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Historical Celtic, English and American Tunes
Hammered Dulcimer Friendly and also playable on Fiddle, Mandolin, Tinwhistle, Recorder, Flute, etc.
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Hundreds More Tunes in the Kitchen Musician® books

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A-Beggin' I Will Go - Traditional English humorous song - Em setting - MIDI
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - English, Medieval heritage - MIDI
Ach du lieber Augustin - German song, good for Oktoberfest - MIDI
The Agincourt Carol, from Henry V's victory in 1415 and the cover of Kitchen Musician Book #13 - MIDI
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
Amazing Grace - English, Traditional Hymn, also now a bagpipe tune - MIDI
Anacreontic Song
, English - American, the tune that Marmaduke Durang used to set to Francis Scott Key's 1814 poem, one night when Durang, Key, Roger Taney and others were sitting in a Baltimore tavern - MIDI
Angels We Have Heard On High - Christmas carol. Plus a suggestion for an alternate tune. - MIDI
Arkansas Traveler - With a bit of the old 19th Century traveler patter routine - 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
Aure Francoise - French, 3/4 major key arrangment - MIDI
Avenging and Bright - Irish, Thomas Moore song, early 1800's - MIDI
Away in a Manger -Christmas carol, the tune most popular in America. Not written by Martin Luther- MIDI

"Back of the Schoolbus Suites"
Three sets of tune for beginning music readers.

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

Ballykeel Jig, A fast driving Irish jig that goes from D mixolydian to D ionian mode - MIDI
Banks of the Dee, A moderate tempo 6/8 with American Revolution parody lyrics - MIDI
Banks of Inverness, Celtic - Irish, with Scottish associations - MIDI
Banks of Spey - Scots - One of the great William Marshall strathspeys from the 1700s - MIDI
Banshee - or MacMahon's - Fast Irish reel, with a minor key bridge - MIDI
Barbarini's Tambourine - 40 Bar Country dance tune, with an ending that goes on forever - MIDI
Battle of Aughrim, Irish, after the battle in the 1690's Jacobite wars. Also used in the 2013 film "The Lone Ranger", along with "The William Tell overture" - 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
Beeswing, Scottish/North England - Hornpipe by 19th Century fiddler James Hill, the fiddle key, B flat - MIDI
Beeswing In G, Same Hornpipe - in the dulcimer friendly key of G - 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

Beggar's Opera Tunes and Songs

Captain MacHeath's Soliloqy - (Greensleeves Variant) - A cynical song, sung by MacHealth while in prison waiting to be hanged on Tyburn Tree. In A minor- MIDI
Lumps of Pudding - Finale from the Beggar's Opera - As an instrumental in A minor - MIDI
Over the Hills and Far Away - Lovesong from the Beggar's Opera, with lyrics, in G - MIDI
Packington's Pound (Gamblers United) - With lyrics, in the original G minor - MIDI
Packington's Pound (Gamblers United) - With lyrics, in A minor - MIDI

Betaugh, James - See James Betagh

Article about the Battle of the Kegs in the Living History section

Battle of Pea Ridge - see St. Clair's Defeat and the living history article and lyrics
Bicycle Built for Two, American "Gay Nineties" a/k/a "Daisy Bell" - MIDI
Billy Pringle's Pig, 18th Century song and Minuet by F. Geminiani - "The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Billy Pringle's Pig- MIDI
Blackbird - The 18th Century Celtic tune discussed in the Living History pages 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
Black Jack - 17th Century Playford tune, in F and in dulcimer friendly G - MIDI
Blarney Pilgrim, Irish Jig, a great three part jig - MIDI
Boatman - American, probably 19th Century minstrel - MIDI

More about the Ohio Boatsmen

Bobbing Joe A nice little English Country Dance in Am, from John Playford 1651 - MIDI

Bobbing Joe stayed popular for a long time, into the 18th century. 35 Other 18th Century tunes are in
Kitchen Musician Book #14

