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    Re: Coleman's Cross

    Good idea. Done!
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    Coleman's Cross

    Here is a nice one for ya. I couldn't find this one listed as a Song Of The Week, but it seems too common of a tune not to be there. I didn't want to double up on posting the same one twice.
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    Migey Linken

    I don't know much of the origin of this tune. I have read that it was initially played using a flute or recorder. Possibly originally written in the 17th century?? In any case, I think that it's...
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    Carolan's Draught

    Another great tune by Turlough Carolan. I don't know what it is, but I think of myself pouring a bit of whiskey in a glass when I play this one.
    The melody is one that a beginner can learn, and...
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    Re: Rattle The Quilt

    Great idea, thanks!!
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    Rattle The Quilt

    Here is another really short one for you to get the idea of the tune. I really love the melody of this one. I can see how this can really be a good jumping off point for some great improvisation. ...
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    The High Road To Linton

    This is another nice beginner piece. The melody is pretty straight forward as well as the picking pattern. Enjoy!!

    TABS available at pluckinstrings.com

    https://youtu.be/p5zkmfgWXdw
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    The Three Sea Captains

    You know what's better than two sea captains? THREE Sea Captains. I can feel the sea air on my face when I listen to this piece. And I guess I wore the appropriate shirt as well. Please enjoy!!...
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    Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 Sarabande

    Hey, it's a just few notes here and there, right? Yeah right...This was deceivingly difficult to play for me. A true tongue twister for my fingers! After literally 40+ takes, this is what I got. ...
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    Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 Sarabande

    Hey, it's a just few notes here and there, right? Yeah right...This was deceivingly difficult to play for me. A true tongue twister for my fingers! After literally 40+ takes, this is what I got. ...
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    The Grand Parade

    Composed in 1782 by James Aird. This is from the first selection. Love the melody as well as the harmony. I hope you like it as well.

    TABS available at pluckinstrings.com
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    The Doctor - Mandolin

    This one was... Something else. I really enjoyed the intensity of it. I hope you do to.

    TABS available at pluckinstrings.com
  13. The Storms Are On The Ocean - Guitar/Mandolin

    I was a bit hesitant as to whether or not to post this. Is this a mandolin video or a guitar video? Maybe a bit of both?? Anyways, slowing way down to 85 bpm on this one. This was a good...
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    Teetotaller Reel

    This was a really fun, fairly straight forward one! I hope you enjoy it as well!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW2LLwQs4zM
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    Drive The Cold Winter Away

    Listening to this makes me feel.... Triumphant. As though I just climbed a mountain. I like how it builds throughout. The melody is quite simple and absolutely doable as a beginner player. I hope...
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    Comb Your Hair and Curl It!

    I just can't get over these titles! I love it!! Now this Irish traditional slip jig is in a lovely 9/8 time signature which can make it challenging to say the least. But hey, how do we get better?...
  17. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for June 2021

    I recently did The Parson In The Suds and enjoyed that one completely. Thank you for all your hard work! Your website is an incredible resource.
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    Lass If I Come Near You

    Four parts? What is happening here?! Mandolin fun, that's what! Each part is its own wonderful piece of music. Please attempt this one and post your version. I would love to hear/see it!
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  19. The Moon And Seven Stars - Mandolin

    Here is another lovely two part piece. I especially like the second measure for the second part, how it almost sounds like a note was missed. Also, each part can be learned as its own individual...
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    Parson In The Suds

    This was a fun time learning and recording this one. Don't let the harmonizing trick you in to thinking that this is a difficult piece. It is very doable.

    Parson In The Suds

    TABS available...
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    Tar Road to Sligo - Mandolin

    Watch those last four measures! A tongue twister AND a pinky workout!! Here is another one that is good to learn so you can give that pinky a run for its money.

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    Knocknagow - Mandolin

    A couple of things I noticed about this one. I really enjoyed the pinky work out. Why have a weak appendage? Try different tunes to exercise it! I also really liked how it went from a minor key...
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    LOTR - Concerning Hobbits - Mandolin

    It has been SO HOT here in Seattle these past two days (100+ degrees). It feels as though I am in Mordor. Ha! See what I did there?
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    Katie's Rambles

    The constant swirling of a beautiful melody mixed with an interesting finger twister during the second part helps make this one a pleasure to play. I hope you like it!

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    The Irish Washerwoman - Mandolin

    I thought we would go with a well known and familiar piece. Please consider SUBSCRIBING to my YouTube channel and please LIKE this video and SHARE it with your friends!

    FREE TABS available at...
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