The Northern Virginia Irish Session

Auld Shebeen Common Tunes Playlist



This list shows tunes and sets that are played most weeks at the
session. Of course we play many other tunes as well, but these are
good core tunes to learn. (Tunes from recent tune teaches are also
good candidates!) Most tunes are played three times through; single
reels are sometimes played four or five or more times.

Battering Ram
Banish Misfortune
Blarney Pilgrim
The Calliope House
The Connaughtman's Rambles
Garrett Barry's
Haste to the Wedding
Jimmy Ward's
The Kesh Jig
The Joy of My Life (Donnybrook Fair)
The Lilting Banshee
Morrison's Jig
My Darling Asleep
Out On the Ocean
Ships in Full Sail
The Swallowtail Jig
Tripping Up the Stairs

The Banshee (McMahon's)
The Concertina Reel
The Congress Reel
Cup of Tea / High Road to Linton
Jackie Coleman's / Cooley's Reel / Father Kelly's
Drowsey Maggie
Evit Gabriel
The Mountain Road
The Silver Spear / Rolling In the Ryegrass
St. Anne's Reel
The Wind That Shakes the Barley


Boys of Bluehill
The Harvest Home
Off to California
The Rights of Man

69th Street
Ballydesmond # 1 (ABAG...) / Ballydesmond # 2 (EAAB...) / Ballydesmond # 3 (ABCB...)
John Ryan's (The Dum-Dum Polka)
Britches Full of Stiches / Bill Sullivan's (Mickey Chewing Bubble Gum)
Maggie in the Woods
Peg Ryan's ( Egan's, Kerry)
Rakes of Mallo
Tuar Mor 1 ( Wallace's Cross) / Tuar Mor 2 (The Maids of Ardagh)

Slip Jigs, Slides
A Fig for a Kiss / Snowy Path / The Butterfly
The Kid on the Mountain
The Old Favorite
Merrily Kiss the Quaker's Wife
Off She Goes
The Road To Lisdoonvarna
The Star Above the Garter
Denis Murphy's Slide
O'Keefe's Slide

Si Beg Si Mor
South Wind