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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2016.12.09 - (No tune this month)


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2016.11.11 - Drummond Castle (jig)

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X: 1
T: Drummond Castle
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
G |:ABA a2 a| age g3|c3 edc|Bdg dBG|
ABA a2 a| age g3 | ege deg|edB A2 :|
B |: c3 cdc| d3 ded | c3 cdc | Bdg dBG |
c3 cdc | deg a3 | age deg | edB A2 ||

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2016.10.14 - The Old Favourite (jig)

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X: 2
T: The Old Favourite
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"BdB BAB| dBA G2B| ded d2B| ded "D"d2A|
"G"BdB BAB| dBA G2B| ded "D"cBA| "G"G3 G3 :|
|:"Em"gag "D"fgf| "C"efe "G/B"d2B| "G"ded dBc| ded dBd| "Em"gag "D"fgf|
"C"efe "G/B"d2B|1 "C"dge "D"dBA| "G"G3 G3 :|2 "Am7"dge dge| "D"dge dBA |]

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2016.09.09 - The Rose In The Heather (jig)

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X: 1
T: The Rose In The Heather
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2F EDB,|DFA BAF|ABd ede|fdB AFE|
~F3 EFE|DFA BAF|AdB AFE| FDD D3:|
|:fdB ABd|faa afd|gfe fed|Bee efg|
fdB ABd| faa afa|baf gfe | fdc d3 :||

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2016.08.12 - The Monaghan Twig (reel)

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X: 1
T: The Monaghan Twig
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:cBAB cded|cAAG ~E3B|cBAB cded|dBGB d2ed:|
cdef gfed|cdef e~A-A2|cdef gfed|dBGB d4|
cded cded|cAAB cdef|~g3f efge|dBGB d2ed||

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2016.07.08 - Toss the Feathers (reel)

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X:1
T: Toss the Feathers
R: reel
K: Em
M: 4/4
EBBA dBBA | EBBA A2 FA | BEEE B2 AB |1 defe dBAF |2 defe dBAd :|
Beed e2 de | fede fee2 | febe febe | fede fee2 | 
Beed e2 de | fede faa2 | b2bf a2 af | egfe dBAF |

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2016.06.10 - The Humours Of Tulla (reel)

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X: 3
T: The Humours Of Tulla
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d2Ad BdAB|d2fd edBc|d2Ad BdAd|1 Bd ef g2fe:|2 Bd ef g2fg||
|:affe dffg|affd g2fg|affe dfed|1 Bd ef g2fg:|2 Bd ef g2fe||

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2016.05.13 - The Lilting Banshee (jig)

X: 1
T: The Lilting Banshee
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:EAA EAA|BAB G2A|Bee edB| dBA GED |
EAA EAA|BAB G2A|Bee edB|dBA A3:|
eaa age|dBA G2A|Bee edB|def gfg|
eaa age|dBA G2A|Bee edB|dBA A3:|

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2016.04.08 - Scotsman Over the Border (Jig)

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X:1
T: Scotsman Over the Border
M: 6/8
R: Jig
K: D
|: "D" DED FDF | AFA d2 c | "G"B3 BAB | "A"def edB |
"D" DED FDF | AFA d2 c | "G"B3 AFA | "D"dAF "A"E3  :|
"D"dfa afa | "G"bge edB | "D"dfa afa | "G"bge "A"e2 A |
"D"dfa afa | "G"bge edB | "D"dcB AFA | dAF "A"E3 :|

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2016.03.11 - Gallagher's Frolics (jig)

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X: 1
T: Gallagher's Frolics
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
D|:"Em"EDE GFE|BAB dBA|BAB BAB|"D"GBG AFD|
|"Em"EDE GFE| BAB dBA| "D"BAG FAF | "Em"GED E3 |
|:"Em"e2 f gfe|g2 a bge|"D"d2 e fdd|faf ged|
|"Em"e2 f gfe|"D"dfe dBA|"Em"BAG "D"FAF|1 "Em"GEE E3 :|

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2016.02.12 - Pretty Maggie Morrissey (hornpipe)

X: 1
T: Pretty Maggie Morrissey
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dBGB cAFA|G2 (3AGF GABc|dgg2 efge|dBGB A2 (3ABc|
dBGB cAFA|GDB,D GABc|dgg2 ecAF|G2 (3AGF G2:|
|:Bc|dgg2 efge|dgg2 egg2|dgg2 efge|dBGB A2 Bc|
dBGB cAFA|BGGF GABc|dgg2 ecAF|G2 (3AGF G2:|

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2016.01.08 - The Wonder (hornpipe)

X: 1
T: The Wonder
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3DEF | GdBG FcAF | (3GFG BG D2GF | EGAB cBAG |Fd (3d^cd ed=cA|
GdBG FcAF | (3GFG BG D2GF | Eedc BAGF|A2G2 G2 :|
|:AG | FAd^c dBAG | FAd^c dfed | ^cdef (3gfe ^ce | d^cde d2 =c2 |
BcBA ^GBe2 | ABA=G FAd2 | egfe (3ded (3cBA | GgdB G2 :||

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