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name the big sources for tunes & songs

leeneia 02 Jan 22 - 07:51 PM
Helen 02 Jan 22 - 08:12 PM
GUEST 03 Jan 22 - 03:20 AM
GUEST 03 Jan 22 - 06:12 AM
Mo the caller 03 Jan 22 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,patriot 03 Jan 22 - 08:40 AM
gillymor 03 Jan 22 - 09:13 AM
leeneia 03 Jan 22 - 05:19 PM
Mo the caller 04 Jan 22 - 04:25 PM
leeneia 05 Jan 22 - 10:35 AM
Tattie Bogle 06 Jan 22 - 07:26 PM
FreddyHeadey 12 Jan 22 - 06:21 AM
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Subject: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: leeneia
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 07:51 PM

I'm interested in knowing the names a major collections of folk tunes and songs. Here are four I know of:

The Fiddler's Fake Book
O'Neill's Music of Ireland
abcnotation.com
Hymnary.org


Can you suggest others?


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: Helen
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 08:12 PM

The Traditional Tune Archive is an excellent, informative site. Google searches often land me there and I have never been disappointed.

Lesley Nelson's (aka the Contemplator)'s Folk Music Site is also excellent with lyrics and MIDI files, and I especially love Barry Taylor's arrangements of tunes in MIDI format. I think I have been going to that site ever since I discovered Mudcat about 25 years ago.

The Session is also a great site and it includes the capability to comment on the page of a tune, add arrangements, etc. To contribute you need to register as a member but the pages are accessible without being a member.

I'm sure I'll think of more sites.

I like the O'Neill's site because I have the book so I can hear the MIDI tunes, download the sheet music or ABC notation, etc for tunes I am interested in from the book.


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 03:20 AM

Stephen Sedleys great collection ' The Seeds of Love '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 06:12 AM

There's quite a good one called Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 07:34 AM

In the States, and increasingly in the UK 'Barnes' is where dance (though probably not ceilidh) musicians look. There are several volumes, different colours.


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: GUEST,patriot
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 08:40 AM

for real traditional Scottish song, story and music

'Tobar an Dualchais' website is matchless


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: gillymor
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 09:13 AM

Celtic Lyrics Corner is a great source for Irish/Scottish/English lyrics plus it features a lot of contemporary artists.

Slowplayers.org for practicing, they have tunes played at slower speeds and quite a bit of standard notation and abc notation and background info on a lot of the tunes.

Second The Session and Contemplator sites mentioned by Helen above.


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: leeneia
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 05:19 PM

Thanks, everybody. I've added the new suggestions to my favorites bar.


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Jan 22 - 04:25 PM

In another thread Dave posted a link to \The Village Music Project


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: leeneia
Date: 05 Jan 22 - 10:35 AM

Thanks, Mo. I've added that one as well.


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 06 Jan 22 - 07:26 PM

Gosh, there are just a HUGE number of resources, including, of course, Mudcat! Many others I have found simply by Googling a tune or song name I was looking for, which has then opened up further opportunities to find even more tunes and songs. One thing to thank the internet for.
Will try to add some more to the list later, but it could be endless!


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Subject: RE: name the big sources for tunes & songs
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 06:21 AM

In case people arriving here haven't already found it this is the mudcat links page for Lyrics, Sheet Music & Tabs
https://mudcat.org/links/linkcategoryselect.cfm?LinkCategoryGroupID=8


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