McDonnell's Traditional Irish Music Slow Session

Session Tunes

elow is the list of 90+ tunes that we play at our slow sessions. Because we work on learning a tune a month this list continues to grow. Click on Slow Session Tune List to get a pdf copy of the list which tells you where to get the sheet music.   Most of the tunes can also be heard by downloading the Free MP3 files. Some of this information has also been presented below.

Beginner Slow Session Tune List

The 25 Beginner Slow Session tunes  we play on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month are the tunes we encourage new players to learn. They can be viewed by clicking here.

Flanagan’s Mob Tune Sets

At most sessions around town or during performances Irish musicians typically play more than one tune at a time, typically they play 2 -3 tunes in a set.  To see the current Flanagan’s Mob sets click on SETS or to down load them click on PDF.

McDonnell’s Slow Session Tune list

2010

Title Type Book Page
1 100 Pipers Slide Session Booklet pg 2
2 All Around the World (Wise Maid) Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 12
3 All the Britches Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 34
4 All the Way to Galway Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 37
5 Ash Plant Reel Session Booklet pg 4
6 Battering Ram Jig KH Vol. 2 pg 105
7 Behind the Haystack Jig Session Booklet pg 7
8 Blarney Pilgrim Jig Session Booklet pg 9
9 Boys of Bluehill Hornpipe KH Vol. 1 pg 45
10 Buachaill on Eirne Waltz KH Vol. 1 pg 87
11 Christmas Eve Reel KH Vo. 1 pg 12
12 Cock O’the North Slide Session Booklet pg 3
13 Come Back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff Waltz KH Vol. 1 pg 84
14 Connachtman’s Rambles Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 57
15 Cooley’s Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 9
16 Denis Murphy’s Slide Slide KH Vol. 1 pg 73
17 Dingle Regatta Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 54
18 Draught of Ale (Saddle the Pony) Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 64
19 Drowsy Maggie Reel KH Vol. 2 pg 30
20 Dunmore Lasses Reel Session Booklet pg 5
21 Elsey’s Waltz Waltz Session Booklet pg 15
22 Fairies Hornpipe Hornpipe KH Vol. 1 pg 45
23 Fanny Power Waltz KH Vol. 2 pg 130
24 Father Kelly’s No. 1(Rossmore Jetty) Reel KH Vol. 2 pg 18
25 Finnigan’s Wake Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 37
26 Forty Pound Float Polka Session Booklet pg 1
27 Foxhunters Jig Slip Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 81
28 Frank’s Reel Reel Session Booklet pg 19
29 Galway City Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 37
30 Geese on the Bog Jig Session Booklet pg 8
31 Genevieve’s Waltz Waltz KH Vol. 2 pg 129
32 Give Me Your Hand Waltz KH Vol. 2 pg 138
33 Green Hills of Antrim Songs/Airs KH Vol. 2 pg 122
34 Hannah’s Polka Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 33
35 Harvest Home Hornpipe KH Vol. 1 pg 45
36 Humours of Tulla Reel Session Booklet pg 4
37 Inisheer Waltz Session Booklet pg 20
38 Kelly, the Boy from Killane Marches KH Vol. 2 pg 132
39 Kerry Slide 1 Slides KH Vol. 1 pg 73
40 Kerry Slide 2 Slides KH Vol. 1 pg 73
41 Kesh Jig Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 55
42 King of Laois March Session Booklet pg 11
43 King of the Fairies Set Dance Session  Booklet pg 17
44 Lannigan’s Ball Jig KH Vol. 2 pg 113
45 Lark in the Morning Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 58
46 Longford Collector Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 27
47 Lucy Farr Barn Dance Session Booklet pg 13
48 Maggie in the Wood Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 40
49 Maid Behind the Bar Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 10
50 Marie’s Wedding Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 38
51 Martina’s Polka 1 Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 32
52 Martina’s Polka 2 Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 32
53 Martina’s Polka 3 Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 32
54 Merrily Kiss the Quakers Wife Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 54
55 Merry Blacksmith Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 11
56 Miss McLeods Reel Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 10
57 Miss Monaghan Reel KH Vo. 1 pg 10
58 Mountain Road Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 13
59 Munster Buttermilk Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 72
60 Murphy’s Polka Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 33
61 O’Keefe’s Slide Slide Session Booklet pg 3
62 Off To California Hornpipe KH Vol. 1 pg 44
63 Out on the Ocean (Portroe Jig) Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 59
64 Plains of Boyle Hornpipe Session Booklet pg 10
65 Planxty Irwin Waltz KH Vol. 1 pg 87
66 Primrose Lass Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 26
67 Rakes of Kildare Jig KH Vol. 1 pg  42
68 Rakes of Mallow Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 36
69 Riding on a Load of Hay Polka Session Booklet pg 19
70 Roddy McCauley March KH Vol. 2 pg 132
71 Sally Gardens Reel Session Booklet pg 6
72 Scatter the Mud Jig Session Booklet pg 8
73 Seamus Cooley’s Jig Jig KH Vol. 2 pg 108
74 Send a Letter to My Mother Waltz Session Booklet pg 18
75 Shannon Breeze Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 17
76 Sheebeg Sheemore Waltz KH Vol. 2 pg 140
77 Shoe the Donkey (“Varsovienne”) Mazurka KH Vol. 1. pg 83
78 Six Penny Money Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 72
79 Skip About Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 72
80 Soldiers Joy Polka Session Booklet pg 1
81 Sonny Brogan’s Mazurka Mazurka Session Booklet pg 15
82 South Wind Waltz KH Vol. 1 pg 87
83 Spootishkerry Reel Session Booklet pg 6
84 Sweeney’s Polka Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 33
85 Tell My Ma Polkas Session Booklet pg 2
86 The Banshee Reel Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 14
87 The Battle of Aughrim March Session Booklet pg 21
88 The Blackthorn Stick Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 56
89 The Butterfly Slip Jig Session Booklet pg 17
90 The Concertina Reel Reel KH Vo. 2 pg 2
91 The Cup of Tea Reel KH Vol. 2 pg 20
92 The Earl’s Chair Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 9
93 The Irish Washer Woman Jig Session Booklet pg 9
94 The Old Claddagh Ring Waltz KH Vol. 1 pg 84
95 The Rights of Man Hornpipe KH Vol. 1 pg 47
96 The Rose Tree Polka KH Vol. 1 pg 37
97 The Silver Spear Reel KH Vol. 1 pg 17
98 The Stack of Barley Hornpipe KH Vol. 2 pg 81
99 The Stack of Wheat Hornpipe KH Vol. 2 pg 81
100 The Waves of Tory Polkas KH Vo. 1 pg 38
101 Tripping Upstairs Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 57
102 Waltzing Matilda Barn Dance Session Booklet pg 14
103 Ward’s Jig Jig KH Vol. 2 pg 105
104 Wearing of the Green March KH Vol. 2 pg 132
105 West Clare Jig Jig KH Vol. 1 pg 54
106 Wild Hills of O’Wannies Waltz Session Booklet pg 16