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100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes Book and CD - Dave Mallinson

All the tunes in this book are again firm session favourites, particularly the reels. It follows on from Essential and Enduring by providing another 100 of the most popular Irish session tunes. The book echos the format of a typical Irish session; lots of reels, some jigs and a few hornpipes.

100 tunes ( 65 reels, 25 jigs, 10 hornpipes) with chords, classified and alphabetical (with alternative titles) indexes.
Important note from Mally
The tune settings in this book are all 'session friendly', i.e. you can learn them exactly as written and know that you will have a perfectly acceptable version. However, I consider it unwise to learn a tune from only one source and I would suggest strongly that, when learning a new tune, you pay heed to settings in other books, on recordings and what you hear down the pub. It is important to note that the settings in this book are greatly influenced by the instrument I play, the D/G melodeon. I've made a conscious effort to allow this to happen in order to give the book its own unique character. The list below would constitute an excellent nucleus towards forming a valuable Irish music library, many of them are available from When choosing books, take care not to be put off by the title; some of the best sources of tunes are from tuition books. Just because the book cover says 'Learn to Play the Banjo', don't think it's of no use if you play the tin whistle.
Books will only help you to learn the notes of a tune. To pick up the rhythm of Irish music you must devote a large amount of time listening to both recordings and live musicians. Of greatest importance, you must practise; the value of these books is directly proportional to the number of hours a day you spend practising.





Ah, Surely ... 
Ash Plant 
Big Reel of Callightown 
Blackberry Blossom 
Boy in the Gap 
Boys of the Lough 
Bunker Hill 
Captain Kelly 
Cathal McConnell's 
College Groves 
Connemara Stockings 
Crossing the Shannon 
Down the Broom 
Duke of Leinster 
Fairy Reel 
Far from Home 
Five Mile Chase 
Flax in Bloom 
Flower of the Flock 
Fred Finn's 
Grogan's Favourite 
Hand Me Down the Tackle Holy Land 
Humours of Carrigaholt 
Humours of Lissadell 
In the Tap Room 
Jenny's Wedding 
John Stenson's 
Josie McDermott's 

Kilavel Fancy 
Kiss Me Kate 
Lads of Laois 
Last Night's Fun 
Maids of Castlebar 
Maids of Mount Cisco 
Man of the House 
Master McDermott's 
Matt Molloy's 
Miss Johnston's 
Miss Thornton's
My Love is in America 
Oak Tree 
Paddy Lynn's Delight 
Patsy Campbell 
Return to Camden Town 
Sailor on the Rock Saint Ruth's Bush 
Seán Sa Céo
Sheila Coyle's 
Sporting Paddy 
Sword in Hand 
Tim Moloney 
Tommy Peoples' 
Within a Mile of Dublin 


Apples in Winter 
Burnt Old Man

Coleman's Cross 
Fair Haired Boy 
Geese in the Bog 
Happy to Meet, Sorry 
Humours of Ballyloughlin 
Jimmy Ward's Fancy 
Mist Covered Mountain Monaghan 
Old Grey Goose 
Old Hag, You Have Killed 
Paddy O'Rafferty 
Patsy Geary's 
Queen of the Fair 
Swallow's Nest 
Tatter Jack Walsh 
Tell Her I Am 
Trip to Athlone 
Wandering Minstrel


Chief O'Neill's Favourite 
Friendly Visit 
Pretty Maggie Morrissey 
Smell of the Bog

100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes Book and CD - Dave Mallinson

  • Another 100 "session friendly" tunes with chords to enhance your repertoire. This time the book follows the format of a typical Irish session, lots of reels, some jigs and a few hornpipes. As in all the books in this series, a comprehensive list of alternative titles is included.

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