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Traditional Irish music & Song


Traditional Irish music & Song

The playing of Traditional Irish music and Song on Mountain Dulcimer

Members: 198
Latest Activity: Apr 4

Willie's Lady.

Willie's Lady from the album Crown of Horn, Martin Carthy (1978). Martin believes it was a stroke of genius on behalf of Ray Fisher to marry the Breton tune Son ar Chiste (The Song of Cider) to the song Willie's Lady. A young Breton informed Martin that the tune was composed in 1930. Ray Fisher  now deceased, sister of Archie Fisher was one of Scotlands finest traditional singers. 

Discussion Forum

Looking for tab for Morrisons Jig 3 Replies

Does anyone have Morrisons Jig? I am looking for an intermediate version.Continue

Started by Kathy L. Davanzo. Last reply by Kathy L. Davanzo Apr 4.

Cad é sin don té sin? (Amhrán) 16 Replies

Cad é sin don té sin? is a very simple song from the Donegal Gaeltacht. The character in the song wants to live his life as he pleases, without any interference from anyone. First heard this song…Continue

Started by Val Hughes. Last reply by Janene Millen Mar 18.

Free Irish Tab for St. Patrick's Day - 2 Replies

Time to share an Irish tune! A Free Mountain Dulcimer TAB for my song, High in the Mountains of Erin, is up on my website,…Continue

Tags: free, Irish, tab

Started by Linda W. Collins. Last reply by Linda W. Collins Mar 18.

Set Dances 7 Replies

Set dances are solo dances, usually with jig or hornpipe rhythm. They differ generally from the usual form of the dance tune in having one part, usually the second, longer than the others, sometimes…Continue

Started by Val Hughes. Last reply by John Henry Mar 11.

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Comment by Val Hughes on April 1, 2014 at 5:09pm

Don and Edward welcome to this group.

Comment by Carrie Barnes on March 20, 2014 at 6:53pm

Thanks Val, glad to be back!

Comment by Val Hughes on March 20, 2014 at 2:59pm

Welcome back Carrie.

Comment by Val Hughes on March 17, 2014 at 4:21pm

Matteo, Maryann welcome.

Comment by John Henry on March 16, 2014 at 3:31pm

Happy birthday David (what's it like to have reached 35 !!!)   I view the Rose with pride, but afirm I cheered Ireland on !    Our team shows 'promise' (when have they never , sigh !)  but are no'but boys, Ireland reached beyond that , and can justly claim all acolades ! (don't tell Val Hughes you heard me say that !)    I used to play front row, tight head, glad that I don't now !!!

Best wishes


Comment by David E.Hall on March 16, 2014 at 2:51pm

Well That may have something to do with it . But it was my birthday on Friday as well. This has been some weekend I will tell You .Mr O'Driscoll deserved his medals.and he didn't get injured which is a bonus

Comment by Matteo on March 16, 2014 at 1:15pm

val, you're right :D i'm italian and i'm not happy with our team games, but you irish deserved this six nations, honestly :D and i'm so happy you've beaten france! :D

Comment by Val Hughes on March 16, 2014 at 12:59pm

David, I think your three days of music and celebrating has more to do with Ireland's win over France yesterday, not to mention pipping England on the line.

Comment by john p on March 16, 2014 at 12:09pm

And a fine day to yourself David.

I've done a few of these 3 day sessions before, and my survival tip is to get a good breakfast down you each morning

Happy St Patrick's Day all.

Comment by David E.Hall on March 16, 2014 at 7:36am

 Happy St Patrick's Day

This is a bit early , but I have a good excuse -  a pre St Patrick's Day session  tonight & another  session tomorrow and possibly one on Tuesday.

Have a good day everyone 


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