What are your current 10 or so favorite tunes?

What are your current 10 or so favorite tunes?

I’m a flute Player here are mine. Most are kinda standard, but I can play them time and time again and not get bored! BenS
Kerry Reel
Boys Of the Lough
Mountain Road
the Cameronian
O’Brien’s Reel(( Mulvihills)
Whelans
Julie Delaney ( still a Favorite after it’s bad press on another thread)
Willow tree
Knotted Cord
Road To Lisdoonvarna Reel

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Beare Island
Spike Island Lasses
Greig’s Pipes
Autumn Child
Alice’s Reel (in B minor)
Road to the Glen
Pigeon on the Gate (in G minor)
Arthur Darley’s (Swedish) Jig
Singing Stream
Tolka Polka

(I’m on a reel kick lately). My ten faves are usually whatever ten I am learning at any given time. (Or have just learned).

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Er…are these current favorite tunes that I *play*, or just tunes that I really like?

Christmas Eve, because of it’s grace
Hunters Purse, I don’t know why, I just really like it’s drive, I guess
Sean Reid’s Favorite, especially with the F natural in the B part
Guns of the Magnificent Seven, although I just heard a version of it with the C part all in 4/4 that Larry Nugent played for me — but I think I like the 3/4 measure version better, frankly, even if Fintan McManus *does* play it the 4/4 way
Sailing Through Walpole’s Marsh
White Petticoat
Boys of Ballisadare (the slip jig) also because of it’s grace, especially played a little on the slow side
Barney Bralligan’s, for the same reason
Bunker Hill, because it’s so damn fun to play

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Oh, and the tenth is…er…oh, the Cordal Jig, maybe, or perhaps Kitty’s Rambles.

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It’s always hard to pick favourites as they’ll change from week to week. However, here’s some of them(Irish only). They’ll be different tomorrow.

Off to Puck fair
The Frieze Breeches(I buried my wife)
The Swedish jig
Spirits of wine
Star above the garter
Dance of the Honeybees
The Roaring barmaid
Donegal lass
Julia Delaney(I like it too :-)
Christmas Eve

I love all the above tunes but, in truth, it’s probably just a selection from my many favourites. It will be intersting to see which other tunes are listed, though.

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Hughie’s cap
Paddy Lynn’s delight …both nicked from a John Carty CD but not played as a set
The Swan
Lilting Banshee/Up in the air as a jig set
Three unnamed polkas (not much help that one …sorry) I am just learning as a set
Boys of Ballycastle/Bonaparte crossing the Rhine as a hornpipe set

(Btw with reference to a previous thread, King of the Fairies is one of my all-time favourite tunes)

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Jolly Tinker (still my fave)
Spike Island Lasses (just discovered this - cheers Kenny)
College Groves (still love this one)
The Red Bee (love the lift of the third part and the room for variation)
The House of Hamill (a great Ed Reavy tune)
Friel’s Reel (or Gan Ainm from Mary Bergin’s album Fead

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It’s the ten I can keep in memory, so it’s a rolling list :)
Trevor

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Some for the happy memories, some for newly gathered enthusiasm:
Humours of Whiskey
Blue Angel/ King’s Favourite (slighty easier version)
Coleraine Jig
Tom Bhetty’s Waltz
Ballintore Fancy
Musical Priest
Richard Dwyer’s
Bank of Ireland
Dunmore Lasses
Cooley’s Reel
Sgt. Early’s Dream

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My favorites aren’t necessarily Irish, bust I have a blast playing them. Shal I list them anyway?

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of course

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they change from time to time , and I aspire to play them well, and enjoy them better when played by others.
Calums road
Da Day Dawn
Willafjord
High road to Linton
Highland Cathedral
Seud Ceud Bliadhna
Fr Macmillan of Barra
Brae Loch Iall


Also lots of Liz Carrols tunes, both fast and slow.

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Pacific Slope Reel
Flying Through the Gap
Return From Tchernobyl (there are variations on the name and spelling)
Calliope House
Emma’s Waltz
Sleighride
Boston Two-step
Cooley’s Reel
Magnetic Rag
La Gima Polka

Funny, I always re-read everthing I type, but I still had a misspelling in my previous post. Misspelings are one of my many pet peaves.

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Mine are pretty boring but I like ‘em anyway

Campbell’s Farewell to Red Gap
Brenda Stubbert’s
Cooley’s Reel
Siobhan O’Donnell’s Reel
Swallowtail (jig)
Leon’s Waltz
An Feochan
Lord Mayo
Swallow Tail Reel
Tommy Peoples Reel

Most of these are newish to me.

