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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2017.10.13 - The Pigeon On The Gate (reel)

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X: 1
T: The Pigeon On The Gate
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
dc| "Em" BE ~E2 BEdE|BE ~E2 dBAF|"D"D2 FD AD FE|"Bm7"DEFA BAFA|
"Em"BE ~E2 BEdE|BE ~E2 dBAF|"D"DEFA dfec|"Bm7"dBAF "Em"E2:|
GA| "Em"Beed efed|Bdef gedB|"D"Addc d3 B|A2 FE DEFA|
"C"Beed efed|Bdef g2 fg|"D"af ge fd ec|"Bm7"dBAF "Em"E2:|

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2017.09.08 - Mouse In The Kitchen (jig)

X: 1
T: Mouse In The Kitchen
C: Colin Farrell
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c3 cde | dcA F3 | E3 ABc | B3 BAB |
c3 cde | dcA F2a | afe fec | ecB A3 :|
|: B3 BAB | c3 cBA | B3 BAB | cea fec |
B3 BAB | Bce a3 | afe fec | ecB A3 :|

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2017.08.11 - Tripping Up The Stairs (jig)

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X: 1
T: Tripping Up The Stairs
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|:FAA GBB|FAd fed|cdc ABc|dfe dAG|
FAA GBB|FAd fed|cdc ABc|dfe d2:|
c| dBB fBB|fgf fed|cAA eAA|efe edc|
dBB fBB|fgf fed|cdc ABc|dfe d2:|

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2017.07.14 - Willie Coleman's (jig)

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X: 1
T: Willie Coleman's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~B3 AGE|GED GBd|edB dgb|age dBA|
~B3 AGE|GED GBd|edB dBA|AGF G3:|
~g3 edB|dgb age|~g3 edB|GBd e3|
~g3 edB|dgb age|dBd gdB|AGF G3:|

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2017.06.09 - The Dunmore Lasses (reel)

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X: 1
T: The Dunmore Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E2EF GFGA|Bee2 Bee2|E2EF G2BG|A2BA GEFD|
E2EF GFGA|Beed e2ef|ge fd edBG|A2 BA GEED:|
g2eg fedA|Bee2 Bee2|g2eg fedB|AcBA GE~E2|
g2eg fedA|Beed e2ef|ge fd edBG|A2 BA GEED:|

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2017.05.12 - The Hare's Paw (reel)

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X: 1
T: The Hare's Paw
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"G3 B A2GA|"C"BE~E2 GED2|"G"GFGA BABd|1 "D"eg fg edBA:|2 "D"eg fg e3 f||
|:"Em"g2 fg edBc|d2 ed Bd d2 |1 "C"g2fg edBd|eg fg e3 f:|2 "Am7"e3 g edBd| "D"eg fa gedB||

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2017.04.14 - The Abbey (reel)

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X: 1
T: The Abbey
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: A3B A2GE | A2GA BddB | A3B A2GE |1 DEGA BddB |2 DEGA Bddz :|
| egg2 a3a | gabg aged | egg2 a2ga | bgaf gfed |
egg2 agbg | agbg aged | egg2 a2ga | bgaf ged |

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2017.03.10 - Joe Derrane's (jig)

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X: 1
T: Joe Derrane's
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:B3 BAF|AFE EFE|DFA def|afe dBA|
B3 BAF|AFE EFE|DFA def|edB B2:|
|:e2e edB|AFA d2A|def a2a|baf a2a|
baf afa|baf edB|def afe|dBA B2:|

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2017.02.10 - The Mist On The Mountain (jig)

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X: 4
T: The Mist On The Mountain
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
"Am"EAA ABd|edB AGE|"G"~G3 GAB|dBA GED|
"Am"EAA ABd|edB ABd|"G"efg dBG|BAG "Am"A2:|
"Am"age a2b|age edB|"G"AGE G2A|BAB deg|
"Am"age a2b|age edB|"G"AGE G2A|BAG A2a|
"Am"age a2b|age edB|"G"AGE G2A|BAB GED|
"Am"EDE G2A|BAG ABd|"G"efg dBG|BAG "Am"A2||

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2017.01.13 - The Miller's Maggot (jig)

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X: 1
T: The Miller's Maggot
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:"G"G2 A B2 A|B2 A BGE|G2 A B2 A|"D"Bee dBA|
|"G"G2 A B2 A|B2 A BGE|"Am7"gfe dBA|"D"Bee dBA:|
|:"Em"e2 f fge|"D"d2 B BAG|"Em"e2 f fgg|"Bm7"aga bge|
|"Em"e2 f fge|"D"d2 B BAG|"Am"A2 B cBA|"D"Bee dBA:|

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