A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

Thanks to Jeremy’s little API over at https://thesession.org/api, I’ve compiled a list of all the orphaned tunes here on The Session. At the end of this post is a list of tunes with absolutely no comments, some dating back many years. In total there are 130, which is about 10% of the database here at The Session. It’s likely that some will be "dump-and-run" self-composed tunes, but that may not be true of all of them.

As many people will no doubt testify, often the comments of a tune can be more useful and interesting than the setting, and provide a wealth of information about a tune.

So here’s the challenge. Dig out your old tunebooks, scour your record collection, fire up Google and YouTube, and let’s see if we can fill in the gaps and help improve this fantastic resource for traditional music. There are many ways you can help:

- Are you an ABC ninja and the original tune setting is a mess? Tidy it up and add a better setting.
- Seen a good video on YouTube? Link to it in the comments. (Emphasis on "good").
- Do you have another setting? Then think of gian marco, slainte or Will Harmon, add it, and be sure to comment!
- Know any history about the tune? Put yourself in Nigel Gatherer’s shoes and provide a colourful background.
- Is it crying out to have a fling or barndance version? Get ceolachan on the case!
- Above all, ask yourself, what would Dow do?

Now, of course, I wouldn’t host a competition without a range of incredible prizes to those who contribute the most:

- 3rd place wins €50 in Session Shoppe vouchers http://joefago.com/thesessionshoppe/instruments.html.
- 2nd place wins a bodhrán signed by Llig.
- 1st place wins one of jim,,,,’s apostrophes, hand-engraved in silver by master craftsmen.

Good luck!

