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Tunes

We record the workshop tunes and make them available here in mp3 format. Click on the name of the tune to play it or right-click and select Save Target As to save to your computer. Click on the Groton Session Set list for a PDF file of sets we often play on Wednesdays.

Tune List

Wednesday Set List


Page Contents

 
Workshop 25 - Chris Stevens - January 20, 1916 
Groton Session Jig  
Reely Slow Session Tunes 
Workshop 24 Tunes - October 23, 2013
Workshop 23 Tunes - October 14th, 2009 
Workshop 22 Tunes - April 1st, 2009 
Workshop 21 Bones - February 3rd, 2009 
Workshop 20 Tunes - January 7th, 2009 
Workshop 19 Tunes - December 3rd, 2008 
Workshop 18 Tunes - October 1st, 2008 
Workshop 17 Tunes - June 4th, 2008 
Workshop 16 Tunes - May 7th, 2008 
Workshop 15 Tunes - April 9th, 2008 
Workshop 14 Tunes - March 5th, 2008 
Workshop 13 Tunes - February 6th, 2008 
Workshop 12 Tunes - January 2nd, 2008 
Workshop 11 Tunes - December 5th, 2007 
Workshop 10 Tunes - November 7th, 2007 
Workshop 9 Tunes - October 3rd, 2007 
Workshop 8 Tunes - May 2nd, 2007 
Workshop 7 Tunes - April 4th, 2007 
Workshop 6 Tunes - March 7th, 2007 
Workshop 5 Tunes - February 7th, 2007 
Workshop 4 Tunes - January 3rd, 2007 
Workshop 3 Tunes - December 6th, 2006 
Workshop 2 Tunes - November 1st, 2006 
Workshop 1 Tunes - October 4th, 2006
Additional Tunes - October 24th, 2006

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Star above the Garter and The Weavers,
a "standard" at most Irish sessions

Sheet Music pdf  

Star Above the Garter midi
The Weavers midi

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Workshop 25 - Chris Stevens - January 20, 1916

The Road To Lisdoonvarna Hornpipe Sheet Music (pdf)
The Road To Lisdoonvarna Hornpipe (tune)  

Manorhamilton the 8th of May - Jig (pdf)
Manorhamilton the 8th of May - Jig

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Groton Session Jig - Composed and played by Brendan Carey Block

Sheet Music (pdf)  

Sheet Music Whistle  

Groton Session Jig  - slow 
Groton Session Jig  - reg   

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Workshop 24 - October 23, 2013 - MP3 files by Chris Stevens


Sheet Music 
Cocktail 

Sheet Music 
Mayor Harrison's Fedora  

 

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Workshop 23 - October 14th, 2009 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music 
Cooley's Hornpipe   - slow 
Cooley's Hornpipe  - med
Cooley's Hornpipe Alternate B Part  - slow 

Sheet Music 
Mrs Galvin's Hornpipe  - slow 
Mrs Galvin's Hornpipe - med  

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Workshop 22 - April 1st, 2009 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music 
Blacksmith Reel   - slow 
Blacksmith Reel  - med 

Sheet Music 
Doon Reel  - slow 
Doon Reel - med  

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Workshop 21 - February 3rd, 2009 - MP3 Files on Bones by Steve Brown


Steps to Playing Bones

1) The Hold  

2) The Tap  

3) The Rattle 

4) Shaping to Music   

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Workshop 20 - January 7th, 2009 - MP3 Files by Tommy Peoples


Sheet Music (The Morning Thrush)

The Morning Thrush  - slow 
The Morning Thrush  - reg 

My Love Is Fair And Handsome  - slow 
My Love Is Fair And Handsome  - reg 

Gerry Terry's  - slow 
Gerry Terry's  - reg 

 The Poor Old Woman  - reg 

Unknown Reel  - reg 

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Workshop 19 - December 3rd, 2008 - MP3 Files by Oisin McAuley


Sheet Music
Benny's Polka  - slow 
Benny's Polka  - med

Sheet Music
Is Trua Gan Pheata  - slow 
Is Trua Gan Pheata  - med  

Sheet Music
Poll & Ha'Penny  - slow 
Poll & Ha'Penny  - med 

Sheet Music
The Humours of Ballyconnell  - slow 
The Humours of Ballyconnell - med 

Sheet Music
This is My Love  - slow 
This is My Love - med  

Sheet Music
Gleanntan Frolics  - slow 
Gleanntan Frolics  - med 

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Workshop 18 - October 1st, 2008 - MP3 Files by Tony De Marco


Sheet Music
Mayor Harrison's Fedora  - slow 
Mayor Harrison's Fedora  - med 

Sheet Music (Lad O Beirns/TripToSligo)
Sheet Music (NY Jig/TatterJackWalsh)
LadOBeirnes/TripToSligo/NY Jig/TatterJack  - slow 
LadOBeirnes/TripToSligo/NY Jig/TatterJack  - med  

Sheet Music
PrettyMaggieMorrissey-Alexanders  - slow 
PrettyMaggieMorrissey-Alexanders  - med 

