The CD – Vol 2

The CD has 32 tracks in total. Tracks 1-16 are the sets of tunes that are analysed in the book, and tracks 17-32 are the same as 1-16, without the guitar accompaniment, so when you’re ready to have a go yourself, there is a count-in to get you started! There are lots of different approaches used here. The tunes styles include reels, jigs, hornpipes, and slip-jigs. The tunings used are DADGBE and DADGBD, and they are used on both steel-strung and nylon-strung guitars. I use a plectrum mostly, but on occasion, with the nylon-string guitar, I play a finger style which is explained in detail in the book. 

 

CD Track listing

       Reels: Poll an Madra Uisce/Devaney’s Goat/The New Policeman
       Jigs: The Rambler/Widow Brady/Gan Ainm
       Reels: Trip to Birmingham/Roscommon Reel
       Hornpipes: The Liverpool Hornpipe/Groves of Slaney
       Reels: Geoghan’s/McDonagh’s/The Graf Spee
       Slip Jigs: Gan Ainm/Fig for a Kiss
       Reels: Piano: Gorman’s/Ned Killeens
       Reels: Bucks of Oranmore/Wind that Shakes the Barley
       Jigs: Frieze Britches/John McGrath’s
       Reels: Paddy Mill’s Fancy/Cúir na Caille
       Hornpipes: The Smokey Chimney/Miss Galvins
       Reels: Jenny’s Welcome to Charlie/Tie the Bonnet
       Jigs: Na Ceann a’bhain bána/Johnny Ward's
       Reel: The Old Road to Garry
       Jigs: Devines/Blarney Pilgrim
       Reels: Jolly Tinker/New Mown Meadow