Irish Tune

The Hunter’s Purse, an Irish Reel in Music Notation

Even today a purse is not just a small bag for carrying money. It can be the prize inĀ  a contest. The hunter may think of his quarry as a prize. But a animal taken by the hunter may not fit into a small bag. The hunter’s purse may be the small bag he made […]

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The Dutchman’s Pipe, a Grassapelli Tune on Video

This is just the tune by itself. I play through it a couple of times on video.

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The Dutchman’s Pipe

This is a jig I wrote recently. I like to play it in a medley with Connaughtman’s Ramble and The Northern Jig. You can download the Dutchman’s Pipe pdf. Inspired by Liz Carroll’s playing of The Northern Jig on the In Play album, I use a long linear figure to connect the parts from low […]

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Ten Penny Bit

Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar. These bits were parts of a dollar, pieces of eight. Each one was worth about 12.5 cents. When one of them got really worn, you had a Ten Penny Bit. Download the tune as a pdf file. This jig is a popular session tune. Another such jig […]

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