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.
101 Irish tunes, with sheet music and chords. And an MP3 for each one, with Tony O’Rourke playing the tune on banjo, with guitar accompaniment.
A brilliant resource for anyone wanting to get a solid stock of tunes under their belt.
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 listen to each of three tunes: Coalminer’s Reel(A), Cat That Ate The Candle (a Jig), and O’Carolan’s Concerto.
Or go ahead and get unlimited access for only $16 (US).
Tony O’Rourke with Suzette Herft at the Burke and Wills Winery in Mia Mia (near Melbourne).
Suzette is a Melbourne-based singer and had been giving a performance of her “Joan Baez Tribute Show”. After dinner she and Tony sat down for a some informal singing and it went on for about 3 hours. A great night!
Photo by Janet Frawley.