Bolt the Door (Jack's Health) - Two part Irish Jig - MIDI
Bonaparte Crossing the Alps - Irish, Scot, American - 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
Bonnie Annie, by 18th century Scottish fiddler Daniel Dow, reel, playable as strathspey - MIDI, arranged as strathspey, then as a reel - multitrack
Booth Killed Lincoln, Anerican fiddle tune, perhaps not the best choice for President's Day- MIDI
Boys of Wexford, Irish March, 19th Century, and perhaps 1798(?) - MIDI
Branle L'Official - 16th Century dance tune that became a Christmas song "Ding Dong Merrily on High". Goes well in a medley with the Morrisque - MIDI
Branle Double/Branle Simple/Branle Gay - Three short 16th century branles - MIDI
Brian Boru's March
, Irish - very old 6/8 march - MIDI
Cantique de Noel - French 19th Century Christmas Song (O Holy Night)- MIDI
Captain MacHeath's Soliloqy - (Greensleeves Variant) - A cynical song, sung by MacHealth while in prison waiting to be hanged on Tyburn Tree. In A minor- MIDI
Carol of the Bells - Christmas carol, supposedly from a Russian melody, two parts - treble and bass - MIDI
Carol of the Bells - Same two parts but with bass line written in treble clef, to be played an octave lower.
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
Cat Clumb Up the Plum Tree - Three part American Schottische with several titles - 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
Chester - American Revolutionary War hymn - MIDI

Christchurch Bells - 17th century country dance, playable as a round - MIDI
Christmas Hornpipe - American, in traditional key of B flat - MIDI
Christmas Hornpipe - American, in dulcimer friendly key of G - MIDI
Church Street Polka - an Irish polka MIDI
Cold Frosty Morning- American old-timey fiddle tune in Am MIDI
Coleraine - Irish traditional high-energy jig, in Am - MIDI
Colonel Bogey Theme- British - Intro and main theme - See Intros - MIDI
Colonel McBain's Reel - Scottish, Robert Bremner 1769 - original Key of G minor, three partswith dance instructions- MIDI
Colonel McBain's Reel in Dm- Scottish, three parts set in Dm mixolydian (C key signature) Robert Bremner 1769 - - MIDI
Colored Aristocracy - American 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

Comb Your Hair and Curl It is on Our Crossing to Ireland album.

Come O'er the Stream Charlie, Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Comical Fellow, English Country Dance, 18th Century - 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
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
and see the different tune "Nyth y Gwcw" - the Welsh "Cuckoo's Nest
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
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
Danse Macabre - Spooky melodies excerpted from the 1874 original by Camille Saint-Saens in the original key of G minor. Which calls to mind the Ogden Nash poem "Camille Saint-Saens, Was wracked with pains, Because they could not, Pronounce his name." - MIDI
Danse Macabre in A Minor - Spooky melodies excerpted from the 1874 original by Camille Saint-Saens arranged in the more dulcimer friendly key of A minor. - MIDI
Deck the Halls- Christmas Carol Falalalala. Remember Pogo nad Boston Charlie?- MIDI
Delahunty's Hornpipe
- Irish, traditonal hornpipe, set in D - MIDI
Dies Irae, the Dies Irae from the front cover border of my Ren-Med Faque Book - MIDI

De'il Amang the Taylors, (Devil Among the Tailors), the Scottish ancestor of Devil's Dream - 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
Donald Dhu - Scottish, song - 18th Century MIDI
Dover Pier - Playford English Country Dance, set in G major - 17th Century MIDI
Down by Yon Sally Gardens - Irish, song - English lyrics were set by W. B. Yeats MIDI
Downfall of Paris, from after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, set in G major - MIDI march - MIDI fast reel
Drowsy Maggie, Irish fast reel - MIDI
Duke of Kent's Waltz, Early 18th Century Waltz written for Queen Victoria's father - MIDI
Easy You Rogue. Stop. - Traditional Irish jug by John Murphy ca 1809 - MIDI
Eighth of January - American reel, after the Battle of New Orleans -War of 1812 - MIDI
Ein Prosit - German drinking song, with lyrics. Good Oktoberfest tune. MIDI
Eleanor Plunkett, Irish - O'Carolan sheet music - MIDI - multitrack
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
Faronell's Ground, Three of the Playford variations on Faronell's ground - 17th Century - MIDI
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
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
Fenian Stronghold - Irish, traditional, compare to Avenging and Bright - old version in flat keys - MIDI
Fenian Stronghold - Irish, traditional, dulcimer friendly keys - MIDI
Fiddler's Dram - American and elswhere, 16 bar 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
Fishar's Minuet II, A duet minuet by the author of Fishar's Hornpipe - 18th Century - MIDI
Gaelic Air, a Highland air collected by P. MacDonald in the 1700's, recorded by Alisdair Fraser - MIDI
Galopede, a 40 bar dance tune, played AABBC which can be made into 32 bars as AABC - two parts - MIDI
Garth's Fireside Reel, R. Petrie, Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Gaspe Reel - French Canadian reel MIDI
Gaudeamus Igitur - German student drinking song, in Latin, with lyrics. Good for Oktoberfest 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
Ghost of Tom - American song set in E minor - About Tom Paine's bones?- MIDI
Give Me Your Hand - See Da Mihi Manum
Gillis' Victory - American, contemporary fast reel - MIDI
Glory of the West - English - Playford tune set in Gm and in Am - MIDI
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen -Christmas carol as sung today- 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
Gravel Walk - Irish reel - MIDI
Green Grow the Rashes O - 18th Century Scottish Robert Burns song, related to the Mexican word "gringo" - 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
Greenwoodside - Scottish reel, arranged with some "jazzy" chording, and a piano accompaniment MIDI
Hag's Purse, or The Hag's Purse- Irish jig, traditional, in D Mixolydian, with an irregular foray into Dm- MIDI
Halting March, or Pikemen's March - Irish, 18th Century - MIDI
Hamilton House, or Col. Hamilton's Delight -Scottish jig, 18th Century - 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.)

