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Foinn Seisiún 1: Traditional Irish Session Tunes

by Comhaltas

Irish Traditional Music at its best - straight from the source in Dublin. 2 1/2 hours of Ireland's finest musicians playing 116 session tunes on a double CD set.
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1. Haunted House le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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2. My Darling Asleep le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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3. Club Ceili le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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4. Little Diamond Polka le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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5. Murroe Polka le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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6. Maids of Ardath le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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7. Boyne Hunt le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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8. Shannon Breeze le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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9. Red Haired Lass le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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10. Humours of Glendart le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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11. Saddle the Pony le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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12. Tobin's Favourite le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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13. Tulla Reel le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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14. Skylark le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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15. Roaring Mary le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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16. Brosna Slide le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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17. O'Keefe's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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18. Dennis Murphy's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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19. Maid Behind the Bar le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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20. Kilmaley le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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21. Green Mountain le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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22. Britches Full Of Stitches le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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23. Armagh Polka le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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24. Ballydesmond No. 3 le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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25. Geese in the Bog le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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26. Connachtman's Rambles le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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27. Out on the Ocean le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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28. Miss McCleod le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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29. Merry Blacksmith le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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30. Sally Gardens le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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31. Jerry's Beaver Hat le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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32. Kesh Jig le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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33. Rambling Pitchfork le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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34. Sonny's Mazurka le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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35. Shoe the Donkey le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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36. Jackie Coleman's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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37. Mountain Road le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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38. Cregg's Pipes le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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39. Queen of the Fair le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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40. Pay the Reckoning le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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41. Carraroe Jig le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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42. Sheehan's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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43. Cameronian le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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44. Foxhunters le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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45. Lark in the Morning le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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46. Humours of Ennistymon le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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47. Wandering Minstrel le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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48. Boys of Bluehill le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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49. Cork Hornpipe le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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50. Cronin's Hornpipe le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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51. Earl's Chair le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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52. Tim Maloney's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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53. Ships are Sailing le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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54. Belltable Waltz le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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55. Trip to Athlone le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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56. Langstrom's Pony le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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57. Sackow's Jig le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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58. Concertina Reel le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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59. Come West Along the Road le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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60. Anderson's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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61. Brendan Tonra's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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62. Kilavil le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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63. Ship in Full Sail le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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64. Ballydesmond No. 2 le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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65. Ballydesmond No. 1 le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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66. Peg Ryan's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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67. Silver Spear le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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68. Father Kelly's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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69. Miss Monaghan le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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70. Jim Ward's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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71. Blarney Pilgrim le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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72. Cook in the Kitchen le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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73. Sonny Murray's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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74. Home Ruler le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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75. Kitty's Wedding le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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76. Tabhair Dom do Lamh le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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77. Joe Cooley's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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78. Wise Maid le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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79. Bird in the Bush le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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80. Dusty Windowsills le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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81. Cliffs of Moher le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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82. Rose in the Heather le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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83. John Doherty's Mazurka le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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84. Vincent Campbell's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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85. Drowsie Maggie le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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86. Glass of Beer le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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87. Toss the Feathers (Em) le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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88. Toss the Feathers (D) le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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89. Morning Lark le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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90. Joe Cooley's Jig le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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91. Tom Billy's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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92. Long Note le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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93. Teetotaller le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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94. St. Anne's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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95. London Lasses le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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96. Kid on the Mountain le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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97. Jim Morrison's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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98. Leitrim Jig le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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99. Bank of Ireland le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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100. Woman of the House le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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101. Kerry Reel le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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102. Lilting Banshee le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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103. Haste to the Wedding le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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104. Maid on the Green le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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105. Over the Moor to Maggie le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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106. Lady Ann Montgomery le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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107. Maude Millar le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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108. The Frost is All Over le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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109. The Eavesdropper le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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110. Sixpenny Money le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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111. Sweeney's Polka le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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112. Dennis Murphy's le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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113. Maggin in the Wood le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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114. Salamanca le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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115. Banshee le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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116. Sailor's Bonnet le Ceoltóiri Cultúrlainne
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The two Comhaltas publications, Foinn Seisiun 1 and Foinn Seisiun 2, contain 220 standard traditional tunes arranged in 74 sets as played at the Tuesday and Wednesday night sessions in the Culturlann in Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland.

