The Boys of Bluehill Tutorial

The Boys of Bluehill is a simple melodic hornpipe that lends easily to ornamentation and is a great tune to use for teaching beginner musicians and introducing them to the specific hornpipe rhythm. It’s a tune that is very well known for being played for the...

The Kerry Polka Tutorial

The Kerry Polka – Irish Piano Accordion Tutorial Lesson Also known as Peg Ryan’s Polka this tune has been published in over 1000 tune books. This is one of the best beginner tunes to start off with and in my own arrangement here it is played in the key of G...

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...