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There is a "Celtic Jam" at the Black Horse Pub held the 1st Sunday of each month from 2-5pm (note the new schedule as of Jan 2012). All players of all levels are welcome - sheet music is OK too.

This page is lists some of the tunes we play here in Peterborough. Mostly we play Irish tunes, keeping to a theme. However, we all like other music as well, and don't mind straying from the genre.

There's an Irish/Celtic session on Friday evenings starting at 8:30pm at Walsh's Village Inn Pub in Bowmanville hosted by Steafan Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins. Here are some details. All are welcome.

On this page you'll find tunes, arrangements and sheet music (gif/pdf), audio and pointers to other resources for the tune as we get 'em.

 Irish Tunes
 Cape Breton, Quebec & Other Canadian Tunes
 Olitunes
 Resources
 The Black Book - Peterborough Rendition
 Mandolin Society of Peterborough(MSOP)
 Klezmer



 
Irish Tunes
Name
DOTS
LISTEN
Ah Surely
 
 
An Suiscin Ban (set dance)
 
Apples in Winter
 
Art O'Keefe's (Seán Smyth set #1)
 
Ash Plant (Edorian)  
Autumn Child  
Banks of Lough Gowna
 
Banshee, The
X
Behind the Haystack (Munster Buttermilk)
 
Bimid ag ol
 
Blarney Pilgrim
 
Blast of Wind, A
 
 
Blindman's Reel
 
Bluebird, The  
Bluesette
 
Boy in the Gap, The
 
Boys of Ballinahinch
 
Boys of Malin  
Bridget Cruise
 
 
Broken Pledge
 
Butterfly, The
 
Castle Kelly
 
 
Cat that ate the Candle
 
Catharsis  
Chicago Reel  
Chloe's Passion
Christmas Eve
Cliffs of Moher
 
Collier's Reel
Connaughtmans' Rambles
 
Cooley's (Joe Cooley's)
 
Coppers and Brass
 
Curlews, The  
Daniel's Harbour Breakdown  
Denis Langtou's (Seán Smyth set #2)
Dennis Murphy's
 
Drag Her Down The Road  
Drowsy Maggie
Drunken Landlady
 
Dusty Windowsill, The
Farewell to Ireland
 
 
Farrell O'Gara's
 
Father O' Flynn
 
Fig for a Kiss
 
 
Fleur de Mandragore
 
Fox Hunter
Frank's Reel
 
Fred Finn's
Garrett Barry's Jig
 
Geese in the Bog
 
 
Gravel Walk
 
 
Hag with the Money
House of Hamill
Humours of Ballyloughlin
I Buried My Wife and Danced on Her Grave  
If Only You Were Mine
 
 
Isle of Palms, The  
Jack McCann
 
 
Jackie Coleman's  
Jamaica Jam (Seán Smyth set #1)
 
Jean's Reel  
Jenny's Wedding
 
 
Jim O'Donoghues (aka. Jim Donough's)
 
 
Joe Cormier's
Jug of Punch
 
Juniper Jig  
Kerry Reel
King of the Clans  
Kiss the Maid Behind the Barrel  
Knotted Cord  
Larry Og (Culfadda, Kiffadda, The Cruel Father)
Lilting Banshee
 
 
Little Pickle  
MacArthur Road (aka Old But Happy at 63
 
Maid Behind the Bar
Man of the House
 
  
Martin Rocheford's (C & D)
 
Martin Rocheford's (Seán Smyth set #2)
McGivney's Fancy
 
 
McKillop's (Seán Smyth set #2)
Merrily Kissed the Quaker
 
 
Milltown Jig
 
Monaghan Jig (4 parts !)
 
Morrison's Jig
 
Mountain Road, The  
Munster Buttermilk (jig)  
Mutt's Favourite
 
 
Neck Belly  
Old Bush, The  
Old Copperplate
 
 
Old Hag You Have Killed Me
 
 
Old Tipperary
Otter's Holt
 
Paddy Fahy's Jig  
Paddy Fahy's No. 14  
Parson's Pond  
Peeler's Jacket, The  
Pigeon on the Gate
 
 
Pipe on the Hob  
Plough and the Starts
 
Punch in the Dark
Queen of the Rushes  
Rakish Paddy
 
 
Repeal of the Union
 
 
Rolling in the Rye Grass
 
 
Rolling Wave
 
Rose in the Heater  
Sally Garden
 
 
Scaffie's Cairt  
Scatter the Mud
 
 
Scottish Concerto (Charlie Lennon's)
Sergeant Early's Dream
Silver Spear
 
 
Sinful Waltz, The  
Siobhan O'Donnell's (with Ian Lowthian jig)
 
