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An afternoon music with Irmgard

Missing playing music with our Folkband.
So i drove to Irmgard (our Harp player) to practice playing Concertina together!

Playing songs like:

  • Óró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile
  • The Rathlin Bog
  • Donegal Mazurka
  • Lucy Farr’s Barndance
  • Primrose Lass
  • Planxty Irwin

Talked about methods of music notations for Concertina.
In ireland most folk is being taught by ear.

Some examples of notation

Most of these we learn using lessons from Caitlín Nic Gabhann

At the end of the afternoon i replaced some strings on her harp.
Made someone happy again.