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Hammered Dulcimer Friendly Historical Celtic, English and American Tunes
Also playable on fiddle, mandolin, tinwhistle, recorder, flute, etc.
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Categories are approximate only. Tunes move about. Scottish tunes migrated to England as well as to North America.
Irish tunes migrated. And some American St. Patrick's Day "Irish" tunes are actually American.
Hundreds More Tunes are in the Kitchen Musician® books
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Celtic - Scots | Celtic - Irish | North American | English | French, German and Other

There are many more Scottish tunes in the Kitchen Musician Books - See Books 9 and 10

Air by Fingal, Ancient Scottish harp air by Rory Dahl bass harmony (treble harmony version) - MIDI
(Sir) Alexander Don's Strathspey - Scottish - Ancestor of "Auld lang syne"? - MIDI
Auld lang syne - Scottish - Robert Burns - the familiar tune. Which tune did Burns prefer? - MIDI
Auld lang syne - Scottish - Robert Burns - a less familiar tune - MIDI
Banks of Spey - Scots - One of the great William Marshall strathspeys from the 1700s - MIDI
Battle of the Kegs/Maggie Lawder - Scottish, as Maggie Lawder-American Rev War, as
.................................Francis Hopkinson's "Battle of the Kegs" - MIDI
Bedding of the Bride - 18th/19th century Scottish dance tune, from Simon Fraser - MIDI
Bonnie Annie, by 18th century Scottish fiddler Daniel Dow, reel, playable as strathspey - MIDI, arranged as strathspey, then as a reel - multitrack
Campbell's Farewell to Redcastle - Scottish, Americanized to a reel MIDI
Carlin's Daughter (Carlin Is Your Daughter Ready), Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Catch and Kiss the Romp - Scottish Reel - MIDI
Charlie Is My Darling - Scottish Jacobite Song about Bonnie Prince Charlie, in Dm - MIDI
Charlie Is My Darling Em - Scottish Jacobite Song about Bonnie Prince Charlie, in Em - MIDI
Charlie Is My Darling with bass - Scottish Jacobite Song about Bonnie Prince Charlie, in Dm, bass line - MIDI
Charlie Is My Darling Em with bass - Scottish Jacobite Song about Bonnie Prince Charlie, in Em, with bass - MIDI
Come O'er the Stream Charlie, Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Croagh Patrick, (also Haste to the Wedding) Scottish, 18th Century - two parts plus bass - MIDI
Cuckoo, (the Cuckoo) American and British Isles traditional song, instrumental, in A minor - MIDI
Cuckoo's Nest, American, British, Scottish, Irish traditional fiddle tune/song in D and D mixolydian- MIDI
Da Mihi Manum - "Give me Your Hand" old harp air by Rory Dahl O'Cathain c. 1570 - 1650, with a bass by Burk Thumoth, pub. c. 1743-5, and a good wedding song - MIDI
Dainty Davie - Scottish song in 6/8 - Indelicate lyrics - Burns song - MIDI
De'il Amang the Taylors, (Devil Among the Tailors), the Scottish ancestor of Devil's Dream - MIDI
Donald Dhu - Scottish, song - 18th Century MIDI
Faery Dance, by legendary Scottish fiddler Niel Gow - Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Fairly Shot on Her, 18th century Scottish/northern English 64 bar jig. Plays like a 16 bar jig with three extra variations - MIDI
Farewell to Whiskey - Scottish - Niel Gow's lament, now often played as a reel MIDI
A Fig for a Kiss, A very nice 9/8 in E minor from England, Scotland and Ireland - MIDI
Firth of Cromartie, John & Andrew Gow, Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Gaelic Air, a Highland air collected by P. MacDonald in the 1700's, recorded by Alisdair Fraser - MIDI
Garth's Fireside Reel, R. Petrie, Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Green Grow the Rashes O - 18th Century Scottish Robert Burns song, related to the Mexican word "gringo" - MIDI
Greenwoodside - Scottish reel, arranged with some "jazzy" chording, and a piano accompaniment MIDI
Hamilton House, or Col. Hamilton's Delight -Scottish jig, 18th Century - MIDI
Highland Whiskey - Not just for breakfast. Scottish strathspey in A - Athole Collection 1884 - MIDI
