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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2022.10.14 - Barefoot (Jig)

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X:1
T:Barefoot
C:Eoin Duignan
L:1/8
M:9/8
R:Jig
K:Amin
Aee efe dcB |[M:6/8] ~A3 BGE | ~A3 GED | DEG ~A3 | BAG A2 E |
[M:9/8]Aee efe dcB | [M:6/8] ~A3 BGE | ~A3 GED | AGE cBA | dcB A2 e ||
 aea gfe | (d/2e/2f)d ecG | AGA BGE | EGE DEG | (A/2B/2c)A BAG | EAG A2 e |
aea gfe | (d/2e/2f)d ecG | ~A3 BGE | ~A3 GED | (A/2B/2c)A BAG |1EAG A2 e :|2 EG E A3 |]

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2022.09.09 - The Hills of Kaitoke (slow reel/air)

Note the video below is played in E major, whereas we learned it in D major, as the music score.

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X:1
T:The Hills of Kaitoke
C:Catherine Fraser
K:G
M:4/4
R:slow reel/air
Ade |: "D"e f2 f- fgfA | "G"A B2 B- BAef | "Em"gfed ABdf | "A"e3 e e dd e |
"D"e f2 f- fgfA | "G"A B2 B- BAFD | "Em"B,DEF GABd |1"A"edfd eAde :|2 "A"edfd edef ||
"G"gf A2- Agfe | "D/F#"fedA- Afed | "Em"edA"D/F#"e dA"G"Bd | e"A"dfd "Bm"ed"A/C#"ef | 
"G"gf A2- Agfe | "D/F#"fedA- AGFD | "Em"B,DEF GABd |1 "A"edfd eAde :|2 "A"edfd e ||

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2022.08.12 - Going To The Well For Water (slide)

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X: 1
T: Going To The Well For Water
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"D"A2f A2f A2f fed|"G"B2g B2g B2g gfe|
"A"c3 BcB Ace a3|1 g2e cde "D"d3 dcB:|2 g2e cde "D"d3 d2 e||
|:"D"f3 fed "A/C#"e3 edc|"Bm"d3 dcB "A"c3 cBA|
"G"G2B G2B "D/F#"F2A F2A| "A"E3 e2d cBc "D"d2e||

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2022.07.08 - The Butterfly (slip jig)

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X: 1
T: The Butterfly
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:B2E G2E F3|B2E G2E FED|B2E G2E F3|B2d d2B AFD:|
|:B2d e2f g3|B2d g2e dBA|B2d e2f g2a|b2a g2e dBA:|
|:B3 B2A G2A|B3 BAB dBA|B3 B2A G2A|B2d g2e dBA:|

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2022.06.10 - A Fig For A Kiss (slip jig)

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X: 1
T: A Fig For A Kiss
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Edor
"Em"G2B E2B BAG|"Bm"F2A D2A AGF|"Em"G2B E2B BAG|"D"BdB AGF "Em"E2F|
"Em"G2B E2B BAG|"Bm"F2A D2A AGF|"Em"G2B E2B BAG|"D"BdB AGF "Em"E3||
"Em"g2e g2e edB|"Bm"f2d dcd fed|"Em"g2e g2e edB|"D"dBG GBd e2f|
"Em"g2e g2e edB|"Bm"f2d dcd fed|"Em"gfe "D"fed "C"edA|"Bm"BdB AGF "Em"E2F||

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2022.04.08 - The Happy Polka (polka)

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X: 1
T: The Happy Polka
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
af/a/ f/a/f/a/|af/a/ f/a/f/a/|af bf|af ba|ge/g/ e/g/e/g/|
ge ce|1 ba g/f/e|ba g/f/e:|2 ba g/f/e|d2 ag||
|:f2>f2|e2 d2|(B/c/d) ef|baaf|1 g3b|f2 e2|
dcBc|BAFA:|2 g/a/g/a/ g/a/g/a/|f/a/f/a/ f/a/f/a/|eA Bc|dz bz||

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2022.03.11 - Church Street Polka (polka)

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X: 163
T: Church Street Polka
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d/c/|:BG D>D|Ec cA/B/|cE F>E|Dd d/e/d/c/|
BG D>D|Ec cA/B/|c/B/A/G/ F/D/E/F/|1 GB Gd/c/:|2 GB GB/d/||
|:g2 f2|c7/ d/|ee dd|B3 B/c/|
d>e dc|A2 AB/A/|1 G>A Bc|d2 de/f/:|2 Gg f/g/a|gf g||

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2022.02.11 - Bundle and Go (jig)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/c6PTBpI3u9g?start=133

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X: 1
T: Bundle and Go
B: February 2022
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:D|"Em"E2E EDB,|G3 GAB|"D"A2A AFA|d3 d2e|
"G"dBG GAB|"D"AFD DEF|"Em"G2E "Bm"FED|"Em"E3 E2:|
|:A|"Em"B2e edB|"D"d3 def|"Em"e2e edB|"D"d3 d2e|
"G"dBG GAB|"D"AFD DEF|"Em"G2E "D"FED|"Em"E3 E2:|

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2022.01.14 - The Holly Bush (jig)

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X: 1
T: The Holly Bush
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:BAG G2D|~G3 ABc|BAG edc|B/c/dB cBA|
BAG G2D|~G3 ABc|BAG edB|1def g3:|2def g2f | 
|:gdd gdd|gdd dcB|Acc Acc|A^GA cdc|
BAB cdc|BAG Fdc|BAG edB|1 def g2d:|2 def g3|

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