5 Tune Friday

Hi there,

We’re back with another edition of “5 Tune Friday.”

Want to take your knowledge of trad music to the next level? Or looking to be “session-ready” with a wide repertoire of tunes under your belt?

This is your weekly chance to do that.

And for this week’s edition, we’re turning once again to Irishtune.info.

They’ve done a tremendous job in figuring out which Irish tunes were the most recorded over various decades.

This week, you’ll see the top 5 most recorded tunes of one of my favorite decades of Irish trad music, the 1970s.

This decade was a regular renaissance. Featuring my favorite album, The Bothy Band’s “1975,” and countless other classics, the 1970s was a peak time for Irish trad music.

By analyzing 3,205 tune recordings during the 1970s, IrishTune.info found a total of 1,567 unique tunes.

We’ve put together a list of the top 5 most recorded tunes below for you. The left link will give you the sheet music + ABC notation. And the right link will take you to a recording.

Start playing any of these tunes, and you’ll be in great shape at your next session.
Pigeon on the Gate — Sheet Music + ABC — Recording
Bunch of Keys — Sheet Music + ABC — Recording
College Groves — Sheet Music + ABC — Recording
Bucks of Oranmore — Sheet Music + ABC — Recording
Green Groves of Erin — Sheet Music + ABC — Recording
Slán go fóill,

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