Haste to the Wedding - also known as Croagh Patrick Scottish, 18th Century - two parts plus bass - MIDI
Heart of Oak
- David Garrick song from 1759 English musical theatre, popular through the Revolution - MIDI
The Headlight- 19th century American Clog dance from a Scottish collection in original key of Gm. A good "spooky" tune.- MIDI
The Headlight- 19th century American Clog dance from a Scottish collection set in Am. A good "spooky" tune.- MIDI
Heartsease - English Country Dance - Playford 1651 - MIDI

There are many more Playford tunes in the Kitchen Musician Books - See Book 8 and Book 14

Here we Come a Wassailing- Traditional Christmas Caroling Song - MIDI
Highland Whiskey - Not just for breakfast. Scottish strathspey in A - Athole Collection 1884 - MIDI
Hoboekentanz - 16th century dance tune with two 6 bar parts - 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
(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
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
How She Got Up in the Morning- Lively Irish jig in 6/8. In A Mixolydian Goes well in jig medley MIDI
Hunt the Squirrel - Lively English country dance in 6/8, widely known and played, and possible source of a schoolyard chant - 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

Huntingtone Castle - Scottish Em air in 6/8 with bass line (bass line written in treble clef) - MIDI
I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day -American Christmas Carol, words by Longfellow - MIDI
Indian Queen - English country dance, Playford tune - MIDI

More about Indian Queens

I'll Buy Boots for Maggie - Irish Polka, hot polka in Am MIDI


Colonel Bogey Intro - Intro to Colonel Bogey March (Bridge on the River Kwai) to Soldier's Joy (Colonel Bogey's March really was named after a colonel who played golf) - MIDI
Liberty Bell March Intro - Intro to Sousa's Liberty Bell March (Monty Python Theme) to Kesh 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". Example 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

Irish Ho-Hoane - Irish origin, dating from almost two centuries before O'Carolan. Found in English Fitzwilliam Virginal Book from the 1500s - 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

There are more Irish tunes in Book 5 "Mostly Irish Airs" and in Book 3 "O'Carolan Tunes"

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
It Came upon the Midnight Clear -Christmas Carol, with lyrics that can be sung to the tune of Ghost Riders in the Sky- MIDI

There are more jigs in Kitchen Musician® Book 6 "Jigs"
and more Irish tunes in Book 5 "Mostly Irish Airs"

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
Jefferson and Liberty - American jig, two settings with different chords MIDI
Jenny Dang the Weaver, Scottish reel, 18th Century - MIDI
Jenny Lind Polka - American - after the "Swedish Nightengale" and P. T. Barnum's Jenny Lind tour in the early 1800's MIDI
Jig Medley - Three Irish jigs - How She Got Up in the Morning, Hag's Purse, and Snug in the Blanket on one page as a medley.
Start with the first tune and play it a few times, then on to the next...and so on.- MIDI
Jingle Bells - Seasonal Christmas song - MIDI
Johnny Cope
- Scottish, song, from the (short) Battle of Prestonpans in 1745 MIDI
John Ryan's Polka - Irish Polka, with piano accompaniment staves MIDI
Jolly Old Pachelbel - "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" set to the ground of Pachelbel's Canon in D - MIDI
Jones's Ale (When Jones's Ale Was New) - English song, lyrics MIDI

More about Jones's Ale

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.
(Boy loves girl, girl doesn't even know he's alive...or care, but he still loves her.) - MIDI
Joy to the World - Popular Christams Carol, by English hymn writer Isaac Watts- MIDI
Julia Delaney - Irish reel, in D minor - MIDI
Katusha, Ukrainian (and elsewhere) - MIDI
Kesh Jig - Irish Jig MIDI
Kenmure's On and Awa' - Scottish 6/8 march, could be danced at faster tempos - 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
Knives and Forks - a cute little Playford English Country Dance tune in G - MIDI
Korobushka - Russian folk tune in Am, open to variations - MIDI
Lady Frances Scot's Reel
, Scottish - by Daniel Dow (actually more a 6/8 march) - MIDI
Lakes of Pontchartrain - American song of the New Orleans area, with Irish connections - MIDI
Lamb Skinnet - Scottish - 6/8 dance jig in A major - MIDI
Lament for Charles MacCabe, by Irish harper Turlogh O'Carolan MIDI - multitrack
Lament for the Lost Books, Irish slow lament MIDI
Lanagan's Ball - Irish jig, without the lyrics MIDI
Landlady of France - English and American, multi-titled tune and song, with lyrics - MIDI
Lark in the Morning - Irish Double jig in E minor - Dorian - MIDI
Lass of Patie's Mill - Scottish / English 18th Century MIDI
Lawyers' Lamentation on the Tearing Down of Charing Cross - History Article- Prince Rupert's March - MIDI
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent - French melody, Picardy - English Hymn - MIDI
Lumps of Pudding - Finale from the Beggar's Opera - As an instrumental in A minor - MIDI
Little Man and Little Maid - Scots and English, multi-titled tune and song - MIDI
Liliburlero - English, 17th century Playford tune and parent of the song - "Nottingham Ale" - MIDI
Loch Lavan Castle - Irish reel (and perhaps Scottish also) becoming Americanized 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 piano accompaniment - MIDI
Lord Rollo's March- 18th Century Scottish march, withharmonies and a bass part for cello or piano (treble clef bass line) - MIDI
Lost Farm Waltz - Contemporary American - a very nice waltz by Rick Wagner
..............................Lost Farm medleys well with Wagner Girls Waltz - MIDI
Love Song by Mr. Howard, from the Gentlemen's Magazine 1743 - setting for harpsichord or pianoforte - MIDI

There are many more 18th Century tunes in the Kitchen Musician Books - See Books 14 and 16

