Music notation may not be the best way to get a “feel” for traditional music. Unlike classical music, Irish traditional music generally cannot be notated exactly the way it is meant to be played, and music notation doesn’t always lend itself well to the transcription of Irish ornamentation. You might want to take a look at a discussion page on this website for more information and resources.
We’re happy to post here some of the music that we’ve written down, from our own music books and from other sources. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, take a look over at thesession.org - they have a good collection. Browse and enjoy!
- ComhaltasLive #410-6: Mairéad Lucey
- 29 May 2013
- Mairéad Lucey from Screathain, Coolea, Co. Cork playing in the Senior Button Accordion Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2012 in Cavan. Mairéad plays the jig “Kitty’s Rambles”.
[Download Audio](http://media.comhaltas.ie/audio/cl410_mp3/cl410_6.mp3 “Audio – Mairéad Lucey”]
- Rick’s Rambles
- 10 February 2010
- The hornpipe “Rick’s Rambles”, played in ComhaltasLive Programme 307 by the Shannonvale Céilí Band.
- Trip to Nenagh
- 26 January 2010
- “The Trip to Nenagh”, composed by Seán Ryan, as played in ComhaltasLive #305.
- The Knockawinna Jig
- 6 September 2009
- The Knockawinna Jig by Mícheál Ó hÉidhin, as played in ComhaltasLive #302
- The Golden Keyboard
- 16 September 2008
- “The Golden Keyboard” by button accordionist Martin Mulhaire, as played in ComhaltasLive #272.
- Love at the Endings
- 11 September 2008
- “Love at the Endings”, an Ed Reavy tune featured in ComhaltasLive #271.
- Honeymoon Reel
- 21 August 2008
- “The Honeymoon Reel”, as played in ComhaltasLive #269.
- Mooncoin Jig
- 20 August 2008
- “The Mooncoin Jig”, as played in ComhaltasLive #268