Links for “tune collections”
The Irish Mandolin
A site dedicated to Irish traditional music on the mandolin:# Added by Jeremy .
"Tunes from the Irish tradition played by Aidan Crossey with mandolin tab and links to further information. Now featuring a new section showcasing notable exponents of Irish traditional mandolinery!"
Furls of Music—The Michael McNamara Sound Collection
A digital exhibition based on field recordings made by Leitrim flute player Michael McNamara from 1959 to mid-1990s.# Added by Jeremy .
The website of a record label specializing in reissues of old 78 RPM recordings on CD. I believe Alan Ng has catalogued their entire discography up to now on irishtune.info. Some very interesting stuff here.# Added by Daniel Parker .
The Craic Was Ninety - Irish Traditional Music at 78 RPM
Some interesting 78 RPM recordings here by a variety of artists.# Added by Daniel Parker .
The Music of Julia Clifford
This was posted some months ago in the Discussions section, so I thought I’d transfer this very cool resource on the Sliabh Luachra—London fiddler over here. Some great tunes in here, recorded and transcribed. I don’t think they’ve all made it onto commercial recordings of the Cliffords, Denis Murphy, or Pádraig O’Keeffe..# Added by Daniel Parker .
Music and Songs of County Clare
This page links to four separate collections: one with over 400 songs from Clare singers, and three separate collections of live session recordings from Clare musicians from the 1960s to the 1990s totaling over sixty hours of traditional Irish music. The collection of annotated tunes associated with County Clare unfortunately seems to be down, but the rest more than makes up for that. Song lyrics are transcribed and tune lists provided for each session. All hosted by the Clare County Library and playable on SoundCloud. An amazing and monumental resource with rare recordings of singers and musicians all playable for free. Would take a lifetime to sort through, it seems. Oh, and as if all that weren’t enough, this also has recordings of the late Paddy Fahey - need I say more?# Added by Daniel Parker .
Foinn - TheSession.org companion - Browse your sets and tunes
I needed a way to easily browse tunes and sets, and easily switch from one the another. So I built a little app to do just that.# Added by Boris Rorsvort .
Check it out! Feedback and feature requests appreciated!
Celtic Harp Orchestra Scores 2003-2018
For the first time ever, the scores of the original music composed by Fabius Constable for the Celtic Harp Orchestra are collected and available for musicians, fans and students around the world.# Added by Valerio Meletti .
Séamus Connolly Collection
The licensing for the Séamus Connolly Collection is certainly friendly, so much so that that I downloaded all of the pdf’s and converted them to abc notation:# Added by callison .
There are bound to be some errors. Caveat Emptor.
Index page to the Tom Buchanan collection
The link to the 10-month effort of three of thesession.orgs members that rendered abc notation from 652 pages of hand-written notes from Tom Buchanan, a Scottish gentleman who left behind copies of his work at session in the 1990’s. 1102 tunes, most trad with a smattering of other stuff.# Added by callison .
Includes links to the abc notation for each tune, a pdf rendered from the abc notation and a low resolution copy of the original scan.