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

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
Marche des Rois - French Christmas Carol- MIDI
Malbrouk, French - 1722, also popular in colonial America and used by Beethoven in Wellington's Victory - discussed on the reenactor page - MIDI
Masters in This Hall (Master in the Hall) Christmas Carol - see Female Sayler
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
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
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
(The) Mill, Scottish Air, Robt. Burns - Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Minstrel Boy to the War Has Gone - Irish/Everywhere, Thomas Moore 1800's - MIDI
Miss MacGregor's March - Scottish 6/8 march, named for someone who was almost certainly a relative of Rob Roy MacGregor. MIDI
Miss McLeod's Reel - see Mrs. McLeod of Raasay
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 Scottish - 18th/early 19th Century - in Am duet with a bass part for piano, cello, bass - MIDI
Miss Rose's Jig in F/Dm Scottish - 18th/early - in the original key, F/Dm, with a bass line for piano, cello, bass - MIDI
Miss Rose's Jig in G/Em Scottish - 18th/early - in G/Em for those who don't like flats, with a bass line for piano, cello, bass - MIDI
Mississippi Sawyer - American fiddle tune (reel, the old "double modal" version) MIDI
Monaghan Jig, The - Three part Irish double jig - multitrack MIDI
Mooncoin Jig - Irish Double jig in A mixolydian - MIDI
Morrisque - French 16th Century dance tune in G that goes well with Branle L'Official - MIDI
Mother-In-Law Reel - E minor reel by David Gardner of Willimsburg VA - 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
Mr. Grimgruffinhoff - Irish 18th century humorous song, 6/8, Key of C, with lyrics - MIDI
Mrs. Madison's Minuet - See, Dolley Madisons' Minuet
Mrs. McLeod of Raasay - Scottish 18th century ancestor of Miss McLeod's Reel - MIDI
Munster Cloak - Irish 16th/17th century harp tune, Key of G, with a harmony part - MIDI - MIDI Melody
My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing- Scottish jig and song from Robert Burns - MIDI
My Wild Irish Rose - American Irish theatre, St. Paddy's Day favorite - MIDI
Nancy Dawson- English jig and song honoring 18th Century dancer Nancy Dawson- MIDI
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
Nottingham Ale - 18th Century English drinking song, with lyrics - see "Liliburlero" - 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
O Come O Come, Emmanuel - Traditional Christmas Song with Jewish overtones - MIDI
O'Connor's Polka - Irish Polka, with piano accompaniment staves MIDI
Off She Goes - Traditional Irish D..with lyrics - MIDI
Old Grey Cat - Traditional fiddle tune in Em - MIDI
Old Joe Clark - American traditional - with April Fools Day lyrics by famous poets - MIDI
Olde Yeare Now Away Has Fled, The - English carol published in 1642. Variant of Greensleeves- 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
Ormond House - English Country Dance, traditional - great Playford tune and a great exercise on dulcimer - 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
Ossian's Hall, Daniel Dow, Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI
Over the Hills and Far Away - English, from the Beggar's Opera - MIDI
Over the Waterfall - Over the Waterfall, with some historical notes - MIDI --- and see the joke OTW
Pachelbel's Canon, Sort Of - "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" set to the ground of Pachelbel's Canon in D- MIDI
Packington's Pound - English dance tune from QE I's time, and song from Beggar's Opera - MIDI

Palindromic Duet - by W. A. Mozart - first part is "right side up", second part upside down and backwards - Animated gif - MIDI (frontwards only)
The Parson Boasts of Mild Ale - A nice little Irish 9/8 with an interesting title - MIDI
Parting Glass - Scottish traditional parting song popular before Auld lang syne - MIDI
Picking of Sticks - English Country Dance in 6/8 - set in Dm and Am - MIDI
Pigeon On A Gate - Fast A mixolydian Scottish reel - MIDI
Planks of Connaught - Irish Carolan piece, from Berk Thumoth ca 1764, with Thumoth's bass part - MIDI
Pleasures of Love - English Country Dance tune, popular in America late 18th Century - MIDI
Plunkett, Eleanor , Irish - O'Carolan sheet music - MIDI - multitrack
Prince Rupert's March - English Civil War - mid 1600's - History Article - MIDI
Pretty Little Dog - American Fiddle tune - Am Dorian mode- MIDI
(The) Princess Royal, Irish - O'Carolan - MIDI- multitrack
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.)

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
Ramacandram Rajivaksham, Indo-Celtic march, a nice little march tune from India and ??? - MIDI
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
Rising of the Lark - Welsh/English with other titles such as Paul's Steeple - Am - MIDI
Rochester Schottische - the Schottiscche, not the reel by the same name - see "Cat Clumb Up the Plum Tree"
Rory O'More - Irish, reel - dance MIDI
Rob Roy MacGregor - Scottish slow strathspey - MIDI
Rosin the Beau, thought of as Scottish song, may well be American - MIDI
Roslin Castle - Scottish Air, 18th Century - popular in the pioneer Ohio country - 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
Sally in the Garden - American "Sally in the garden siftin' sand..." minor key reel - MIDI
Santa Anna's Retreat - American Am Reel - irregular - MIDI
Save Me from Death - Traditonal Irish air, from O'Neill's 1850 - MIDI
Scarborough Fair - English traditional song, two parts - lead and a countermelody - MIDI
Scolding Wives of Abertarf - Scottish fast reel MIDI
Scatter the Mud - Traditional Irish double jig - MIDI
Schnitzelbank - German song, with lyrics, works as a drinking song for Oktoberfest 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 or Spinet Miscellany published in Edinburgh in the mid 1700s ca 1765. Think "Pachelbel's Canon in D" but this is shorter, easier and in G. MIDI
Alternate ground & Bass part of The Scots' Ground, set in treble clef
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
Ship That Never Returned, American, 19th Century, song that returned - twice -
.........parent of "Wreck of the Old 97" and "The MTA Song" - 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
Skye Boat Song - Scottish song, from ... well, you can guess this one MIDI
Snug in the Blanket - Irish traditional jig in G major MIDI

