Irish Tune

Connaughtman’s Ramble

I saved space on the pages of my book by using footnotes and tidbits of tab. These one bar or less fragments were meant to be substituted when desired. In my many years of teaching I found that substituting a fragment, or a bar, was not an easy skill for most students. Now that I […]

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The Butterfly

If you saw the program of The Celtic Women, you heard this tune played by a cute blond fiddler who danced in a graceful way as she played. It’s a popular session tune, and usually played a bit faster than the graceful dancing way. The Butterfly pdf.

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Julia Delaney

Apparently I was mistaken about Margaret’s Waltz being an Irish tune. An yet, I’m going way out on a limb here and saying this is an Irish reel. Definitely sounds Irish. I worked out a harmony part in twin fiddling for this, but you need to go into second position to pull it off. That’s […]

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Little Beggar Dog

This is one of my own tunes. Using Little Beggar Man as a model for the structure of the tune gave me a chance to slip into the key of F in the B part. I had in mind an Irish reel kind of tune. (On August 9 I updated the chart. After meeting with […]

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Kilfenora’s Jig

The first time I heard Martin Hayes it was a compilation disc of many fiddlers. His playing was totally magnetic. I went right out and found Under the Moon. First the album, then the collection of tunes. Kilfenora’s Jig was really was irresistible I’ve been playing it long enough now that it has evolved a […]

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