Lesson 40. Caisleán an Óir

Caisleán an Óir is a hornpipe. This arrangement is in D Dorian, a type of D Minor, but without a Bb in the key signature. The D Dorian has the same notes as the C Major Scale.

Gerry GaffneyLesson 40. Caisleán an Óir

Lesson 39. Bernie Cunnion’s

Technically not too demanding, this is a lovely tune, quite typical of the beautiful music that emanates from the hills and valleys of North Leitrim. The recording on this podcast episode is from Tony’s CD “The Maid At The Well”. (You can purchase this CD, or individual tracks from it, on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and other online music outlets. But …

Gerry GaffneyLesson 39. Bernie Cunnion’s

Lesson 38. The Ash Plant

This is a short reel, with 16 bars. It’s in the key of E Minor, with two sharps in the key signature, which means it’s in the E Dorian mode. Tony sometimes refers to this as the “Irish Minor”, and many Irish minor tunes use a Dorian mode.

Gerry GaffneyLesson 38. The Ash Plant

Lesson 37. Andy McGann’s

Not to be confused with “Andy McGann’s Jig” (which we had in Lesson 19), this is a completely different tune. It’s one of the many compositions of the late New York fiddler Andy McGann. It is in the key of D, but on guitar Tony plays it in C, with the capo on the second fret. This is the first …

Gerry GaffneyLesson 37. Andy McGann’s