Tunes consist of reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, slides, mazurkas, etc. Book 1 contains standards such as Joe Cooley's Reel, Maid Behind the Bar, Bank of Ireland, Lark in the Morning jig, Kid on the Mountain Slip Jig, Ballydesmond polka and other common session favourites arranged in 39 sets. Selections in Book 2 are also established traditional standards and additionally include some of the "bigger tunes" such as the Bucks of Oranmore, the Kilfenora jigs and reel sets plus the famed Tarbolton set. There are also simpler sets such as "Sailor on the Rock, the Hare's Paw and Sunny Banks" reels or "the Lilting Fisherman, Tell Her I am and Going to the Well for Water" jigs, etc. Book 2 contains 35 sets.

Foinn Seisiún books are a must for musicians who enjoy session playing and would like to build a repertoire of tunes which will be universally known. They will hopefully also help to maintain some of the older tunes in circulation so that future generations of musicians will get an opportunity to play the Pipes on the Hob jigs, the Humours of Ballyconnell, Chicago and Copperplate reels, etc, etc.

These CDs were recorded to accompany Foinn Seisiún Book 1 and contain all of the 116 tunes arranged in sets as notated in the Book. The concept of standard traditional sets, as presented in Foinn Seisiún, has proved popular with many musicians, and is particularly useful for anyone new to the tradition who wants to build up a good repertoire, essential in any session situation.

While the Foinn Seisiún books have been well received both in Ireland and overseas,numerous requests have been received for recordings of the tunes to assist musicians in committing them to memory. This is no surprise as the passing on of traditional music is primarily an aural process. Hopefully the Foinn Seisiún CDs will now meet this need.

Good traditional sessions with their exuberance, camaraderie, sharing of music, respect for fellow performers, absence of generation gaps, etc. are arguably the most enjoyable and significant manifestation of our rich traditional culture. Whether it's a Comhaltas Branch, Fleadh Cheoil, Festival or Summer School,local hotel or pub, there are always opportunities to take part assuming the musician has a reasonable repertoire of tunes. The CDs together with the Foinn Seisiún Books should assist greatly in this regard.

We hope that musicians will enjoy playing the session sets. There will always be a particular welcome for anyone who can join us for the Tuesday or Wednesday night sessions at the Cultúrlann in Monkstown - if you need directions, visit the www.comhaltas.com/culturlann page.


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Rolf Gidlow

Foinn Seisiún 1
This recording exactly fulfills its description. For someone wanting to build a greater familiarity with Irish traditional tunes this is a great aid. The tunes are well played and are presented in the way one would likely hear them at a session, i.e., without the "interpretations" one would hear on individual artists' recordings. Excellent as a reference, and nice to listen to as well.

Mary O'Connor

Foinn Sessiun 1
Loved it! Easy to listen to, most selections are my favorite tunes! Love the "session style" Really like having the accompanying music book too

Mary O\\\'Connor


Love it! All my favorite tunes played in excellent session style at a good pace...Like accompanying music book also

megan lloyd-thompson

harp student
This is an excellent recording for learning the various Irish types of music (jigs, reels, etc.) as well as an outstanding CD to simply listen to and enjoy. The liner notes are very clear and helpful. Thanks!

Phil Murphy

Great way to build repertoire
I've had this CD for about two years now and I enjoy it very much. The name of the game here: learning many tunes that Irish trad. musicians might have in common. The pace is steady and not too hasty, musicians are in tune well synchronized. Each tune is played twice, with no noticeable variations between each time the tune is played. Good variety of reels, double & slip jigs, hornpipes, polkas & slides, and a few airs and waltzes thrown in for good measure. Very "session" sounding and a lot of fun to play along to. Beginner friendly !!!

jim o'shea

fionn session 1
excellent recording gives a real session feel brilliant for building repertoir

Rasa Chambers

Foinn Sessiun 1
Great recording to compliment the first of the 3 books. It great to have the tunes played in the groups which they are written in the music books. Good tool for any musician.

margaret Burchell

Foinn Sessiun 1
Great CD, easy to listen to and to play along with the tunes.

JACK LYDON

IRISH MUSIC LOVER
GREATEST RECORDING OF JIGS & REELS I HAVE EVER HEARD, THANK YOU......WHY CANT I BUY THE CD COMHALTAS FOIN SEISIUM #1?????? I HAVE #3.... THANK YOU JACK LYDON jlyd7@msn.com 1 781 878 8997 / 47 condon cir. rockland, masss. 02370

NORMAN WATCHORN

BRILLIANT TRADITIONAL IRISH SESSION CD'S
These two CD's are excellent for those wishing to build up a repetoir of tunes. Brilliant playing and excellent selection.