Siobhan O'Donnell's Reel  
Sligo Maid
 
 
Sonny's Mazurka
 
 
Spike Island Lasses  
Strayaway Child  
Swedish Jig (Arthur Darley's Swedish Jig)  
Tarlbolton
 
 
Tatter Jack Walsh  
Throw the Beetle at Her (aka Minor Jig)
Tom Billy's
Toss the Feathers (versions 1 & 3)
Trip to Athlone
 
 
Trip to Sligo  
Tripping to the Well (Seán Smyth set #1)
 
Two Mile Bridge  
Walker Street
 
Wedding Gift
 
Wedding Reel
 
Whelan's
 
 
Windmill
 
Wise Maid
Yellow Tinker
 
Y's Reel  

Many of the tunes above were gathered from www.thesession.org.

Arrangement suggestions
Name
DOTS
Blarney Pilgrim/Kesh/Father O'Flynn
 
Christmas Eve/Musical Priest/Joe Cooley's
 
Coppers and Brass/Whelan's/Lark in the Morning
 
Dusty Windowsills/Humours of Ballyloughlin/Old Tipperary
 
Fig for a Kiss/Fox Hunter's/Throw the Beetle at Her
 
Fleur de Mandragore/The Ash Plant/Siobhan O'Donnell's Reel
Freize's Britches/Munster Buttermilk (aka. Behind the Haystack)/Tripping up the Stairs
 
Jamaica Jam/Tripping to the Well/Art Okeefe's (Seán Smyth set #1)
Maid Behind the Bar/The Banshee/Drowsy Maggie
 
McKillop's/Martin Rocheford/Dennis Langtou's (Seán Smyth set #2)
Na Ceannabhain Bhana(aka. The Little Fair Canavans)/Maire Rua/Kid on the Mountain
 
Neck Belly/Muster Buttermilk (jig)  
Out on the Ocean/Rolling Waves
 
Parson's Pond / Daniel's Harbour Breakdown / The Bluebird
The Plough and the Stars/Larry Og
 
Walls of Liscarrol/Haste to the Wedding/Three penny Bit
 
Wise Maid/Laurel Tree/Maid Behind the Bar
Yellow Tinker/Hairy Chested Frog/Floating Crowbar/Upstairs in a Tent

Cape Breton, Quebec & Other Canadian Tunes
Name
DOTS
LISTEN
Butteryfly Bows (anne Lindsay)
Compliments to Sean Maquire
 
Galope Et Chaine De Cotillon / Pointe Au Pic
 
Horseshoes and Rainbows (Oliver Schroer)
 
Juniper Jig / The Scaffie's Cairt
Lala's Jig (Jerry Holland)
Muriel's Waltz (Brian Pickell)
 
My Lilly/The Sweetness of Mary/Hughie Jim Paul's
Niel Gow's Lament For The Death Of His Second Wife
Reel For Carl (Jerry Holland)
 
Reverend Archie Beaton
 
Shehan's Reel
 
Sourgrass and Granite (Brian Pickell)
 
Sulphur Creek (Brian Pickell)
 
Whitefish in the Rapids
 

Klezmer
Name
DOTS
LISTEN
Araber Tanz
 
Der Heyser Bulgar
 
Der Yiddisher Soldat in die Trenches
 
Firn Di Mekhutonim Aheym
 
Frailach 1 & 2 (Kammen)
 
Nifty's freylekhs & Shloymke's freylekhs
 
Tantz, Tanz, Yidelekh
 
Yiddish Theater Medley (Mayn Shtetele Beltz)
 

Resources
Tune Collections and Resources
 ABC Navigator 2 Website
 ABC Explorer Website
 ABC Tune Match [tunefind] on trillian.mit.edu (quite amazing really)
 Greg Dahms Music Resources
 The Session (www.thesesson.org)
 Folk Tune Finder
 ABC Transposer
 Chris Walsh's sectionalised web-wide abc index (tons of tunes in abc format)
 The Fiddler's Companion Alphabetical Files
 The Black Book - Peterborough Rendition
 Paul and Peggy's Irish Tune Pages
Mandolin Sociecty of Peterborough (MSOP)
 MSOP Website
 Mandolin Handy Guide
 Mandolin Chord Chart (8.5" x 14")
 Mandolin Chord Chart (11" x 17")