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    Default OK, the next time someone asks ...

    I thought this would be an interesting experiment. I figured the next time I was at one of the better sessions I attend, I'd write down every set we played, so I did. And if anyone does the same, here's a string to add your own.

    Anyway, here's what the fourth Saturday session at Dunne's in White Plains, NY, played from about 5 to about 8 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2018 (spelling optional on some of these):

    Maid on the Green/Anthony Frawley's
    Sean Walsh/Craig's Pipes
    Jerry's Beaver Hat/Tell Her I Am
    Humours of Ennystimon/Garrett Barry's
    Galway/Honeysuckle/Cronin's hornpipes
    Dinny Delaney's/Donegal Reel/Sailor's Jacket
    Cup of Tea
    Father Kelly's II and I
    Palm Sunday/Hare in the Corn
    Dr. O'Neill's
    Bucks of Oranmore
    Bright, Quiet Eileen O'Carol/Blarney Pilgrim
    Rakish Paddy/Greenfields of America
    Sailor on the Rock/Ships are Sailing/Dick Gossip
    Plains of Boyle/Kitty's Wedding
    Drowsy Maggie/Miss McLeod's
    Man of the House/Rolling in the Rye Grass
    Ash Plant/Hunter's House
    Pretty Maggie Morrissey (Hennesey's)/Liverpool hornpipes
    Dawning of the Day (Raglin Rose)
    Parnell's March
    Musical Priest/Torn Jacket
    Queen of the Fair
    Coming of Spring
    Billy Brock's/Dublin Porter
    Fig for a Kiss/Boys of Ballysodare slip jigs
    Kerry polka/Kerry polka/Rattlin' bog
    Lark in the Morning
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    Default Re: OK, the next time someone asks ...

    very nice
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    I don’t know if house sessions count, but if they do some of us got together last night near Wadebridge and the following car-crash of tunes & songs is what I remember we did.

    Foxrock Hornpipe, Mme. Bonaparte, Boys of Bluehill
    Glasgow Reel, The Lark, The Buttefly
    Spootiskerry, Willafjord, High Road To Linton, Merry Blacksmith
    Pivli och Esko’s Brudvals,
    Tjønneblomen
    Eamonn A'Chnoic
    Glenlogie
    The Streams Of Nantsian
    Will You Go, Lassie, Go?
    Caoineadh Luimní
    La Zita Passa
    Ciu Ti la dissi?
    Vulcano
    No Names
    The Ballad Of Lord Franklin
    Josefin's Dopvals
    Dennis Murphy, £42 pound Cheque, Sean Ryans

    Then went quiet and talked a load of cobblers for hours.

    I alternated between the fiddle and mandolin and we always do songs too so they’re in there in the random order they occurred.
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    Default Re: OK, the next time someone asks ...

    This one was a little more chancy, since I was sitting opposite the people who knew the names of the tunes I didn't, and we had 2 singers along with guest Dan Gurney, but this was (most of) the music played between 4 and 6 p.m. at the second Saturday session at the Milford Irish Heritage Society in Milford, Conn., on Feb. 10, 2018. As before, some of the spelling is my best guess.

    Cooleys/Wise Maid
    Apples in Winter/Tell Her I Am
    Napoleon Crossing the Rhine/Plains of Boyle
    Father Kelly II/?/Limestock Rock
    (solo by Dan on box: Tim Maloney's/Malloy's Favorite/Boy in the Gap)
    (solo by Christine on flute: Mother's Pet/Sandymount)
    Music in the Glen (in G) /Silver Spear
    Bend in the Road/Echoes of Killarney/Bridgie Murphy (slides)
    Greenfields of Woodford/Whelen's Sow
    Scatter the Mud/Blarney Pilgrim/Humours of Ennystimon
    Star of Munster/Greenfields of America
    Dowd's No. 9/Bird in the Bush/Mossy Banks
    Rolling Wave/Humours of Trim
    Bucks of Oranmore/Jolly Tinker

    We spent more time talking, plus the 2 singers took up some time, so there are fewer tunes than we normally play.
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    At the two old time sessions I go to we try to list the tunes we play on our Facebook page so that some of us can find the tunes and learn then for subsequent sessions. Very helpful. Thanks, Randi!
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    Here are the tunes covered in my local session. I can go with jigs and reels, and then I start to struggle!

    POLKAS
    Maggie in the Wood
    Balydesmond Polkas 1 2 3
    Kerry Polka

    JIGS
    Paddy in London
    Kesh Jig
    Out on the Ocean
    My Darling Asleep
    Burnt Old Man
    Sakows Jig / Tripping up the Stairs

    HORNPIPES
    Off to California
    Boys of Bluehill / Twin Sisters
    Greencastle
    Liverpool

    REELS
    Father Kelly
    Miss McCleod
    Silver Spear
    Maid Behind the Bar
    Merry Blacksmith

    MARCHES
    Roddy McCorley
    Sean South
    Foggy Dew
    Minstrel Boy
    Boys from Wexford
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