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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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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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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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O’Keefe’s Slide

As long as I’m updating those ending transitions of Irish jigs from my book….. Here is O’Keefe’s Slide. And a nice littleĀ  pdf of O’Keefe’s Slide.

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