Liquor Seller

Today’s tune is


This tune was introduced to me by the playing of James Bryan on a YouTube video. He pairs this with Yellow Gals, which I’ve already posted the notation and TAB for. 🙂 It’s a wonderful modal tune that could be played about a million times….

Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Liquor Seller – Gtr TAB

And here is the super playing of James Bryan!

So grab your guitar, and give it try! AND, if you ever find a fiddle player who likes old time tunes, well, then, you’ve got it made….



Father Kelly’s

Today’s tune is


This tune came up in a guitar jam yesterday, and I really wanted to share it here! When I first learned the tune, I learned it from the fiddle playing on The Portland Collection’s CD, which I’ll post below. It was played sweetly, and not like a reel at all. You can imagine my surprise when it was called at a regular jam and it went lightning speed. Either way it’s interpreted, however, it’s a wonderful tune to add to your repertoire.

Here is the guitar TAB – Father Kelly’s Gtr TAB

This is not really a video, as such, but just the mp3 playing Father Kelly’s, from The Portland Collection.


Now here is a more traditional way of playing Father Kelly’s! It is the 3rd tune in the set.

As always, your guitar beckons….you can also check out my practice video on the “Fiddle Tunes…PDF….” page up at the top here, which has all of the tunes featured on this blog all on one page, as well as many practice video links.


Concertina Reel

Today’s tune is


Concertina Reel is a standard tune in the Irish repertoire. It’s amazing how many tunes I’ve learned that I can remember either who taught it to me, or where I was when I learned it. This one came from our local jam, again, and it was played by our accordion player. His wife plays the bodhran, and I always see the two of them sitting side by side playing and enjoying the music whenever this tune comes up. As an aside, the chords are easy, and the same progression for both the B part and A part. Some notation that I found uses an A for the Bm, but I personally enjoy the Bm that our group uses.:)

Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Concertina Reel – Gtr TAB

This video of Concertina Reel caught my attention because it was a session in Spain! Also, don’t forget to check out the page (tab at the top of this one) “Fiddle Tunes-Free PDF…” where you will find a list of all of the tunes featured on my blog here all on one page, as well as links to practice videos of some of the tunes. Keep checking back – I add more as I have time!

Concertina Reel is simple tune to learn on the guitar, so take the time to work on it. You’ll be glad that you did!





The Mountain Road

Today’s tune is


I first learned this tune at our local jam, and it evokes pleasant memories of how fun it was to just keep on playing the tune that never ends.:) This is a pretty straight forward tune, with the exception that the A part is only played one time through, but the B part is played the traditional twice through. The Mountain Road was written by the famous Sligo fiddler, Michael Gorman (1895 – 1970) Here is some great information on him for those who are interested.

Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Mountain Road, The – Gtr TAB

There were not many videos of this particular tune, so I chose one that seemed to play it like we play it.

If you want a tune to just make you happy for awhile, this one is it! 🙂 Don’t forget to check out my page (at the top  this page) “Fiddle Tunes…”, where you will find not only PDF’s of all of the tunes featured on this blog, but links for all of the practice videos as well, including one for The Mountain Road.:)

Treat yourself, get your guitar, and see that you CAN do it!