Irish Tune

Swallowtail Jig

One of the principles of music notation publishing is economy. Publish as much music as possible in the smallest amount of space. This principle was driven by physical constraints of material and human labor. It led to the use of repeat signs, target signs of several types, measure repeat signs, and more. When I was […]

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Irish Washer Woman

About a decade back, I was playing regularly at retirement homes. The only jig ever requested was Irish Washer Woman. I had noticed that many collections of American fiddle tunes included Haste to the Wedding. That being the only jig in a collection of hoedowns, you would think it a popular tune. No one ever […]

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Off She Goes in Tab

Here’s yet another jig with updated endings. That original idea was economical, but confusing. This way is the standard approach in music notation for endings and repeats. Let’s go with it! And Off She Goes pdf. In the present edition of 43 Fiddle Tunes in Tab, I have ornaments as inserted alternatives to certain bars. […]

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Road to Lisdoonvarna

Last year at this time, I was doing a little recording for Ricko Donovan. I have some counterpoint on his My Darling Asleep from the Lucky Sevens album. He told me that Lisdoonvarna has a meet up once a year that attracts hundreds of single men and women. Going to the big social gathering may […]

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Smash the Windows

Here is another tune from my book that I’m revising. A slightly simplified version replaces a couple of rolls and an idiosyncratic little walk up on the repeat of the B section. I’ve been penciling these changes in for my studio students. Now you can see what I do. The tune is also called Roaring […]

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