
Source: Bannerman (Brian Prior, RIP) on thesession.org as "Ryan’s"
86
R eels
87
Andy McGann’s
4
4
3
Source: Patrick Ourceau, via Judy Fallon.
The Ash Plant
1
2
4
4
1
3
2
3
Notes: From the playing of Shannon Heaton. Note that this tune is played either single (as written)
or doubled: i.e. each entire part played twice through.
88
The Aughacashel
Crawford’s
Josephine Keegan
4
4
Source: Willy Clancy, Catskills workshop
Transcription: Fran Longnecker
Austin Tierney’s
(Farewell to Erin)
4
4
1
1
Source: Brian Conway & Patrick Ourcea, via Judy Fallon
89
2
2
The Bag of Spuds
4
4
3
1
2
3
3
1
3
2
3
3
Second time through
3
1
3
1
3
3
2
3
3
Source: Michael Coleman, transcribed by Joe Fago.
90
2
The Bag of Spuds
(Basic Coleman setting)
4
4
3
1
3
1
2
3
3
Source: Michael Coleman
Transcription: Joe Fago
91
2
Bang Your Frog On The Sofa
Will Harmon
4
4
1
2
3
1
2
3
3
Barack Obama
1
4
4
2
1
Source: From the recording "3/Triur Sa Draighean" with Peadar O Riada, Martin Hayes
and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
92
2
Peadar O Riada
Beare Island
Finbarr Dwyer
4
4
var. m4
3
Source: Kevin Burke on his 1999 "In Concert" recording. Transcribed by Joe Fago. This tune was
composed by West Cork accordionist Finbarr Dwyer, though it is sometimes credited to Paddy
Fahey (for example tune #184 in the Martin Mulvihill manuscript). The tune is named for
Bere Island (Irish: Oiléan Béarra, meaning "bear island", although officially called
An tOileán Mór meaning "the big island") in Bantry Bay off the west coast of County Cork.
Legend says that the island was named by a 2nd Century king of Munster, Mogh Nuadat,
in honour of his wife, Beara.
93
Ben Hill
Father Kelly’s No. 2
4
4
Source: Patrick Ourceau, transcribed by Judy Fallon.
The Bird In The Bush
4
4
3
Source: Shannon Heaton
Transcription: Joe Fago
94
Fr. PJ Kelly
Boil The Breakfast Early
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Patrick Ourceau, via Judy Fallon
The Boogie Reel
John Nolan
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Billy McComiskey, via Mike Dugger. Written by John Nolan, copyright 1978.
"Boogie" was the nickname of Keith Sammut, the keyboard player in Nolan’s band.
95
The Boy in the Boat
3
4
4
3
Source: Transcribed by [email protected]
96
3
1
2
1
2
The Boy in the Gap
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Paddy Taylor "The Boy in the Gap: Traditional Music from Limerick and Clare" (1970).
Transcribed by Joe Fago.
97
The Boy in the Gap
4
4
Source: Larry Dulin
The Boyne Hunt
4
4
98
The Boys of Malin
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Ciaran Tourish, "Fiddlesticks, Traditional Irish Music from Donegal." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Boys of the 25
1
4
4
2
Source: Tommy Keane "The Piper’s Apron" transcribed by Joe Fago. This tune is the opening theme
to the Clare FM radio traditional music programme The West Wind.
99
The Boys of the Lough
3
4
4
3
3
variations
4
4
3
3
3
1
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
2
Source: Michael Coleman, transcribed by Joe Fago. Only the first time through AABB is transcribed.
The bottom voice indicates variations from when parts are repeated. The variation phrase in measures
13 and 14 actually occurs the second time through the tune but is so nice that it had to be included.
100
The Boys at the Lough
4
4
1
3
2
3
3
Source: From the playing of Ed Reavy, transcribed by Joe Fago.
101
1
2
The Bucks of Oranmore
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
end
Source: Patrick Ourceau, from a 2005 Goderich, Ontario workshop recording.
Transcription: Joe Fago
102
3
The Bunch of Green Rushes
4
4
3
3
3
3
end:
Source: Patrick Ourceau, via Fran Longnecker.
103
The Bunch of Keys
4
4
1
1
Source: From the playing of Kevin Burke, transcribed by Joe Fago.
104
2
2
Bunker Hill
3
4
4
3
1
3
1
2
2
Source: From "An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway"
(1959) with Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle), Peadar O’Loughlin (flute), and Bridie
Lafferty (piano). Transcribed by Joe Fago.
105
The Cameronian
4
4
3
Source: Comhaltas Ceolteori Eireann: Fionn Sessiun
Christmas Eve
Tommy Coen
4
4
1
3
2
3
1
2
3
3
1
Source: Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
106
2
3
Christmas Eve
Tommy Coen’s #1
4
4
1
3
Source: Colleen Shanks Gavin (flute)
107
2
The College Groves
The Cottage Groves
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
Turn-around, variation m. 1-4
3
3
3
Source: Kevin Burke "Live in Concert" (as "The Cottage Groves"). Transcribed by Joe Fago.
108
Colonel McBain’s
4
4
Source: Judy Fallon
Come West Along The Road
1
4
4
Source: Judy Fallon, from Frank Edgely
109
2
Concertina Reel
4
4
3
3
3
3
Source: Foinn Seisiun: CCE Session Tunes
3
3
The Congress
4
4
Source: Riley School of Music audio track. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
110
The Connaught Heifers
3
Source: Riley School of Irish Music, Cincinnati Ohio USA. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Convenience
The Knock at the Door
Olcan Masterson
4
4
1
3
1
3
Notes: As played in Columbus, Ohio USA
111
2
2
The Crooked Road
The Crooked Road to Dublin
4
4
3
variations 2nd time through
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
variation m. 1-2 A part
3
3
Source: Martin Hayes "Under the Moon." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
112
The Culfadda
Larry Redican’s No. 1
Larry Redican
4
4
3
3
Source: Larry Redican was born in Boyle, County Roscommon in 1908 and was raised in Dublin.
He emigrated to New York in 1928 and was one of the top players in a city renowned
for legendary traditional musicians. Redican died with the fiddle in his hands,
on the stage of the Inish Fada Irish Society in Mineola, New York, just after he had
played a selection of reels to thunderous applause on January 26, 1975.