STW

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Foley’s Malarkey https://thesession.org/tunes/122
The Bashful Bachelor https://thesession.org/tunes/144
The Dancing Holstein https://thesession.org/tunes/245
PK’s https://thesession.org/tunes/984
Talisker On Ba Bridge https://thesession.org/tunes/1122
The Convelescent https://thesession.org/tunes/1282
Sergeant Cahill https://thesession.org/tunes/1614
The Merry Maiden https://thesession.org/tunes/1780
Painted Crows https://thesession.org/tunes/1884
The Connemara https://thesession.org/tunes/1897
The Galloping Stallion https://thesession.org/tunes/1910
The Centenary https://thesession.org/tunes/1912
The Catholic Boy https://thesession.org/tunes/1925
The Fish In The Dull https://thesession.org/tunes/1943
Mhari McLean’s https://thesession.org/tunes/1970
The Thimble https://thesession.org/tunes/1987
Andy’s https://thesession.org/tunes/2121
Baptism https://thesession.org/tunes/2326
Two Left Socks https://thesession.org/tunes/2351
The Stronsay https://thesession.org/tunes/2604
The Peterswell https://thesession.org/tunes/2616
The Jig Of Stops https://thesession.org/tunes/2713
Duke Of Gordon https://thesession.org/tunes/2814
Paddy Rainey’s https://thesession.org/tunes/2909
O’Broin’s Flightcase https://thesession.org/tunes/2955
The Rival https://thesession.org/tunes/3048
Dan O’Connell’s Favourite https://thesession.org/tunes/3104
The Mad https://thesession.org/tunes/3116
The Anascaul https://thesession.org/tunes/3134
Shake The Rafters https://thesession.org/tunes/3148
Santorini https://thesession.org/tunes/3177
The Raspberry Bush https://thesession.org/tunes/3219
The Sailor’s https://thesession.org/tunes/3241
The Ladies Of France https://thesession.org/tunes/3251
The Leitrim Fancy https://thesession.org/tunes/3252
The Clontarf Lass https://thesession.org/tunes/3337
Roscommon Hills https://thesession.org/tunes/3517
The Bogannach https://thesession.org/tunes/3524
Bill Burnette’s https://thesession.org/tunes/3621
Tee Tie Tum Tittle Tee https://thesession.org/tunes/3629
Down The Wild River https://thesession.org/tunes/3662
Zoe’s https://thesession.org/tunes/3731
The Banshee’s Cry https://thesession.org/tunes/3769
The Climbing Rose https://thesession.org/tunes/3815
Le Bon Chien https://thesession.org/tunes/3852
Lisa O’Leary’s https://thesession.org/tunes/3969
One Too Many https://thesession.org/tunes/4060
Father Dollard’s Favourite https://thesession.org/tunes/4264
Wastview https://thesession.org/tunes/4443
Saturday’s Child https://thesession.org/tunes/4561
Terry’s Frolics https://thesession.org/tunes/4668
Gan Ainm https://thesession.org/tunes/4777
Paddy Canny’s https://thesession.org/tunes/4839
La Petite Valse Francaise https://thesession.org/tunes/5025
Roaringwater https://thesession.org/tunes/5071
Bouffe Doigts https://thesession.org/tunes/5210
Jeanette’s https://thesession.org/tunes/5333
Beans https://thesession.org/tunes/5587
Dunderave https://thesession.org/tunes/5605
Rob Roy MacGregor https://thesession.org/tunes/5729
Johnny Sunshine https://thesession.org/tunes/6095
The Lifting Dew https://thesession.org/tunes/6257
John Grumlie https://thesession.org/tunes/6286
The Lassie With The Yellow Petticoat https://thesession.org/tunes/6452
The Ballroom https://thesession.org/tunes/6901
Ned Of The Water https://thesession.org/tunes/7049
The Sound Of The Sun https://thesession.org/tunes/7124
The Horizontal https://thesession.org/tunes/7391
Bo’s Tune https://thesession.org/tunes/7506
Delighted https://thesession.org/tunes/7677
Roberta’s https://thesession.org/tunes/7743
Susey Street https://thesession.org/tunes/7913
Lovely Occasion https://thesession.org/tunes/7956
Mr. Waller https://thesession.org/tunes/7966
Tarantella https://thesession.org/tunes/8538
David’s https://thesession.org/tunes/8591
Ciara And Dave’s Wedding https://thesession.org/tunes/8636
Trip To Spanish Point https://thesession.org/tunes/8702
Rainmaker https://thesession.org/tunes/8751
Bill Galvin’s https://thesession.org/tunes/9302
Long Morris https://thesession.org/tunes/9512
Willie’s https://thesession.org/tunes/9560
Newfoundland https://thesession.org/tunes/9649
The Monroe Gardener https://thesession.org/tunes/9662
Lakes Of Killarney https://thesession.org/tunes/9677
Husky’s https://thesession.org/tunes/9789
They Stole My Wife’s Plough https://thesession.org/tunes/9811
Didier’s https://thesession.org/tunes/9840
The Stig https://thesession.org/tunes/9851
Munster Bank https://thesession.org/tunes/9873
The Gaelic Tobacco Tune https://thesession.org/tunes/9953
Cait Ni Dhuibir https://thesession.org/tunes/10004
When Cloe https://thesession.org/tunes/10149
Ginley’s https://thesession.org/tunes/10171
The Fiddler https://thesession.org/tunes/10185
Sheldon MacNeil’s https://thesession.org/tunes/10195
Hip Hop Berceuse https://thesession.org/tunes/10221
Bridgett’s https://thesession.org/tunes/10353
Athols Father https://thesession.org/tunes/10356
The Auld Hoose https://thesession.org/tunes/10377
Mother’s https://thesession.org/tunes/10747
Dancing Fingers https://thesession.org/tunes/10799
Kielder Schottische https://thesession.org/tunes/10850
Sunday Afternoon https://thesession.org/tunes/10886
The Volunteers https://thesession.org/tunes/10940
Sneachta https://thesession.org/tunes/11014
Breith Chriosd https://thesession.org/tunes/11133
Mary’s Joys And Sorrows https://thesession.org/tunes/11138
The Immigrants’ https://thesession.org/tunes/11142
Grainne’s Grace https://thesession.org/tunes/11164
Sonja’s Kitchen https://thesession.org/tunes/11181
The Aghadoe Stars https://thesession.org/tunes/11201
Christy’s Carrots https://thesession.org/tunes/11390
Isle De Madeleine https://thesession.org/tunes/11428
Tourdion Des Vagues https://thesession.org/tunes/11435
Finny Bridge https://thesession.org/tunes/11444
Helen Scott Of Humbie https://thesession.org/tunes/11478
Barney O’Neill https://thesession.org/tunes/11513
Tarry Woo https://thesession.org/tunes/11515
Ozark Rag https://thesession.org/tunes/11516
Arie https://thesession.org/tunes/11576
Cool Black Gold https://thesession.org/tunes/11577
The Silver Tassie https://thesession.org/tunes/11587
The Full Of The Bag https://thesession.org/tunes/11594
Figaro https://thesession.org/tunes/11693
Robin Who Ate The Blue Bag https://thesession.org/tunes/11734
Claudine https://thesession.org/tunes/11745
The Boys Of The Mill https://thesession.org/tunes/11873
Pike’s Peak https://thesession.org/tunes/12123
Slipslide https://thesession.org/tunes/12312
Morning Sunday https://thesession.org/tunes/12352
Mr A G Wilken’s Favourite https://thesession.org/tunes/12411
Don’t Drink And Drum https://thesession.org/tunes/12609
A Barrel Of Knives https://thesession.org/tunes/12633
The Slopes Of Sliabh Luachra https://thesession.org/tunes/12634
A Cork https://thesession.org/tunes/12710
Planxty Geordie https://thesession.org/tunes/12711
Culliney’s Fancy https://thesession.org/tunes/12754
Rattlebones https://thesession.org/tunes/12757