(Mr.) Horn's Strathspey, John & Andrew Gow, Scottish, 18th Century - in Am - MIDI
(Mr.) Horn's Strathspey, John & Andrew Gow, Scottish, 18th Century - in Gm - MIDI
Huntingtone Castle - Scottish Em air in 6/8 with bass line (bass line written in treble clef) - MIDI
Jenny Dang the Weaver, Scottish reel, 18th Century - MIDI
Johnny Cope - Scottish, song, from the (short) Battle of Prestonpans in 1745 MIDI
Joy to the Person of My Love - Scottish love song from about 1625. In Dm and also set in Bm.
The title and melody might make it a nice wedding piece, but the lyrics are of unrequited love. - MIDI
Kenmure's On and Awa' - Scottish 6/8 march, could be danced at faster tempos - MIDI
Lady Frances Scot's Reel, Scottish - by Daniel Dow (actually more a 6/8 march) - MIDI
Lamb Skinnet - Scottish - 6/8 dance jig in A major - MIDI
Lass of Patie's Mill - Scottish / English 18th Century MIDI
Little Man and Little Maid - Scots and English, multi-titled tune and song - MIDI
Lord Balgonie's Favorite- 18th Century Scottish air, used by Robert Tanahill for the song "Gloomy Winter's Now Awa'", and used as a piano air in the movie, "The Piano" - MIDI
Lord Lovat's Lament- 18th Century Scottish air, later also known as "Lament for the Highland Clearances", with a bass part for bass, cello, harp or paino accompaniment - MIDI
Lord Rollo's March- 18th Century Scottish march, withharmonies and a bass part for cello or piano (treble clef bass line) - MIDI
Marquis of Huntley's Favourite Strathspey - Scottish, a William Marshall strathspey in Gminor, the original fiddle key - late 1700's MIDI
Mary Gray- 18th Century Scottish short reel - MIDI
(The) Mill, Scottish Air, Robt. Burns - Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Miss MacGregor's March - Scottish 6/8 march, named for someone who was almost certainly a relative of Rob Roy MacGregor. MIDI
Miss Drummond of Perth's Favourite Scotch Measure - attributed to Niel Gow - MIDI
Miss Drummond of Perth's Favourite Scotch Measure2 - a second or harmony part - MIDI
Miss Garden of Troop's Reel, R. Petrie, Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Miss Randon's Dance John & Andrew Gow, Scottish - 18th/early 19th Century - in Am duet with a bass part for piano, cello, bass - MIDI
Mr. Fogg's Fancy - Scottish 18th century 9/8 in original key of C minor - MIDI
Mr. Fogg's Fancy - Scottish 18th century 9/8 in dulcimer friendly key of E minor - MIDI
Mrs. McLeod of Raasay - Scottish 18th century ancestor of Miss McLeod's Reel - MIDI
My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing- Scottish jig and song from Robert Burns - MIDI
Ossian's Hall, Daniel Dow, Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Parting Glass - Scottish traditional parting song popular before Auld lang syne - MIDI
Pigeon On A Gate - Fast A mixolydian Scottish reel - MIDI
Roslin Castle - Scottish Air, 18th Century - popular in the pioneer Ohio country - MIDI
Scolding Wives of Abertarf - Scottish fast reel MIDI
Scots Ground - Traditonal - 18th century Scottish set of seven short variations on a ground, for two instruments or piano or harpsichord. From Robert Bremner's Harpsichord Miscellany published in the mid 1700s. Think "Pachelbel's Canon in D". But this is shorter, easier (maybe) and in G. MIDI
Skye Boat Song - Scottish song, from ... well, you can guess this one MIDI
Stabilini's Favourite - Scottish 18th Cenutry, by an Italian living in Ednburgh - MIDI
Stool of Repentance, Lively jig - Scottish, 18th Century. - MIDI
Tail Toddle - Scottish, Robert Burns' collections, late 1700's; and, yes, the title means what you think it means. MIDI
Though I Go to Bed Little Does Sleep Come to Me, Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Tullugh Ghoram, Scottish, 18th Century, with a variation by Petrie MIDI
What Care I for the Minister - Scottish 9/8 dance tune - MIDI
My Wife's A Wanton Wee Thing, Scottish jig and song, 18th Century - collected by Robt. Burns - MIDI

Celtic - Irish | Celtic - Scots | North American | English | French, German and Other

There are many more Irish tunes in the Kitchen Musician Books - See Books 3, 5 and 6.

