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    O'Doud's No 9 (Reel)

    This was great fun to learn and to learn about! Also known as The Cow With The Crooked Horn and many other titles!! I tried my best to search a few titles before posting.
    Enjoy!
    As always, TABS...
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    Cavehill - traditional Irish jig

    I love the melody. I love the layers. This traditional Irish jig was so fun to learn. I hope you enjoy this one!

    https://youtu.be/yU1S6nh_rTw
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    Raccoon In The Attic (jig)

    I thought I'd look up a little back history for this jig and learned nothing other than another way to tell if you have raccoons in the attic is to look—or sniff—for scat. Raccoons will use one area...
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    Drops of Drink (jig)

    This melody makes me happy! I love everything about it, and I hope you will as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dlEAM83FHw
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    Re: Coleman's Cross

    Good idea. Done!
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    Coleman's Cross

    Here is a nice one for ya. I couldn't find this one listed as a Song Of The Week, but it seems too common of a tune not to be there. I didn't want to double up on posting the same one twice.
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    Migey Linken

    I don't know much of the origin of this tune. I have read that it was initially played using a flute or recorder. Possibly originally written in the 17th century?? In any case, I think that it's...
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    Carolan's Draught

    Another great tune by Turlough Carolan. I don't know what it is, but I think of myself pouring a bit of whiskey in a glass when I play this one.
    The melody is one that a beginner can learn, and...
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    Re: Rattle The Quilt

    Great idea, thanks!!
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    Rattle The Quilt

    Here is another really short one for you to get the idea of the tune. I really love the melody of this one. I can see how this can really be a good jumping off point for some great improvisation. ...
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    The High Road To Linton

    This is another nice beginner piece. The melody is pretty straight forward as well as the picking pattern. Enjoy!!

    TABS available at pluckinstrings.com

    https://youtu.be/p5zkmfgWXdw
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    The Three Sea Captains

    You know what's better than two sea captains? THREE Sea Captains. I can feel the sea air on my face when I listen to this piece. And I guess I wore the appropriate shirt as well. Please enjoy!!...
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    Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 Sarabande

    Hey, it's a just few notes here and there, right? Yeah right...This was deceivingly difficult to play for me. A true tongue twister for my fingers! After literally 40+ takes, this is what I got. ...
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    Bach - Cello Suite No. 5 Sarabande

    Hey, it's a just few notes here and there, right? Yeah right...This was deceivingly difficult to play for me. A true tongue twister for my fingers! After literally 40+ takes, this is what I got. ...
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    The Grand Parade

    Composed in 1782 by James Aird. This is from the first selection. Love the melody as well as the harmony. I hope you like it as well.

    TABS available at pluckinstrings.com
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    The Doctor - Mandolin

    This one was... Something else. I really enjoyed the intensity of it. I hope you do to.

    TABS available at pluckinstrings.com
  17. The Storms Are On The Ocean - Guitar/Mandolin

    I was a bit hesitant as to whether or not to post this. Is this a mandolin video or a guitar video? Maybe a bit of both?? Anyways, slowing way down to 85 bpm on this one. This was a good...
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    Teetotaller Reel

    This was a really fun, fairly straight forward one! I hope you enjoy it as well!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW2LLwQs4zM
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    Drive The Cold Winter Away

    Listening to this makes me feel.... Triumphant. As though I just climbed a mountain. I like how it builds throughout. The melody is quite simple and absolutely doable as a beginner player. I hope...
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    Comb Your Hair and Curl It!

    I just can't get over these titles! I love it!! Now this Irish traditional slip jig is in a lovely 9/8 time signature which can make it challenging to say the least. But hey, how do we get better?...
  21. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for June 2021

    I recently did The Parson In The Suds and enjoyed that one completely. Thank you for all your hard work! Your website is an incredible resource.
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    Lass If I Come Near You

    Four parts? What is happening here?! Mandolin fun, that's what! Each part is its own wonderful piece of music. Please attempt this one and post your version. I would love to hear/see it!
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  23. The Moon And Seven Stars - Mandolin

    Here is another lovely two part piece. I especially like the second measure for the second part, how it almost sounds like a note was missed. Also, each part can be learned as its own individual...
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    Parson In The Suds

    This was a fun time learning and recording this one. Don't let the harmonizing trick you in to thinking that this is a difficult piece. It is very doable.

    Parson In The Suds

    TABS available...
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    Tar Road to Sligo - Mandolin

    Watch those last four measures! A tongue twister AND a pinky workout!! Here is another one that is good to learn so you can give that pinky a run for its money.

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