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Traditional Irish music & Song


Traditional Irish music & Song

The playing of Traditional Irish music and Song on Mountain Dulcimer

Members: 258
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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Words and Tabs 5 Replies

Good evening folks, I'm hoping you can help.  I'm looking for the words and tabs for a song called Gilgarry Mountain (aka Darlin' Sportin' Jenny). I'll appreciate any help you can give me.  THANKSContinue

Started by James Christian Liebegott. Last reply by john p on Saturday.

Coinleach Glas an Fhomhair 2 Replies

Finally got around to rearranging Coinleach Glas an Fhomhair.  I did 3 repetitions of it, each time adding another dulcimer part, which makes for a pretty long track.  If you have the patience to get…Continue

Started by Guy Babusek. Last reply by Guy Babusek Jan 15.

Irish Chunes in the Song Circle 16 Replies

Introduced a couple of Irish tunes to our Wednesday song circle/jam/potluck at the Ottsville Trad Arts Center this Wednesday, and they went over very well.  First was The Waxie's Dargle and second…Continue

Started by Timothy. Last reply by Lexie R Oakley Jan 15.

Pretty Maid Milking her Cow 11 Replies

I'm working out this song but the refrain is in Gailic and I'd like to know what it means, and how to pronounce it. Anyone know any background on this song as well.  I've heard several…Continue

Started by Janene Millen. Last reply by Janene Millen Jan 5.

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Comment by Val Hughes on Sunday

Welcome to this group Gary.

Comment by Val Hughes on Saturday

Hello Wayne and welcome.

Comment by Val Hughes on January 21, 2015 at 6:44pm

Welcome to this group James, you will have no problem finding words and music to Gilgarra Mountain on the internet.

Comment by Val Hughes on January 16, 2015 at 3:54am

Welcome to this group Allyson.

Comment by Val Hughes on January 11, 2015 at 9:21am

Welcome to this group Charlene.

Comment by Val Hughes on January 8, 2015 at 4:49am

Allan you are very welcome to this group and best wishes on your Dulcimer journey. If I can be of any help feel free to ask. Val.

Comment by Allan Jackson on January 6, 2015 at 9:57pm

Hi everyone Just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm a complete Dulcimer Virgin. I heard it played for the first time a short while ago and just fell in love. But!!  I know nothing about how to tune or hold it. Should I use something on my finger to depress the strings, I think this is going to be a magical journey with the end goal being me able to play traditional Irish Music with my wife who is learning to play the Mandolin.

Anyway it's 02:55 in the morning of 07/01/2015 here in Northern Ireland so I'm off to bed.

Goodnight everyone.

Comment by Val Hughes on January 6, 2015 at 3:52pm

Welcome to this group Lexie.

Comment by Patrick Conroy on December 30, 2014 at 8:30pm

Thanks for the welcome Val. Although of Irish heritage, I had never explored the realm of Irish music until just a couple years ago. I now play bodhran and can often be found playing at pub sessions around here.I have even taken the drum to a couple Bluegrass and Old Time festivals, and only raised a few eyebrows.

I built several dulcimers back in the early 70s, but never spent enough time learning to play. As I approach retirement, I have a renewed interest in making and playing the dulcimer.

I may only show up here sporadically due to other commitments, but it's great to see such a great community.

Comment by Val Hughes on December 30, 2014 at 1:25pm

Patrick Conroy welcome to the Irish group.


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