Learn to play Irish tunes on guitar

Lesson 89. Shoemaker’s Daughter

“Shoemaker’s Daughter” is a composition of legendary Cavan fiddler Ed Reavy (1897-1988).
The A Part of this tune is played in a G Mixolydian Mode, whilst the B Part is in G Major. Transcriptions in Irish music of tunes that change to different modes that retain the same Tonic Note often, mistakenly, use the same key signature.

Tony O’Rourke is a well-known Melbourne musician. Listen in while he attempts to teach Gerry Gaffney traditional Irish music on the guitar. There are over 70 individual lessons, all freely available here or via iTunes.

Accompanying the lessons are downloadable books with commentary, sheet music, tab, and chords.

My Ireland – Volume 1

Cover of My Ireland - Volume 1An ideal companion for learning Irish tunes.

With 101 tunes in all – Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Polkas and O’Carolan tunes - the book contains sheet music and chords for all the tunes, with MP3s of Tony O’Rourke playing the tune on a banjo at a moderate pace, with guitar accompaniment.

You can download a free sample of the book (PDF, 840k), which contains the full table of contents and a few pages of the sheet music and tablature, and listen to each of three tunes: Coalminer’s Reel(A)Cat That Ate The Candle (a Jig), and O’Carolan’s Concerto.

(If you’ve already purchased, go to the My Ireland content.)

Unlimited access – only $16

The bargain price of $16 (US) will get you unlimited access to the book and all 101 tunes. You can download the book (which is 10MB) and access individual tunes whenever you like (or download all the MP3s if you prefer and use them locally).

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