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 Eyestrain version, Landscape format - MIDI
Rusty Bess - Extreme Soldier's Joy
- (sheet music is a large 160K pdf)
Non-traditional variation with F naturals and C naturals - MIDI

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

South Winds - Traditonal Irish harp air, from Bunting's "Why Should Not Poor Folk" - 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
Speed the Plow, music notation for dulcimer, with mandolin tablature - MIDI, multitrack
St. Clair's Defeat, also Battle of Pea Ridge - American, 18th/19th Century. - MIDI

Article about both tunes

St. James Infirmary, American folk tune made famous by Louis Armstrong - MIDI
Stabilini's Favourite - Scottish 18th Cenutry, by an Italian living in Ednburgh - MIDI
Star of the County Down, Irish, arranged in 3/4 time - MIDI
Star of Munster - Irish session reel MIDI
Stool of Repentance, Lively jig - Scottish, 18th Century. - MIDI
Swallowtail Jig, Irish - Traditional Jig - MIDI
Tail Toddle - Scottish, Robert Burns' collections, late 1700's; and, yes, the title means what you think it means. MIDI
Tater Patch - American, Old Timey. MIDI
Ten Penny Bit - Irish jig, compare to (or confuse with) Swallowtail Jig MIDI
Though I Go to Bed Little Does Sleep Come to Me, Scottish, 18th Century - MIDI

Three Jig Set - Kitty Magee (in D)- Tenpenny Bit (in Am Dorian)- Tobin's Favorite (in D)- Arranged on one sheet to play all three in succession without missing a beat - MIDI

Three Little Drummers - Traditional Irish Jig that Bob Beers turned into a Christmas song - MIDI
Toby Filpot - English, 18th century humorous song about Toby Filpot and the first Toby Mug - MIDI

There are many more 18th century tunes in the Kitchen Musician Books
See Book 8 and Books 14, 15, 16 and 17

Tullugh Ghoram, Scottish, 18th Century, with a variation by Petrie MIDI
Tobacco's But An Indian Weed - English/American Colonial - late 17th Century - MIDI
Tralee Jail - Irish polka, related to a Scottish tune. MIDI
Trip to Paris - Americanized English - 32 bar reel adaption from the country dance tune, by Billy Bob Playford MIDI
Turkey in the Pea Patch - American, Old Timey- MIDI
Turkey in the Straw - American, Minstrel Show Era (1830's) - MIDI
TwelveDays - American 1780s setting of the Twelve Days of Christmas - MIDI
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star -
An arpeggiated arrangement of the (originally French) classic - MIDI
Vicar of Bray - English, named for the 17th Century Vicar, with parody lyrics through 18th Century - MIDI

More about the good Vicar

Uncle Sam and Miss Texas - American, 19th century, jingoist song in lead up to the War with Mexico - MIDI
Wagner Girls Waltz - Contemporary American tune by Rick Wagner, nice lead in to Lost Farm Waltz - MIDI
Watkins Ale - English traditional politely bawdy song, ca. 1500's, MIDI adaption from harspichord arr.
Washington's March - American, 1790's, more American than Hail to the Chief - 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
What Care I for the Minister - Scottish 9/8 dance tune - MIDI
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - American Irish Theatre, St. Paddy's Day favorite - Duet - MIDI
When the King Receives His Own Again (World Turned Upside Down) English 17th/18th Century fife tune - Remember Cornwallis at Yorktown? - MIDI
When the Saints Go Marching In - American gospel tune and New Orleans jazz march MIDI
Whiskey in the Jar, Irish / English drinking song, 19th Century - perhaps earlier -Article - 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

My Wife's A Wanton Wee Thing, Scottish jig and song, 18th Century - collected by Robt. Burns - MIDI
Wind That Shakes the Barley - American and ? - 16 bar "circular" reel 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 - MIDI
Wild Hog in the Woods, Same tune/song with maybe a different verse- MIDI

Yankee Doodle - an 18th Century American Rev War version - MIDI

More about Yankee Doodle

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

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