Links for “tune collections”
Jig Rig by Michael Denieffe
A tune resource for learners, with an emphasis on accordion.# Added by Jeremy .
"This site is in association with Ceolan School of Irish Traditional Music and Mulroy Music to help students gain easy access to some of the tunes studied in class. It also contains other tunes popular with teachers and learners. The tunes are suitable for beginners and intermediate players."
Piano & Harp accompaniment scores for Celtic traditional music are downloadable.# Added by Fumistsu Sato .
Tunes From Doolin
"A collection of Irish Traditional Music Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, Barndances & many other tunes collected in Doolin through sessions, friends and recordings. All tunes are written in ABC format and sheet music is also available."# Added by Jeremy .
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!