This list consists of tunes at least one of us is confident leading and most of us have followed along with before.
For the Irish traditional tunes (and several non-traditional, non-Irish tunes), TheSession.org is a good resource for ABC notation, as well as MIDI files and staff notation.
Not sure how to remember the rhythms of different time signatures? Try this discussion.
For everyone’s convenience, we have MuseScore files for the songs we’re working on as a group available on a shared (read only) Google Drive. Feel free to download and edit those files for your own use.
MuseScore is a free, open-source score editing application for desktop. There are also two mobile apps:
- MuseScore (Android only, free):allows you to browse and display music on MuseScore.com
- MuseScore Songbook (Android and iPhone, paid): allows you to display and play back your own locally saved MuseScore files
Guitarists and players of other stringed instrument players may appreciate TuxGuitar (free, open source). This program allows you to create tabs for stringed instruments with different tunings, numbers of strings, and numbers of frets.
|Tune||Sheet Music||Video performance||Video (Tutorial)|
|Britches full of stitches (Amaj polka)||Google Drive||Herman Overholdt Session, Sweden||Fiddle||Tin Whistle||Accordion|
|Road to Lisdoonvarna (Edor slide)||Google Drive||Faolan, as video game music||FiddleHed||Moonrise Whistling||Liberty Bellows|
|Sonny’s Mazurka (Dmaj mazurka)||Google Drive||Doneagal, 2012||High D Whistle, Let Us TinWhistle||Jean Banwarth|
|Star of the County Down (Amin barndance)||Google Drive||Fiddles, ukelele, guitar, cello|
|Paddy McFadden (Ador slide)||Google Drive|
|Sheebeg Sheemore (Dmaj air/waltz)||Google Drive,|
|Banish Misfortune (Dmix double jig)||Google Drive,|
|Hamilton Ironworks (by John Hartford)||Google Drive||Fiddle lesson|
|Ashokan Farewell (by Jay Ungar)||Google Drive,||Fiddles, banjo, guitar|
|Out on the Ocean (Gmaj jig)||Google Drive||Fiddle lesson|
|Mairi’s Wedding (Gmaj)||Sheet music with vocals, Video,||Rankin Family with vocals|
Fun Music Video,
Different teacher, starts on A,
|Tin Whistle Tabs,||Accordion Duet|
|Denis Murphy’s Polka (Dmaj polka)||Sheet Music with video||Street Session,||FiddleHed,|
|The Silver Spear (Dmaj reel)||Google Drive|
|The Swallowtail (Edor jig)||Google Drive|
|Maggie in the Woods (Gmaj polka)||Google Drive|
|The Kesh (Gmaj jig)||Google Drive|
|Maison de Glace (Dmaj jig)||Google Drive|
|One Hundred Pipers (Dmaj jig)||Google Drive|