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