This setting from a 2011 workshop by Tony DeMarco. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Da New Rigged Ship
1
4
4
2
1
2
1
113
2
The Dairymaid
4
4
Source: "The Black Book"
The Dairymaid
4
4
1
2
Source: "Music from Ireland 3" (Bulmer & Sharpley) #38
114
Dan Cleary’s Favourite
Seán Ryan (Tipperary)
3
4
4
3
3
end
Source: Seán Ryan "Seán Ryan" CD #2. Transcribed by Joe Fago. To my ear, this tune is reminiscent
of "The Lads of Laois." Dan Cleary is credited with composing "The Trip to Durrow."
Devanney’s Goat
4
4
1
2
1
2
Source: Patrick Street Corner Boys, transcribed by Joe Fago. This is almost note-for-note
the setting in Breandan Breathnach’s "Ceol Rinc na hÉireann" Volume 2, tune #267:
"Gabhar an Dubhanaigh/Devanney’s Goat." Breathnach transcribed it from a recording
of Paddy Ryan (fiddle) of Birmingham, England.
115
Dinky Dorrian’s
4
4
3
3
3
1
3
3
3
2
3
3
3
1
Attributed to Francis Dearg Byrne
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Francis Dearg Byrne and his nephew, Peter Carr, on "Come West Along The Road" the Irish
television program (via youtube). Transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Donegal Reel
3
4
4
3
3
Source: Sean Cleland, via Judy Fallon
116
Down the Broom
4
4
First time through
3
3
3
Thereafter, more or less
3
3
3
3
Source: Paddy Killoran, transcribed by Joe Fago.
Drag Her Round The Road
The Shores of Lough Graney
1
4
4
Source: PJ and Martin Hayes, "The Shores of Lough Graney," transcribed by Joe Fago.
117
2
Drowsy Maggie
1
4
4
variation m. 1
m. 7 - 8
Source: Johnny Doherty (Donegal) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL_9r0kSGYA.
Sometimes called the "Donegal Drowsey Maggie." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
118
2
The Drunken Landlady
3
4
4
1
2
Source: PJ and Martin Hayes "The Shores of Lough Graney," transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Drunken Landlady
3
3
4
4
3
3
Source: Patrick Ourceau, via Judy Fallon.
119
3
The Fairy Reel
4
4
3
3
1
2
3
1
Source: Kevin Burke with Jackie Daly on "The Eavesdropper," transcribed by Joe Fago.
Far From Home
Fad ua Bhaile
4
4
3
Source: O’Neill’s "Music of Ireland" (The 1850) #1261
120
2
Farrel O’Gara
3
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Notes: My fancy version
121
3
Farrel O’Gara
3
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Variations: ms. 3 and 4
3
3
3
3
3
m. 8
m. 12
3
Source: Michael Coleman, transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Flowers of Red Hill
The Hills of Clougher
4
4
3
3
Source: The Bothy Band, transcribed by Joe Fago.
122
The Foxhunter’s
4
4
3
3
3
Source: Patrick Ourceau, via Judy Fallon
The Foxhunter’s
4
4
3
3
3
Source: Patrick Ourceau’s setting, transposed from G up to A.
123
Frank’s
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
124
Fred Finn’s
4
4
Source: Tommy Healy (flute) & Johnny Duffy (fiddle) Memories of Sligo, Music at Matt Molloy’s (B part)
Transcription: Joe Fago
Free and Easy
Mulqueen’s
1
4
4
3
125
2
3
The Galtee Rangers
1
4
4
2
Source: Michael Harrison (fiddle) of the band Full Set, transcribed from a workshop recording.
Transcription: Joe Fago
126
The Galway Rambler
The Piper’s Wedding
1
4
4
4
4
4
4
2
1
2
1
2
3
Notes: Second and third staves contain variations
127
The Gatehouse Maid
4
4
3
3
Source: From the playing of Paddy Killoran, transcribed by Joe Fago.
128
George White’s Favourite
The Carrowcastle Lasses
4
4
Source: Kevin Burke, "Sweeney’s Dream," transcribed by Joe Fago.
George White’s Favourite
The Carrowcastle Lasses
4
4
Source: Matt Molloy and Sean Keane, "Contentment is Wealth," transcribed by Joe Fago.
129
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Brighton Camp
4
4
Source: David Brody’s Fiddler’s Fakebook
The Girl That Broke My Heart
4
4
1
2
Source: Based on O’Neill’s "Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems," Kevin Burke on "Sweeney’s Dream"
and Paul Legrand of Montreal (b. Normandy, France)
130
The Glass of Beer
1
4
4
1
Source: Foinn Seisiun: CCE Session Tunes
The Glen Allen
Kilmaley
(var of m. 7)
Source: Patrick Ourceau
131
2
2
The Glen of Aherlow
4
4
Source: Judy Fallon
132
The Golden Keyboard
Martin Mulhaire
3
3
3
Source: "Music from Ireland 2" (Bulmer & Sharpley) #16
3
The Golden Keyboard
4
4
3
3
Source: From the playing of Tony DeMarco, transcribed by Joe Fago.
133
Martin Mulhaire
The Graf Spee
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
var. m 13-14
Source: From the playing of Bobby Casey, transcribed by Joe Fago.
134
3
The Graf Spee
4
4
Source: Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly on their recording "The Eavesdropper," transcribed by Joe Fago.
135
The Graf Spee
4
4
Source: Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly on their recording ’The Eavesdropper’, transposed down from
F Dorian to the (slightly) more common key of D dorian. Transcribed and transposed by Joe Fago.
136
The Gravel Walks
4
4
3
Source: From Dermot McLaughlin and Ciaran Tourish on "Fiddlesticks: Irish Traditional Music
from Donegal," track 1 (following ’The Boys of Malin’). Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Upper mordents over crotchets/quarter-notes indicate Donegal-style scratched triplets.