Avenging and Bright - Irish, Thomas Moore song, early 1800's - MIDI
Ballykeel Jig, A fast driving Irish jig that goes from D mixolydian to D ionian mode - MIDI
Banks of Inverness, Celtic - Irish, with Scottish associations - MIDI
Banshee - or MacMahon's - Fast Irish reel, with a minor key bridge - MIDI
Battle of Aughrim, Irish, after the battle in the 1690's Jacobite wars - MIDI
Blackbird - The 18th Century Celtic tune discussed on the reenactor page MIDI
Blarney Pilgrim, Irish Jig, a great three part jig - MIDI
Bolt the Door (Jack's Health) - Two part Irish Jig - MIDI
Bonaparte Crossing the Alps - Irish, Scot, American - MIDI
Boys of Wexford, Irish March, 19th Century, and perhaps 1798(?) - MIDI
Brian Boru's March, Irish - very old 6/8 march - MIDI
Church Street Polka - an Irish polka MIDI
Comb Your Hair and Curl It - Irish Slip Jig - 9/8 - The title's not romantic like "The Butterfly", but the tune is great. MIDI
Cuckoo, (the Cuckoo) American and British Isles traditional song, instrumental, in A minor - MIDI
Cuckoo's Nest, American, British, Scottish, Irish traditional fiddle tune/song in D and D mixolydian- MIDI
Da Mihi Manum - "Give me Your Hand" old harp air by Rory Dahl O'Cathain c. 1570 - 1650, with a bass by Burk Thumoth, pub. c. 1743-5, and a good wedding song - MIDI
Delahunty's Hornpipe - Irish, traditonal hornpipe, set in D - MIDI
Down by Yon Sally Gardens - Irish, song - English lyrics were set by W. B. Yeats MIDI
Drowsy Maggie, Irish fast reel - MIDI
Eleanor Plunkett, Irish - O'Carolan sheet music - MIDI - multitrack
Father O'Flynn - Irish jig, a/k/a Top of Cork Road with piano accompaniment MIDI
Father O'Flynn - Irish jig, a/k/a Top of Cork Road, straight lead sheet with chords MIDI
Fenian Stronghold - Irish, traditional, compare to Avenging and Bright - old version in flat keys - MIDI
Fenian Stronghold - Irish, traditional, dulcimer friendly keys - MIDI
A Fig for a Kiss, A very nice 9/9 in E minor from England, Scotland and Ireland - MIDI
Get Up Early - Irish, Bunting - from 1792 Harp Festival - MIDI - Two Part MIDI
Get Up Early Duet - Irish, Bunting, Slow 6/8 Am, two staff duet - MIDI
Gravel Walk - Irish reel - MIDI
Halting March, or Pikemen's March - Irish, 18th Century - MIDI
I'll Buy Boots for Maggie - Irish Polka, hot polka in Am MIDI
Irish Ho-Hoane - Irish origin, dating from almost two centuries before O'Carolan. Found in English Fitzwilliam Virginal Book from the 1500s - MIDI
Irish Washer Woman - Irish jig, with piano accompaniment lines, one of the few Irish tunes universally recognized by the "Green Beer Irish" at any time of the day or night on March 17. (However, it just might have been composed for an English ballad opera.) MIDI
Irish WasherWoman, Murphy's - Irish jig, with a bass line - version from Murphy's Collection of 1809, with some more modern parody lyrics MIDI
Jackson's Morning Brush - 18th century Irish jig, by Walker Jackson, the "piping rector". Popular in early America - With a bass part - MIDI
James Betagh - Jig - Irish jig by O'Carolan, somewhat complicated, also known as "Jig to the Above" or "Jig to Ditto" because in Carolan printed collections it follws another James Betagh tune - PDF - MIDI
John Ryan's Polka - Irish Polka, with piano accompaniment staves MIDI
Julia Delaney - Irish reel, in D minor - MIDI
Kesh Jig - Irish Jig MIDI
King of the Faeries, Irish - Traditional - MIDI
King's Cave, The, Irish - Traditional Arran rowing song. from the Petrie Collection ca 1840 - MIDI
