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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