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A Word about Traditional Music (and New "Traditional" Music)

Many of the tunes in this archive are in the public domain as traditional tunes without copyright. Others have been written more recently and the composers should be celebrated. We give credit where credit is due! The tunes in this archive have been transcribed into ABC, a groovy, human-decipherable script that can be read into one of several programs to render it into music notation. Many of these tunes have been arranged and or changed a bit by Roaring Jelly for our live performances. These files provide our band with sheet music so that we're 'all on the same page'!

The files below are provided in Adobe PDF format. Click here to get the free Adobe Reader software.

ABC files are listed separately. Click here to go to Jim Vint's website and get his ABC shareware. Be sure to register your download to promote the folk music community of the 21st Century!

MP3s are recordings of the Roaring Jelly arrangements. These recordings were made primarily to give individual band members something to practice to (and as such they're often rough cuts), but you might find them enjoyable for just plain listening.

Click on the first letter of the (first) tune's name to jump to an alphabetical listing. (If you don't find a tune where you think it should be, try using the find tool in your browser -- the tune you're looking for may be one of a medley.)

(Here are links to our SET LISTS)

(A)=air, (HP)=hornpipe, (J)=jig, (P)=polka, (R)=reel, (S)=strathspey, (SJ)=slip jig, (W)=waltz

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A      
Aly's Waltz (W) PDF abc  
C      
Caliope House / Cowboy Jig / Kesh Jig (J) PDF abc  
Captain O'Kane (W) (A) PDF abc  
Carolan's Welcome (W)(A) PDF abc  
The Clansman (set) (P) PDF    
Coleraine / Cliffs of Moher / Morrison's / Coffee (J) PDF abc  
D      
Danny Boy (in F) (A) PDF    
Dick Gossip's / Maid Behind the Bar     MP3 (2.6 MB)
F      
Fading Light / Grub Springs (J/R) PDF abc  
Fading Light / Kesh / Road to Lisdoonvarna (J)     MP3 (3.3 MB)
Fairy Dance / Willafjord / Frank's Reel (R) PDF abc  
Fireside Reel / Liberty / Over the Waterfall (R) PDF abc  
Forked Deer / Angeline the Baker (R) PDF abc  
Four Corners Strathspey (S)     MP3 (4.6 MB)
G      
Girl I Left Behind Me / Greasy String (R) PDF abc  
Grub Springs / Ducks on the Pond (R) PDF abc  
H      
Hewlett (W)(A) PDF abc  
I      
Irish Rover in D (Song) PDF    
J      
Jingle Bells / Hava Naguila / Dixie (R) PDF    
Johnny Johhny Don't Get Drunk / Bill Cheatham / Dubuque (R)     MP3 (3.8 MB)
Josephin's Waltz (W) PDF abc  
K      
Kesh Jig (J) PDF    
Kid on the Mountain / Butterfly (SJ)     MP3 (4.3 MB)
L      
Leaping Lizzy / Stone's Rag (R) PDF abc  
Lea Rig in D (A) PDF    
Looby Lou / Pop Goes the Weasel / Eating Goober Peas / Daisy (R) PDF    
Lord Inchiquin (W)(A) PDF abc  
Luckenbooth Brooch / Fair Jenny's Jig (J) PDF    
M      
Mairi's Wedding / March of St. Timothy / Rattlin' Bog (R) PDF    
Mairi's Wedding Words PDF    
N      
Nail That Catfish to the Tree / Fireside Reel / McQuillen's Squeezebox (R) PDF    
O      
Old Gray Cat / Hava Naguila / Dancing Bear (R)     MP3 (3.4 MB)
P      
Peat Fire Flame: Fireside Reel / Liberty / Over the Waterfall (R) PDF abc MP3 (3.6 MB)
R      

Reel St. Antoine / Hommage a Edmond Parizeau (R)

PDF abc MP3 (2.5 MB)
Red Haired Boy / Soldiers Joy / Whiskey Before Breakfast (R) PDF abc MP3 (3.6 MB)
Roaring Jelly / St. Lawrence / Swallowtail Jigs (J) PDF abc MP3 (3.1 MB)
S      
Sadie at the Back Door / Spotted Pony (R) PDF abc MP3 (2.4 MB)
Shebeg Shemore (W)(A) PDF abc  
Shebeg Shemore / Captain O'Kane (W)(A) PDF abc  
Shebeg Shemore / Lord Inchiquin (W)(A) PDF   MP3 (3.5 MB)
St. Kilda's Wedding (R) (A) PDF   MP3 (2.7 MB)
Staten Island / Fisher's / Byrne's (HP) PDF    
Sugar Candie (S) PDF    
W      
Waltzing with Bears (W) (Song) PDF    
       
       
       
       

Photos at top taken by G. Keating; details of 15th c. dower chest in Bunratty Castle, Ireland

Updated October 30, 2007