Tunes Played at Gypsy Celts Sessions



Note: As I'm also busy playing, not all tunes played get written on the list ;^)

Printable Tune Lists: Sorted by Tune | Sorted by Type


16 April 2005 - St. Michael's University School

  • She Moved Through The Fair (D-mix)
  • Foggy Dew (Em)
  • Rosin The Bow (A)
  • South Wind (F)
  • Rodney's Glory (Am)
  • Rakes of Kildare (Am)
  • Midnight On The Water (D)
  • Rising Of The Moon (A)
  • Coleraine Jig (Am)
  • Little Bolero A - (Michael)
  • Rakes of Kildare (Am)
  • King Of The Fairies (Em)
  • The Friendly Visit (?) - (hornpipe - from Alan)
  • Morrison's Jig (Em)
  • Star of County Down (Am)
  • Flowers of Edinburgh (G)
  • The Rights Of Man (Em)
  • Road To Lisdoonvarna (Em)
  • Elbows On The Table (Em)
  • My Laghen (?) Love (Em)
  • Boulavogue (G) - (in Wexford)
  • Eire We Know Not Her Name (G) - Ar Eireann Ni Neosfainn Ce Hi
  • Lord Inchiquin (G) - O'Carolan
  • Margaret's Waltz (G)
  • O'Keefe's Slide (Em)
  • Sheebeg Sheemor (D)
  • Planxty Fanny Power (G)
  • Cock of the North (A)
  • Davey, Davey, Knick Knack (G)
  • Swallow Tail Jig (Em)
  • Gentil Maiden (G) - 3/4 time
  • Farewell To the Creeks (D) - 3/4 time
  • Kevin Barry (D) - 3/4 time - no B part
  • Dierdre's Fancy - (slip jig)
  • The Bard of Arraugh (G)
  • Kitty Tirrell (Em)
  • Sally Gardens (G)
  • Harvest Home (D) - (Hornpipe)
  • Boys of Bluehill (D) - (aka Lads of North Thames)
  • Aaron Boat Song (Em)
  • Ships Are Sailing (Em)
  • Roddy McRourley (G) - March
  • Shearin's No For You
  • After the Battle of Aughrim (Am)
  • Eamonn An Chnoic
  • O'Carolan's Concerto (D)


Old-Time Tunes Played

  • Red Wing (G)
  • Back Up And Push (G) - (aka Rubber Dolly)
  • Ashokan Farewell (D)
  • Westphalia Waltz (G)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
  • Soldier's Joy (D)



2 April 2005 - Marlene's

  • Sweeny's (G)
  • Dennis Murphy's Polka (D)
  • John Ryan's Polka (D)
  • Tralee Gaol
  • Boys of Bluehill (D)
  • Staten Island Hornpipe (D-mix)
  • Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (D)
  • South Wind (F)
  • Frieze Britches (D) - double jig
  • Annie Laurie (D) - by Lady John Scott
  • Boulavogue (G) - (in Wexford)
  • Spencil's Hill (Am)
  • Rakes of Mallow (G)
  • Sweet Hesleyside (G) - 3/4 time - Northumbrian
  • The Breamish (D) - 3/4 time - Northumbrian
  • Campbell's Farewell To Red Gap (A)
  • Merrily Kissed The Quaker (G)
  • Off To California (G)
  • Irish Washerwoman (G)
  • Tom Sullivan's (D-mix)
  • Padraic O'Keefe's Slide
  • Sonny's Mazurka (D)
  • Navvie On The Line (G) - Hornpipe
  • The Maid Behind The Bar
  • Fair Maid
  • Road To Lisdoonvarna (Em)
  • Ireland We Know Not Her Name (G) - Ar Eireann Ni Neosfainn Ce Hi
  • Miss McLeod's Reel
  • Planxty Irwin
  • Blackthorn Stick Jig (G)
  • After the Battle of Aughrim (Am)
  • King Of The Fairies (Em)
  • Planxty Fanny Power (G)
  • Lord Inchiquin (G) - O'Carolan
  • Swallow Tail Jig (Em)
  • Danny Boy (G)


Old-Time Tunes Played

  • Faded Love
  • Westphalia Waltz (G)
  • Ashokan Farewell (D)
  • Old Joe Clark (A)
  • Angeline The Baker (D)
  • Over The Waterfall (D)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)



12 March 2005 - Marlene's

  • Merrily Kissed The Quaker (G)
  • Off To California (G)
  • The High Mountains (G)
  • Westphalia Waltz (G)
  • Swallow Tail Jig (Em)
  • Rakes of Mallow (G)
  • Washington Quickstep (A) - aka Captain Sam Scott
  • Rothbury Hill (G) - 3/4 time
  • Whittingham Green Lane (G) - 3/4 time
  • Road To Lisdoonvarna (Em)
  • Star of County Down (Am)
  • Margaret's Waltz (G)
  • Flowers of Edinburgh (G)
  • Rakes of Kildare (Am)
  • When Stella Smiles
  • Neil Gow's Lament For His 2nd Wife (D)
  • Eire We Know Not Her Name (G) - Ar Eireann Ni Neosfainn Ce Hi
  • Aaron Boat Song (Em)
  • Sonny's Mazurka (D)
  • After the Battle of Aughrim (Am)
  • Campbell's Farewell To Red Gap (A)
  • Blind Mary (D)
  • Blue Bells Of Scotland (D)
  • Bonny At Morn (Em)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
  • Danny Boy (G)
  • Wind That Shakes The Barley (A)
  • Blarney Pilgrim (G)
  • Sheebeg & Sheemore (D)