137
The Green Fields of Rossbeigh
The Kerry Reel
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Foinn Seisiun: CCE Session Tunes
The High Reel
4
4
3
138
The Holly Bush
4
4
Source: Alison Perkins
Transcription: Joe Fago
The Holly Bush
4
4
Source: Colleen Gavin
Transcription: Joe Fago
139
Finbarr Dwyer
The Honeymoon
4
4
1
3
3
3
Source: Randal Bays
Transcription: Joe Fago
2
1
3
140
2
3
Hughie’s Cap
4
4
Ed Reavy
3
1
3
3
2
1
2
3
Notes: A favorite story of Ed’s tells of Hughie, an easygoing sort who had a fiercelook when he wore
a certain cap. Friends would take Hughie along whenever a fight was anticipated. One look
from Hughie and his cap would silence the most quarrelsome bullies. One night, as it would
happen, Hughie’s friends found themselves in the worst sort of mix and quickly looked for Hughie’s
help. But Hughie, alas, had ventured out this time without his menacing capeen. "Oh God," one
exclaimed, "somebody go fetch Hughie’s cap, or there’ll be hell to pay for all of us this night!"
Transcription and background notes by Joe Reavy.
Hughie’s Cap
4
4
1
2
1
Source: Oisin Mac Diarmada on Ar an bFhidil
Transcription: Joe Fago
141
2
3
The Humors of Ballyconnell
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
Hill-Linnane version (LP 1978)
3
3
3
3
Source: "Music from Ireland 1" (Bulmer & Sharpley) #37
The Humours of Castlefin
Egan’s
1
4
4
2
3
3
3
3
Source: "An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway"
Transcription: Joe Fago
142
The Humours of Scariff
4
4
3
Source: Patrick Ourceau, Goderich Ontario 2005
Transcription: Fran Longnecker
Humours of Tulla
Tulla Reel
4
4
3
3
Source: Foinn Seisiun: CCE Session Tunes
143
The Hunter’s House
Ed Reavy
4
4
Source: Maeve Donnelly on "The Music of Ed Reavy," transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Ivy Leaf
4
4
3
3
3
3
variation m. 3
variation m. 6
3
Source: Mary Bergin "Feodóga Stain 2," transcribed by Joe Fago. Actually recorded in Eb.
144
Jack Coughlan’s Fancy
1
4
4
2
1
2
Source: thesession.org
John Carty’s
Jack Coughlan’s
1
4
4
3
Source: thesession.org tune 853
3
Jenny Tie the Blanket
4
4
3
Source: Liz and Yvonne Kane, transcribed by Judy Fallon.
145
2
John Brennan’s
John Brennan of Sligo
4
4
3
3
Source: As played in Columbus, Ohio sessions
146
The Jug of Punch
4
4
3
3
variant A1-4
3
3
Variant B7
Source: "Mel Bay’s Complete Irish Fiddle Player" by Peter Cooper
The Killarney Boys of Pleasure
4
4
1
Source: Mary McNamara, transcribed by Judy Fallon (June 3, 2007).
147
2
Kilty Town
Charlie Lennon
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
148
2
Kitty Gone A-Milking
4
4
Source: An Historic Recording Of Irish Traditional Music (Canny, Hayes, O’Loughlin And Lafferty)
Transcription: Joe Fago
Lad O’Beirne’s
4
4
Source: Mike Dugger, transcribed by Sheree Green.
149
The Lads Of Laoise
4
4
1
Source: Nollaig Casey and Arty McGlynn, transcribed by Joe Fago.
150
2
Last Night’s Fun
4
4
3
3
3
Source: Jim Mcauley (Antrim), transcribed by Joe Fago.
Last Night’s Fun
4
4
3
3
3
1
2
3
Source: Riley School of Music, Cincinnati Ohio. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
151
Liberty
4
4
1
2
1
2
Source: David Brody’s Fiddler’s Fakebook
The Longford Collector
4
4
1
Source: Michael Coleman, transcribed by Joe Fago.
152
2
Lucy Campbell
3
4
4
3
3
3
Source: "An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music" transcribed by Joe Fago.
153
Lucy Campbell
4
4
3
Source: From John Walsh’s tunebook
154
Lucy Campbell’s
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Michael Coleman, transcribed by Joe Fago
155
3
The Maid of Mount Kisko
Attributed to Paddy Killoran
4
4
1
3
2
1
2
3
3
3
3
1
2
3
3
Source: From the recording "Comhaltas Foinn Seisiun: Traditional Irish Session Tunes,"
transcribed by Joe Fago.
156
The Maids of Feakle
4
4
Source: This setting is painted on the outside wall of Pepper’s Bar, Feakle.
The Maids of Feakle
An Aindir Ua Fiadcoill
4
4
Source: O’Neill’s "The Dance Music of Ireland" #775
157
The Maids of Mitchelstown
1
2
4
4
3
3
Source: PJ and Martin Hayes "The Shores of Lough Graney." Transcribed by Fran Longnecker.
Martin Wynne’s #3 (Basic setting)
4
4
Source: This basic setting by Joe Fago. A combination of Brian Conway, Manus McGuire and Collen Gavin.
158
Martin Wynne’s #3 (Brian Conway)
4
4
Source: Brian Conway "First Through the Gate," transcribed by Joe Fago.
Martin Wynne’s #3 (Colleen Gavin)
4
4
3
3
Source: Private flute lesson recording, transcribed by Fran Longnecker.
159
Martin Wynne’s #3 (Manus McGuire)
3
4
4
3
Source: Manus McGuire fiddle workshop recording, Dublin Irish Fest, 2013. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Manus’ fiddle was tuned up a half step
Martin Wynne’s #4
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
Source: Brian Conway "First Through the Gate," transcribed by Joe Fago.
160
Martin Wynne’s #4
Martin Wynne
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Chris Bain of Bua (Chicago band) via Dave Coplin
Martin Wynne’s No. 1
4
4
3
var m5
3
Source: Brian Conway "First Through the Gate," transcribed by Joe Fago, April 2011.
161
Martin Wynne (1914-98)
Martin Wynne’s No. 2
Martin Wynne (1914-98)
4
4
1
2
Source: Brian Conway "First Through the Gate," transcribed by Joe Fago, April 2011.
The Mason’s Apron
4
4
1
2
3
1
Source: Kevin Burke, "Sweeney’s Dream," transcribed by Joe Fago.
162
2
Maudabawn Chapel
4
4
Ed Reavy
3
1
3
2
3
1
2
3
end
Source: Maureen Fitzpatrick on "The Music of Ed Reavy," transcribed by Joe Fago.
Ed Reavy ((1897 1988) was born in the village of Barnagrove, County Cavan. He emigrated
with his parents to Philadelphia, USA in 1912. Maudabawn Chapel was the local chapel
in Reavy’s parish in Cavan.
