Clachan Sillar
Here are some extracts from last Saturday's practice (9 Oct). The tunes are from the Aird's selection I posted
during the lockdown as part of my Tune of the Week series.

Aird's Medley - 9th October 2021
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Aidan Crossey has release the second edition of his 'The Irish Mandolin Tunebook' which is a great resource for the budding trad player. Indeed, the whole site is vital for anyone interested in the mandolin in Irish music. LINK HERE


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TUNE OF THE WEEK



Might start this again soon.

(click to play)Someone asked me about this track. I played it on a south american instrument, the cuatro. The 'tune', a reel, makes a brief appearance and refers to an Irish tune (I can't remember the name). The rest is a 'jam'. Remember that, jamming? This isn't something that happens much in our tradition but some people are dabbling in it.

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This is the four polkas I posted recently. If they are too fast just use Windows Media Player to slow them down It's easy to do and there's no change of pitch.


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