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ADDENDUM

This challenge was originally going to include recordings as well as tunes. However, on running my program I found that there are 490 recordings without any comments here in the database. That’s about 11% of the total . Clearly, posting a list of them all here would make the discussion incredibly long, so instead you can find the list over in my profile at https://thesession.org/members/57801, where it will remain for the foreseeable future.

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

This is great! Thank you so much for doing this.

It might well turn out that some of the commentless tunes are duplicates (perhaps with a lesser-known) title. If you spot one, let me know in a comment here and I can merge the duplicate settings with the pre-existing tune.

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

Is there something odd with your maths Smash? 130 tunes out of 21500 tune settings would be less than 1% likely, I think ;) That’s if you allow circa 2 settings on average to each tune here.
You might be able to judge a little from the titles as well, something like The Anascaul or The Silver Tassie has more of a ring of authenticity than say, Rattlebones or Robin Who Ate The Blue Bag?? In case, you’re thinking of removing some?

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Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

"Is there something odd with your maths Smash? 130 tunes out of 21500 tune settings would be less than 1% likely, I think ;) "

Aye, it should read "1%" and I’m actually referring to the number of individual tunes, not settings. Apologies!

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

Thanks, Smash! That’s 130 opportunities for me to go "First!"…
No seriously, great idea. Something useful to do over the weekend!

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

I’d hope no tunes are removed. It would be like us removing tunes from o’neills.
Focusing my attention to tunes, settings and recordings instead of fuccussions is a worthy thing worth considering, yet it sounds like work.
Have good day
🙂

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Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

The Sound of the Sun is a Fred Morrison tune.

Talisker on Ba Bridge is a Dominique Renaudin tune.

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https://thesession.org/tunes/5025

Seems to be made up of 2 tunes, the 2nd of which is:
Les Poules Huppées
https://thesession.org/tunes/562

There is a takedown request by Gilles Chabenat’s american editor. I’m pretty sure his French editor would also want you to take it down (having had multiple conversations with him on the subject of sharing sheetmusic).

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Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

Don’t forget, if it’s a duplicate etc. then post it here, if it’s a comment on a particular tune, add it to the tune! I won’t do it myself!

Cheers all, keep ‘em coming!

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

BigDavy, those comments are useful but please post them under the tunes in question rather than posting them here. Thanks.

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

Smash-congratulations on starting the most valuable thread in ages and the least likely to engender mud-slinging

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

This is like trivial pursuit for tune nerds! Or apprenticeship to the Ceolachan School of Tunebase Tidy Up.

Thanks, Smash. I have a nasty cold and am tired of slumping on the couch playing Minecraft.

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

Cheers 5stringfool and Michele!

It’s great to see so much progress being made already. I’ll update the list at a later date when we’ve made more progress to remove the ones already seen too.

Thanks everyone for mucking in and helping out. I’ve had a bit of a break during the past few weeks and "missed out" on some of the previous discussions (how terrible for me!!!) but I’m back and feeling positive.