163
Maudabawn Chapel
4
4
3
Notes: A Kevin Burke-inspired setting by Will Harmon from thesession.org
McDonagh’s
4
4
variation m. 15
Source: Live at Mona’s
Transcription: Joe Fago
164
Micho Russell’s
(On the Road to Lurgan, The Castle, The Hut in the Bog)
attrib. Paddy Killoran
4
4
3
3
Source: Judy Fallon
The Millenar’s Daughter
4
4
1
Source: Judy Fallon
165
2
Miss Monaghan
3
4
4
3
3
Source: Foinn Seisiun: CCE Session Tunes
Miss Patterson’s Slipper
Master Crowley’s
4
4
Source: Kevin Burke, after Tommy Potts. From a Kevin Burke workshop recording by Fran Longnecker.
Transcription: Joe Fago
166
Molloy’s Favourite
4
4
3
3
end
Source: Kevin Burke, Matt Molloy "Up Close," transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Monaghan Twig
4
4
3
3
3
Source: Riley School of Music recording (fiddle player unknown). Transcribed by Joe Fago.
167
The Monaghan Twig
4
4
3
Source: J.Kelly - P. O’Brien. Transcribed by Bill Black.
The Monsignor’s Blessing
4
4
3
3
3
Source: Kathleen Collins "The Traditional Music of Ireland."
168
3
The Morning Star
4
4
3
3
3
Source: Dennis Murphy "The Star Above the Garter," transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Morning Star
4
4
var m8
1 End
var m9
3
Source: "Mel Bay’s Complete Irish Fiddle Player" by Peter Cooper.
169
The Morning Star
3
3
3
Source: Joe Shannon (pipes) and Johnny McGreevy (fiddle), "The Noonday Feast." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Moving Cloud
Neillidh Boyle
4
4
1
3
2
3
1
G
Source: The Red Book
170
Em
1
2
2
The Moving Cloud (D)
Neillidh Boyle
4
4
3
3
3
3
var m1 etc
Source: From Seamus Creagh and Aidan Coffey, transcribed by Fran Longnecker.
171
3
3
The Moving Cloud
Neillidh Boyle
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
variation m. 1
Source: From Seamus Creagh and Aidan Coffey, transcribed by Fran Longnecker (transposed to G).
172
Mulhaire’s
4
4
1
2
1
2
Source: From the playing of Fred Finn and Peter Horan, transcribed by Joe Fago.
Mulhaire’s #9
4
4
1
3
2
1
3
Source: Martin Mulhaire, "Warming Up," transcribed by Joe Fago
173
2
The Mullingar Races
4
4
1
2
1
3
2
3
Source: "Fiddle Sticks, Traditional Irish Music from Donegal"
Music In the Glen
4
4
3
3
1
3
3
2
Source: "An Historic Recording Of Irish Traditional Music" (Canny, Hayes, O’Loughlin And Lafferty)
Transcription: Joe Fago
174
My Love Is In America
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Tony "Sully" Sullivan & Johnny Keenan on "Dublin Banjos." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
175
The Nine Points of Roguery
The Black Mare of Fanach
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Primary source: Andrew Kuntz’s Fiddler’s Companion http://www.ibiblio.org
176
3
The October Reel
4
4
177
Sherrie Greene
The Old Bush
4
4
1
1
var. m 2
2
2
var. m. 13-14
Source: James Kelly on "Capel Street," transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Old Bush
4
4
1
1
2
2
Source: "An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway"
Transcribed by Joe Fago
178
The Old High Reel
3
Source: J. Thomas Davis, Columbus Ohio
The Old Torn Petticoat
Molly Put the Kettle On/A Maire Cuir Sios an Coire
4
4
Source: P Joe and Martin Hayes, "The Shores of Lough Graney" (1990). Transcribed by Joe Fago.
179
The Otter’s Holt
3
4
4
3
3
Source: Junior Crehan
The Otter’s Holt
3
4
4
3
Source: Junior Crehan
Notes: Transposed from original key of Em to Bm
3
180
Over the Waterfall
4
4
Source: David Brody’s Fiddler’s Fakebook
Paddy Fahey’s
Paddy Fahy’s Reel No. 1
4
4
1
2
1
2
variation m. 3
Source: Kathleen Collins "Traditional Music of Ireland," transcribed by Joe Fago.
181
Paddy Ryan’s Dream
4
4
var. m3
Source: Kathleen Collins "Traditional Music of Ireland," transcribed by Joe Fago.
182
Pauline Conneely’s
Liz Carrol
4
4
Source: Mike Dugger, transcribed by Sheree Green.
Pauline Conneely’s
Liz Carrol
4
4
3
3
Source: Liz Carrol with "Trian," transcribed by Joe Fago.
183
Petronella
Source: King Street Session Book
The Pigeon on the Gate
3
4
4
3
3
3
Source: Patrick Ourceau, via Judy Fallon.
184
The Pinch of Snuff (1)
4
4
1
3
3
Source: Manus Maguire (2013 Dublin Irish Fest workshop), transcribed by Joe Fago.
185
2
The Pinch of Snuff (2)
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Manus Maguire (2013 Dublin Irish Fest workshop)
Transcription: Joe Fago
186
3
The Pinch of Snuff (2)
1
4
4
3
variations
m. 1
2
1
2
3
3
m. 2
m. 4 (first time)
3
m.4 (2nd time)
m. 6
Source: Manus Maguire (2013 Dublin Irish Fest workshop)
Transcription: Joe Fago
187
The Porthole of the Kelp
Attributed to Bobby Casey, but possibly
composed by Scully (father) or Thady Casey (uncle)
3
3
3
Source: PJ and Martin Hayes "Shores of Lough Grainey"
Transcription: Joe Fago
The Porthole of the Kelp
Attributed to Bobby Casey, but possibly
composed by his father Scully, or his uncle Thady Casey
3
3
3
Source: Bobby Casey "Taking Flight" (Mulligan - LUN 018 - 1979)
Transcription: Joe Fago
188
The Primrose Lass
Gearrchaile an tSabhaircín
4
4
Source: O’Neill’s "Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems"
The Providence Reel
3
Source: "Music from Ireland 2" (Bulmer & Sharpley) #20
189
The Ragged Hank of Yarn
4
4
Source: The Riley School of Music, Cincinnati Ohio. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Notes: See The Ravelled Hank of Yarn, a different tune
190
Rakish Paddy
4
4
4
4
4
4
1
3
2
1
2
1
2
3
1
A
3
3
2
1
2
1
2
Source: Top staves = Jeremy Keith @ thesession.org. Bottom staves = Red Book
191
Rakish Paddy
3
4
4
3
3
1
3
2
3
3
end
3
Source: Bobby Casey "Taking Flight," transcribed by Joe Fago.
