Irish Traditional Session Music – Tutor Book 1


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This is Ceol Tracks first publication of an Irish traditional music tutor and tune book. It is a great resource for beginners or anyone interested to learn traditional Irish music. It contains finger placement charts for popular session instruments, including Fiddle, Accordion, Concertina, Tin Whistle, Flute, Banjo and Uilleann Pipes. It combines easy to read Alpha ABC note name along with classic score and chord progressions. Each tune has a dedicated page, making it easier to concentrate on learning a new tune. This book is spiral bound making it easy for you to place on a music stand or flat surface, concentrating on one tune.

The book also includes a companion reference CD and a link to download free session paced accompaniment, see book for details. The included CD plays at a learning pace and the online tracks are played at a steady session pace. The reference CD will improve your listening of tunes as you play along and enhance your timing, rhythm and will build confidence playing with other session instruments.

Some key features:

  • 64 Popular easy to read session tunes.
  • Finger placement charts for Fiddle, Accordion, Concertina, Tin Whistle, Flute, Banjo and Uilleann Pipes.
  • Easy to read tune layout.
  • Basic music theory.
  • Free reference tutor CD.
  • Link to session paced audio download.
  • Wire bound for easy placement on music stands and flat surfaces.

Additional information

Weight 308 g
Dimensions 290 x 210 x 10 mm

Tune List

  • Eibhlin a Rúin
  • Séan South from Garryowen
  • The Limerick Waltz
  • The Garryowen Polka
  • Maggie in the Woods
  • Bog Down in the Valley
  • Drowsy Maggie
  • The Silver Spear
  • The Mountain Road
  • Cooley’s Reel
  • The Fermoy Lasses
  • The Maid Behind the Bar
  • The Sally Gardens
  • The Cameronian
  • The Star of Munster
  • The Merry Blacksmith
  • The Cup of Tea
  • Out in the Ocean
  • The Kesh Jig
  • The Lilting Banshee
  • Donnybrook Fair
  • The Connaught Man’s Rambles
  • Morrison’s Jig
  • Sixpenny Money
  • The Geese in the Bog
  • The Rambling Pitchfork
  • Jim Ward’s Jig
  • The Battering Ram
  • The Boys of Bluehill
  • Cronin’s Hornpipe
  • The Fairies Hornpipe
  • The Rights of Man
  • The Greencastle Hornpipe
  • The Liverpool Hornpipe
  • The Galway Hornpipe
  • The Blackbird Hornpipe
  • Chief O’Neill’s Favourite
  • Alexander’s Hornpipe
  • The Butterfly
  • Barney Brallaghan
  • Give Us a Drink of Water
  • Hardiman the Fiddler
  • Hunting the Hare
  • Ride a Mile
  • The Kid on the Mountain
  • The Britches Full of Stitches
  • John Ryan’s Polka
  • Peg Ryan’s Polka (low key)
  • Peg Ryan’s Polka (High key)
  • Denis Murphy’s Polka
  • The Ballydesmond No. 1
  • The Ballydesmond No. 2
  • The Clare Dragoons
  • Kelly from Kilane
  • The Boys from Wexford
  • The Centenary March
  • Bonaparte’s March
  • Teddy O’Neill
  • Planxty Fanny Power
  • Sí Bheag Sí Mhor
  • Inisheer Air
  • The South Wind
  • Spancil Hill


ISBN: 978-0-9932213-0-9
Format: Paperback
Binding: Wire bound