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My favourites aren’t all Irish either but I’ve already committed myself for today. :-)

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Tommy People’s (Reel)
Martin Wynne’s # 3
Sean Ryan’s
The Coachman’s Whip
McDonagh’s
Christy Barry’s (Jig)
Good Morning to Your Nightcap
The Lobster (An Gliomach)
Kiss the Maid Behind the Barrel
The Roscommon

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These are a few of my new tunes that I really love to play:

Cameronian reel (heard at a nice house session)
Pretty Girls of Mayo (goes nicely after the Cameronian, fun on the flute)
The Stolen Reel (by Paddy O’Brien. Learned off Mike & Mary Rafferty’s CD called the Dangerous Reel)
Chattering Magpie reel (from the Dangerous Reel CD)
Drogheda Lasses (a lovely reel taught by Shannon Heaton at a workshop)
Pull the Knife and Stick it Again (lovely eminor jig from Matt Molloy’s black album)
Contentment is Wealth jig (from a workshop with Mike McHale)
Leg of the Duck (an old jig from my box player friend)
The Cat that ate the Candle (another jig from this box player)
Job of the Journeywork (from Michael Tubridy’s new set dance CD)

Jeremy, I definitely love and need to learn Kiss the Maid Behind the Barrel and the Roscommon reel!

As interesting as it is to see what people don’t fancy, it’s also fun to see what current tunes everyone is learning and enjoying : )

Ben S - I’m sure there are people out there that would cringe at a few personal favorites of mine that I haven’t listed, and that’s quite ok : )

Joyce

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Mrs Tipsies
Role the Cheese in Pepper
Crop the Dog
The Hag on the Game
The Road Kill (The Fox Is All over)
Up Behind The Maid
Bonaparte

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Peeler’s Jacket - just can’t be played enough
Farewell to Connaught
Piper’s Despair
Tommy Peoples’ (Gmaj)
Piper’s Chair
Kitty’s Rambles - but you’ve gotta play it like Jimmy Power
Morning Dew
Strop the Razor - Petticoat Loose to some
McDonogh’s (Charlie Lennon’s)
Dowd’s No. 9

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Did she say TTFN before she went off?

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Johnny J….you used to be so quiet and unassuming, too…. *smirk*

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They always say the quiet ones are the worst, Zina. ;>)

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LOL — still waters are good for drownings, John?

P.s.

John, go look in your e-mail, I’ve a favor to ask you…

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No, PP I my other favorites are:

My Love is in America
The Green Fields of America

I really do like these tunes, but they have been overplayed a bit in some sessions I’ve attended : )

But those are funny tune titles. I have to admit the "Road Kill-Fox is all over" made me laugh out loud…..

(Joyce)

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Paddy Fahy’s Nos 1-10

I’m only saying that for a wee laugh but it’s probably appropriate as I can’t remember any names of tunes anyway. Here’s some I do remember, but it changes every week:

The Earls Chair (with a big A drone the whole way through)
Thank God We’re Surrounded by Water
Paddy Keenan’s Jig
Paddy Taylor’s
Katie Taylors (Are they by any chance related)
The Green Groves Hornpipe
The First Flight of Geese (From Gerald Trimble LP)
Kishor’s Tune - (Soig Siberil)
Lorient est Grand (Den - just around the window)
Kings Selma (Hedningarna)

Bubbling under: The Waiting Waltz - Vasen

Can we increase this by a factor of 10? I feel like I’m only getting started…

Con

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Kitty’s Rambles (the way Maeve Donnelley plays it)
Farel o’Gara’s Reel
Splendid Isolation (in e dorian)
Broken Pledge
Mother’s Delight
Donegal Tinker
Sean ca Ceo
Strayaway Child
Aggie Whyte’s Chattering Magpies
Tempest reel

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Craig’s Pipes
Otter’s Holt
Toss the Feathers #2
Music in the Glen
Fermoy Lasses
The Tushkar
O’Farrel’s Welcome to Limerick
Indenpence Hornpipe
Foxhunter’s
Unnamed opening reel on Seamus Egan’s first solo CD. (Brilliant! I wish I can play it as good as he can.)

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Donegal Tinker! Donegal Tinker! I love that tune!

