Tunes

The following are the tune books which have taught musicians from the Irish Minstrels CCÉ for generations. Most of the 126 tunes have been carefully handwritten by Frank McArdle himself!

Available in: Whistle, Fiddle, Accordion

Tunes: Dawning of the Day, Believe Me, Mountains of Mourne, Terry Teehans, Kerry Polka (Daily's), Minstrel Boy, O'Donnell Abu, Planxty Irwin, Fanny Power, Glenside 1, Glenside 2, Oh The Britches, Denis Murphy's Slide, Kerry Slide, Boys of Bluehill, Harvest Home, Sí Beag Sí Mór, Grand Old Dame, Tobin's Favourite, Haunted House

Tunes: Maggie in the Woods, John Ryan's Polka, Captain Byng, Bill Sullivan's, Scattery Island, Brosna Slide, Mountains of Pomeroy, Lucy Farr's Barndance, My Darling Asleep, Jimmy Ward's Jig, Little Diamond Polka, Ballyhoura Mountains

Available in: Whistle, Fiddle, Accordion

Tunes: East of Glendart, Willie Coleman's, Morrison's, Going To The Well For Water, Dingle Regatta, John McKenna's, Denis Murphy's Polka, Kesh Jig, Patsy Geary's, Merry Blacksmith, Father Kelly's, John Stenson's, Tenpenny Bit, Maid Behind the Bar, Paddy Clancy's, Off To California, The Home Ruler, When Sick Is It Tea You Want, Out On The Ocean, Bank Of Turf

Available in: Whistle, Fiddle, Accordion

Tunes: Teetotaler, Donegal Reel, Sally Garden's, Dusty Windowsills, Srike The Gay Harp, Humours Of Ennistymon, Silber Spear, Cooley's, St. Anne's, Stack of Wheat, Derry Hornpipe, Concertina Reel, Hunter's House, Cat's Miaow, Tongs by the Fire, Courtown Harbour, Over the Moor to Maggie, Wise Maid, Star of Munster, Buck's of Oranmore

Available in: Manuscript

Tunes: The Weavers, Merrily Kiss the Quaker, Sackow's Jig (Tripping Up the Stairs), Maid on the Green, Brendan Tonra's Jig, Jimmy Ward's Jig, The Boys of the Town, Lucy Farr's Barn Dance, Shandon Bells, Lad O'Beirne's Jig, Cliffs of Moher, The Galway Hornpipe, Cronin's Hornpipe, Liverpool Hornpipe, Martin Wynne's #3, Fred Finn's Reel, Sporting Paddy, Lady Ann Montgomery, Christmas Eve, The Boys of Malin, Kerry Reel, Boys of Ballisodare, The Fermoy Lasses, Jim Donoghue's

Available In: Manuscript

Tunes: Polka 1, Polka 2, Old Kilfenora Jig, Dan The Cobbler, Mug of Brown Ale, Anderson's Reel, Glass of Beer, Sheehan's, Union Reel, Peacock's Feather Hornpipe, Glenbeigh Hornpipe, Cat's Rambles to the Child's Saucepan, O'Keefe's Slide, New Copperplate, Old Copperplate, Paddy's Return, Contentment is Wealth, Donnybrook Fair, Gurteen Cross, Church Street

Available In: Manuscript

Tunes: The Murroe, Ballydesmond, Ray's Classic, Knights of St. Patrick, Tar Road to Sligo, Bride's Favourite, Mountain Road, Duke of Leinster, Otter's Hold, Mulhaire's, Pearl O'Shaughnessy's Barndance, Wandering Minstrel, Gillian's Apples, Salamanca, Banshee, Tinker's Daughter, Rose in the Heather, Cliffs of Moher, Geese in the Bog, Mary Willie's, The Street Player

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Contacts

Branch Chairperson:

Frank McArdle

0141 563 2690

frnkmcardl@aol.com

Branch Secretary:

Moira Callaghan

56 Hillhouse Street

Balornock

Glasgow

G21 4HR

07968 043 864

moiracal@ntlworld.com

Website Enquiries:

Paddy Callaghan

paddy@comhaltas.co.uk

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Our classes are held in St Roch's Secondary School, Royston

Glasgow Irish Minstrels are a branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann