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Adieu Sweet, Lovely Nancy

This is an English tune about young love and parting ways.

Bowings are for D/G melodeon.
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St. James Infirmary Blues

This old Blues lament has many different lyrics and performance interpretations.

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House of the Rising Sun

Though the origin of the tune is uncertain, it was first recorded in 1993 by Clarence “Tom” Ashley and Gwen Foster, who recorded it as the “Rising Sun Blues.”

A nice guitar counter melody. http://www.garagebanduniversity.com/2011/house-of-the-rising-sun/
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Greenland Whale Fisheries

Loved by folk and punk musicians alike this tune about an ill-fated whaling trip and a heroic or incredulous captain (depending on the version). Some records indicate it is as old as 1725.

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Dirty Old Town

Played in G. A gritty classic from Ireland.

The Dubliners in G
In G..
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Drunken Sailor

This song is easy enough a beginner can play along even when rather sloshed. The lyrics vary in versions, and can be improvised as suits the group.

Performed here with an attitude.
A classic performance by the Irish Rovers.
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Return from Fingal

An ancient Irish march, often played expressively like an air. Purportedly sung by then Irish troops returning from the Battle of Clontarf on Good Friday, 1014AD. (Library of Ireland)

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Farewell to Whiskey

A 1799 Scottish air by fiddler Niel Gow, this tune is often played much faster.

A slow lyrical interpretation
Played nicely as a march.
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Arran Boat Song

This Scottish Air, simple as it is, allows for expressive opportunities for even the most skilled musicians.

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Maggie in the Woods

Maggie in the Wood can be interpreted as an air, single jig, march, or polka! Why not hone your playing skills and develop the tune in different ways?

Great version by a fiddle teacher who’s having some fun.
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