192
Rakish Paddy
4
4
1
2
3
1
2
3
3
Notes: My setting
The Ravelled Hank of Yarn
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Nicgavinsky, transcribed by Fran Longnecker. See "The Ragged Hank of Yarn," a different tune.
193
The Red Bloomers
An Bristighe Dearg
Sheree Green
4
4
1
2
1
3
variations
3
3
1
2
1
3
194
2
3
2
Red Haired Lass (Key of G)
4
4
195
Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh
4
4
3
Source: From the playing of Dale Russ, transcribed by Joe Fago.
Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh
4
4
1
Source: Andy Irvine, Paul Brady, Kevin Burke (fiddle), transcribed by Joe Fago.
196
2
Sailor’s Bonnet
4
4
variation m. 7
3
Source: Michael Coleman, transcribed by Joe Fago.
Saint Anne’s Reel
4
4
1
2
197
Scotch Mary
4
4
3
Source: PJ and Martin Hayes "The Shores of Lough Graney," transcribed by Joe Fago.
198
Sean Reid’s
4
4
1
2
3
1
2
Source: Mary Bergin on "Feadóga Stain" transcribed by Joe Fago. Recorded in Eb.
3
Sean Reid’s
4
4
1
2
3
variation m. 3-4
Source: Willie Clancy and Bobby Casey, Folktrax 173 - Track 8 (after "The West Wind").
Transcibed by Joe Fago.
199
3
Sean sa Cheo
John in the Mist
4
4
3
1
2
3
3rd pt. 8v down
Source: From the playing of Richard Dwyer, transcribed by Joe Fago.
200
3
Sean sa Cheo
John in the Mist
4
4
1
3
3
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: From the playing of Michael Eskin, whistle. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
201
3
3
3
The Shaskeen Reel
1
2
Source: The Riley School of Irish Music, Cincinnati Ohio. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
202
The Shaskeen
4
4
1
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
end:
3
Source: Michael Coleman, transcribed by Joe Fago.
Sheehan’s
4
4
3
3
Source: Tom Hastings
203
Sheila Coyle’s
4
4
Source: Mel Bay’s "100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes" edited by Dave Mallinson.
Sheila Coyle’s
4
4
Source: Mike Dugger, transcribed by Sherri Green
204
Ships are Sailing
3
4
4
3
3
1
3
1
3
2
2
Source: Foinn Seisiun: CCE Session Tunes
The Shoemaker’s Daughter
Ed Reavy
4
4
3
3
3
last time:
3
Source: Judy Fallon
Transcription:
205
The Silver Spire
4
4
vars m 2-3
B part vars
Source: Tommy Peoples on "Fiddle Sticks: Irish traditional Music from Donegal." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
206
Siobhan O’Donnell’s
The Reel of Sceachog
John Brady, Offaly
4
4
3
3
Source: Dervish "Harmony Hill." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Sligo Maid
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Judy Fallon
207
Speed the Plough
4
4
Source: From a 2013 Columbus, Ohio session recording. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Speed the Plough
Source: Joe Shannon (pipes) and Johnny McGreevy (fiddle), "The Noonday Feast," transcribed by Joe Fago.
Note that this is a different tune with the same name as the one at the top. Tom Hastings likes this one.
208
Sporting Paddy
1
4
4
2
Source: Foinn Seisun 3
The Steampacket
4
4
1st time
m. 1: 2nd, 3rd time
Source: Davy Spillane, Kevin Glackin "Forgotten Days"
Transcription: Fran Longnecker
209
Tam Lin
Davey Arthur
3
4
4
3
3
3
Source: Brian Conway
Transcription: Bill Black
Tam Lin
4
4
1
2
3
1
Source: Ian Walsh, St Louis
Transcription: Joe Fago
210
3
2
end
Tam Lin
Howling Wind
4
4
Source: Session in Sligo 1991
Notes: First played in Dm a few times, then in Am a few times
Tam Lin
The Howling Wind, The Glasgow
3
4
4
1
3
2
3
1
2
Source: Paddy O’Brien Tune Collection. Paddy O’Brien played this in Dm. The original name is Tam Lin,
but he renamed it "The Howling Wind" because he thought it needed a better name.
211
The Tarbolton
4
4
variations:
4
4
3
1
2
1
2
3
3
3
3
Source: Michael Coleman
Transcription: Joe Fago
212
3
3
The Tempest
Casey’s
Attributed to Bobby Casey
4
4
Source: From the playing of Patrick Ourceau via the Kingston Ontario Session Book
The New Policeman
3
4
4
3
3
Source: Sean Cleland via Judy Fallon
213
The Tinker’s Daughter
(Broderick’s)
Vincent Broderick
4
4
1
2
Source: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann: "Foinn Seisiún" Book 4. From the The Tulla Céilí Band album
"A Celebration of 50 Years."
214
The Tinker’s Daughter
(Broderick’s)
Vincent Broderick
4
4
Source: From "Traditional Irish Flute Solos - Volume 1: The Turoe Stone Collection" by Vincent Broderick
Tom Ward’s Downfall
3
4
4
3
3
1
2
Source: Sean Cleland, via Judy Fallon
215
Tommy Peoples’ Reel
1
2
1
2
Source: Foinn Seisiun (Session Tunes) v.2 (CCE Dublin 2003)
Transcription: Bill Black
The Torn Jacket
Connie O’Connell
4
4
3
3
variation m. 7
Source: Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O’Sullivan (accordion), Paul De Grae (guitar) on "The Smoky
Chimney." Played in B flat on the album. Transcribed and transposed by Joe Fago.
