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