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Old 05-04-2019, 12:35 PM   #11
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I don't know how dated they would be in today's sessions, but don't forget the old David Glenn book of Irish tunes for Scottish pipes on Ceol Sean. With a little rearranging for modern fingers, some of these still work well.

https://ceolsean.net/content/GlenIris/GlenIris_TOC.html

Another Irish tune from the 1920's is The Congress Reel:
https://thesession.org/tunes/208
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:58 AM   #12
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I don't know how dated they would be in today's sessions, but don't forget the old David Glenn book of Irish tunes for Scottish pipes on Ceol Sean. With a little rearranging for modern fingers, some of these still work well.

There are some good tunes in there, but anyone who was wise enough to know what in there is good, bad or indifferent probably doesn't need the book, to be honest. And anyone who blindly learnt a bunch from that book and blundered into a session probably wouldn't make many friends, to be honest.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:32 AM   #13
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I know a handful of Irish tunes that both fit on the chanters I have, and are in keys that the local session players are likely to want to play in. Nonetheless, if I go to an Irish session, I expect to spend most of it listening. I don't play flute or whistle well enough for that to be a real option for me right now, and I'm fine with that, given my practice-time commitments.

We DO have a couple of Scottish sessions in the area, and we're working on building up that community. Even there, there are plenty of tunes that the string players like that don't fit easily on the pipes. That's fine, too, as the smallpipes and border pipes are revival instruments. It takes time to build cultures.
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:58 PM   #14
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In the Texas Scots session I led, our sole Irish tune was Jim Ward’s which fits great, but in a key that ITM folks find disconcerting.
Thanks for starting off Tim's suggestion of a list/collection for tunes that fit on the D smallpipes!
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:25 PM   #15
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Thanks for starting off Tim's suggestion of a list/collection for tunes that fit on the D smallpipes!
Get off my lawn!!

(Oh, sorry. A couple of folks beat me to it, so, you’re welcome!)
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:39 PM   #16
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All 5 tunes I've run across that fit the D smallpipe chanter have been added to their own tunebook! Of course I'll keep adding tunes as I find them.

https://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/?page_id=3243

The list of tunes that fit the A smallpipes has increased to 43(ish) in the book and 50(ish) in the list!

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