Monday, December 3, 2012

Irish Session Tunes from the Foinn Seisiún Series

Foinn Seisiún is a series of music books and recordings produced by Comhaltas containing traditional Irish tunes arranged in sets.  There are 4 volumes available now, and each volume contains the notation to more than 100 tunes.  These tunes form the core repertoire for Irish sessions the world over.  Comhaltas has made several recordings from Books 1, 2 and 3 available on their site for streaming and free download.  I believe the recordings were made by the Kilfenora Ceili Band and the Tulla Ceili Band, so it doesn't get much more authentic than that!  These are great for playing by ear or for pairing with other written sources.  Enjoy!

BOOK 1 TUNE LIST

  1. Haunted House
  2. My Darling Asleep
  3. Club Céilí
  4. Little Diamond Polka
  5. Murroe Polka
  6. Maid of Ardath
  7. Boyne Hunt
  8. Shannon Breeze
  9. Red-Haired Lass
  10. Humours of Glendart
  11. Saddle The Pony
  12. Tobin’s Favourite
  13. Tulla Reel
  14. Skylark
  15. Roaring Mary
  16. Brosna Slide
  17. O’Keefe’s
  18. Dennis Murphy’s
  19. Maid Behind the Bar
  20. Kimaley
  21. Green Mountain
  22. Britches Full Of Stitches
  23. Armagh Polka
  24. Ballydesmond No. 3
  25. Geese In The Bog
  26. Connachtman’s Rambles
  27. Out on the Ocean
  28. Miss McCleod
  29. Merry Blacksmith
  30. Sally Gardens
  31. Jerry’s Beaver Hat
  32. Kesh Jig
  33. Rambling Pitchfork
  34. Sonny’s Mazurka
  35. Shoe the Donkey
  36. Jackie Coleman’s
  37. Mountain Road
  38. Cregg’s Pipes
  39. Queen of the Fair
  40. Pay the Reckoning
  41. Carraroe Jig
  42. Sheehan’s
  43. Cameronian
  44. Foxhunter’s
  45. Lark in the Morning
  46. Humours of Ennistymon
  47. Wandering Minstrel
  48. Boys of Bluehill
  49. Cork Hornpipe
  50. Cronin’s Hornpipe
  51. Earl’s Chair
  52. Tim Maloney’s
  53. Ships Are Sailing
  54. Belltable Waltz
  55. Trip to Athlone
  56. Langstrom’s Pony
  57. Sackow’s Jig
  58. Concertina Reel
  59. Come West Along the Road
  60. Anderson’s
  61. Brendan Tonra’s
  62. Kilavil
  63. Ship in Full Sail
  64. Ballydesmond No. 2
  65. Ballydesmond No. 1
  66. Peg Ryan’s
  67. Silver Spear
  68. Father Kelly’s
  69. Miss Monaghan
  70. Jim Ward’s
  71. Blarney Pilgrim
  72. Cook in the Kitchen
  73. Sonny Murray’s
  74. Home Ruler
  75. Kitty’s Wedding
  76. Tabhair Dom Do Lamh
  77. Joe Cooley’s
  78. Wise Maid
  79. Bird in the Bush
  80. Dusty Windowsills
  81. Cliffs of Moher
  82. Rose in the Heather
  83. John Doherty’s Mazurka
  84. Vincent Campbell’s
  85. Drowsy Maggie
  86. Glass of Beer
  87. Toss the Feathers (Em)
  88. Toss the Feathers (D)
  89. Morning Lark
  90. Joe Cooley’s
  91. Tom Billy’s
  92. Long Note
  93. Teetotaller
  94. St. Anne’s
  95. London Lasses
  96. Kid on the Mountain
  97. Jim Morrison’s
  98. Leitrim Jig
  99. Bank of Ireland
  100. Woman of the House
  101. Kerry Reel
  102. Lilting Banshee
  103. Haste to the Wedding
  104. Maid on the Green
  105. Over the Moor to Maggie
  106. Lady Ann Montgomery
  107. Maude Millar
  108. The Frost is All Over
  109. The Eavesdropper
  110. Sixpenny Money
  111. Sweeney’s Polka
  112. Dennis Murphy’s
  113. Maggie in the Wood
  114. Salamanca
  115. Banshee
  116. Sailor’s Bonnet