Kitty Magee- Traditional Irish Jig, the ancient and perhaps the oldest known version - MIDI
Lament for Charles MacCabe, by Irish harper Turlogh O'Carolan MIDI - multitrack
Lanagan's Ball - Irish jig, without the lyrics MIDI
Lark in the Morning - Irish Double jig in E minor - Dorian - MIDI
Loch Lavan Castle - Irish reel (and perhaps Scottish also) becoming Americanized MIDI
MacAllistrum's March - Irish / Scottish March (funeral march for Alisdair MacAllistrum, a Scot killed while fighting against English Parliamentarian forces under Lord Inchequin in Ireland in the 1600's) MIDI
Maggie in the Woods - Irish polka - MIDI
Maid Behind the Bar - Irish Reel, and a good session tune - MIDI
Merry Men - 18th Century jig and 6/8 fife march, "Merry Men Home from the Grave" - MIDI
Merrily Kiss the Quaker's Wife - Irish jig, three part double jig, in G - MIDI
Minstrel Boy to the War Has Gone - Irish/Everywhere, Thomas Moore 1800's - MIDI
Monaghan Jig, The - Three part Irish double jig - multitrack MIDI
Mooncoin Jig - Irish Double jig in A mixolydian - MIDI
Mr. Grimgruffinhoff - Irish 18th centuryhumorous song, 6/8, Key of C, with lyrics - MIDI
Munster Cloak - Irish 16th/17th century harp tune, Key of G, with a harmony part - MIDI - MIDI Melody
My Wild Irish Rose - actually American. See the American section
Night Before Larry Was Stretched - Irish, traditional 19th Century 9/8 song in Gm - MIDI
Night Before Larry Was Stretched - Irish, traditional 19th Century 9/8 song in Am - MIDI
Nine Points of Roguery - Irish, traditional reel, session tune - MIDI
O'Connor's Polka - Irish Polka, with piano accompaniment staves MIDI
One Bottle More - Traditional Irish drinking song by Turlough O'Carolan - MIDI
One Wife is Enough for Me - Irish traditional, Am waltz time, good for first wedding receptions - MIDI
O'Rourke's Feast - Irish, O'Carolan piece, with one of Jonathan Swift's verses- not strictly a Christmas piece, but in the spirit - MIDI
The Parson Boasts of Mild Ale - A nice little Irish 9/8 with an interesting title - MIDI
Planks of Connaught - Irish Carolan piece, from Berk Thumoth ca 1764, with Thumoth's bass part - MIDI
Plunkett, Eleanor , Irish - O'Carolan sheet music - MIDI - multitrack
(The) Princess Royal, Irish - O'Carolan - MIDI- multitrack
Return from Fingal, Irish reel, plays well with "Battle of Aughrim" - MIDI
Riding On A Load of Hay - Minor key Irish polka with a nice twist in the bridge - MIDI
Rory O'More - Irish, reel - dance MIDI
Save Me from Death - Traditonal Irish air, from O'Neill's 1850 - MIDI
Scatter the Mud - Traditional Irish double jig - MIDI
Scully's Reel - Irish Em Reel, compare to "King of the Faeries" MIDI
She Moved Through the Fair - Irish Air and Song, two part version - MIDI
She Moved Through the Fair/Bonny Portmore Medley - Irish Air and Song, the song and the root tune - MIDI
South Winds - Traditonal Irish harp air, from Bunting's "Why Should Not Poor Folk" - MIDI
Star of the County Down, Irish, arranged in 3/4 time - MIDI
Star of Munster - Irish session reel MIDI
Swallowtail Jig, Irish - Traditional Jig - MIDI
Ten Penny Bit - Irish jig, compare to (or confuse with) Swallowtail Jig MIDI
Tralee Jail - Irish polka, related to a Scottish tune. MIDI
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - actually American. See the American section
Whiskey in the Jar, Irish / English dringing song, 19th Century - perhaps earlier - MIDI