Sheet Music
Dowds-Providence  - slow 
Dowds-Providence  - fast 

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Workshop 17 - June 4th, 2008 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music (KittyGoneMilking)
Sheet Music (Music In The Glen)  
Kitty Gone a Milking/Music In The Glen  - med  

Sheet Music  Jig Set No. 2 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 2 
TongsByTheFire/StrikeGayHarp/WillieColeman's  - med

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Workshop 16 - May 7th, 2008 - MP3 Files by Matt & Shannon Heaton


FLUTE SECTION - Shannon Heaton

Sheet Music   
The Great Divide   - reg    

Sheet Music  
Drops of Brandy   - reg   

Sheet Music Jig Set No. 10 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 2
Garrett Barry's/Michael Hynes's/Boys of The Town- reg   


GUITAR SECTION - Matt Heaton 

Reel & Jig Guitar Rhythms Discussion   

The Great Divide   - reg

 Drops of Brandy   - reg   

Garrett Barry's/Michael Hynes's/Boys of The Town- reg   

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Workshop 15 - April 9th, 2008 - MP3 Files by Seamus Tansey


Ceol agus Craic!
Seamus Tansey 1
 
Seamus Tansey 2
Seamus Tansey 3 
Seamus Tansey 4  

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Workshop 14 - Mar 5th, 2008 - MP3 Files by Seamus Connolly


Sheet Music 
 
The Humours of Bahrain  - slow  
The Humours of Bahrain - med

The Sheik's Fancy  - slow 
The Sheik's Fancy  - med  

The Amir's Delight  - slow  
The Amir's Delight - med 

Sheet Music (coming soon) 
 
Hornpipe  - slow  
Hornpipe - med

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Workshop 13 - Feb 3rd, 2008 - MP3 Files by Flynn Cohen


Sheet Music (pdf) 
 
Laurel Tree  - slow  
Laurel Tree (with guitar) - med

Sheet Music (pdf)

Mountain Top  - slow 
Mountain Top (with guitar)  - slow   

Guitar Cords (pdf) 
  

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Workshop 12 - January 2nd, 2007 - MP3 Files by Brendan Carey Block


Sheet Music (jpg) 
 
Peter & Doreen Chiasson(march)/Willie Kennedy's( strathspey)/Homeward Bound(reel)  - slow 

Peter & Doreen Chiasson(march)/Willie Kennedy's( strathspey)/Homeward Bound(reel)  - Reg  
  
Slow Air  - slow  

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Workshop 11 - December 5th, 2007 - MP3 Files by Matt & Shannon Heaton


FLUTE SECTION - Shannon Heaton

Sheet Music (jpg) 
(copied from the book "Oil for the Chain" by Shannon Heaton)

Guitar Cords (pdf)
 
High Part of the Road  - slow 
High Part of the Road - reg     
Hag With The Money  - slow 
Hag With The Money  - reg   

Sheet Music (pdf) Reel Set No. 2 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 2
Tarbolton  - slow 
Tarbolton - reg   

Longford Collector  - slow 
Longford Collector  - reg   

Sailor's Bonnet  - slow 
Sailor's Bonnet - reg   


GUITAR SECTION - Matt Heaton

High Part of the Road  - slow   

Hag With The Money  - slow 
  
Tarbolton - reg   

Longford Collector  - reg   

Sailor's Bonnet - reg   

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Workshop 10 - November 7th, 2007 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music (jpg-hand written)  
Sheet Music (jpg - electronic conversion) 

A Night At The Fair  - slow 
A Night At The Fair  - reg   


Sheet Music (jpg)  

The Flowing Bowl  - slow 
The Flowing Bowl  - reg   


Sheet Music (pdf) Reel Set No. 8 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 2

Cup Of Tea  - slow 
Cup Of Tea - reg   

The New Copper Plate  - slow 
The New Copper Plate  - reg   

The Old Copper Plate  - slow 
The Old Copper Plate  - reg   

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Workshop 9 - October 3rd, 2007 - MP3 Files by Peter Maguire


Sheet Music (jpg)  

When Sick Is It Tae You Want  - slow 
When Sick Is It Tae You Want  - reg 


Sheet Music (jpg)   Reel Set No. 11 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 2

Martin Wynne's No.1  - slow 
Martin Wynne's No.1   - reg 

Martin Wynne's No.2   - slow 
Martin Wynne's No.2   - reg 

Martin Wynne's No.3  - slow
Martin Wynne's No.3  - reg 

Sheet Music (jpg) 
Tripping to the Well  - (midi file) 

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Workshop 8 - May 2nd, 2007 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music (pdf) 

The Rolling Wave Jig - slow 
The Rolling Wave Jig  - reg 

Sheet Music (pdf) 

Paddy Fahey's Reel  - slow 
Paddy Fahey's Reel  - reg 

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Workshop 7 - April 4th, 2007 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music (pdf) 

Kevin McHugh's Jig - slow 
Kevin McHugh's Jig  - reg 

Sheet Music (pdf) 

Jim Corcoran's  - slow 
Jim Corcoran's  - reg 

Sheet Music (jpg) 

