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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2023.09.08 - The Lilting Fisherman (jig)

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X: 1
T: The Lilting Fisherman
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dBG uGBd|~g3 ez g|dBG GFG|Az D cBA|
dBG uGBd|~g3 ez g|dBG FGA|BGF G2z :|
K:D Major
|:~A3 AFA|~f3 fz e|dce dcB|AFF F2 G|
~A3 AFA|~B3 Bz e|cec ABc|[1dfe d2z:|[2dfe dfe||

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2023.08.11 - The Cow That Ate The Blanket (jig)

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X: 1
T: The Cow That Ate The Blanket
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
"G"B2A BGD|GAG GBd|"C"efg dBG|"D"AcB ABc|
"G"B2A BGD|GAG GBd|"C"efg "(Am7)"dBG|1 "D"AGF "G"G2 A:|2 "D"AGF "G"GBd||
|:"Em"g3 efg|"D"fag fed|"C"g3 edB|"D"BAG ABc|
"G"B2A BGD|GAG GBd|"C"efg "(Am7)"dBG|1 "D"AGF "G"GBd:|2 "D"AGF "G"G2 A||

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2023.07.14 - Maggie O'Ham (jig)

From the book Haand me doon da fiddle.


X: 1
T: Maggie O'Ham
R: jig
B: Haand me doon da fiddle, 1979
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:\
vA2(uB/c/ e2.f) | ve2(uc B3) | vA2(uB/c/ e2.c) | vB3 uE3 |\
vA2(uB/c/ e2.f) | ve2(uc BAB) | {cd}vc3 uA3 | (A3- A2)E :|
"*"|:\
vA2uA A2A | G2G G2G | F2A E2C | B,2A, B,2C |\
(vA,B,C E2)uF | vE2(uC B,A,B,) | C3 A,3 | A,3- A,3 :|

X: 2
T: Da Foula Reel
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:AAA A2f | ecB A2c | B2cA2c | A2AF2E | ABA A2f | ecB A2 c | B2 c A2c | e3E3 :|
|:fec Bce | fecB2A | a2cB2 c | A2A F2E | fec Bce | fec B2A | a2c B2c | e3E3 :|

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2023.06.09 - L'Air Mignonne (polka)


X: 2
T: L'Air Mignonne
R: polka
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EAB|:c>cce cBAB|c>cce cBAB|F3A E3 c|1 BAGA BEAB:|2 BAGB ABce||
|:f>ffa fece|f>ffa fecA|F>FF A E3c|1 BAGA BEce:|2 BAGB AEAB||

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2023.05.12 - Faroe Rum (Reel)

From the book Haand me doon da fiddle.


X: 24
T: Faroe Rum
R: Reel
B: Haand me doon da fiddle, 1979
M:C
L: 1/8
K: DMaj
|: vA(uAAF) ABd(uB | AF)vFuD vE2(uFG) | vA(uAAF) ABd(ue | fa)fe d2[f2d2] :|
|: ve(uAcA) ve(uAcA) | ABde f2(uaf) | ve(uAcA) ve(uAcA) | ve(ugfe) d2d2 :|

X: 25
T: Aandowin at da Bow
R: reel
B: Haand me doon da fiddle, 1979
M: C
L: 1/8
K:Gmaj
(vA | B)GAG TE2D2 | (vBG)u(AG) BGAd | BGAG TE2(uDE) | GABA G2G :|
(ug | eg)dB AGk!>!E2 | (ueg)dg egvd(ug | eg)dB AG E(ue | k!>!g2g)(vg a)(ufg2) |
"^ff"egdg egvd(ug | eg)dB vA(uGED) | GABG TE2(uDE) | GABA G3 |]

X: 26
T: Da Forefit o'da Ship
R: reel
B: Haand me doon da fiddle, 1979
M: C
L: 1/8
K: DMaj
|: vk!>!d2","yde dAvF2 | (uAB)AF (ED)EF | (3AAA AF ABde | k!>!f2ed kB2AB :|
|: k!>!d2","y(fd) adfd | k!>!d2","y(fd) eAAf | k!>!a2-a(e f)d(ef) | vd(uBAF) E2AB :|

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2023.04.14 - Rocky Road To Dublin, The (slip jig)


X: 1
T: Rocky Road To Dublin, The
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
R: slip jig
K: Ador
"Am"efe "G"d2B "Am"~A3|E2A A2A "G"Bcd|"Am"efe "G"d2B "Am"A2c|"G"B2G G2A Bcd:|
"Am"e2a a2f "G"~g3|"Am"e2a a2f "G"g2d|"Am"e2a a2f "Em"g2e|"G"d2B G2A Bcd|
"Am"e2a a2f "G"~g3|"Am"e2a a2A "G"Bcd|"Am"efg fga "Em"g2e|"G"d2B G2A Bcd||

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2023.03.10 - Saint Anne's (reel)


X: 1
T: Saint Anne's
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|:"D"fedf edcB|A2FA DAFA|"G"B2GB EBGB|"D"A2FA DAFA|
"D"fedf edcB|A2FA DAFA|"G"BGed "A"cABc|"D"eddc d2 de:|
|:"D"f2fg fedc|"G"Bggf g2gf|"A"edcB ABce|"D"baa^g abag|
"D"f2fg fedc|"G"Bggf g2gf|"A"edcB ABcd|"D"eddc d2 de:|

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2023.02.10 - Gravel Walks, The (Reel)

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X:1
T: Gravel Walks, The
R:Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:"Am"A2eA BAeA|A2 eA "G"BAGB|"Am"A2 eA Bdef|"G"gedc "Em"BAGB:|
"Am"A2 aA "e/Am"gAfA|"Am"A2 eA "G"BAGB|"Am"A2 aA "e/Am"gAef|"G"gfge "Em"dBGB|
"Am"A2 aA "e/Am"gAfA|"Am"A2 eA "G"BAGB|"Am"ABcd "C"efga|"G"gedc "Em"BAGB|
|:"Am"cAAG "e/Am"A2AB|"F"cA (3AAA "G"BGBd|"Am"cAAG A2 ef|"C"gfge "Em"dBGB:|
|:"C"c2 gc "e/C"acgc|"C"c2 gc "G"BAGB|"C"c2 gc "Am"acga|"Em"gedc "G"BAGB|
"C"c2 gc "e/C"acgc|"C"c2 gc "G"BAGB|"Am"Aa (3aaa agea| "Em"gedB "Am"[1A2 AB :|[2 A4|

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2023.01.13 - High Road to Linton (Reel)

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X:1
T: High Road to Linton
R: Reel
K: A
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
ed|:"A"ceef a2 ae|"D"f2 fe "A"a2 ae|ceef a2 ae|"D"fa"A"ec "E7"B2 "A"A2:|
|:"A7"vcee(=g "D"f)dd(f|"A"e)cc(e "E7"d)BBd |"A7"cee(=g "D"f)ddf|"A"ecac "E7"B2 "A"A2:|
|:"A"a2 a2 ef a2|efae "D"fa"A"ef|a2 a2 efae|"D"fa"A"ec "E7"B2"A"A2:|
|:"A"c2 ec "D"de f2|"A"c2 ec "E7"BcdB|"A"c2ec "D"defg|"A"afec "E7"B2 "A"A2:|

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