For some serious Irish Music order a few Kitchen Musician Books
See Book 3 - O'Carolan Tunes, Book 5 - Mostly Irish Airs and Book 6 - Jigs

North American | Celtic - Scots | Celtic - Irish | English | French, German and Other

Arkansas Traveler - With a bit of the old 19th Century traveler patter routine - MIDI
Back of the Schoolbus Suite I - Three tunes learned in the back of the schoolbus - folk music that survives with neither official support nor commercial assistance: Helen Had a Steamboat, Found a Peanut, Ninety Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall - MIDI
Back of the Schoolbus Suite II - Three more tunes from the back of the schoolbus - She Waded in the Water, The Worms Go In, My Bonnie - MIDI
Back of the Schoolbus Suite III - Two more tunes from the back of the schoolbus - Web Footed Friends (Stars and Stripes Forever, and To the Dump (William Tell Overture) - MIDI
Banks of the Dee, A moderate tempo 6/8 with American Revolution parody lyrics - MIDI
Boatman - American, probably 19th Century minstrel - MIDI
Bicycle Built for Two, American "Gay Nineties" a/k/a "Daisy Bell" - MIDI
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine - American, Scot, Irish ? - MIDI
Bonaparte's Retreat - The traditional fiddle tune, not the 1812 overture, plus the Hootchy Kootchy Song - MIDI
Booth Killed Lincoln, Anerican fiddle tune, perhaps not the best choice for President's Day- MIDI
Cat Clumb Up the Plum Tree - Three part American Schottische with several titles - MIDI
Chester - American Revolutionary War hymn - MIDI
Colored Aristocracy - American MIDI
Christmas Hornpipe - American, in traditional key of B flat - MIDI
Christmas Hornpipe - American, in dulcimer friendly key of G - MIDI
Crabs in the Skillet, American, 19th Century, "spooky" 40 bar jig in original key of Gm - MIDI
Crabs in the Skillet, American, 19th Century, "spooky" 40 bar jig set in Am - MIDI
Cuckoo, (the Cuckoo) American and British Isles traditional song, instrumental, in A minor - MIDI
Cuckoo's Nest, American, British, Scottish, Irish traditional fiddle tune/song in D and D mixolydian- MIDI
Dolley Madison's Minuet - American, composed by Alexander Reinagle in 1809 for the First Lady - MIDI
Dolley Madison's Minuet Treble Duet - American, composed by Alexander Reinagle in 1809 for the First Lady, with the bass accompaniment in treble clef - MIDI
Eighth of January - American reel, after the Battle of New Orleans -War of 1812 - MIDI
Fiddler's Dram - American and elswhere, 16 bar reel MIDI
Gaspe Reel - French Canadian reel MIDI
Gillis' Victory - American, contemporary fast reel - MIDI
The Headlight- 19 century American Clog dance from a Scottish collection in original key of Gm. A good "spooky" tune.- MIDI
The Headlight- 19 century American Clog dance from a Scottish collection set in Am. A good "spooky" tune.- MIDI
Hog Eyed Man - American fiddle tune, compare to Sally in the Garden - MIDI
Hole in the Wall - 19th century American Clog dance from Kerr's collection set in Am. A good "spooky" tune.- MIDI
House of the Rising Sun 4/4 version, American traditional, with a bass line - in Am - MIDI
House of the Rising Sun 6/8 version, American traditional, with an arpeggiated bass line and intro - in Am - MIDI
Hunters of Kentucky - The original "Battle of New Orleans" song, from 1815, with the original 1815 accompaniment. American with English melody by Irish composer Michael Kelly - MIDI
Hunters of Kentucky - Single staff melody line, with intro and coda - MIDI
Hunters of Kentucky - First page of the 1815 sheet music

Intros

Colonel Bogey Intro - Intro to Coloney Bogey March (Bridge on the River Kwai) to Soldier's Joy - MIDI
Liberty Bell March Intro - Intro to Sousa's Liberty Bell March (Monty Python Theme) to Kech Jig - MIDI
National Emblem March Intro - Intro to National Emblem to Star of the County Down -MIDI
Stars and Stripes Forever Intro - Possibly Sounsa's most famous. Parody lyrics are "Be kind to your web-footed friends". Exmple here is as an intro to 8th of January - MIDI
Under the Double Eagle Intro - not by Sousa, by Wagner, example as intro to Scotland the Brave - MIDI
Washington Post March - by Sousa, example here as intro to Over the Waterfall - MIDI

