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Tune of the Week

Each week we're releasing a tune of the week on the Milwaukee Irish Fest School of Music YouTube channel! Catch up on past weeks below, and subscribe to our channel to get updates when we release new videos.

Tune of the Week 7: Touch Me If You Dare (reel - G major version)

A bit of deja vu for the tune name this week! Here's the more common, G major tune know as Touch Me If You Dare. It also appears in O'Neill's Music of Ireland, tune no. 1387.

You can download the sheet music here.

Tune of the Week 6: Touch Me If You Dare (reel - A minor version)

This week's tune of the week comes from another manuscript in the Dunn Family Collection at the Ward Irish Music Archives. The more well-known version of Touch Me If You Dare is in G major; this setting is closer to a simplified version of the Old Torn Petticoat. The manuscript in the Dunn Collection notes the name as Smiling Susan or Touch Me If You Dare, and seems to attribute it to James Early (https://archives.irishfest.com/Dunn-Family-Collection/Manuscripts/Manuscript-03/DunnMS00-003-22.jpg​). This manuscript differs slightly from the version in O'Neills Music of Ireland (tune #1388​).

You can download a pdf of the sheet music here.

Tune of the Week 5: Captain Dunn's (Hornpipe)

We sourced this tune from a manuscript found in the Dunn Family Collection at the Ward Irish Music Archives! Check out the manuscript here: https://archives.irishfest.com/Dunn-Family-Collection/Manuscripts/Manuscript-01/DUNNMS00-001-16.jpg

Tune of the Week 4: Billy McCormack's (jig)

Download sheet music for Billy McCormack's Jig

 

Tune of the Week 3: The Maid in the Meadow (jig)

Tune of the Week 2: Maggie in the Woods (polka)

Tune of the Week 1: The Kerry Cow (polka)

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