Resources

This page gives access to printed collections and some audio and video.

Irish Traditional is best learned through listening. The printed music is only a guide to the basic notation of the tunes and the tunes transcribed here do not convey rhythm or ornamentation. This is most apparent in the playing of Hornpipes, Barndances and Highlands as I have transcribooksed them in equal measure quavers.

The Tune Books: You will find that many of the tunes appear in different sets and books. The reason for this is the books were compiled over several years and tailored for different student classes as required. Perhaps one day I will compile the lot into one publication but in the meantime I hope you find some of interest.

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Derry Airs Music Book Volume 1 is a selection of tunes arranged in sets from our Monday Night Session in Studio 2 Derry.

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Derry Airs Music Book Volume 2 is a selection of tunes arranged in sets from our Monday Night Session in Studio 2 Derry.

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Derry Airs and Waltzes is selection of old time waltzes and airs from our Monday Night Session in Studio 2 Derry

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Tune Songs Volume 1: A selection of Irish Traditional Dance Tunes that are also song melodies.

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The Jig Rig Tune Book 1: A selection of tunes, graded for beginner concertina and B/C style Button Accordion.

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The Jig Rig Melodeon Tunes Volume 1

A selection of tunes for any instrument but suited for 10 key melodeon. This selection was taught to Mulroy Bay Music students

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The Jig Rig Intermediate Button Accordion Tunes

A selection of Airs and Dance tunes for any instrument but selected for C#D Button Accordion at Mulroy Bay Music School

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Mulroy Music Accordion Tune List is a collection of tunes for intermediate button accordion players.  Mulroy Music Tune List 2015


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The Jig Rig Tune and Theory Book Volume 2

This book contains some History, Tunes and Theory for students doing grades in Irish Traditional Music

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The Seamus Grant Collection

This book contains a selection of tunes from the late Seamus Grant, fiddle player from Clonmany Co. Donegal

Seamus Grant Collection

For more information about Seamus Grant go to www.seamusgrantweekend.com

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Homemade Tunes: Click Here to listen to some of my compositions.

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Test Your Knowledge: Click Here to visit Quiz Page

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If you have any Requests for Tunes or Suggestions send me a mail. mddenieffe@gmail.com

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Audio and Video

TThe Killimor Jig – Double Jig: For Video Click Here

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The Wandering Minstrel -Double Jig For Video Click Here

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Over the Moor to Maggie: For Video Click Here

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Far From Home: Reel: For Video Tutorial Click Here

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The Boys of the Town: For Video Tutorial Click Here

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Come West Along the Road: For Video Tutorial Click Here

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Jackson’s Jig: For Video Tutorial Click Here

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Sean Ryan’s Hornpipe: For Recording and Music Notes Click Here

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The Primrose Lass : Tutorial: Reel in the Key of G. For Music Notes Click Here

For Youtube Video Click Here

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Bean Paidin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnwzNStdcEw

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Kevin Keegan’s Waltz : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZgAKI6WpPM

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Jimi Bhidi’s Waltz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xzBcmLZ2WI

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Congress Reel: For Video Recording and Sheet Music Click Here

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Play Along Video Practice Sets Number 3: For Videos Click Here

This Post has 3 Videos of tunes played on C#/D Accordion

Basic play along versions of tunes for C#/D Accordion from our Online Classes at www.jigrig.net: Tunes: Tobin’s Jig, Boys of Bluehill Hornpipe, Whelan’s Jig, Rolling in the Ryegrass Reel, Johnny Leary’s Jig and East of Glendart, Martin Mc Ginley’s Mazurka, Joe Byrne’s Barndance.

Basic play along versions of tunes for C#/D Accordion from our Online Classes at www.jigrig.net: Tunes: If There Weren’t Any Women in the World Barndance, Blackthorn Stick Double Jig, Lucy Farr’s Barndance, The Rose Tree Polka, Planxty Irwin, Sergeant Cahill’s Slide and The Morning Star Reel.

Basic play along versions of tunes for C#/D Accordion from our Online Classes at www.jigrig.net: Tunes: Butterfly, Bells of Tipperary Slip Jigs, Maids of Ardagh, Egans Polkas, Tripping Upstairs and My Darling Asleep Double Jigs. Basic versions as learned in class

Play Along Video Practice Set Number 2: For Video Click Here

This Post has a video of tunes played on Concertina

Tunes: O’Dalaigh’s Polka, Bill Sullivan’s Polka, Eddie Duffy’s Barndance, The Liliting Banshee, Out on the Ocean and The Stack of Barley:

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Play Along Video Practice Set Number 1: For Video Click Here

This Post has a video of tunes played on Concertina

Tunes: Boreen Bui, Moran’s Return, Old Foggy Dew, Eleanor Plunkett, Wild Rose of the Mountain, Donegal Mazurka and Shoe the Donkey

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Some Tunes from Derry Airs Volume 2

O’Dalaigh’s and Bill O’Sullivan’s Polkas

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The Friendly Visit and The Liverpool – Hornpipes

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A Fig for a Kiss and The Bells of Tipperary – Slip Jigs

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The Rolling Wave – Set Dance

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The Cul Aodh and Bill the Weaver’s – Slides
Bill the Weaver’s Slide – Slow Pace

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Biddy from Sligo and Smash the Windows – Double Jigs
Biddy from Sligo – Slow Pace

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If you have any Requests for Tunes or Suggestions send me a mail. mddenieffe@gmail.com