The Old Blackbird  (Ornamented)


Sheet Music (jpg) Reel Set No. 10 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 1

Drowsie Maggie  - slow 
Drowsie Maggie - reg   

Glass Of Beer  - slow 
Glass Of Beer  - reg   

Toss The Feathers (Em)  - slow 
Toss The Feathers (Em)  - reg 

Toss The Feathers (D)  - slow 
Toss The Feathers (D)  - reg 

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Workshop 6 - March 7th, 2007 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music (pdf) 

The Torn Jacket  - slow 
The Torn Jackeg  - reg 

Sheet Music (jpg) 

Tommy Mulhaire's Ornamented  - slow 

Sheet Music (pdf) 

The Old Blackbird  - slow 
The Old Blackbird  - med 


Sheet Music (jpg) Reel Set No. 5 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 1

Bank Of  Ireland  - slow 
Bank Of Ireland - reg   

Woman Of The House  - slow 
Woman Of The House  - reg   

Kerry Reel  - slow 
Kerry Reel  - reg 

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Workshop 5 - February 7th, 2007 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music (pdf) 

Have a Drink With Me  - slow 
Have a Drink With Me  - reg 

Sheet Music (jpg) 

Tommy Mulhaire's Jig  - slow 
Tommy Mulhaire's Jig  - reg   


Sheet Music (jpg) Reel Set No. 4 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 1

Over the Moor to Maggie  - slow 
Over the Moor to Maggie - reg   

Lady Ann Montgomery  - slow 
Lady Ann Mongtomery  - reg   

Maude Millar  - slow 
Maude Millar  - reg 

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Workshop 4 - January 3rd, 2007 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Ornamentation 

Discussion on Short and Long Rolls  - slow 

Sheet Music (pdf) 

The Killavil Jig  - slow 
The Killavil Jig  - reg   


Sheet Music (pdf)  

John Kelly's Concertina Reel  - slow 
John Kelly's Concertina Reel  - reg   


Sheet Music (pdf) Reel Set No. 1 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 1

Maid Behind The Bar  - slow 
Maid Behind The Bar - reg   

Kilmaley  - slow 
Kilmaley  - reg   

Green Mountain  - slow 

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Workshop 3 - December 6th, 2006 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music (pdf) 

Man of The House  - slow 
Man of The House  - reg   


Sheet Music (pdf)  

Nora Criona  - slow 
Nora Criona  - reg   


Sheet Music (pdf) Reel Set No. 3 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 1

Boyne Hunt  - slow 
Boyne Hunt - reg   

Shannon Breeze  - slow 
Shannon Breeze  - reg   

Red Haired Lass  - slow 
Red Haired Lass  - reg   

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Workshop 2 - November 1st, 2006 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music (pdf) 

Slip Jig (unknown)  - slow 
Slip Jig (unknown)  - reg   


Sheet Music (pdf) 

Hunting The Hare (Slip Jig)  - slow 
Hunting The Hare (Slip Jig)  - reg   


Sheet Music (pdf) Reel Set No. 2 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 1

Concertina  - slow 
Concertina - reg   

West Along The Road  - slow 
West Along The Road  - reg   

Andersons  - slow 
Andersons  - reg   

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Workshop 1 - October 4th, 2006 - MP3 Files by Laurel Martin


Sheet Music (pdf) 

Dunguaire Castle  - slow 
Dunguaire Castle  - reg   (right-click Click - Save Target As)


Sheet Music (pdf) Jig Set No. 1 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 1

Humours of Glendart  - slow 
Humours of Glendart   - reg   

Saddle The Pony  - slow (right-click- Save Target As)
Saddle The Pony  - reg   

Tobins Favourite  - slow (right-click- Save Target As)
Tobins Favourite  - reg   

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October 24th, 2006 - MP3 Files by Shannon Heaton
(Shannon recorded these tunes on short notice to supplement our slow session)


Sheet Music (pdf) Jig Set No. 2 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 1

Geese in The Bog  - slow 
Geese in The Bog  - reg   

The Connaughtmans' Ramble  - slow 
The Connaughtmans' Ramble  - reg   

Out on the Ocean  - slow 


Sheet Music (pdf) Jig Set No. 3 - Foinn Seisiun - Book 1

Returned Yank  - slow 
Returned Yank  - reg   

Kesh  - slow 
Kesh  - reg   

Rambling Pitchfork  - slow 
Rambling Pitchfork  - reg   

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Reely Slow Session Tunes - MP3 Files by Raymond Henry


Polka Set (Sheet Music)

Terry Teehan's  - slow 
John Egan's  - slow   
John Walsh's  - slow  


Jig Set (Sheet Music - Kevin McHugh's) 
Jig Set (Sheet Music - Cliffs of Moher)

Kevin McHugh's  - slow 
Cliffs of Moher  - slow 


Slow Air (Sheet Music)  

Dawning of the Day
  - slow 


Barn Dance Set (Sheet Music) 

Lucy Farr's Barn Dance
  - slow 
The Stack of Barley  - slow

 


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