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Aoife, where did you learn your version of Donegal Tinker? I haven’t found anyone to play it with here…

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Loftus Jones (as played by Patrick Street)
Toss the Feathers
College Groves
Itzikel (as played by Kevin Burke)
The Sweetness of Mary
Tha Me Sgith (both as a slow air and as a strathspey)
Da Slockit Light
Cynset Griffith Rowlant Y Crythor (hope I spelled it right!)
The Butterfly (as played by KB)
Leaving Brittany

That’s this week’s list…

Sara

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My top this morning…

01-Sean Ryan’s jig (a version from french band "Dirty Linen" i’ve to post)
02-Out on the ocean (A version)
03-Kilty town
04-Jenny’s welcome to Charlie (the beauty of this tune hit me when i heard P Glackin’s version on "Doublin’")
05-The bag of spuds (A2eA cAe…)
06-The green fields of Rossbeigh
07-The drunken landlady
08-Gravel walk
09-Up in the air
10-Wedding reel

…and i could have complete it with :
Flower of Red Hilll, Tommy Coen’s, monaghan jig…, but that’s cheating!

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Zina,
I learned Donegal Tinker from Cathal Haydn’s self titled CD (and had to slow it down considerably to get it because he plays it SO fast) I sent it off to a banjo-player friend who lives in Toronto who immediately was smitten with it, and learned it right away, but he’s the ONLY one I have to play it with, and sadly I see him buonly twice or three times year. It’s a great tune, so I play it by myself mostly. Where did you learn it?

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1. Tongadale Reel (thanks Sal!)
2. Flooded Road to Glenties (thanks bb!)
3. Jim Donoghue’s
4. Failte gu Whalley Range
5. The Old Shetland Reel (Four Men tune)
6. Ghost of Ballybrolly
7. Donegal Tinker
8. The Fox on the Town
9. Funky Dub Reel
10. The Curlew… don’t know why. I love playing it with Steve.

cheers for all the cool people who taught me these tunes!

Bel

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Damn. Same place you did, Aoife — except that there is a group of people here who play a version of it, but I never to rarely play with them… :-/

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Beebs! You play Donegal Tinker?! You never said!

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Beebs hasn’t told you her fave 10 yet. So why don’t I answer for her:

1. Kesh
2. Atholl Highlanders
3. Denis Murphy’s Polka
4. John Ryan’s Polka
5. Jig Of Slurs
6. Music For A Found Harmonium
7. Tam Lin
8. The Irish Washerwoman
9. The 42 Pound Float
10. The Merry Blacksmith

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Dow - you forgot The Rakes of Mallow.

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Ah, the night shift (or day shift, depending on which hemisphere you’re on) has arrived in full force…*grin* Don’t forget the Concertina, either.

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Dry Bones (The leper in the Wind tunnel)
The Bony Black Hare (Mummies Front Bottom, The Palace of delights)
Old Hag You Have Slightly Bruised My Left Elbow
The Kid On The Mountain Bike
Deviant The Dancer (Carnal Boogie)
The Sex Change (Brian to Lynn)
Comb Your Hair and Cover the Bald Spot
The Pigeon On the Plate
The Surrealist (The Dripping Clock)
The Drug Dealer (Over The Water For Charlie)

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PP I never have a good word to say about you.
But that was funny

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The Chancellor (Hornpipe)
The Poppy Leaf (Hornpipe)
The Home Ruler (Reel)
The Godgather (Reel)
The Foxhunter’s (Reel)
Whistler at the Wake (Jig)
Westering Home (Jig)
The Bush on the Hill (Jig)
Fisherman’s Island (Reel)
Bryan Rooney’s

…slightly coloured by my fiddle hero…

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are people still reading?… well gosh!

….. my current:
first month of summer
woodchoppers
fishermans rant
shoot that turkey buzzard

……..all time faves:
reconciliation
how the money goes
high reel
green groves of erin (peoples longish version)

hmm two more….
oh.. clyde well’s (I ll post it one day it is very cool)
and probably..
Little Moose Hunters by L.Sexsmith (I will post that too, if i ever figure out how to type in notation……….

love you all ,,,,,,,,,veronica

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Shoot That Turkey Buzzard, Little Moose Hunters… what amazing imagery! I can almost hear those tunes in my head already…

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The Donegal Tinker???Do I play that tune? Whatcha talking about Zls? Iv e no idea about names except for the following - bearing in mind I have way cool tunes but I just dont know the names - so here are some named tunes.
1) Flooded Road to Glinties - Reel - Written by Jimmy McHugh
2) Fox on the Town
3) Damp in the Attic - written by P.J King
4) Pigeon on the gate - the cool version thats on John Blake, Lamond Gillespies & Mick Leahys album
5) All in Good time - Jig Off Liz Doherty’s last orders cd
6) Murieanns Jig -written by Niall Vallely
7) Runs in the Family -reel Written by Siobhan Peoples
8) Paper Bird - written by Diarmad Mohynihan
9) Snow leopard - also by diarmad mohynihan
10) Across the rooftops by Dierdre Moyynihan
and Anything composed by Paddy O’Brien and Vincent Broderick
Phew……..
Oh - and of course I forgot my mostest favourite tune *ever* The Star of Munster ;-)

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I didn’t know the moynihan family had written some tunes. Presumably this is the family Moynihan from Cork? Do you know them? Great people!

