GitHub Fiddle Tunes
This is an ever-expanding open-source archive of tunes in MusicXML format. Open-source MuseScore app can be used to edit them and compile them into PDFs, which are available on the Releases page. It is by no means exhaustive (there are only 40 tunes as of this date, but it grows weekly).# Added by Aaron Lord .
Northumberland Folk Song and Music Diary for North-East England
An extensive site covering details of sessions and other folk/traditional events; also plenty of useful links.# Added by GW .
Folk and traditional music listings for the county of Worcestershire.# Added by GW .
The Jackie Daly Collection
The Jackie Daly Collection of# Added by Martin Flannery .
Original Irish Tunes
The highly-anticipated collection of original Irish tunes by one of Ireland’s greatest traditional musicians has now been published. This book of 227 new compositions by Jackie Daly was launched at the Willie Clancy Summer School 2022 in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. It is sure to be in great demand, and is available online from Custy’s Traditional Music Shop. https://custysmusic.com
The book was edited by Matt Cranitch, with graphic design and layout by Eoin Ó Riabhaigh. The cover features a photographic study of the composer by John Reidy. A selection of the tunes in the collection, along with audio and video recordings, has been included by the Irish Traditional Music Archive in their monthly series, “Saothar // new compositions for the tradition.” https://www.itma.ie/blog/saothar/jackie-daly
Jackie Daly was born in Kanturk, Co. Cork, where he grew up surrounded by the rich music tradition of Sliabh Luachra in the south-west of Ireland. One of the greatest influences on his early musical development was Ballydesmond fiddle-player, Jim O’Keeffe, a pupil of the famous Sliabh Luachra fiddle-master, Pádraig O’Keeffe. Over the years, Jackie’s lifelong affinity with fiddle-music has resulted in highly-acclaimed albums featuring fiddle and accordion – with the late Cork-based musician Séamus Creagh, with Kevin Burke, with Máire O’Keeffe, and with Matt Cranitch.
Jackie was a central figure in some of the most dominant groups playing Irish music since the 1970s. His performances throughout the world with bands such as De Danann, Patrick Street, Buttons and Bows, Arcady, Reel Union and Kinvara all attest to his wonderful music and versatility. However, it is the style and repertoire of the Sliabh Luachra tradition that has made the most significant impression on his accordion-playing, a fact well exemplified by his performances and seminal recordings.
With this collection of his original compositions, Jackie reveals another dimension to his creative achievements. Here are 226 new tunes across the various rhythmic genres of Irish music, including Jigs, Reels, Slides, Polkas, Hornpipes, Waltzes and Planxties. All are written in the traditional style, and are suitable for the various different melody instruments. In addition there is a song, somewhat autobiographical, that he wrote when he was presented with the Kanturk Arts Festival Award in 2009. He was honoured in 2005 with the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Award, and he has also received the M.J. Quill Irish Cultural Center (NY) Award in 2014, and the Patrick O’Keeffe Festival (Castleisland) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.
Folk in Cornwall magazine - listings
Sessions, club nights and other events in Cornwall.# Added by GW .
Michael A Flanagan Irish Music Heritage
“The goals of the organization are to preserve and enhance traditional Irish music by supporting of Irish music festivals, providing educational programming in the area of traditional Irish music, collecting and storing recordings and materials related to the history of traditional Irish music from immigrant populations in the United States, recognition of outstanding musicians who foster traditional Irish music, including the tenor banjo and providing financial assistance to writers, researchers, filmmakers and creative artists whose projects preserve and disseminate the history, culture and legacy of traditional Irish music.”# Added by Jeremy .
The website of John Cradden, devoted to traditional Scottish and Irish music played on mandolin and mandolin family instruments. Formerly known as thecelticmandolin.co.uk…# Added by Aidan Crossey .
The Irish Mandolin Tunebook Volumes 3 and 4 are now available
Published 3 January 2022.# Added by Aidan Crossey .
Volume 3 comprises 50 tunes from the tradition in sheet music and GDAE format.
Volume 4 (free with every purchase of Volume 3) comprises 20 tunes in a variety of traditional Irish genres composed by Aidan Crossey.
E-book format (PDF) to print at home or to browse on your device.
£3.50 for both and every sale helps support TheIrishMandolin.com.
An A to Z of Irish Traditional Music
A series of collaborative playlists, compiled by Aidan Crossey and guest contributors, which aims to build into a useful resource for those new to the music or indeed to seasoned listeners/players who may use the playlists to get inspiration for new directions…# Added by Aidan Crossey .
The Irish Mandolin’s YouTube channel
A companion to my website www.theirishmandolin.com# Added by Aidan Crossey .
Videos which display tunes set out in both “dots” and mandolin tablature while I play the tune once through, so the listener gets the gist. Currently updating at around 5 new videos per day (end-November 2020).
Did you know that in the settings cog for each video you can slow a tune down to half- or even quarter-speed without altering the pitch? A great way to learn tunes…