Jefferson and Liberty - American jig, two settings with different chords MIDI
Jenny Lind Polka - American - after the "Swedish Nightengale" and P. T. Barnum's Jenny Lind tour in the early 1800's MIDI
Jolly Old Pachelbel - "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" set to the ground of Pachelbel's Canon in D- MIDI
Lakes of Pontchartrain, American, with some Irish connections - MIDI
Lost Farm Waltz - Contemporary American - a very nice waltz by Rick Wagner
..............................Lost Farm medleys well with Wagner Girls Waltz - MIDI
Lyon's Favourite - American 6/8 fife march, for Matthew Lyon, former Green Mountain Boy, US Representative to Congress from Vermont and Kentucky, and participant in the first duel fought on the floor of the House of Representatives - MIDI
Merry Men - 18th Century jig and 6/8 fife march, "Merry Men Home from the Grave" - MIDI
Maroon Bells - Contemporary American fast reel in Dm, by Rick Wagner - MIDI
Maroon Bells in E Minor - Same reel in dulcimer friendly key of Em, by Rick Wagner - MIDI
Mississippi Sawyer - American fiddle tune (reel, the old "double modal" version) MIDI
Mother-In-Law Reel - E minor reel by David Gardner of Willimsburg VA - MIDI
My Wild Irish Rose - American Irish theatre, St. Paddy's Day favorite - MIDI
Old Joe Clark - American traditional - with April Fools Day lyrics by famous poets - MIDI
Over the Waterfall - Over the Waterfall, with some historical notes - MIDI--- and see the joke OTW
Quincy Dillon's High D - American, sort of traced to a Civil War fifer - not that hard on hammered dulcimer, but rather interesting for fifers, fiddlers, and tinwhistlers. MIDI
Rochester Schottische - the Schottiscche, not the reel by the same name - see "Cat Clumb Up the Plum Tree"
Rosin the Beau, thought of as Scottish song, may well be American - MIDI
Sally in the Garden - American "Sally in the garden siftin' sand..." minor key reel - MIDI
Santa Anna's Retreat - American Am Reel - irregular - MIDI
Ship That Never Returned, American, 19th Century, song that returned - twice - parent of "Wreck of the Old 97" and "The MTA Song" - MIDI
Speed the Plow, music notation for dulcimer, with mandolin tablature - MIDI, multitrack
Soldiers Joy Variations - Four sets of variations on Soldier's Joy, 2 variations per page, all in 4/4 so you can mix and match bars from different variations for more variety
Variation 1 - One minimalist variation, one with dotted rhythms - MIDI
Variation 2 - A "notey" vaersion, and one even more "notey", with triplets - MIDI
Variation 3 - Variation with lots of triplets, another with off beats - MIDI
Variation 4 - A"fiddly" version, and a minor key variation - MIDI
Soldiers Joy in Four Flats - Ascary looking version that plays in the key of D, for Fools Day 2009 - MIDI
Soldiers Joy in Two Bars
, (3 Bars counting the pickup) April Fools' Day version, Landscape format - MIDI

There are more educational things in the Kitchen Musician Books - See the Square One series.

St. Clair's Defeat, also Battle of Pea Ridge - American, 18th/19th Century. Article about both tunes - MIDI

There are more historic American tunes in the Kitchen Musician Books - See Books 2, 4, 15 and 16

St. James Infirmary, American folk tune made famous by Louis Armstrong - MIDI
Turkey in the Straw - American, Minstrel Show Era (1830's) - MIDI
Uncle Sam and Miss Texas - American, 19th century, jingoist song in lead up to the War with Mexico - MIDI
Washington's March - American, 1790's - MIDI
Wayfaring Stranger - American gospel song, four part SATB shape note arrangement - MIDI
Wayfaring Stranger - American gospel song, slow, jazzy arrangement in Am, two parts - MIDI
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - American Irish Theatre, St. Paddy's Day favorite - Duet - MIDI
When the Saints Go Marching In - American gospel tune and New Orleans jazz funeral march MIDI
Wind That Shakes the Barley - American and ? - 16 bar "circular" reel MIDI
Wagner Girls Waltz - Contemporary American tune by Rick Wagner, nice lead in to Lost Farm Waltz - MIDI
Whiskey Before Breakfast, music notation for dulcimer, with mandolin tablature - MIDI, multitrack
Wild Hog in the Woods, American old-timey descendant of a medieval song, Bangum and the Boar (high body count) - MIDI
Wind That Shakes the Barley Irish / English /American reel, 19th Century - perhaps earlier - MIDI
Yankee Doodle - an 18th Century American Rev War version - MIDI
Yellow Rose of Texas - American, as traditional as Emily Dickenson - MIDI
Young Widow - American dance tune from the late 1700's, in a rollicking 6/8 - MIDI

English | Celtic - Scots | Celtic - Irish | North American | French, German and Other

There are many 18th century tunes in the Kitchen Musician Books - See Book 8 and Books 14, 15, and 16

