Popular Irish Pub Songs

Ever wanted to learn some popular Irish songs? Do you have a guitar kicking around the house in need of a strum? If so, Jon's course is just for you! Learn how to accompany some of Irelands best known folk songs using the simplest of chord patterns. Jon discusses various aspects of accompaniment on the guitar: strumming patterns, finger plucking techniques, the use of smooth chord transitions, hammer-ons, walk ups and descending chord patterns. Most of the emphasis is on the guitar accompaniment rather than vocal technique.

Songs include Spancil Hill, The Irish Rover, Foggy Dew, The Cliffs of Dooneen, Whiskey in the Jar, Galway Bay, The Lakes of Pontchartrain, The Parting Glass, Red Rose Cafe, Dirty Old Town, The Spanish Lady, Fiddler's Green and Will Ye Go Lassie Go.

Popular Irish Pub Songs
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Will Ye Go Lassie Go

This is the first introductory lesson of the course 'Popular Irish Pub Songs'. Jon will teach the well known Irish song 'Will Ye Go Lassie Go' and will demonstrate basic guitar chords to accompany the song. The focus of this lesson on will be on how to use a finger picking accompaniment.

 

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: Spancil Hill

In this lesson Jon will teach the well known Irish song 'Spancil Hill'. He will demonstrate basic guitar chords to accompany the song and will discuss how to bring out the root note and the 5th note in the strumming patterns.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: Lakes of Ponchartrain

'The Lakes of Pontchartrain' is the song featured in this tutorial. In it Jon will show how to incorporate descending chord progressions into the accompaniment. he will also demonstrate and discuss the use of transition chords.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: The Wild Rover

In this lesson Jon will teach the well known song 'The Wild Rover'. He continues with his study of chord transitions.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: Dirty Old Town

'Dirty Old Town' is the song taught by Jon in this lesson. In it, Jon will introduce the hammer-on technique. This technique makes the guitar sound more interesting, softens the transition between chords and brings out the melody of the song.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: Fiddlers Green

In this lesson Jon will teach the song 'Fiddler's Green'. Jon will continue to look at chord transitions and will also look at using both 'up' and 'down' strokes in the basic strumming pattern.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: The Spanish Lady

This lesson teaches the song 'The Spanish Lady'. Jon continues to look at strumming patterns and also demonstrates how to incorporate descending chord progressions into the songs accompaniment.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: Whisky in the Jar

In this lesson Jon teaches the popular song 'Whiskey in the Jar'. He continues his study of smooth chord progressions and the use of the hammer-on technique.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: Galway Bay

In this lesson Jon teaches the song 'Galway Bay'. He shows how to play 'walk-ups' between chords and also how to play a melodic intro and breaks between verses.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: The Foggy Dew

'Foggy Dew' is the song taught in this lesson. He continues his study on how to pluck a melodic rift to be used as a break or an intro to the song. He also discusses vocals and phrasing in this lesson.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: The Cliffs of Duneen

In this lesson Jon will teach the song 'The Cliffs of Duneen'. He will focus on how to use a finger plucking style to accompany this ballad.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: The Red Rose Cafe

The famous song 'The Red Rose Cafe' will be taught in this lesson. Jon will focus on chords in this class.

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Popular Irish Pub Songs: The Parting Glass

In this final lesson, Jon will teach the song 'The Parting Glass'.

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Songs Taught
  • Will Ye Go Lassie Go
  • Spancill Hill
  • Lakes of Ponchartrain
  • The Wild Rover
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Fiddlers Green
  • The Spanish Lady
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Galway Bay
  • The Foggy Dew
  • The Cliffs of Duneen
  • The Red Rose Cafe
  • The Parting Glass

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Jon O'Connell

John O'Connell

Jon O’Connell is a musician who has been active on the Irish music scene for close to fifteen years. From Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare, Jon is still based in this area, where the traditions of Irish music are strong and music sessions are commonplace...[Read More]