6 March 2005 - Fairfield United Church

  • Mairi's Wedding
  • Westphalia Waltz
  • Dennis Murphy's Polka / John Ryan's Polka
  • We were also invited to play along with the hymns for the Celtic sing-along!
    • Ash Grove
    • All Through The Night - Welsh
    • Jesus Christ is Waiting - #117 - French
    • Morning Has Broken
    • All Things Bright And Beautiful
    • Sally Garden



19 February 2005 - Bob's

  • Eamonn An Chnoic
  • Farewell To the Creeks (D) - 3/4 time
  • After the Battle of Aughrim (Am)
  • Blackthorn Stick Jig (G)
  • Flowers of Edinburgh (G)
  • Margaret's Waltz (G)
  • Road To Lisdoonvarna (Em)
  • Rakes of Kildare (Am)
  • Rakes of Mallow (G)
  • Neil Gow's Lament For His 2nd Wife (D)
  • Planxty Fanny Power (G)
  • Blind Mary (D)
  • O'Keefe's Slide (Em)
  • Mauri's Wedding
  • Merrily Kissed The Quaker (G)
  • John Ryan's Polka (D)
  • Dennis Murphy's Polka (D)
  • Cock of the North
  • Gentil Maiden (G) - 3/4 time source: Michael
  • Morpeth Rant (D)
  • Irish Washerwoman (G)
  • South Wind (F)
  • Cooley's Reel (Em)
  • The Wise Maid (D) - Irish
  • Wind That Shakes The Barley (D)
  • Harvest Home Hornpipe
  • Boys of Bluehill (D)
  • The Parting Glass (Em)
  • My Lodging On The Cold Ground
  • All Those Endearing Young Charms



27 November 2004 - Caledonia Club



20 November 2004 - Kate's

  • The Girl I Left Behind Me (G)
  • Westphalia Waltz (G)
  • Ashokan Farewell (D)
  • Red-Haired Boy (A)
  • Merrily Kiss the Quaker's/Baker's Wife (G)
  • St. Anne's Reel (D)
  • Mazel Tov (Em) - Start slow; increase speed gradually
  • Never On A Sunday (G)
  • King Of The Fairies (Em)
  • Roddy McRourley (G)
  • Eire We Know Not Her Name (G) Source: pdf - Wendy
  • Bonaparte's Retreat (D) - set dance
  • Saddle The Pony (G) Source: Blackflute notation / MIDI
  • Fanny Powers (G) - O'Carolan
  • Rocky Road To Dublin (Em) - slide
  • McPherson's Farewell (G)
  • Ma Yofus (D) - played in movie "Piano"
  • Over The Waterfall (D)
  • Midnight On The Water (D)
  • Sheebeg Sheemor (D)
  • Planxty Hewlett (D)
  • Rakes of Kildare (Am)
  • Off To California (G)
  • Margaret's Waltz (G)
  • Kitty Tirrell (Em)
  • Lord Inchiquin (G) - O'Carolan
  • En Avant Blonde (Em) - Parisian valse
  • Flowers of Edinborough (G)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast (D)
  • The White Cockade (G)
  • O'Keefe's Slide (Am)
  • Banish Misfortune (D)
  • Isle of Inisfree (G) Source: Mudcat MIDI
  • Cliffs of Doneen (A)
  • I'll Tell My Ma / Belfast City
  • A Bunch of Thyme (D) Source: pdf - Wendy



16 October 2004 - Marcia's

  • Planxty Brabazon
  • Planxty Hewlett
  • Smash The Windows (D)
  • Bonaparte's Retreat (D)
  • Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (D)
  • Midnight On the Water (D)
  • O'Donal's Hornpipe
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Rose Tree
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me (G)
  • The Rose & the Briar - duet
  • Annie Laurie - by Lady John Scott
  • Wind That Shakes The Barley (D)
  • Black Velvet Waltz - a "western buckle shiner" tune
  • Road to the Isles - strathspey
  • Neil Gow's Lament For His 2nd Wife (D)
  • Gallow's Tree / McPhearson's Lament - played by Rawlings Cross
  • Westphalia Waltz (G)
  • Old Joe Clark (A)
  • Lord Inchiquin
  • Mauri's Wedding



Thanks to: Kate, Marcia, Bob, Marlene, Robert ...
for sharing your kitchens/living/common rooms for our evenings of music!

Fiddler's Fake Book & Calvin Cairns Conservatory tune books
used as reference for some tunes

( I sure enjoyed playin' music with all of you ... thanx! ... & until next time ... :^)

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See also Tuesday Bent Mast Celtic Session Tunes lists
for other locally-played Celtic Tune ideas: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008