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - English, Medieval heritage - MIDI
A-Beggin' I Will Go - Traditional English humorous song - Em setting - MIDI
The Agincourt Carol, from Henry V's victory in 1415 and the cover of Kitchen Musician Book #13 - MIDI
Amazing Grace - English, Traditional Hymn, also now a bagpipe tune - MIDI
Anacreontic Song
, English - American, the tune that Francis Scott Key used in 1814 - MIDI
Barbarini's Tambourine - 40 Bar Country dance tune, with an ending that goes on forever - MIDI
Beau's Life, 18th Century Humorous song - in theoriginal key of Gm - MIDI
Beau's Life In Am, 18th Century Humorous song - in the dulcimer friendly key of Am - MIDI
Beeswing, Scottish/North England - Hornpipe by 19th Century fiddler James Hill,
..................................in the fiddle key, B flat - MIDI
Beeswing In G, Same Hornpipe - in the dulcimer friendly key of G - MIDI
Black Jack - 17th Century Playford tune, in F and in dulcimer friendly G - MIDI
Blackheath - From Playford 1701 edition, 64 bars - in the original key, G minor MIDI
Blackheath in A minor -
From Playford 1701 edition, 64 bars -reset in A minor for those who dislike flats MIDI
Bobbing Joe A nice little English Country Dance in Am, from John Playford 1651 - MIDI
Christchurch Bells - 17th century country dance, playable as a round - MIDI
Colonel Bogey Theme - British - Intro and main theme - MIDI
Comical Fellow, English Country Dance, 18th Century - MIDI
Cuckoo, (the Cuckoo) American and British Isles traditional song, instrumental, in A minor - MIDI
Cuckoo's Nest, American, British, Scottish, Irish traditional fiddle tune/song in D and D mixolydian- MIDI
Dame Get Up and Bake Your Pies, Olde English carol of the Greensleeves family, with lyrics Scrooge would have loved......rather ghastly after the first verse, actually. MIDI
Dover Pier - Playford English Country Dance, set in G major - 17th Century MIDI
Downfall of Paris, from after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, set in G major - MIDI march - MIDI fast reel
Duke of Kent's Waltz, Early 18th Century Waltz written for Queen Victoria's father - MIDI
Faronell's Ground, Three of the Playford variations on Faronell's ground - 17th Century - MIDI
Female Sayler - French/English from the early 1700s, also a mid-1800s Christmas carol "Masters in This Hall", set in Am as an English country dance - MIDI
A Fig for a Kiss, A very nice 9/9 in E minor from England, Scotland and Ireland - MIDI
Fishar's Minuet II, A duet minuet by the author of Fisher's Hornpipe - 18th Century - MIDI
Galopede, a 40 bar dance tune, played AABBC which can be made into 32 bars as AABC - two parts - MIDI
Glory of the West - English - Playford tune set in Gm and in Am - MIDI
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, English Carol - 18th Century arrangement in Am, with lyrics, SATB - MIDI
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, English Carol arrangement in Am and Em, with transition MIDI
Good King Wenceslaus - Traditional Christmas Carol, straight melody MIDI
Good King Wenceslaus - Traditional, "modernized" two part arrangement, modal melody MIDI
Greensleeves - Duet - The traditional English (Henry VIII?) set as a duet - MIDI
Greensleeves - Captain MacHeath's song from the Beggar's Opera, with lyrics - MIDI
Harvest Home Hornpipe - Lively hornpipe, widely known and played - MIDI
.... (Some other hornpipes and 49 other 18th Century tunes are in Kitchen Musician Book 16, and on the CD Pass'd Times.)
Heart of Oak - David Garrick song from 1759 English musical theatre, popular through the Revolution - MIDI
Heartsease - English Country Dance - Playford 1651 - MIDI
Hunt the Squirrel - Lively English country dance in 6/8, widely known and played, and possible source of a schoolyard chant - MIDI
Indian Queen - English country dance, Playford tune - MIDI
Irish Jigg, The - Parental Advisory - The Irish Jigg is a somewhat bawdy song by Thomas D'Urfey. The melody is a jig in 6/8 - MIDI
Jones's Ale (When Jones's Ale Was New) - English song, lyrics MIDI
Knives and Forks - a cute little Playford English Country Dance tune in G - MIDI
Landlady of France - English and American, multi-titled tune and song, with lyrics - MIDI
Lawyers' Lamentation on the Loss of Charing Cross- History Article - Prince Rupert's March - MIDI
Liliburlero - English, 17th century Playford tune and parent of the song - "Nottingham Ale" - MIDI
Love Song by Mr. Howard, from the Gentlemen's Magazine 1743 - setting for harpsichord or pianoforte - MIDI
Nancy Dawson- English jig and song honoring 18th Century dancer Nancy Dawson- MIDI
Nottingham Ale - 18th Century English drinking song, with lyrics - see "Liliburlero" - MIDI
Ormond House - English Country Dance, traditional - great Playford tune and a great exercise on dulcimer - MIDI
Over the Hills and Far Away - English, from the Beggar's Opera - MIDI
Packington's Pound - English dance tune from QE I's time, and song from Beggar's Opera - MIDI
Push About the Jorum - Lively reel from the era of 18th century gentlemen's drinking clubs - MIDI
.... (Push About the Jorum and 49 other 18th Century tunes are in Kitchen Musician Book 16, and on the CD Pass'd Times.)
Picking of Sticks - English Country Dance in 6/8 - set in Dm and Am - MIDI
Prince Rupert's March - English Civil War - mid 1600's - History Article - MIDI
Pleasures of Love - English Country Dance tune, popular in America late 18th Century - MIDI
Rising of the Lark - Welsh/English with other titles such as Paul's Steeple - Am - MIDI
Scarborough Fair - English traditonal song, two parts - lead and a countermelody - MIDI
Sing and Rejoice - English Four part "Christmassy" round - Two Page Pdf - MIDI MIDI of Round
Sir Roger de Coverly - English 9/8 country dance - MIDI
Tobacco's But An Indian Weed - English/American Colonial - late 17th Century - MIDI
Toby Filpot - English, 18th century humorous song about Toby Filpot and the first Toby Mug - MIDI
Trip to Paris - Americanized English - 32 bar reel adaption from the country dance tune, by Billy Bob Playford MIDI
Vicar of Bray - English, named for the16th Century Vicar, with parody lyrics through 18th Century - MIDI
Watkins Ale - English traditional politely bawdy song, ca. 1500's, MIDI adaption from harspichord arr.
When the King Receives His Own Again (World Turned Upside Down) English 17th/18th Century fife tune - Remember Cornwallis at Yorktown? - MIDI

