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The Irish Slow Session

The Irish Slow Session - Repertoire

The tunes listed below are suggestions for a session repertoire - tunes which might be heard at a Irish session. Not everyone will agree with my choices, but they're based upon my own experience of playing in Irish sessions.

Nigel Gatherer

[STD] = staff notation;
[TAB] = mando tab;
[WHI] = whistle notation;
[FID] = fiddle fingering;
[CEL] = cello;
[BGP] = smallpipes;
[MTH] = harmonica
[LP] = large print;

Last update: 2nd Feb 2015
Book 1 No. Tunes Download
 01 The Sally Gardens/The Maid Behind the Bar
02 East at Glendart/The Kesh Jig [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
03 The Boy in the Gap/The Banshee
04 St Mary's Polka/Church St Polka
05 Eibhlin
06 The Rights of Man/Chief O'Neill's Favourite
07 The Road to Lisdoonvarna/O'Keeffe's Slide [STD] [TAB] [MP3]
08 Father Kelly's Reel/The Silver Spear
09 The Piper's Chair/Gander in the Pratie Hole
10 Shoe the Donkey/Sonny's Mazurka
11 Herr Mantle So Green
12 Miss McLeod's Reel/The Merry Blacksmith
13 The Lark in the Morning [STD] [TAB] [MTH] [BGP] [LP] [MP3]
14 If I Had Maggie in the Woods/Tralee Gaol
15 The Rocky Road to Dublin/The Foxhunter's
16 Green Fields of America/Rolling in the Rye Grass
17 Sheebeg Sheemore
18 Denis Murphy's Slide/Merrily Danced the Quaker
19 The Eavesdropper/Bill Collins

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |