Tune For August
TUNES, TUNES, TUNES
"We have been so lucky to have Flo teach at the South East Tionól for the past three years. Flo has the ability to instruct beginners as well as advanced concertinists in the same class at our small annual workshop. Each student has walked away with the confidence, technique and musicality to become a better traditional Irish musician all thanks to Flo. The tunes she chooses to teach and perform come from the very essence of her upbringing and the rich concertina tradition of County Clare. She truly has the gift to communicate her love for the instrument and the music of her home... We are looking forward to having Flo teach at the 2013 South East Tionól in Orlando, Florida"
Kathleen Cavanagh South East Tionól Organizer
"Among the minority of younger players who continue to sustain the older dialects of Clare are Jacqui McCarthy, Florence Fahy, Breeda Green, Louise Pyne, and Francis Droney"
Gearoid O hAllmhurain
"Clare -The Heartland of Irish Concertina
"TUNES FROM THE FLAGGY SHORE"
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If you missed the LIVE show from the Fleadh Cheoil Na
hEireann in Ennis that I did with the lovely Joan Hanrahan of Clare FM here is a chance to watch it again. It was recorded Monday, August 14th to open the Fleadh week on Joan's show "The West Wind"
Tune For February
The Old Road To Garry - Jig
Happy Valentine's to you all and welcome to my tune of the month for February. I particularly love the month of February as it is not only Valentine's month but the month I was born! I am a February baby ;-)
I'd like to mention that I am now doing 30 min lessons if time is an obstacle for you and you'd like something that would fit into your schedule then please contact me to work a time and day out. They seem to be quite a popular choice these days and an excellent choice if you are also a beginner and just want to get started! Now without further ado, the tune of the month for February!!!
I have decided to pick a lovely jig by Paddy O Brien from Co. Tipperary for this months tune of the month. The tune is called "The Old Road To Garry". It is a beautiful 3-part jig composed by Paddy O Brien, the master himself and has just a beautiful melodic cadence to the tune. It just rolls along and I really enjoy playing this tune. You can find this tune published in the "The Definitive Collection of the Music of Paddy O Brien". If your not familiar with the publication and the music of Paddy O Brien here is a link below:
I love Paddy O Brien's music and if you follow me regularly on here you can see that I give his tunes on here quite a bit because it is so beautifully composed. Some tunes are definitely not easy to play but well worth the effort learning them when you can get them under the fingers!!
So without further ado, the sound file is below for the tune. Have fun learning this one and stay warm!!!
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU ALL!!!
The Witch Of The Glen
Tune for November
The Stormy Night
Tune For February
The Girl That Broke My Heart
Tune For January
John Naughtons Jig
The Merry Days of Easter
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Tune For December
The Road to Ballymac
Here is your notation for :
"The Old Road To Garry"
Click on this link for the correct version:https://media.comhaltas.ie/notation/cltunes/OldRoadToGarry.pdf