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  • The Blue Light

    There's a session every second Wednesday (their Facebook page calls it 'deja blue'). I've found it intimate and welcoming. It's been running for years. I think there's a weekly Tuesday session too. more…

  • Never mind the abc notation…

    It's a nice waltz! more…

  • Strike the Gay Harp

    I came across this in O'Neills 1001 (in D as mentioned above) and was immediately struck by its similarity to Strike the Gay Harp. It's a reel version of the jig (or vice versa!). more…

  • Three Halfpence a Day (O’Neills 1001)

    I asked about this jig and was delighted when Kenny posted the transcription from Molloy's Album. I've now just discovered it in O'Neills (in a slightly different key) so it dates to 1907 at the latest. The first part of "Young Tom Ennis" (in both O'Neill... more…

  • Jig version from O’Neills: "The Barronstown Races"

    "The Flowers of Limerick" or "Cronin's Favourite"" is no. 768 in O'Neills 1001. I discovered this reel after having just found "The Barronstown Races" (jig no. 248 in O'Neills 1001). "Barronstown races" is a very attactive 4 part jig version of this reel ... more…

  • Mulvihill’s jig

    Lots of good stuff on this album, my favourites keep changing but I really like Mulvihill's and Wallop the spot. The link here for Mulvihill's goes to another tune entirely, does anyone know it by another name? I love the two reels at the end too with Fra... more…