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Feb-09-2004, 1:14am
SONG LIST: The Rambling Pitchfork; Collier's Reel; Green Grow the Rushes-O; Jaybird; Mullingar Races; Weavin' Way; The Trip to Durrow; The Huntsman's Hornpipe; O'Donnell's Hornpipe; Ro in the Beau Hardiman the Fiddler; Forked Deer; Bumper Squire Jones; College Hornpipe; The Mooncoin Jig; The Mooncoin Reel; St. Anne's Reel; Off She Goes; Brian Boru's March Nancy; Too Young to Marry; Thompson's Reel; Thompson's Jig Spotted Pony; The Skye Boat Song; Stirling Castle; Rabbit in the Pea Patch; The Star of County Down; Pigtown Fling; Hop High Ladies; Limerock; Tobin's Jig; The Banks of Red Roses; Old Mother Flanagan; Toss the Feathers #1; Toss the Feathers #2; Richmond; Jockey to the Fair; The Handsome Cabin Boy; Texas Quickstep; Texas Gales; Boys of Bluehill; Greenfields of America; Timour the Tartar; Tom Billy's Jig; Over the Waterfall; Moloney's Wife; Dusty Miller; The Lark in the Morning; The Blackthorn Stick; March of the King of Leix; Un Homme Marie; The Fisherman's Hornpipe; Boston Boy; Fox Hunter's Jig; Ladies on the Steamboat; The Newlywed's Reel; Drowsey Maggie; Byrne's Hornpipe; College Groves; Cowboy Waltz; Harvest Home

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Feb-09-2004, 11:28am
Yes those are good tunes to know, and if you check the tab section on this site most of them are available to download for FREE!!!

Feb-09-2004, 6:02pm
I have begun learning a lot of (standard?) celtic tunes lately. I found that many of the tunes on Co-Mando are very elaborate. Which is great for adding some spiffy moves to a tune core. For example, compare Co-mando's "Wind that Shakes the Barley" with any typical standard notation-its a monster. I know I learned it http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif. This situation has motivated (because of tab limits) to go back and dig into sight reading music because so much celtic is in standard notation. Its not bad going and much I find is very short, simple versions of tunes-great for learning the core melody. The wonderful Bob D. suggested the Virtual Session which has some great simple, notation to print. There are many other great sites for sheet music as well. It is all so fun ain't it...

Feb-09-2004, 9:04pm
No offense to the author of the book, but I can't imagine that songs that being with "Texas" or "Cowboy" are Celtic in origin.

Kidding aside, one thing I'm finding immensely fun, having started out with Old Time and to a lesser extent Bluegrass, is picking up Celtic tunes by ear from recordings...really alot of these tunes, especially the 4/4 ones, aren't a whole lot different from Old Time stuff, just different ornamentation,and bunches more tunes in Em, F, and Bb.

Now the jigs, that's a different story...

DUD, DUD, DUD, DUD.... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif I can't get no speed!

Feb-10-2004, 1:48pm
How fast is fast? I love jigs and have noticed since I have been playing them habitually, that my right hand has fisted up better than ever. I never was a poster or sloppy right hand player, but I have noticed a much more compact right hand fist. Loving it!

I am not sure what a person would do or look at to build speed in Irish music. My instincts would be to maybe look at some standard notation and make sure those pick strokes are fitting into a logical pick-stroking pattern. I think any time I louse up a stroke on a triple it dooms me until I correct it.

Feb-12-2004, 1:37pm
yer better off learnin' 'em by ear, IMHO. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

Feb-15-2004, 6:51am
Picking Bob,
I found this site yesterday http://www.traditional-music.org/show_category.asp?cat=4 . The midi's are slow and simple enough to grasp them by ear. Check out how many versions they have of something like the Kesh jig or Walls of Liscarrol.
Emily http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Feb-15-2004, 11:06am
Excellant site!