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The following audio samples are recordings of tunes that have been or will be taught at our slow sessions. For information about how to participate in our slow sessions to learn these tunes contact Bob Midden by email: bob at toraigh.com

Copyright for all of these recordings is owned by W. Robert Midden, 2012. You may copy and reproduce these recordings for the purposes of learning the tunes but you may not sell them or post them to other web sites without my written permission.

The production of these recordings has been supported, in part, by the Ohio Arts Council.

  1. Out on the Ocean (Slide) at regular tempo & score
    Out on the Ocean (Slide) at a slower tempo
    Out on the Ocean (Slide) at the slowest tempo

  2. Father Kelly's Reel at regular tempo
    Father Kelly's Reel at a slower tempo
    Father Kelly's Reel at the slowest tempo
    a printable musical notation score of Father Kelly's Reel

  3. Blackthorn Stick (Jig) at regular tempo
    Blackthorn Stick (Jig) at a slower tempo & score
    Blackthorn Stick (Jig) at the slowest tempo

  4. Wind That Shakes the Barley (Reel) at regular tempo
    Wind That Shakes the Barley (Reel) at a slower tempo
    Wind That Shakes the Barley (Reel) at the slowest tempo

  5. The Fairies Hornpipe at regular tempo
    The Fairies Hornpipe at a slower tempo & score
    The Fairies Hornpipe at the slowest tempo

  6. Off to California (Hornpipe) at regular tempo
    Off to California (Hornpipe) at a slower tempo
    Off to California (Hornpipe) at the slowest tempo

  7. Christy Barry's Jig #1 (Key = G) at regular tempo & score
    Christy Barry's Jig #1 at a slower tempo
    Christy Barry's Jig #1 at the slowest tempo

  8. Christy Barry's #2 (Jig) at regular tempo & score
    Christy Barry's #2 (Jig) at a slower tempo
    Christy Barry's #2 (Jig) at the slowest tempo
    Christy Barry's #1 & 2 at regular tempo with no accompaniment
    Christy Barry's #1 & 2 at regular tempo with accompaniment

  9. Britches Full of Stitches (Polka) at regular tempo
    Britches Full of Stitches (Polka) at a slower tempo
    Britches Full of Stitches (Polka) at the slowest tempo

  10. Maggie in the Woods (Polka) at regular tempo & score
    Maggie in the Woods (Polka) at a slower tempo
    Maggie in the Woods (Polka) at the slowest tempo
    Maggie in the Woods & Maid in the Blue Bonnet at a moderate tempo with drum accompaniment

  11. Maid in the Blue Bonnet (Polka) at regular tempo & score
    Maid in the Blue Bonnet (Polka) at a slower tempo
    Maid in the Blue Bonnet (Polka) at the slowest tempo

  12. Off She Goes (Slide) at regular tempo
    Off She Goes (Slide) at a slower tempo & score
    Off She Goes (Slide) at the slowest tempo

  13. Earl's Chair (Reel) at regular tempo
    Earl's Chair (Reel) at a slower tempo
    Earl's Chair (Reel) at the slowest tempo

  14. Brendan McMahon's (Reel) at regular tempo
    Brendan McMahon's (Reel) at a slower tempo
    Brendan McMahon's (Reel) at the slowest tempo

  15. The Butterfly (Slip Jig) at regular tempo
    The Butterfly (Slip Jig) at a slower tempo & score
    The Butterfly (Slip Jig) at the slowest tempo

  16. Maid Behind the Bar (Reel) at regular tempo
    Maid Behind the Bar (Reel) at a slower tempo
    Maid Behind the Bar (Reel) at the slowest tempo

  17. Miss McLeod's (Reel) at regular tempo
    Miss McLeod's (Reel) at a slower tempo
    Miss McLeod's (Reel) at the slowest tempo

  18. Silver Spear (Reel) at regular tempo
    Silver Spear (Reel) at a slower tempo
    Silver Spear (Reel) at the slowest tempo

  19. Dennis Murphy's Polka at regular tempo
    Dennis Murphy's Polka at a slower tempo & score
    Dennis Murphy's Polka at the slowest tempo

  20. Temperance Reel at regular tempo
    Temperance Reel at a slower tempo
    Temperance Reel at the slowest tempo

  21. Sally Gardens (Reel) at regular tempo
    Sally Gardens (Reel) at a slower tempo & score
    Sally Gardens (Reel) at the slowest tempo

  22. Fasten the Leg In Her (Jig) at regular tempo
    Fasten the Leg In Her (Jig) at a slower tempo
    Fasten the Leg In Her (Jig) at the slowest tempo

  23. Donneybrook Fair (Jig) at regular tempo
    Donneybrook Fair (Jig) at a slower tempo
    Donneybrook Fair (Jig) at the slowest tempo

  24. Fig For A Kiss (Slip Jig, Key = E Dorian) at regular tempo
    Fig For A Kiss at a slower tempo
    Fig For A Kiss at the slowest tempo

  25. Banks of Lough Gowna (Jig, Key = Bm) at regular tempo
    Banks of Lough Gowna at a slower tempo & score
    Banks of Lough Gowna at the slowest tempo

  26. Cliffs of Moher (Jig, Key = A Dorian) at regular tempo
    Cliffs of Moher at a slower tempo
    Cliffs of Moher at the slowest tempo

  27. Tobin's (Jig, Key = D) at regular tempo
    Tobin's at a slower tempo
    Tobin's at the slowest tempo

  28. Scatter the Mud (Jig, Key = A Mixolydian) at regular tempo
    Scatter the Mud at a slower tempo
    Scatter the Mud at the slowest tempo

  29. Tripping Up The Stairs (Jig, Key = D) at a faster tempo
    Tripping Up The Stairs (Jig, Key = D) at regular tempo
    Tripping Up The Stairs at a slower tempo
    Tripping Up The Stairs at the slowest tempo

  30. Kesh Jig (Key = G) at regular tempo
    Kesh Jig at a slower tempo
    Kesh Jig at the slowest tempo

  31. Planxty Hewlett (O'Carolan Harp tune, Key = D) at regular tempo
    Planxty Hewlett at a slower tempo

  32. Banshee (Reel, Key = G) at regular tempo
    Banshee at a slower tempo
    Banshee at the slowest tempo

  33. Dennis Murphy's Slide (aka "Padraic O'Keefe's, Key = D) at regular tempo
    Dennis Murphy's Slide at a slower tempo & score
    Dennis Murphy's Slide at the slowest tempo

  34. O'Keefe's Slide (not to be confused with "Padraic O'Keefe's Slide - a distinctly different tune above, Key = A Dorian) at regular tempo
    O'Keefe's Slide at a slower tempo & score
    O'Keefe's Slide at the slowest tempo

  35. O'Keefe's Slide (a slightly different version than the tune above, Key = A Dorian) at regular tempo
    O'Keefe's Slide at a slower tempo
    O'Keefe's Slide at the slowest tempo

  36. Alexander's Hornpipe (Key = D) at regular tempo
    Alexander's Hornpipe at a slower tempo & score with and without breath marks
    Alexander's Hornpipe at the slowest tempo

  37. Cooley's Hornpipe (Key = G) at regular tempo
    Cooley's Hornpipe at a slower tempo
    Cooley's Hornpipe at the slowest tempo

  38. Swallowtail Jig (Key = E Dorian) at regular tempo
    Swallowtail Jig at a slower tempo
    Swallowtail Jig at the slowest tempo

  39. Bag of Spuds (Reel, Key = A Dorian) at regular tempo
    Bag of Spuds at a slightly slower tempo
    Bag of Spuds at a slower tempo
    Bag of Spuds at the slowest tempo

  40. Lark in the Morning (Jig, Key = D) at regular tempo
    Lark in the Morning at a slower tempo
    Lark in the Morning at the slowest tempo

  41. Lilting Banshee (Jig, Key = A Dorian) at regular tempo
    Lilting Banshee at a slower tempo & score
    Lilting Banshee at the slowest tempo

  42. I'll Buy Boots for Maggie (Polka, Key = Am) at regular tempo
    I'll Buy Boots for Maggie at a slower tempo
    I'll Buy Boots for Maggie at the slowest tempo

  43. Cooley's Reel (Key = EDor) at regular tempo
    Cooley's Reel at a slower tempo
    Cooley's Reel at the slowest tempo

  44. Abbey Reel (Key = ADor) at regular tempo
    Abbey Reel at a slower tempo
    Abbey Reel at the slowest tempo

  45. Drowsy Maggie (Reel, Key = E Dorian) at regular tempo
    Drowsy Maggie at a slower tempo
    Drowsy Maggie at the slowest tempo

