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Daily Archives: February 15, 2015

Sally Gardens (G)

This is a lively reel at sessions when it’s played, but you might find that it’s thought to be somewhat threadbare¬†at some sessions. Sometimes it’s good to shelve a tune for a while to give it time to re-germinate. ¬†Anyway our tune here bears no relation to the William Butler Yeats poem, or to the […]

Planxty Irwin (G)

The tune “Planxty Irwin” was composed by Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738), a blind harper often called “the last of the Irish Bards” even though there were traditional Irish harpers living as late as 1792. ¬†Carolan is considered a national treasure — his compositions are still often played during a session and are also highly regarded.¬† Focusing […]

Sweeney’s Polka (G)

      Sweeney’s Polka, med tempo (Fiddle,¬†Glen Pekin)