Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music Family Session Tunes - January 2016

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Family Session Tunes January 2016

The Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music is aiming to compile sets of tunes played at our Family Sessions this year. Here are some of the tunes played at the January 2016 session (the best we can remember, at least!). We will include links to some good examples of video or audio recordings for tunes that aren't as familiar to musicians that were present.

Jigs: Saddle the Pony/Humors of Glendart

Polkas: We Won’t Go Home ‘Till Morning/Cuz’s/Britches Full of Stitches (A major)

Reels: Brenda Stubbert’s/Old Copperplate/Silver Spear

Slip Jigs: Boys of Ballisodare/Kid on the Mountain/Fig For A Kiss

Jigs: The Orphan/Jimmy Ward’s/Connachtman’s Rambles

Barn Dances: Lucy Farr’s (G major)/Stack of Barley (G major, starts on the C chord)

Reels: Foxhunter’s (G major)/Mountain Road/Tommy People’s

Speaking of Lucy Farr, here's a great video interview and clip of her playing "Maids of Mitchelstown."

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