216
Toss the Feathers
3
4
4
3
3
3
1
3
1
Source: Alison Perkins
Notes: This is the D mixolydian version of the tune
Transcription: Joe Fago
Toss the Feathers
4
4
Source: Allison Perkins, after the Tulla Ceili Band
Notes: This is the D dorian version of the tune
Transcription: Joe Fago
217
2
2
end
The Traveller
4
4
3
1
2
3
1
2
3
Transcription: id:hn-reel-475. Transcribed by [email protected]
The Trip To Durrow
4
4
3
3
218
3
Tuttle’s
3
4
4
3
3
Source: Yvonne Kane (Letterfrack, Galway)
Whiskey Before Breakfast
3
4
4
3
3
Source: David Brody’s Fiddler’s Fakebook
219
Wild Irishman
4
4
3
3
3
Source: "Fiddle Sticks. Irish Traditional Music from Donegal" (track #9, second reel after
"The Pinch of Snuff"). Performed by Ciaran Tourish, Dermot McLaughlin, Seamus
Glackin, Kevin Glackin. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
4
4
Source: Foinn Seisiun: CCE Session Tunes
220
Winter in Columbus
Michael Dugger
4
4
1
2
1
2
The Woman of the House
3
4
4
3
Source: Michael Coleman, transcribed by Joe Fago. Typically, Coleman plays with endlessly inventive
variations, and this transcription attempts to capture only the first time through each part.
221
H ornpipes
222
The Belfast
2
2
1
2
1
2
Source: Will Harmon on thesession.org
The Blackbird
2
2
3
3
3
3
Source: From Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly.
Notes: Played fairly slowly, almost like an air. This is one of several different tunes entitled The Blackbird.
Transcription: Joe Fago
223
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
Source: Judy Fallon
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (Am)
4
4
Source: Judy Fallon
Notes: Transposed to Am
224
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
2
2
3
3
3
Source: "Mel Bay’s Complete Irish Fiddle Player" by Peter Cooper
The Boys of Bluehill
2
2
3
1
3
2
3
3
3
1
3
2
3
3
3
Notes: This is a distinctive setting from the recording "Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond"
with Gearoid O’hAllmhurain on concertina, Janest Harbison on harp and with dancing by Padraig O’Dea.
Transcription: Joe Fago
225
An Comhra Donn
The Brown Coffin
2
2
Source: The Chieftains 1 (1964)
Transcription: Joe Fago
The Fisher’s Hornpipe
3
2
2
3
1
2
3
3
3
Source: Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock "A Tribute to Joe Cooley"
Transcription: Joe Fago
226
3
3
Galway Bay
2
2
Source: Walton’s Session Tunes
227
The Harp and the Shamrock
Pat Crowley
4
4
Source: Pat Crowley (accordion) and Johnny McCarthy (flute) on their album "Fool’s Dream" (1998)
Notes: Composed by Pat Crowley and named after his parents’ pub in Kinsale, Co. Cork
Transcription: Joe Fago
The Harp and the Shamrock
Pat Crowley
4
4
3
3
Source: Judy Fallon
Notes: Composed by Pat Crowley and named after his parents pub in Kinsale, Co. Cork
228
Harvest Home
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: John Joe Gordon (Fermanagh) 1928 2002 on the posthumously released "The Humours of Glendart"
compiled from family recordings. Piano backing overdubbed by Charlie Lennon.
Transcription: Joe Fago
Jackie Tar
The Cuckoo’s Nest
2
4
Source: Mel Bay’s Complete Irish Fiddle Player by Peter Cooper
229
Kitty’s Wedding
2
2
The Little Stack of Wheat
4
4
3
3
1
2
230
McGlinchey’s
Across the Fence to the Neighbor’s Wife
Brendan McGlinchey
3
3
4
4
1
3
3
2
3
3
3
3
3
1
3
2
3
3
3
3
3
1
3
3
3
3
Source: From the playing of Brendan McGlinchey on "Music of a Champion" (1974).
Transcribed by Joe Fago.
231
2
3
Mickey Callaghan’s Fancy
2
2
Source: Mary MacNamara "Traditional Music from East Clare"
Transcription: Joe Fago
Mickey Callaghan’s Fancy
2
2
Source: Recording by Beanie Odell, Jeff Thomas and Vincent Fogarty
Transcription: Joe Fago
232
Pachelbel’s Frolics
2
2
Source: A pastiche by Joe Fago from several sources, including Kohler’s Violin Repository
Pachelbel’s Frolics
Kohler’s Hornpipe
2
2
1
2
3
1
3
Source: Eileen Ivers (first album)
233
2
The Peacock’s Feathers I
Cleite na Peacoig
2
2
3
3
Source: From Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn ’Masters of Irish Music’
Transcription: Joe Fago
The Peacock’s Feathers II
2
2
Source: From Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn ’Masters of Irish Music’
Notes: Attributed to to Joe Holmes of County Antrim
Transcription: Joe Fago
234
The Plains of Boyle
3
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan
Transcription: Fran Longnecker, Ann Arbor Michigan
235
Poll Ha’penny
3
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
Source: The McCarthy Family Album
Transcription: Fran Longnecker
3
Poll Ha’penny
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: The McCarthy Family Album
Transcription: Fran Longnecker, with variation by Joe Fago
236
The Scholar
4
4
1
1
Source: O’Neill’s The Dance Music of Ireland (The 1850) #867
Staten Island
2
2
Source: David Brody’s Fiddler’s Fakebook
237
2
2
The Tailor’s Twist
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
238
3
3
3
P olkas & Mazurkas
239
Ballydesmond No. 1
2
4
Source: Julia Clifford "The Star Above the Garter," transcribed by Joe Fago.
240
The Christmas Polka
3
2
4
1
2
1
2
Source: Jackie Daly
Transcription: Lorna <Muse1950:aol.COM>
The Christmas Polka
2
4
3
Source: Jackie Daly, Edel Fox, Paul De Grae
Notes: Transcribed from a youtube video, it is in the key of D
Transcription: Joe Fago
241
The Cobbler
2
2
1
2
1
2
Source: Julia and Billy Clifford on the recording ’Ceol as Sliabh Luachra’
Transcription: Joe Fago
The Day After Christmas
2
4
242
Michael Dugger
The Galway Belle
Cuz’s Polka
2
4
variations:
2
4
1
2
1
1
1
2
2
243
2
Ger The Rigger
2
4
Source: From the playing of Kevin Burke, transcribed by Joe Fago.