French, German, Indian and Other | Celtic - Scots | Celtic - Irish | North American | English

Ach du lieber Augustin - German song, good for Oktoberfest - MIDI
Aure Francoise - French, 3/4 major key arrangment - MIDI
Branle L'Offical - 16th Century dance tune that became a Christmas song "Ding Dong Merrily on High" - MIDI
Branle Double/Branle Simple/Branle Gay - Three short 16th century branles - MIDI
Cantique de Noel - French 19th Century Christmas Song (O Holy Night)- MIDI
Dies Irae, Medieval - the Dies Irae from the front cover border of my Ren-Med Faque Book - MIDI
Ein Prosit - German drinking song, with lyrics. Good Oktoberfest tune. MIDI
Gaudeamus Igitur - German student drinking song, in Latin, with lyrics. Good for Oktoberfest MIDI
Hoboekentanz - 16th century dance tune with two 6 bar parts - MIDI
Katusha, Ukrainian (and elsewhere) - MIDI
La Matelote - (Female Sailor) French/English from the early 1700s, also a mid-1800s Christmas carol "Masters in This Hall", set in Am as an English country dance - MIDI
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent - French melody, Picardy - English Hymn - MIDI
Malbrouk, French - 1722, also popular in colonial America and used by Beethoven in Wellington's Victory - discussed on the reenactor page - MIDI
Morrisque - French 16th Century dance tune in G that goes well with Branle L'Official - MIDI
Nyth y Gwcw - Welsh "Cuckoo's Nest" in Dm - MIDI
Nyth y Gwcw - Welsh "Cuckoo's Nest" in Am- MIDI
O Holy Night - French 19th Century Christmas Song (Cantique de Noel)- MIDI
Pachelbel's Canon, Sort Of - "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" set to the ground of Pachelbel's Canon in D- MIDI
Palindromic Duet - by W. A. Mozart - first part is "right side up", second part upside down and backwards - ...............Animated gif - MIDI (frontwards only)
Ramacandram Rajivaksham, Indo-Celtic march, a nice little march tune from India and ??? - MIDI
Shakti Sahita ganapatim - Indo-Celtic, 6/8 tune from India of which the A Part is a 6/8 verson of La Bastringue - MIDI
Schnitzelbank - German song, with lyrics, works as a drinking song for Oktoberfest MIDI
Spagnioletta - The "Old Spagnioletta" Spanish, English, European Renaissance/Baroque, in Gminor - MIDI with variations
Spagnioletta - Old Spagnioletta set in A minor - GIF sheet music, see above for MIDI file with variations



Categories are approximate only. Tunes, like musicians, move about.
Scottish tunes migrated to England as well as to North America.
Irish tunes migrated. Some American St. Patrick's Day "Irish" tunes are actually American.
Some old Irish tunes turn up in English or Scottish manuscripts.
And some Irish tunes, like "Whiskey in the Jar" are also English broadsides.


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