Tunes to learn

Posted by jerry on May 11th, 2006 — Posted in Journal, Music

Well, the tunes I’m currently learning are mostly ones that Eve has found at sessions – and a great collection of tunes they are too!

  • The Sweetness of Mary (strathspey)
  • Cliffs of Moher (jig)
  • The Flogging Reel (reel)
  • Heights of Casino (jig) – tricky with all those dotted notes!
  • Blue Idol (jig)
  • Catharsis (reel) (some tricky cross-bowing on the second part)
  • Sean Ryan’s Jig (jig) – I’ve heard it at festivals – but most recently at a session in Brisbane where my daughter held up her mobile phone so I could listen to the tune in Canberra!

All these tunes are on  – a great resource for tunes. I’m looking forward to hearing the other tunes that Eve has in mind for me to learn – she’s got a great ear for an interesting tune or rhythm.


Comment by Eve

I’ve got a bunch more for you too : )
I am not sure how they are spelt, but there is also Sweenies Wheel, Langstroms Pony, Maggies pancakes and do you know Franks reel?
eeeep I have some tune learnin’ to do!

Posted on May 16, 2006 at 12:14 pm

Comment by jerry

Langstrom’s Pony is a good tune – I’ve heard that one before – but I can’t recall hearing the others 🙂

Thanks for these – I guess I have some tune learnin’ to do too!


Posted on May 16, 2006 at 10:17 pm

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