“After a tune is played, the notes just float away – there’s no need to tidy up”
— David Phillpot
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Folk Music

Sample scores

We currently have a repertoire of 103 tunes and sets. The following examples give an idea of the range:

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Orange in bloom
Orange in bloom
aka Sherbourne waltz
British Grenadiers
British Grenadiers
Carolan's draught
Carolan's draught
Keel Row
07/09: improved notation (no change to tune); 21/08: improved harmony
Keel Row
Mairi's wedding set
Mairi's wedding | Pulling bracken | Peat fire flame | Wha wadna' fecht for Charlie?
D, Am, Em, G2/2, 2/2, 4/4, 2/216, 16, 16, 1605/01/2017
Marching through Susanna set
O Susanna | Marching through Georgia
G4/432, 3231/05/2016
Never love a squirrel set
Hunt the squirrel | Never love thee more
G6/832, 1626/03/2016
Off to California
Off to California
Oyster girl
21/08: improved harmony
Oyster girl
aka Kingsbury jig
Blackthorn stick set
Blackthorn Stick | Rakes of Kildare
G, Em6/832, 3215/10/2017
Ryan in the woods set
14/07: new set
Ryan's polka | Maggie in the woods
1st: aka John Ryan's, Jack Ryan's, Meg Ryan's
D, G2/232, 3214/07/2018
= new tune/set | = don’t use Hardy¹ | = not in Hardy¹ MIDIs
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¹Most members have the 200-page Paul Hardy Session tunebook – see Briefing for details

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