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So you’ve mastered some tunes and you’re ready for a proper session. How do you know what tunes to put together in a set? Well, this is something that you can only learn from going to Irish Pub Sessions and listening to traditional musicians. Various sets and styles of mixing tunes have been handed down through the generations. However, we know that not all of you are lucky enough to live in Ireland and have access to Irish musicians to learn from, so we’ve created this brand new home here on OAIM called “Irish Pub Sessions”. This is where we’ll post any sessions we’ve recorded for your enjoyment and learning.
In our first session, we have a band called MegaTrad which features OAIM tutor Cillian Ó’Dálaigh, his brother Sean and their friend Denis McAuliffe. This session was recorded in the famous Gus O’Connor Pub in Doolin for our St Patrick’s Day 2022 Livestream on Youtube, which was hugely popular and is now only available to subscribers of OAIM.
In this O’Connor’s Session MegaTrad play the tunes from our first ever 50 tune challenge (2020/21) and the best part is you get to learn what tunes from the 50 tunes are good to play together in a set. So sit back relax and enjoy the music, or take out an instrument and play along (remember you can change the playback speed).
We’ve divided the sets up for you to make it easier to learn, PLUS as an added bonus we’ve also uploaded the entire ‘livestream’ session as one video so that you can just watch and enjoy the craic and banter between the lads as they give us a full-on Paddy’s Day performance.
We’ll be adding more Irish Pub Sessions as they become available, making this your home for live Irish music, wherever you are.
O’Connor’s Session: The Sets
Sally Gardens | Drowsie Maggie | The Tulla Reel
Britches Full Of Stitches | The Ratlin Bog | Maggie In The Woods
The Clare Jig | Geese In The Bog
Rolling In The Ryegrass | Sporting Paddy | Pig Town
The Humours Of Whiskey | Fig For A Kiss
Maid Behind The Bar | The Glen Of Aherlow
The Connacht Mans Rambles | Ten Penny Bit
The Plains Of Boyle | Off To California | The Derry Hornpipe
The West Clare Reel | Martin Wynnes Reel
The Butterfly | Na Ceannabhain Bhána
John McHugh’s | Trip To The Cottage | The Mist Covered Mountain
Roscommon Reel | The Silver Spear | The Galway Rambler
The Kerry Polka | The Ballydesmond Polka
The Boys Of Bluehill | The Harvest Home
Garret Barry’s | The Rolling Wave
The Red Haired Lass | The Ashplant