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can you post the two Moynihan tunes that aren’t listed here bb? Whats your source for them?

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mortgage burn (paul cranford)
tell her I am
the flying wheelchair
carraroe jig
rossinver brae (oisin mac diarmada style!)(but it’s by Charlie Lennon of course)
calliope house
Black Pat’s (tommy peoples)
sweet surprise
whiskey before breakfast

and thank you to the person who posted the sweetness of mary. Now I have it in my head. And it is so nice!

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Hi Jamie,
Ive no idea if they are from Cork - they are from the band ‘Calico’ with Tola Custy and the other brother Donncha Moynihan. Pretty much 90% of the tunes on Calico’s album are written by Diarmaid (and they are just awesome), with a few from Deirdre and Tola(also awesome). I would put them on the website but I’m afraid I cant read music. The 3 tunes mentioned are on ‘Songdogs’ by Calico - wicked album. Maybe Dow can post ‘Across the Rooftops’ I know he plays it too:)

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What’s this? Now that I’ve gone and learned Cribs of Perches, Beebs doesn’t even include it in her top 10 list?!?!? So it’s passe’ now, eh? Time to move on to greener perches. perhaps? Well, Lah Dee Dah….
:-|

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Are you serious Harmon? You know I have new favourites every week…Watch this space:)
I still play the ole crib of perches tho - nice tune:)

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Heh, the *Old* Crib of Perches, now there’s a tune name to stick in your memory….

Ah Beebs, I’m just giving ya the lather for being so quick to change yer mind. I’m not far off that myself. Couldn’t tell you my top 10 of the moment—too many to choose from.

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The old creel of perches I tucked away at the back of the cupboard and forgot about, and then wondered if the previous owner of my apartment had killed his wife and buried her in the walls.

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Dow! You crack me up!
Will - I have the same problem - they were just the only 10 tunes I know the name of:-)

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Brides what was that F# minor tune you taught me the other day? That was nice and I should post it if it’s not here already. Or is it one of your "sacred" tunes? :-)

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Ouch baby - that hurt. Um - which tune you talking about? If its the Mick McGolderick tune then I’m guessing its already here - its pretty well known.

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Yeh, the family are definitely from Cork: Deirdre, Donncha and Diarmaid. I had no idea they played in a band together, but it doesn’t surprise me. Deirdre also sings classically somewhere in Dublin, and so, she was there in Cork only a couple of times when I was in Cork, but I played music with the other two almost every week. Really great musicians. Donncha has a quite unusual, but really effective, guitar style. Deirdre has a really flowing smooth fiddle style, with very little staccato (triplets) and she will put in lots of (slurred in) passing notes rather than leaving long notes - a style which I’m finding more and more appealing. Diarmaid is a great piper who also has a hilarious and sharp wit, with a bloomin cheeky face to match!!

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1. Old John’s jig
2. rose in the heather
3. the Blarney pilgrim
4. maids of Mount Cisco
5. star of Munster
6. cottage in the grove
7. The Golden stud
8. Aaron’s key
9. the humours of Ballyconnell
10. the kesh

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The Old Grey Cat
The Maid Behind the Bar
Fenella’s
Calliope House (always)
Murdo McKenzie of Torridon
Thunderhead
The Warlord
The Grada Reel
Da Bride’s a Bonnie Ting
The Floating Crowbar

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The Humours Of Malaria (Music for a Found Plasmodium)

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If you get any sharper, you might cut yourself. :-)

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to play mine are jennys chickens
morrison
swingin on home
growling old man and woman
branda stubberts
julia delanes?
smash the window

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Reels:
Paddy Cronin’s
Golden Keyboard
Tuttle’s
Jenny Picking Cockles
Eileen Curran
Autumn Child
Salamanca
Doctor Gilbert
Rolling in the Barrel
O’Rourke’s (Wild Irishman)
Drunken Landlady
Maids of Michelstown

Jigs :
Bank of Turf
Top of Cork Road
Lilting Banshee/FairHaired Boy
Connaughtman’s Rambles
Coleraine
Lark In The Morning
Basket of Turf