BOOK 2 TUNES


  1. Garrett Barry’s Jig
  2. Michael Hyne’s
  3. Boys of the Town
  4. Sailor on the Rock
  5. Hare’s Paw
  6. Sunny Banks
  7. Kerry Jig
  8. Lad O’Beirne’s
  9. Bush on the Hill
  10. Jenny Picking Cockles
  11. Jenny’s Wedding
  12. Jenny’s Chickens
  13. Tar Road to Sligo
  14. Maid in the Meadow
  15. Behind the Haystack
  16. Ryan’s Slip Jig
  17. Drops of Brandy
  18. The Foxhunt
  19. Old Kilfenora Jig
  20. Hole in the Hedge
  21. Flowers of the Burren
  22. Memories of Ballymote
  23. Gurteen Cross
  24. Waves of Tory
  25. Cup of Tea
  26. The New Copperplate
  27. The Old Copperplate
  28. Tongs by the Fire
  29. Strike the Gay Harp
  30. Willie Colemans
  31. Donegal Reel
  32. Peeler’s Jacket
  33. Trip to Durrow
  34. O’Callaghan’s
  35. Plains of Boyle
  36. Rights of Man
  37. Maids of Mount Cisco
  38. Sligo Maid
  39. Swallow’s Tail
  40. Bill Collin’s Jig
  41. Kilmovee Jig
  42. The Cobbler
  43. Kitty Gone a Milking
  44. College Groves
  45. Green Fields of America
  46. Jackson’s Morning Breeze
  47. Christy Barry’s No. 1
  48. Christy Barry’s No. 2
  49. Swinging On The Gate
  50. The Tinker’s Daughter
  51. The Hunter’s House
  52. The Luck Penny
  53. Pipe on the Hob No. 1
  54. Pipe on the Hob No. 2
  55. Connemara Stockings
  56. Jim McCormick’s
  57. The Clogher Reel
  58. Star Above the Garter
  59. John Mickey’s Slide
  60. Dingle Regatta
  61. Health to the Ladies
  62. The Rambler
  63. When Sick is it Tae You Want?
  64. Martin Wynne’s No. 1
  65. Martin Wynne’s No. 2
  66. Martin Wynne’s No. 3
  67. Brian Boru’s March
  68. Stone of Destiny
  69. Chicago Reel
  70. Castle Kelly
  71. Humours of Ballyconnell
  72. The Lilting Fisherman
  73. Tell Her I Am
  74. Going to the Well for Water
  75. Terry Teehan’s
  76. John Egans
  77. John Walsh’s
  78. Shaskeen Reel
  79. My Love is in America
  80. Tom Ward’s Downfall
  81. Paddy’s Return
  82. Kilfenora Jig No. 2
  83. kilfenora Jig No. 3
  84. Traver’s Reel
  85. Bucks of Oranmore
  86. Duke of Leinster
  87. The Battering Ram
  88. Humours of Drinagh
  89. Gillian’s Apples
  90. The New Policeman
  91. Lad O’Beirne’s
  92. Wind That Shakes the Barley
  93. Lucy Farr’s Barndance
  94. Stack of Barley
  95. Some Say the Devil is Dead
  96. Cronin’s (Speed the Plough)
  97. Tommy People’s
  98. Galtee Rangers
  99. Off to California
  100. Liverpool Hornpipe
  101. Murphys
  102. Tarbolton
  103. Longford Collector
  104. Sailor’s Bonnet

Book 3 selections (arranged in sets)


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