Workshop Information

Recently, we have been trialling running a short tune-learning workshop at the beginning of each session. This involves spending 30-40 minutes learning a new tune by ear. The idea is to increase the confidence of the sessioners for playing tunes by ear and relying less on the music. After we have learned a tune, we will post notes about the tune we learned here.

The tunes here should all be shown as scores. If they're not then it could be your browser doesn't support the library used to draw the music. You can probably see the ABC notation used to generate the music. I'm trying to add PDFs to all the music so you can download that to see the score. Alternatively, use a new browser!

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2011.09.09 - Fairies, The (hornpipe)

Remember this tune is a hornpipe, so although the quavers are written straight, you need to swing them. This is common practice in the transcription of Irish music.

X: 1
T: Fairies, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
BAF|GFGA BdcB|AGAB G2Bc|dgfg edcB|cedB A2Bc|
dggf g2fe|dedc B2AG|ABcA dcAF|G2GF G2:|
|:Bc|dggf g2fe|dedc B2AG|ABcd edcB|Add^c d2B=c|
dggf g2fe|dedc B2AG|ABcA dcAF|G2GF G2:|

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