100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes Book and CD Soundtrack Package

by Dave Mallinson

Book with separate CD in a jewel case.

Extend your repertoire with this handsome selection of popular Irish tunes. Unlike other books of this nature the emphasis is away from reels; here you'll find slip jigs, hornpipes, slides and an abundance of popular jigs. "Session Friendly" settings: You can learn the tunes as written and be confident of having accurate versions. Chords are included.

This book of Irish session tunes diverges from the usual pattern in that the emphasis is not on the reels. Loosely speaking, the jigs and reels found in this book are the next most popular after those found in 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. Another major feature of this book is the prominence given to the various other types of tune, such as slides, set dances, hornpipes etc.

They always come a poor third to reels and jigs, but they constantly crop up in the sessions with such a significant frequency that they cannot be ignored. There are hornpipes, marches, a strong selection of jigs, some slip jigs and one or two other well-known melodies to spice up your repertoire.

100 tunes (14 hornpipes, 15 slides, 34 jigs, 23 reels and 14 miscellaneous tunes) with chords, classified and alphabetical (with alternative titles) indexes.

Important note from Mally

The tune settings in this book are all 'session friendly', i.e. you can learn them exactly as written and know that you will have a perfectly acceptable version. However, I consider it unwise to learn a tune from only one source and I would suggest strongly that, when learning a new tune, you pay heed to settings in other books, on recordings and what you hear down the pub. It is important to note that the settings in this book are greatly influenced by the instrument I play, the D/G melodeon. I've made a conscious effort to allow this to happen in order to give the book its own unique character.

The list below would constitute an excellent nucleus towards forming a valuable Irish music library, many of them are available from mally.com. When choosing books, take care not to be put off by the title; some of the best sources of tunes are from tuition books. Just because the book cover says 'Learn to Play the Banjo', don't think it's of no use if you play the tin whistle.

Books will only help you to learn the notes of a tune. To pick up the rhythm of Irish music you must devote a large amount of time listening to both recordings and live musicians. Of greatest importance, you must practise; the value of these books is directly proportional to the number of hours a day you spend practising.



Anything for Jonjo? 

Blackthorn Reel 


Craig's Pipes 

Croghan Hill 

Fermoy Lasses 

Flowers of Edinburgh 

Green Groves of Erin 

High Road to Linton 

Hills of Clogher 

Hunter's House 

Johnny Cronin's Fancy 

Johnny Macclejohn 

Lad O'Beirne's 

Lucy Campbell 

Mason's Apron 

New Copperplate 


Otter's Holt 

Reel of Rio 

Sunny Banks 

Swallow's Tail 

Trim the Velvet


Bill Harte's 

Boys of the Town Bride's Favourite 

Connie O'Connell's 

Cook in the Kitchen 


Fasten the Leggin' 

Frieze Britches 

Gander in the Pratie Hole 

Garrett Barry's

Gillian's Apples 

Gold Ring 

Hag at the Churn 

Humours of Ennistymon 


Knights of Saint Patrick 


Lilting Fisherman 

Maid in the Meadow 

Mooncoin Jig 

Old Joe's 

Pipe on the Hob no. 1 

Pipe on the Hob no. 2 

Rambling Pitchfork 

Rose in the Heather 

Strike the Gay Harp 

Tobin's Favourite 

Tommy Peoples' 

Tone Rowe's 

Trip to the Cottage Tune the Fiddle 


When Sick, is it Tea 

Willie Coleman's


City of Savannah 



Flowing Tide 


Golden Eagle 

Home Ruler 

King of the Fairies 

Kitty's Wedding 

Little Beggarman

Rights of Man 

Stack of Barley 

Stack of Wheat 



Dan O'Keeffe's no. 1 

Dan O'Keeffe's no. 2 


Connie Walsh's 

Denis Murphy's 

Going to the Well for Water John Kelly's 

Johnny Mickey's 

Kathleen O'Hehir 

Lonesome Road to Dingle 

Old Favourite 

Pádraig O'Keeffe's 

Road to Lisdoonvarna 

Siobhán Hurl's 

Star above the Garter



Boys of Ballisodare 

Brian Boru's March 

Butterfly Carolan's Concerto 

Give me your Hand 

Halting March 

Hardiman the Fiddler 


Hunt Kid on the Mountain 

O'Neill's Cavalcade 

Sonny's Mazurka 

Whinny Hills of Leitrim

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