View Across the Valley

View Across the Valley
This is a lovely reel I learnt from a concertina player at our session in Glanmire. Cracking tune when I can keep up with her! We usually play The Coming of Spring after this but sets are not set in stone, no matter what people tell you. This is a very slightly different version to ...

Peter Byrne’s Fancy

We played this little ditty last week. I learnt this jig from a guitarist who had learnt it from the playing of Arty McGlynn. See below for the tune on Youtube from the great Arty himself. Notes adapted from the versions on The Session.

The Spike Island Lasses

We did this tune tonight in the improver’s class at Jim’s suggestion. Lovely 4 parter reel with a few tricky bits but worth persevering with. See different versions on The Session.

Na Ceannabháin Bhána

We did this little ditty in Autumn term. Also known as Little Canavan’s. See The Session for more versions.

The Dublin Reel

The Dublin Reel is another one of our recent tunes this Autumn. As usual, The Session has plenty of versions.

The Cat’s Meow

This 3 parter jig was taught recently in the Autumn classes. Tara Howley plays a lovely version of this on her debut album, Take 1, preceded by Helvic Head. This is an accomplished album by such a young piper and worth checking out. See other versions on The Session.

Blarney Pilgrim

Blarney Pilgrim
First tune taught at the improvers class this Autumn was Blarney Pilgrim. Check out other settings on TheSession.org. I’m just testing out the best way to post this information on our site so let me know if something isn’t working on your end. Try some crans at the start of the tune to mix things ...

High Kings of Laois

High Kings of Laois
The High Kings of Laois was taught at the beginner class on Oct 18 2012. I always though it was a march but this discussion on The Session seems to suggest it’s a slow jig. We regularly play this tune at club sessions. Notes Format 1 Part 1: AF AD / AF AD / BG ...

Hag at the Churn

Hag at the Churn
Tune taught at beginner class on Oct 11 2012. Audio to follow… Notes Format 1 Part 1: AG ADD / AG AD’C / AG ADD / EFG EFG (X2) Part 2: AD’B CB / AD’D’ E’F’G’ / AD’B CG / EEE GED AD’B CB / AD’D’ E’F’G’ / F’G’E’ D’BA / GEF GED Format 2 ...

Fig for a Kiss

Fig for a Kiss
Tune taught at the beginner class on Oct 4 2012. Also taught at the improvers class in Autumn 2015. A quick note on formats used, first format uses all capital and any note with a dash is in the second octave. The second format can be read by software to create sheet music and has ...