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

I just learned that my favorite albums are not listed here.

A pity for the musician true

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Sunday Afternoon https://thesession.org/tunes/10886 : I’ve added a comment on it… I wrote the tune I think (can’t even remember) and I am really sorry it is here… If possible, can you delete it jeremy ?

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

I think one of the prizes ought to be a voucher for The Reverends’ website - some great goodies on that, like bumper stickers for old presidential elections reading"Brady/Irvine" and things like that……

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

Jeremy, this one doesn’t even have a tune, just a header: https://thesession.org/tunes/12312

Should delete it, I think.

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We need some way to cross them off the list. I’ve found one and added a comment - any bronze apostrophe’s?

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"~ apprenticeship to the Ceolachan School of Tunebase Tidy Up"

# Posted by Michele Sims - June 6th, 2013 - 12:42 p.m.

I was already thinking work was being made for me when Smash sent me a heads up on this, and now I’m to take registrations and eventually issue certificates and sign them too? 😀 Will a simple hug do? We could be Irish European about it and offer a peck on one cheek, or the full Paris treatment and four alternating, though I’m never sure whether I’m to go right or left first, so it could end up being a head butting experience…

My head is furrowed, well, it is anyway, but this time it is wrinkling over the API mentioned at the start. How did it work on finding things without comment? I knew there were a lot of recordings without comment, but hadn’t realized how many tunes went without that ownership of submission, even if simply "This is one I made earlier!" And yes, nerd that I am, I have felt some sadness about the orphans, good or bad…

kiss-kiss-BANG-BANG (OUCH!)

I do have a backlog of responsibilities before me already, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t added temptation… 😎

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

If I get a little time, I can run that list through my tune search and see if it finds matches (besides links to those actual tunes). Which reminds me that I need to update my database. I keep threatening to do that, but life doesn’t seem to offer up the time…

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Shouldn’t the first prize be *two* bodhráns signed by Llig?

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

"We need some way to cross them off the list."

Good point gam. Updated list here, we’ve got through 35 so far!

