Irish Tune

Strawberry Blossom Fiddle Tab

Strawberry Blossom Simple and Ornamented Strawberry Blossom is a short fiddle tune, unlike Blackberry Blossom, Apple Blossom, or even Orange Blossom Special. Blackberry and Apple are normal fiddle tunes. And Orange is a three part tune that also includes a 12 bar blues song in between. All make up a fun bouquet of blossoms. O’Neill’s […]

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George Brabizon Fiddle Tab

Planxty George Brabazon by Turlough O’Carolan Turlough O’Carolan occupies a unique place in the history of music. He was the product of an auditory tradition, not written music. He is now considered one of the last of a long tradition of Irish harpists, or harpers. Current assessment is that he was not a great virtuoso. […]

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Crabs in the Skillet–Trad Irish Tune

Crabs in the Skillet in Tab As someone who has the zodiac sign of Cancer the Crab, I should feel uncomfortable about the title of this tune. But, I don’t. I didn’t even feel uncomfortable when playing this tune at an old time contest cost me placement in the top five. Too bad. It’s a […]

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On the Boulevard–a Jig by Liz Carroll

Play a Liz Carroll Fiddle Tune from Tab Notation When I first heard On the Boulevard from the Liz Carroll album, Lost in the Loop, It seemed merely to repeat the A part an octave higher for the B part. The similarity between the A part and the B part seemed a little redundant. It […]

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The Earl’s Chair

The Earl’s Chair–an Irish Reel Session Favorite When I play The Earl’s Chair, sometimes I think: The Duke of Earl’s Chair. That would be a slightly Americanized version of this great Irish fiddle reel. I first tuned in to The Earl’s Chair when I heard the Liz Carroll album, Lost in the Loop. It’s preceded […]

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