  46. Road to Lisdoonvoorna (Slide, Key = E Dorian) at regular tempo
    Road to Lisdoonvoorna at a slower tempo
    Road to Lisdoonvoorna at the slowest tempo

  47. Morrison's Jig (Key = E Dorian) at regular tempo
    Morrison's Jig at a slower tempo
    Morrison's Jig at the slowest tempo

  48. Rights of Man (Hornpipe, Key = Em) at regular tempo
    Rights of Man at a slower tempo
    Rights of Man at the slowest tempo

  49. Blarney Pilgrim (Jig, Key = D Mixolydian) at regular tempo
    Blarney Pilgrim at a slower tempo
    Blarney Pilgrim at the slowest tempo

  50. Controversial Reel (Key = G) at regular tempo
    Controversial Reel at a slower tempo & score
    Controversial Reel at the slowest tempo

  51. Over the Moor to Maggie (Reel, Key = G) at regular tempo
    Over the Moor to Maggie at a slower tempo & score
    Over the Moor to Maggie at the slowest tempo

  52. Cup of Tea (Reel, Key = D) at regular tempo
    Cup of Tea at a slower tempo
    Cup of Tea at the slowest tempo

  53. St. Anne's Reel (Key = D) at regular tempo
    St. Anne's Reel at a slower tempo & score
    St. Anne's Reel at the slowest tempo
    St. Anne's & Sally Gardens at a moderate tempo with drum accompaniment

  54. Tom Billy's Polka (aka Ballydesmond #3, Key = A Dorian) at regular tempo
    Tom Billy's Polka at a slower tempo & score
    Tom Billy's Polka at the slowest tempo

  55. Maurice Manley's Polka (aka Balleydesmond #2, Key = A Dorian) at regular tempo
    Maurice Manley's Polka at a slower tempo
    Maurice Manley's Polka at the slowest tempo

  56. Fermoy Lasses (Reel, Key = Em) at regular tempo
    Fermoy Lasses at a slower tempo
    Fermoy Lasses at the slowest tempo

  57. Boys of Blue Hill (Hornpipe, Key = D) at regular tempo
    Boys of Blue Hill at a slower tempo
    Boys of Blue Hill at the slowest tempo

  58. Hag At The Churn (Single Jig, Key = DMix) at regular tempo
    Hag At The Churn at a slower tempo & the score without cuts and with cuts
    Hag At The Churn at the slowest tempo

  59. Foxhunter's Slip Jig (Key = D) at regular tempo
    Foxhunter's Slip Jig at a slower tempo & score
    Foxhunter's Slip Jig at the slowest tempo

  60. Foxhunter's Reel (Key = G) at regular tempo
    Foxhunter's Reel at a slower tempo
    Foxhunter's Reel at the slowest tempo

  61. Dances at Kinvarra (Barndance, Key = G) at regular tempo
    Dances at Kinvarra at a slower tempo
    Dances at Kinvarra at the slowest tempo

  62. Calliope House (a Jig written by Dave Richardson, Key = D) at regular tempo
    Calliope House at a slower tempo & score
    Calliope House at the slowest tempo

  63. Christmas Eve (Reel, Key = G) at regular tempo
    Christmas Eve at a slower tempo
    Christmas Eve at the slowest tempo

  64. Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife (Slide, Key = G) at regular tempo
    Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife at a slower tempo
    Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife at the slowest tempo

  65. Haste to the Wedding (Jig, Key = D) at regular tempo
    Haste to the Wedding at a slower tempo
    Haste to the Wedding at the slowest tempo

  66. Smash the Windows (Slide, Key = D) at regular tempo
    Smash the Windows at a slower tempo
    Smash the Windows at the slowest tempo

  67. Haunted House (Jig, Key = G) at regular tempo
    Haunted House at a slower tempo & score
    Haunted House at the slowest tempo

  68. My Darling Asleep (Jig, Key = D) at regular tempo
    My Darling Asleep at a slower tempo & score
    My Darling Asleep at the slowest tempo

  69. Club Ceili (Jig, Key = G) at regular tempo
    Club Ceili at a slower tempo & score
    Club Ceili at the slowest tempo

  70. Little Diamond Polka (Key = D) at regular tempo
    Little Diamond Polka at a slower tempo & score
    Little Diamond Polka at the slowest tempo

