Traditional Irish Flute Tunes
Traditional Irish Flute Tunes
**** Tune Index all Muddled up ****
I've just posted a tune here for the first time in months. While I was on the site I noticed that the tune names are no longer in alphabetical order. I think they are now in chronoligical order. If you just type Ctrl +F and then put in the tune name, or part of the name, it will take you to the link for that tune if it is on the site.
*** Some recordings not playing ***
Some recordings go missing from this site from time to time; the internet seems to suffer from memory laspses jist like the rest of us. If you find that a recording doesn't play, please let me know. I have the recordings backed up somewhere (though I'm not sure where) and as a last resort I think I might be able to find some of the tunes in my head and somehow transfer them from there back onto the site.
Hello. This site contains recordings I have made as a source of tunes for people who play the flute, or other instruments for that matter. They are often just versions of tunes as I remember them. My memory isn’t the best so in some cases I cheat and find the dots online. In some cases the online versions and the dots inside my head aren't quite the same so there may be a sort of 'average' appearing. I usually play the tunes once through slowly to make them easier to learn, then I have a bit of a run at them to give another view of them. I hope this approach is OK. If anyone has any comments, or tune suggestions, please get in touch (email@example.com).
Thanks, Michael Clarkson (Belfast, Luxembourg and on the Dublin-Belfast Aircoach).
Slowing Down Tunes
Just in case the tunes on this site aren’t dull enough, you can slow them down using recent versions of Windows Media Player (I’m sure there are plenty of other ways of doing this too).
In Windows Media player click Now Playing at the top of the screen then pick Enhancements and then Play Speed Settings. There is a nice range of speeds displayed but I can only get the half speed one to work. That’s probably enough to be getting on with in any case.
Jackson's censored Reel
As requested, here's an attempt at a flute version of a steadfastly fiddle tune.
X: 1T:Jackson's Reel (sort of flute-friendly'ish)R: reelM: 4/4L: 1/8K: Dmaj|:F|D2FD EDFE| DEFD EAcE|GE ~E2 GABd| ceAc dBAF|D2FD EDFE| DEFD EFGE| ABce dBAG| F/2G/2F EG FDD:||:g|fd d2 ~d3f| edef edcB|A2cA BAcB| ABcA Bcde|fd d2 ~d3f| edef edcB|ABde faea|1fd d2 ~d3:|2fddc d/2d/2c dB||A3A B2AG| FAAF G/2F/2E F/2E/2D| ~E3F GFEG| Agec dBAF|D2FD EDFE| DEFD EG ~G2| ABce dBAG| FAEG FDAF||
Here's the uncut version: https://thesession.org/tunes/1665
Money in Every Pocket but My Own
Here's a tune high in vitamin C. Also called the 'Belfast March', named after a town low in every vitamin.
The Church Street polka
Here's a tune I was asked to post here. It's a great tune but I can't play polkas, so I never play them, so I can't play them, so I never play them, so ...
The associated polka dots are here: https://thesession.org/tunes/1560
The London Clog
Here's a tune which Tom Morrison recorded i 1928. London clogs are probably mainly fatbergs in the sewers these days.
Here it is played properly:
Here it is written out badly:
The Milky Way (reel)
This reel was made in space for the flute; sorry this effort isn't as out of this world as the title would suggest.