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Foley’s Malarkey https://thesession.org/tunes/122
The Dancing Holstein https://thesession.org/tunes/245
PK’s https://thesession.org/tunes/984
The Convelescent https://thesession.org/tunes/1282
Painted Crows https://thesession.org/tunes/1884
The Connemara https://thesession.org/tunes/1897
The Galloping Stallion https://thesession.org/tunes/1910
The Centenary https://thesession.org/tunes/1912
The Fish In The Dull https://thesession.org/tunes/1943
Andy’s https://thesession.org/tunes/2121
Baptism https://thesession.org/tunes/2326
Two Left Socks https://thesession.org/tunes/2351
The Peterswell https://thesession.org/tunes/2616
The Jig Of Stops https://thesession.org/tunes/2713
O’Broin’s Flightcase https://thesession.org/tunes/2955
The Anascaul https://thesession.org/tunes/3134
Shake The Rafters https://thesession.org/tunes/3148
Santorini https://thesession.org/tunes/3177
The Sailor’s https://thesession.org/tunes/3241
The Clontarf Lass https://thesession.org/tunes/3337
Roscommon Hills https://thesession.org/tunes/3517
Bill Burnette’s https://thesession.org/tunes/3621
Tee Tie Tum Tittle Tee https://thesession.org/tunes/3629
Down The Wild River https://thesession.org/tunes/3662
Zoe’s https://thesession.org/tunes/3731
The Banshee’s Cry https://thesession.org/tunes/3769
The Climbing Rose https://thesession.org/tunes/3815
Le Bon Chien https://thesession.org/tunes/3852
One Too Many https://thesession.org/tunes/4060
Wastview https://thesession.org/tunes/4443
Saturday’s Child https://thesession.org/tunes/4561
Terry’s Frolics https://thesession.org/tunes/4668
Gan Ainm https://thesession.org/tunes/4777
La Petite Valse Francaise https://thesession.org/tunes/5025
Roaringwater https://thesession.org/tunes/5071
Bouffe Doigts https://thesession.org/tunes/5210
Jeanette’s https://thesession.org/tunes/5333
Beans https://thesession.org/tunes/5587
Dunderave https://thesession.org/tunes/5605
Johnny Sunshine https://thesession.org/tunes/6095
The Lifting Dew https://thesession.org/tunes/6257
The Ballroom https://thesession.org/tunes/6901
Ned Of The Water https://thesession.org/tunes/7049
The Horizontal https://thesession.org/tunes/7391
Bo’s Tune https://thesession.org/tunes/7506
Delighted https://thesession.org/tunes/7677
Roberta’s https://thesession.org/tunes/7743
Susey Street https://thesession.org/tunes/7913
Lovely Occasion https://thesession.org/tunes/7956
Mr. Waller https://thesession.org/tunes/7966
Tarantella https://thesession.org/tunes/8538
David’s https://thesession.org/tunes/8591
Ciara And Dave’s Wedding https://thesession.org/tunes/8636
Trip To Spanish Point https://thesession.org/tunes/8702
Rainmaker https://thesession.org/tunes/8751
Long Morris https://thesession.org/tunes/9512
Newfoundland https://thesession.org/tunes/9649
The Monroe Gardener https://thesession.org/tunes/9662
Lakes Of Killarney https://thesession.org/tunes/9677
Husky’s https://thesession.org/tunes/9789
They Stole My Wife’s Plough https://thesession.org/tunes/9811
Didier’s https://thesession.org/tunes/9840
The Gaelic Tobacco Tune https://thesession.org/tunes/9953
When Cloe https://thesession.org/tunes/10149
The Fiddler https://thesession.org/tunes/10185
Sheldon MacNeil’s https://thesession.org/tunes/10195
Hip Hop Berceuse https://thesession.org/tunes/10221
Bridgett’s https://thesession.org/tunes/10353
Athols Father https://thesession.org/tunes/10356
Mother’s https://thesession.org/tunes/10747
The Volunteers https://thesession.org/tunes/10940
Sneachta https://thesession.org/tunes/11014
Breith Chriosd https://thesession.org/tunes/11133
Mary’s Joys And Sorrows https://thesession.org/tunes/11138
The Immigrants’ https://thesession.org/tunes/11142
Grainne’s Grace https://thesession.org/tunes/11164
Sonja’s Kitchen https://thesession.org/tunes/11181
Isle De Madeleine https://thesession.org/tunes/11428
Tourdion Des Vagues https://thesession.org/tunes/11435
Finny Bridge https://thesession.org/tunes/11444
Helen Scott Of Humbie https://thesession.org/tunes/11478
Tarry Woo https://thesession.org/tunes/11515
Ozark Rag https://thesession.org/tunes/11516
Arie https://thesession.org/tunes/11576
Cool Black Gold https://thesession.org/tunes/11577
The Full Of The Bag https://thesession.org/tunes/11594
Figaro https://thesession.org/tunes/11693
Robin Who Ate The Blue Bag https://thesession.org/tunes/11734
Claudine https://thesession.org/tunes/11745
Morning Sunday https://thesession.org/tunes/12352
Mr A G Wilken’s Favourite https://thesession.org/tunes/12411
Don’t Drink And Drum https://thesession.org/tunes/12609
A Barrel Of Knives https://thesession.org/tunes/12633
A Cork https://thesession.org/tunes/12710
Culliney’s Fancy https://thesession.org/tunes/12754

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

"My head is furrowed, well, it is anyway, but this time it is wrinkling over the API mentioned at the start. How did it work on finding things without comment?"

I ran a search, starting at tune #1, that checked to see if the "comments" field was empty. Then checked tune #2, etc. all the way up to #12771 or whatever we’re up to. I did the same for the recordings. It was set to skip any tunes that no longer exist (having been deleted), and simply output the name and ID to a file.

It initially took an hour or so, and the recordings about the same, but for the latest update of 95 tunes I only have to search through the list of 130 at the top of the page, so it’s much quicker.

Hence in answer to gam’s point, I can (and will) update the list regularly as we cross more off, it’s only a quick search.

The same goes for the recordings, which currently lie in my profile, but I will in future probably move that to a new discussion once this task is complete.

Still, 35 tunes now have comments in only 7 hours - good work everyone!

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Whew! 😉

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We’re down to 79 in only 18 hours, keep up the good work!

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"My head is furrowed, well, it is anyway"
I don’t know that one. Is it a reel, march, mazurka … ?
😉

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Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

A doina… 😎

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it? - halfway there!

Only 63 tunes remain unaccounted for 🙂

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Foley’s Malarkey https://thesession.org/tunes/122
The Dancing Holstein https://thesession.org/tunes/245
PK’s https://thesession.org/tunes/984
The Convelescent https://thesession.org/tunes/1282
Painted Crows https://thesession.org/tunes/1884
The Connemara https://thesession.org/tunes/1897
The Fish In The Dull https://thesession.org/tunes/1943
Baptism https://thesession.org/tunes/2326
The Jig Of Stops https://thesession.org/tunes/2713
Shake The Rafters https://thesession.org/tunes/3148
The Clontarf Lass https://thesession.org/tunes/3337
Roscommon Hills https://thesession.org/tunes/3517
Bill Burnette’s https://thesession.org/tunes/3621
Zoe’s https://thesession.org/tunes/3731
The Banshee’s Cry https://thesession.org/tunes/3769
The Climbing Rose https://thesession.org/tunes/3815
Wastview https://thesession.org/tunes/4443
Saturday’s Child https://thesession.org/tunes/4561
Terry’s Frolics https://thesession.org/tunes/4668
Gan Ainm https://thesession.org/tunes/4777
La Petite Valse Francaise https://thesession.org/tunes/5025
Jeanette’s https://thesession.org/tunes/5333
Johnny Sunshine https://thesession.org/tunes/6095
The Lifting Dew https://thesession.org/tunes/6257
The Ballroom https://thesession.org/tunes/6901
Ned Of The Water https://thesession.org/tunes/7049
Bo’s Tune https://thesession.org/tunes/7506
Delighted https://thesession.org/tunes/7677
Roberta’s https://thesession.org/tunes/7743
Susey Street https://thesession.org/tunes/7913
Lovely Occasion https://thesession.org/tunes/7956
Mr. Waller https://thesession.org/tunes/7966
Tarantella https://thesession.org/tunes/8538
David’s https://thesession.org/tunes/8591
Ciara And Dave’s Wedding https://thesession.org/tunes/8636
Trip To Spanish Point https://thesession.org/tunes/8702
Rainmaker https://thesession.org/tunes/8751
Newfoundland https://thesession.org/tunes/9649
The Monroe Gardener https://thesession.org/tunes/9662
Lakes Of Killarney https://thesession.org/tunes/9677
Husky’s https://thesession.org/tunes/9789
They Stole My Wife’s Plough https://thesession.org/tunes/9811
Didier’s https://thesession.org/tunes/9840
The Gaelic Tobacco Tune https://thesession.org/tunes/9953
When Cloe https://thesession.org/tunes/10149
Hip Hop Berceuse https://thesession.org/tunes/10221
Bridgett’s https://thesession.org/tunes/10353
Athols Father https://thesession.org/tunes/10356
The Volunteers https://thesession.org/tunes/10940
Sneachta https://thesession.org/tunes/11014
Breith Chriosd https://thesession.org/tunes/11133
Mary’s Joys And Sorrows https://thesession.org/tunes/11138
Grainne’s Grace https://thesession.org/tunes/11164
Sonja’s Kitchen https://thesession.org/tunes/11181
Isle De Madeleine https://thesession.org/tunes/11428
Tourdion Des Vagues https://thesession.org/tunes/11435
Finny Bridge https://thesession.org/tunes/11444
Arie https://thesession.org/tunes/11576
Cool Black Gold https://thesession.org/tunes/11577
Robin Who Ate The Blue Bag https://thesession.org/tunes/11734
Claudine https://thesession.org/tunes/11745
Morning Sunday https://thesession.org/tunes/12352
Culliney’s Fancy https://thesession.org/tunes/12754

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

I think The Volunteers can safely be removed. https://thesession.org/tunes/10940 The person who posted it seems to have joined the session specifically to deposit his spectacularly mangled ABC from Finale, which suggests it was a dump-and-run. I tried to repair the ABC and the result doesn’t sound familiar or traditional. I’ll put it here in case someone who is following the thread recognizes it. The original is so hard to decipher I’m reluctant to add this to the tune page as a legitimate setting. Otherwise I’d vote for deletion.