  71. Murroe Polka (Key = G) at regular tempo
    Murroe Polka at a slower tempo & score
    Murroe Polka at the slowest tempo

  72. Maids of Ardath (Polka, Key = D in A Part, A Mix in B Part) at regular tempo
    Maids of Ardath at a slower tempo & score
    Maids of Ardath at the slowest tempo

  73. Doon Reel (Key = D) at a somewhat slow tempo (80 bpm)
    Doon Reel at a slower tempo (60 bpm) & score
    Doon Reel at the slowest tempo (40 bpm)

  74. Dún Reel (Key = D Major/Ionian with hints of F# Locrian for A & C Parts; Key = G for B Part) at a somewhat slow tempo with rolls (75 bpm)
    Dún Reel at a slower tempo without rolls (60 bpm) & score
    Dún Reel at the slowest tempo without rolls (40 bpm)

  75. Boyne Hunt (Reel, Key = D) at a somewhat slow tempo with rolls (90 bpm)
    Boyne Hunt at a slower tempo without rolls (70 bpm) & score
    Boyne Hunt at the slowest tempo without rolls (45 bpm)

  76. Shannon Breeze (Reel, Key = D) at a somewhat slow tempo (90 bpm)
    Shannon Breeze at a slower tempo (70 bpm) & score
    Shannone Breeze at the slowest tempo (45 bpm)

  77. Red-Haired Lass (Reel, Key = G) at a somewhat slow tempo (90 bpm)
    Red-Haired Lass at a slower tempo without rolls (70 bpm) & score
    Red-Haired Lass at the slowest tempo without rolls (45 bpm)

  78. Humours of Glendart (Jig, Key = D) (90 bpm)
    Humours of Glendart at a slower tempo with crans (65 bpm)
    Humours of Glendart at the slowest tempo with rolls instead of crans (45 bpm)

  79. Saddle the Pony (Jig, Key = G) (90 bpm)
    Saddle the Pony at a slower tempo (65 bpm)
    Saddle the Pony at the slowest tempo (45 bpm)

  80. Tulla Reel (Jig, Key = G) (90 bpm)
    Tulla Reel at a slower tempo
    Tulla Reel at the slowest tempo

  81. Skylark (Jig, Key = G) (90 bpm)
    Skylark at a slower tempo
    Skylark at the slowest tempo

  82. Roaring Mary (Jig, Key = D) (80 bpm)
    Roaring Mary at a slower tempo
    Roaring Mary at the slowest tempo (no rolls)

  83. Brosna Slide (Jig, Key = D) (80 bpm)
    Brosna Slide at a slower tempo
    Brosna Slide at the slowest tempo

  84. Kilmaley (Reel, Key = G)
    Kilmaley at a slower tempo
    Kilmaley at the slowest tempo

  85. Green Mountain (Reel, Key = D)
    Green Mountain at a slower tempo
    Green Mountain at the slowest tempo

  86. Armagh Polka (Key = D)
    Armagh Polka at a slower tempo
    Armagh Polka at the slowest tempo

  87. Balleydesmond #3 (Polka, Key = G)
    Balleydesmond #3 at a slower tempo
    Balleydesmond #3 at the slowest tempo

  88. Geese In The Bog (Jig, Key = A Dorian)
    Geese In The Bog at a slower tempo
    Geese In The Bog at the slowest tempo

  89. Connaughtman's Rambles (Jig, Key = Bm)
    Connaughtman's Rambles at a slower tempo
    Connaughtman's Rambles at the slowest tempo

  90. Merry Blacksmith (Reel, Key = A Dorian)
    Merry Blacksmith at a slower tempo
    Merry Blacksmith at the slowest tempo

  91. Dick Gossip's Reel (Reel, Key = D)
    Dick Gossip's Reel at a slower tempo
    Dick Gossip's Reel at the slowest tempo
    Dick Gossip's Reel with Accompaniment

  92. Jerry's Beaver Hat (Jig, Key = D)
    Jerry's Beaver Hat at a slower tempo
    Jerry's Beaver Hat at the slowest tempo

  93. Rambling Pitchfork (Jig, Key = D)
    Rambling Pitchfork at a slower tempo with triplets instead of rolls
    Rambling Pitchfork at the slowest tempo with no ornaments


Here's a recording of the reel "Over the Moor to Maggie," with a backing track to make the music a little more interesting.




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