Tony at Banjo Jamboree, Guildford September 2018
Music in Rosinver, North Letrim, Ireland 2014
with fiddler Ben Lennon and accordion player Jim Connolly
This is the bluegrass gospel group I play with.
Dancing With The Angels (L-R):
- Bruce Sedawie
- Ricki Smith
- Tony O’Rourke
- Pauline Swain
Tony took a walk up the local Mount Piper Conservation Reserve here in central Victoria and decided that the unnamed reel he'd recently composed should be called "The Mount Piper Reel". The photos are some of the snaps he took whilst on his way up and down the walking trail. The tune is in A Major. For some strange reason that he doesn't understand, quite often when he plays an A Major Reel at a session backers often include a G chord. This only seems to happen with guitar players but not pianists. So to be clear, the backing for this tune uses A,D,and E chords, with the odd Bminor and F#minor thrown in,but definitely no G chords!!!!!
Mount Piper Reel.PDF can be downloaded here
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.
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