Cliffs of Dooneen

The Cliffs of Dooneen is an old Irish ballad which is said to have been penned as a poem by a man called Jack Mc Auliffe and then later put to music by a local musician of the area. The ballad supposedly dates back to the early 1900’s and has been performed many times...

Seán O’Dwyer of the Glen

One of my mother’s favourite little waltzes to play on the fiddle. I can still here her shout “BAND PRACTICE!!” The first one to leave the house immediately would be Teddy the family dog followed very closely by my father who would return later to waltz with my mother...

Cliffs of Dooneen

The Cliffs of Dooneen is an old Irish ballad which is said to have been penned as a poem by a man called Jack Mc Auliffe and then later put to music by a local musician of the area. The ballad supposedly dates back to the early 1900’s and has been performed many times...

Road to Lisdoonvarna

The tune Road to Lisdoonvarna also known as All the Way to Galway is played here as a brisk single Jig in 6/8 time and in the modal key of E Dorian. It may also be notated in 12/8 time. There are many variants of this tune and it has been recorded by many groups such...

The Sailors Hornpipe No2

The hornpipe a dance tune of Irish, Scottish and British origin done in hard shoes. It is suggested that this dance dates back to around the 16th century and began being performed on British sailing vessels. It may be written in 2/4 or 4/4 time and may often be...