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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2014.10.10 - Calliope House (jig)

Calliope House is a modern tune that's ended up as part of the current Irish repertoire. It was originally written by Dave Richardson of Boys of the Lough and is named after a folk society in America.

It was originally written in the key of E-major (and you may still hear it played in that key), but has been transposed to D as flute and whistle players find that key easier. You'll also sometimes hear the parts of the tune swapped.

X: 1
T: Calliope House
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|dAA fAA|eAA fAA|Bee e2d|efe dBA|FAA A2F|
A2B d2e|1 f2f fed|e3 e2A:|2 f2fedc|d3 efg|
a2a faa|eaa faa|g2g fgf|efe dBA|FAA A2F|
A2B d2e|1 f2f fed|e3 efg:|2 f2fedc| d3 d3|

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