Lesson 80: Garden of Daisies

The Garden Of Daisies is a set dance and is played in hornpipe time, but somewhat slower than your average hornpipe. Note that the tempo on the recording of Marie Walsh is the correct tempo for tunes of this type.

Gerry GaffneyLesson 80: Garden of Daisies

Lesson 79. Coalminer’s Reel

Here we have a tune in Open A (although in the book you’ll also find a version in regular tuning.) The Open A tuning Tony uses is, from the lowest string to the highest: E A C# E A E.

Gerry GaffneyLesson 79. Coalminer’s Reel

Lesson 77. McFadden’s Handsome Daughter

McFadden’s Handsome Daughter is an A Major tune but for the guitar Tony plays it in G with capo on the 2nd fret. The tune is a composition of John McFadden (1847-1913).

Gerry GaffneyLesson 77. McFadden’s Handsome Daughter

Lesson 75. Crossing the Shannon

This tune is sometimes known as “The Funny Reel” and is played in D. On the guitar Tony plays it in C with the capo on the 2nd fret.

Gerry GaffneyLesson 75. Crossing the Shannon