Irish Music
Joe Mooney Summer School on TG4


Saddle the Pony, Leitrim Jig,
Blind Mary, Si Bheag Si Mhor,Insiheer (Guitar)
Siúil a Rún

LC Irish Essays
  1. Intro to Irish music:


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  5. The Session:

TV Programmes

Anam an Amhráin


Lists of instruments & players

The Bodhrán: Junior Davey (Questions) John Joe Kelly
Fiddle, How to Play
Concertina: Breda Shannon
Concertina The Plains of Boyle
How to Play
Uilleann Pipes - notes -
Making reeds


Matt Molloy, Flute, Roscomon Reel (2nd tune),
From the album, The Long Black Veil
Mo Ghile Mear (with Sting) With Sinead O'Connor, He Moved through the Fair, The Foggy Dew
With The Rolling Stones The Rocky Road to Dublin

Clare Bohan
Brian McNamara

John Carthy, Fiddle

Ben Lennon
Lisa Ward
Ceolus Céilí Band
The Moylurgh Céilí Band
Liam O'Flynn, Pipes (O'Rourke's Reel)
Tommy Keane, pipes
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Piano Woodbrook
John McKenna
The Chieftains Lots of Drops of Brandy
I Know My Love

Collectors & Preservation

Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann
Bunting and Lynch, part 1,part 2,
Francis O'Neill
George Petrie

Sean Nós Singing

TG4 Sean Nós Station
Una Palliser, Mo Ghile Mear on Specsavers' Ad
Fionnuala Maxwell
Eleanor Shanley
Róisín Elsafty -

Love Songs: Bríd óg Ni Mháille
Work Songs: Tuirne Mháire
Lullaby: Hó-Bha-in
Gartan's Mothers Lullaby
Macaronic: Siúil a Rún (also a love song), Celtic Woman,
Comic: An Poc ar Buile
Drinking Songs: Níl sé 'ná Lá
(Luke Kelly, Preab San Ól)
Religious Songs: Caoineadh na dTri Mhuire (also a lament)

Lament Seán Ó Duibhir an Ghleanna

Aisling: Róisín Dubh

Patriotic Songs:

Óró sé do Bheatha Abhaile
Kevin Barry

Children's Play Songs:

Beidh Aonach Amárach

Tune Search



The Leitrim Jig (Uilleann Pipes)

The Roscommon Reel (Trad Flute)

Hornpipes: The Plains of Boyle, Concertina, Willie Clancy on Pipes.
Plains of Boyle Harvest Home

Fusion version by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin

Slip Jig: The Whinney Hills of Leitrim ,( also called L eitrim Town) From O'Riada as Gaiety

The Leitrim Polka

//The Leitrim Fancy// (Hornpipe) The Plains of Boyle is the first tune on this recording.

Fusion version by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
Slip Jig: The Whinney Hills of Leitrim,(also called Leitrim Town) From O'Riada as Gaiety
The Leitrim Polka
//The Leitrim Fancy// (Hornpipe) The Plains of Boyle is the first tune on this recording.

Slow Airs

Lament: Davy Spillane Caoineadh Cu Chulainn from Riverdance

Sean O'Riada Mise Eire, 2 (Other versions of Róisín Dubh2)
O Neill's March

Ornamentation and Regional Styles

Regional Style, part 1, part 2 (Donegal),part 3 (Clare),part 4 (Fermanagh),part 5 (North Connaught),
Listen to Ornamentation
Some Tin Whistle Ornaments
Morrison's Jig with Rolls
John McSherry, Harvest Home (Triplets), Conemara: "Coinleach Glas an Fhómhair” Róisín Elsafty
Munster:"Caoineadh na dTrí Muire" (The Lament of the Three Marys), Iarla O'Lionaird
Donegal: Lillis Ó Laoire



James Galway: Brian Boru's March
Jazz; Lewis Nash Quintet, Eleanor Plunkett,
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin; Woodbrook (The Plains of Boyle hornpipe)
Dé Danann "Teacht na Banríona Sheba" (Baroque Piece) , 2,,
The Corrs & The Chieftains
The Horslips: The High Reel
Sean O'Riada, Mise Eire, 2
Thin Lizzy: Whiskey in the Jar, Metallica

Regional Style



Riverdance, First Ever Broadcast, Michael Flatley and Jean Butler :
Riverdance was first performed during the 7-minute interval of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Point Theatre, Dublin on April 30, 1994. This first performance featured Irish Dancing Champions Jean Butler & Michael Flatley, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Celtic choral group Anúna. The score was written by Bill Whelan. Riverdance was converted into a full length musical show first performed in February 1995 which travelled all over the world.

The Irish Harp


Early Irish Harp, 2, Walls of Liscarrol on the early Irish harp



Paul Dooley
Michael Rooneywith Alan Kelly

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