X: 1
T: The Volunteers
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
EB |: eAA e3 dcB | eAA A3 AGF | eAA g3 ega | eff f3 edc |
eAA e3 Bcd | eAA A3 agf | c3 Ace edB | A2B A3 Acd :|
|: a2 c a3 aba | g2c g3 =fed |1 c2A ce2 ega | f3 f2d c3 :|
|2 cAc e3 edB | A2B A3 A3 :|

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

I would agree with Elaine…

Re: A session.org challenge — 2/3 down!

Only 38 to go 🙂

The Fish In The Dull https://thesession.org/tunes/1943
Shake The Rafters https://thesession.org/tunes/3148
The Clontarf Lass https://thesession.org/tunes/3337
Roscommon Hills https://thesession.org/tunes/3517
Bill Burnette’s https://thesession.org/tunes/3621
The Banshee’s Cry https://thesession.org/tunes/3769
The Climbing Rose https://thesession.org/tunes/3815
Saturday’s Child https://thesession.org/tunes/4561
Gan Ainm https://thesession.org/tunes/4777
Jeanette’s https://thesession.org/tunes/5333
Johnny Sunshine https://thesession.org/tunes/6095
The Ballroom https://thesession.org/tunes/6901
Ned Of The Water https://thesession.org/tunes/7049
Bo’s Tune https://thesession.org/tunes/7506
Tarantella https://thesession.org/tunes/8538
David’s https://thesession.org/tunes/8591
Ciara And Dave’s Wedding https://thesession.org/tunes/8636
Trip To Spanish Point https://thesession.org/tunes/8702
Rainmaker https://thesession.org/tunes/8751
Newfoundland https://thesession.org/tunes/9649
The Monroe Gardener https://thesession.org/tunes/9662
Lakes Of Killarney https://thesession.org/tunes/9677
Didier’s https://thesession.org/tunes/9840
When Cloe https://thesession.org/tunes/10149
Bridgett’s https://thesession.org/tunes/10353
Athols Father https://thesession.org/tunes/10356
The Volunteers https://thesession.org/tunes/10940
Sneachta https://thesession.org/tunes/11014
Breith Chriosd https://thesession.org/tunes/11133
Mary’s Joys And Sorrows https://thesession.org/tunes/11138
Sonja’s Kitchen https://thesession.org/tunes/11181
Isle De Madeleine https://thesession.org/tunes/11428
Tourdion Des Vagues https://thesession.org/tunes/11435
Arie https://thesession.org/tunes/11576
Cool Black Gold https://thesession.org/tunes/11577
Robin Who Ate The Blue Bag https://thesession.org/tunes/11734
Claudine https://thesession.org/tunes/11745
Culliney’s Fancy https://thesession.org/tunes/12754

Re: A session.org challenge - WE’RE NEARLY THERE

Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

Probably the only option now would be to send messages to the original contributors and hope for a reply; but, I ask myself, is it really so necessary to have a comment with every tune? Better, I would think, to have nothing, than anything. Still, it just shows that a little mustard goes a long way.

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Re: A session.org challenge - are you up to it?

"Probably the only option now would be to send messages to the original contributors and hope for a reply; but, I ask myself, is it really so necessary to have a comment with every tune? Better, I would think, to have nothing, than anything. Still, it just shows that a little mustard goes a long way."

I have been sending a few messages, nothing as yet. Arguably some of them don’t need comments yes, especially as we seem to be getting into the realms of the self-penned tunes now - the main thing is we’ve filled in the gaps on a lot of tunes with some interesting background.

(Though Tarantella above was a submission by the great g.m.p with no comment!)

So yes, you’re probably right gam. This discussion will still be here if people do want to comment/get in touch with the submitter and see if we can get a response.

Thank you all once again, great to see so many people contributing, and great to see thesession doing something not involving slinging mud. I will hold back on the recordings list for now (it’s still in my profile of course https://thesession.org/members/57801) and perhaps introduce it later on.

All the best,

Tom