244
The Girl With the Blue Dress On
An Cailin Leis an Guna Gorm Ar
2
4
Source: Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford, "Fiddle Music of Sliabh Luachra." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
The Girl With the Blue Dress On (Doubled for bass)
2
4
245
Glen Cottage
An Teachin Ghleanna
2
4
Source: Denis Murphy, Fiddle Music of Sliabh Luachra
Transcription: Joe Fago
The Glen Cottage (Doubled for bass)
2
4
246
The Green Cottage
An Teachín Glas
2
4
1
2
variation measures 2, 6
Source: Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford, "Fiddle Music of Sliabh Luachra." Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Kitty’s Fancy
Doherty’s, Tommy Peoples’
3
4
Source: From the playing of Phroinsias Ui Maonaigh and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh on "Fiddle Sticks Irish Traditional Music from Donegal", track 13. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
247
The Lakes of Sligo
The Lass of Gowrie
2
4
1
2
1
Source: Henrik Norbek, Sweden. id:hn-polka-64
Maggie in the Wood
2
4
Source: Foinn Seisiun: CCE Session Tunes
248
2
Mooney’s
Phroinsias Ui Mhaonaigh
3
4
Source: From the playing of Phroinsias Ui Maonaigh and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh on "Fiddle Sticks Irish Traditional Music from Donegal", track 13. Transcribed by Joe Fago. Note that "Mooney" is
the anglicized form of "Mhaonaigh."
249
Salmon Tails Up The Water
2
4
1
3
3
3
3
2
Notes: Another version of this polka is known as "The Seige of Ennis" in County Clare.
Shoe the Donkey
The Varsovienne
3
4
1
1
2
2
250
The Siege of Ennis
Salmon Tails Up the Water, The Banks of Inverness
2
4
1
2
1
2
Source: As taught by Kevin Crawford, transcribed by Joe Fago. Note that there is a dance set known
as the Siege of Ennis, usually danced to either jigs or polkas. This tune, with the "Seige of Ennis"
title, was played in Ennis, County Clare in June of 2013 in a sadly unsuccessful attempt led by Kevin
Crawford to break the Guinness World Record for the massed playing of tin whistles.
251
The Winster Gallop
2
4
252
B arndances
253
Around The Fairy Fort
4
4
Source: http://thesession.org/tunes/2177
254
Vincient Broderick
Auchdon House
3
3
3
3
1
2
Source: Reilly School of Irish Music. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
Notes: Haughton House is a manor in Aberdeenshire, near the village of Alford on the banks of the Don
"This was known for a wee while as "Auchadon House"(probably misheard), and thought of as from
Shetland. I think it’s plain Scottish, and it was composed by a James Mitchell. It was published
as a single sheet with variations by James Scott Skinner." ~ Nigel Gatherer of Perthshire, Scotland.
Also known as Joe Ryan’s Barndance, after Joe Ryan of Clare, who learned this tune in Dublin, and
mistakenly believed it to be a Shetland wedding march.
255
Gypsy Princess
4
4
3
3
3:29 B Part Var. 2nd time thru return
Source: From Cormac Begley and Jack Talty (concertinas) on "Na Fir Bolg"
Transcription: Fran Longnecker
256
3
Joe Bane’s
4
4
Source: From Cormac Begley and Jack Talty (concertinas) on "Na Fir Bolg"
Transcription: Fran Longnecker
257
The New Broom
Vincent Broderick
3
3
3
Source: Cherish the Ladies
Transcription: Joe Fago
1
3
3
2
3
3
258
Pearl O’Shaughnessy’s Barndances
1
2
1
2
3
3
Source: Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Paul De Grae on The Smokey Chimney (1997)
Transcription: Joe Fago
259
3
Pearl O’Shaughnessy’s No. 2
The Hills of Tara
1
1
2
2
Source: Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Paul De Grae on The Smokey Chimney (1997)
Transcription: Joe Fago
260
S et Dances
261
The Drunken Gauger
6
8
Source: From the playing of Bobby Casey. Transcribed by Joe Fago
262
The Galtee Hunt
4
4
var. m2
var. m9
The Galtee Hunt
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Both settings on this page are from Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill’s recording "Welcome Here Again,"
transcribed by Judy Fallon. Bottom version transposed to the more common key of G.
263
The Job of Journeywork
4
4
3
Source: Pat O’Connor and Eoghan O’Sullivan "Conversation at the Crosses," transcribed by Fran Longnecker.
264
Madam Bonaparte
Key of A
Source: O’Neill "Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907)," No. 962
from Andrew Kuntz’s Fiddler’s Companion.
Madam Bonaparte
Key of G
4
4
Source: O’Neill "Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907)," No. 962
from Andrew Kuntz’s Fiddler’s Companion.
265
The March of the King of Laois
6
8
Source: Maire Breathnach, transcribed by Fran Longnecker.
266
Saint Patrick’s Day
6
8
267
M iscellaneous:
Airs, Carolan tunes,
Marches, Strathspeys
&tc.
268
The Battle of Aughrim
After the Battle of Aughrim
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Patrick Ourceau
Transcription: Joe Fago
269
The Bluemont Waltz
Rodney Miller
3
4
1
2
1
Source: Old Bay Ceili Band "Crabs In The Skillet." Originally composed and recorded this in A.
Transcription: Joe Fago.
270
2
An Buachaill Caol Dubh
The Dark and Slender Boy
4
4
intro
Nuair
a
Agus
bíonn
D
o
sín
’Is
cuir
eann
I
Gan
A
Seacht
s
théim
an
gear
puinn
’dí
ao
nach
éir
eann
’na
gan
obh
caol
liom
chra
léi
obh
g
’s
néil
ag
3
dhéidh sinn
chéill
na
ag
nis
ta
an
dem
ol
mí
ar
o
3
m
ea
mh
ne
’s
é
can
am
I
an
bua
is
teach
mbíonn
os
nach
do
cionn
chaill
bhíonn
chuid
daigh
láimh
caol
I
mo
o
onn
Source: Sean O’Riada "Ó Riada sa Gaiety: le Seán Ó Sé Agus Ceoltóirí Cualann"
271
mo
g
ci
éa
dubh
láimh
haer
an
am
clár
chéa
an
each
sa
clár
An Buachaill Caol Dubh
The Dark Slender Boy
Nuair a théim ar aonach ag cannach éadaigh
Agus bíonn an éirnis agam I mo láimh
Do síneann taobh liom an buachaill caol dubh
Agus cuireann an caol-chraobh isteach I mo láimh
Is gear ’na dhéidh sinn go mbíonn go haereach
Gan puinn dem chéill ’gam ’s mé os cionn an clár
A ’díol na n-éileamh do bhíonn am chéasa
Seacht mí gan léine ’s mé os cionn an clár
When I go to market to make a purchase
And grasp the earnest within my hand,
The dark slim laddie still seeks and searches
Till he slips beside me sedate and bland.
