BASS Core Tunes



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Any traditional Irish session music is welcome at the sessions. As BASS was formed to help persons new to traditional Irish music to learn how to play and join sessions we have selected a list of "core" tunes. These are the tunes that you will want to learn first as they are the most commonly played at BASS. See the BASS 2004 Core Tunes page for all the music (dots).

BASS 2004 Core Tunes

Tune Type Key BASS Version Learning
Ashokan Farewell Waltz D dots, ABC, midi history , sheet music, midi, ABC/dots
Butterfly Slip Jig E minor dots, ABC, midi ABC/dots, midi, dots, mp3, mp3
Castle Kelly Reel A minor dots, ABC, midi ABC/dots
Cook in the Kitchen Jig G dots, ABC, midi ABC/dots, midi
Cup of Tea Reel E minor / D dots, ABC, midi SCTLS, ABC/dots, midi, dots, mp3
Humours of Ennistymon Jig G dots, ABC, midi
Set04: Jig music/dots
ABC/dots, midi
Kesh Jig Jig G dots, ABC, midi
Set06: Jig music/dots
ABC/dots, midi, dots, dots, mp3, mp3
King of the Fairies Set Dance E dorian dots, ABC, midi ABC/dots, midi, dots, mp3, mp3, mp3, mp3
Lark in the Morning Jig D dots, ABC, midi
Set02: Jig music/dots
ABC/dots, midi, dots
Maid Behind the Bar Reel D dots, ABC, midi
Set03: Reals music/dots
SCTLS, midi, dots, ABC/dots, dots, mp3
Merry Blacksmith Reel D dots, ABC, midi SCTLS, midi, dots, ABC/dots, mp3
Morning Dew Reel E dorian dots, ABC, midi ABC/dots, mp3
Mountain Road Reel D dots, ABC, midi ABC/dots
My Darling Asleep Jig D dots, ABC, midi ABC/dots, midi, dots
Off to California Hornpipe G dots, ABC, midi
Set05: Hornpipes music/dots
ABC/dots, midi, dots, mp3, mp3, mp3
Road to Lisdoonvarna Slide E dorian dots, ABC, midi
Set02: Jig music/dots
ABC/dots, midi, dots, mp3
The Sligo Maid Reel A minor dots, ABC, midi SCTLS, ABC/dots, midi
Star of Munster Reel A dorian dots, ABC, midi ABC/dots, midi
Swaggering Jig Jig G dots, ABC, midi
Set06: Jig music/dots
SCTLS, ABC/dots
Willie Coleman's Jig G dots, ABC, midi ABC/dots, mp3
Note: In some cases, the BASS version of a tune will vary from some of the references.

Music References

The following web sites were used to populate the Learning section of the core tunes list.