McDonnell's Traditional Irish Music Slow Session

Fun Tunes to Learn

Due to a variety of reasons we will not be adding new tunes every month so we now just call this ‘Fun Tunes to Learn’.  We will intermittently add tunes as they emerge from the session players.  

The tune for May 2013 is Atholl Highlanders.  It is also a Scottish tune in the Key of A which was commonly played by Billy Moran after the Blackthorn Stick and the Rakes of Kildare.  The sheet music as arranged by Colin MacLeod is available to download as a pdfpdf_button file

The tune for July 2012 is Hector the Heromusic-icon.  It is a lament in the Key of A which is the key in which it was written and is played in Scotland.  Click on the name to hear it played slowly by Colin Macleod.  The sheet music as arranged by Colin is available to download as a pdfpdf_button file.  Some Irish musicians play it in the Key of D

The tune for December 2010 was the Home Ruler ·hornpipe. ·Click on the name to hear it played. ·The sheet music can be found in Kathleen Harte’s Book ·Vol 1, page 44.

The tune for October 2010 is the·Scottish tune·Skye·Boat·Song·. Click on the name to hear it played. The sheet music is available as a pdf.·Just click on pdf to download the file.

The tune for August 2010 is the reel The Maid of Feakle. Click on the name to hear it played. The sheet music is available in Kathleen Harte’s book Vol. 1. page 18.

The tune for June 2010 is the jig Tenpenny Bit. Click on the name to hear it played. The sheet music is available in Kathleen Harte’s book Vol. 1. page 55

The tune for April 2010 was the commonly played dance polka ‘Little Brown Jug’ Music icon. Click on the name to hear it played. The sheet music can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking ‘Little Brown Jug’Pdf button

The tune for February 2010 is the commonly played march ‘The Star of the County Down’ Music icon. Click on the name to hear it played.  The sheet music can be found in the Slow Session Music BookletPdf button.

The tune for November-December 2009 was the commonly played march ‘The Battle of Aughrim’ Music icon. Click on the name to hear it played. The sheet music can be found in the Slow Session Music BookletPdf button.

The tune for September-October 2009 was O’Keefe’s Slide music-icon. The sheet music can be found in the Slow Session Music BookletPdf button.

Click on the tune names to hear the tunes played slowly.  Right click on Music icon or Pdf button and go to “Save Link (Firefox) or Target (Internet Explorer)” to save file to your computer.