McDonnell's Traditional Irish Music Slow Session

Slow & Steady Session Tunes


We have put together a Lake School Slow Session Tune Booklet which includes the sheet music with chords for over 50 commonly played Celtic session tunes.  The Booklet can be downloaded for free by clicking: Lake School Music Booklet 2023.

Below is a list of the 2023 tunes included in the Tune Booklet.  We have indicated the tunes we play in our Beginner and Intermediate sessions. All total there are 59 tunes. Our students commonly asked us if we could make available recordings of the tunes so they can play along with us outside of our classes and sessions.  Recordings are especially helpful for students who cannot play from sheet music.  In March 2019, we began making recordings of the tunes in an informal setting (our living room) with Lisa on the fiddle and Mark on the Anglo concertina. Unfortunately, we have not recorded all of them yet but we are working on recording all of the tunes in the near future when time is available.  We made every effort to replicate how we play the tunes in our slow & steady sessions and classes.    In order to learn and play the tunes well, you need to listen to them often.  If you are just beginning to learn the tunes we recommend you listen to the Beginner Tempo tunes for we all tend to play what we hear.

To hear the tunes and play along with Mark and Lisa click: Slow & Steady Session Tunes Played by Mark & Lisa.