It’s not long after my senseless laughter
Will reach the rafter and I’m left prone;
When I pay what’s owing, e’en though it’s snowing,
Quite bare I’m going, my money gone.
Sé an buachaill caol dubh fada féileach
Clisde léigheanta ’s gur mhaith é a shnó
Do chlaoidh I bpéin mé ’s do nhill I n-éag mé
Is d’fhág mé féinig ar beagán stóir
Dhon fhrainc dá dtéinn nó go cuan Binn Éadair
Nó a dul don léim sin go h-inis mór
Ó bíonn an séithleach im dhiadh ar saothar
Mara mbeinn féin uaidh ach uair de ló
The dark slim laddie’s aye open-handed,
So kind, so candid, witb features fine;
But he has left me in pain, bereft me
Of all my fortune, my sheep and kine.
If I took a notion to cross the ocean
His deep devotion would not despair;
Swift as a swallow my track he’d follow,
And on the morrow l’d find him there!
Do casadh Aoibhill na craige léith orainn
A’ gabhaill na slí is do ghaibh liom báidh
Is dúirt dá ngéillfeadh an buachaill caol dubh
Go dtúrfadh céad fear dó suas im áit
Do labhair an caol-fhear go gonta gear leí
Is dúirt ná tréigfeadh a charaid ghnáth
Gur shúil sé Éire tré choillte ’s réitigh
Le cumann cléibh is le searc im dheáidh
The Queen of Thomond met us while roaming
Along the roadway and told the lad
If he’d me abandon that she would grant him
A hundred topers to make him glad.
The slim boy answered in tones of banter
‘Twas ne’er his fancy to lose a friend:
O’er hill, o’er hollow he’d always follow
A soak so mellow until the end!
In this song we have the unusual and attractive concept of the Spirit of Drink as a Dark Slender Boy
who accompanies his protégé everywhere. The author of the conceit was a Munster poet of the mideighteenth century named Seán Ó Seanacháin ( John Shanahan), whose eccentric character and
general irresponsibility earned for him the sobriquet of “Seán Aerach” or “Flighty Jack”. According
to the account given by O’Curry to Petrie, he was a native of Tulla, County Clare, who settled down
in the neighbourhood of Glin, on the estuary of the Shannon in County Limerick.
Aoibhill, mentioned in the third verse, was the Fairy Queen of Thomond in Irish mythology and the
guardian spirit of the O’Brien clan; her palace, Carraig Liath or The Grey Rock, is a hill overhanging
the Shannon about a mile and a half above Killaloe, on the Clare side of the river. She appeared to
Brian Boru on the battlefield of Clontarf (1014), predicted the outcome of the battle and informed
the king of his impending death.
*Pronounced Eevil.
Carolan’s Draught
Turlough O’Carolan
4
4
1
273
2
Carolan’s Welcome
3
4
274
Christmas Eve in the Morning
Fredaman Stickle
4
4
1
2
3
3
Transcription: Steve Mansfield, December 2000. This strathspey is in A mixolydian mode.
275
The Coolin
after Sg’t. J. O’Neill
3
4
3
Source: O’Neill’s Music Of Ireland (The 1850) Lyon & Healy, Chicago 1903 edition.
The Coolun
An Chuilfhionn
3
4
3
tr
tr
Source: O’Farrell’s "Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes" (1806) p. 22.
Transcription: Joe Fago
276
Crested Hens
3
4
1
2
1
2
Source: thesession.org
Fanny Power
3
4
Source: Comhaltas Ceoltiori Eireann "Foinn Seisun" Book 3
Transcription: Bill Black
277
Turlough O’Carolan
Gårdebylatten
Sweden
4
4
1
2
1
2
A ganglat (Swedish walking tune), the name means literally "The Gardeby Tune."
This is a prototypical Swedish traditional tune, analogous to "The Irish Washerwoman"
in Irish traditional music. Pronounced approximately YAIRR-the-bew-law-ten.
From Larry Schicks, Westerville, Ohio November 28, 2010. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
278
Josephine’s Waltz
Josefin’s Dopvals
Roger Tallroth
3
4
Composed by Roger Tallroth (guitar) of Swedish traditional group Vasen for his niece’s christening.
279
The Laddie with the Pladdie
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
The setting of this well-known Strathspey is from a Goderich, Ontario workshop
of Cape Breton music with "Mairi ______", via Lisa McCoy Of Michigan.
Ninety-Nine March
4
4
3
Source: From the playing of Randal Bays on a youtube video.
Transcription: Joe Fago
280
Randal Bays
O’Sullivan’s March
6
8
Source: The Chieftains first album
Transcription: Joe Fago.
Passacalle
Musica Notturna Delle Strade Di Madrid No. 6.
3
3
4
Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805)
3
3
3
3
3
Source: Transcribed from the audio of the movie "Master and Commander" (2003).
The actual audio is a half step flat, but has been transposed to G for ease of playing.
Transcription: Joe Fago
281
Planxty Irwin
Colonel John Irwin
6
8
Return from Fingal
Source: From Bulmer & Sharpley’s "Music from Ireland 2" #80. Transcribed by Bill Black.
This march is said to be one of the oldest known Irish tunes.
282
Turlough O’Carolan
The Trip to Skye
John Whelan
3
4
Source: Transcribed by Philippe Varlet from Whelan’s album "Fresh Takes" (Green Linnet, 1987).
Valley of Knockanure
(Skibbereen)
3
4
Source: From Letterfrack, Galway fiddlers Liz and Yvonne Kane’s recording "The Well-Tempered Bow."
The melody is a version of Skibbereen. Transcribed by Joe Fago.
283
A Week In January
Seamus Egan
4
4
1
1
284
2
2

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