Celtic Music
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Another Jig Will Do
This a fun Celtic slip jig based on the mixolydian scale. The term "slip jig" refers to both an Irish style of music and an Irish dance. The slip jig is in 9/8 time, traditionally with accents on 5 of the 9 beats.
Mountain Dulcimer
Linda Thomas Linda Thomas Ash Grove
This lovely Welsh tune is known all over the world, and is one of the first tunes Linda learned to play on her hammered dulcimer.
Hammered Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Brachanloam
This is a Scottish air in 4/4 time. Mountain dulcimer players will enjoy the articulations of slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs.
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Caledonian Club
Caledonian Club is is a Celtic Strathspey dance tune in 4/4 time, easily recognized by the Scotch snap. A Scotch snap is a short note before a dotted note, a short-long rhythm, with the pulse on the shorter beat. In traditional playing, this rhymic pattern is generally exaggerated to enhance the musical expression.
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Celtic Music for Dulcimers
Even beyond Irish and Scottish natives, Celtic music is enjoyed by people who can trace no ancestry to the British Isles because of their infectious rhythms and the wide variety of tune types and interesting melodies. In this lesson series we first explore the timing and rhythms that undergird Celtic tunes in order to equip us to play them melodically later.
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Dorsett's 4-Hand Reel
Dorsett's 4-Hand Reel is a fishermens' dance from Bridport, England. Steve learned this tune from the first band in which he ever saw a hammered dulcimer player (Burr Beard was his name; Devilish Merry was the band's name) back in the 1970s.
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Elk in the Meadow
This is an original tune written by Steve in the Celtic tradition, while attending the Scottish Irish Highlands Festival in Estes Park, CO.
Mountain Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Garry Owen
Garryowen is an old Irish drinking song that can be traced back as far as the early 1860s. The word "Garryowen" is derived from Irish words meaning, "Owen's Garden," and is actually a suburb of the Irish city of Limeric.
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Harvest Home
"Harvest Home" can be found in fiddle tune collections from the 1840's so it is believed that this lively tune was brought over to America by one of the Irish immigrants in the 1800's.
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer
Neal Hellman Neal Hellman John Brosnan's Polka
This is a traditional Irish polka, also known as John Leary's Polka and Nell Fees. John Brosnan, an accordion player from County Kerry in Ireland, recorded the tune.
Mountain Dulcimer
Nina Zanetti Nina Zanetti Loch Lomond
Most of the lyrics in this a traditional Scottish tune are connected to the Jacobite Uprising of 1745. One interpretation based on the lyrics is that the song was sung by the lover of a captured Jacobite rebel set to be executed in London following a show trial. 
 
Nina Zanetti Nina Zanetti Lord Randall
According to Celtic mythology, people were not allowed in the depth of a forest where fairies and elves were believed to live. But in this English ballad, Lord Randall challenged the taboo.
Mountain Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Mairi's Wedding
This is a Scottish folk song originally written in Gaelic by Johnny Bannerman for Mary McNiven, a well-known singer at the time. Johnny first played the tune for Mary in 1935 at the Old Highlanders Institute in Glasgow's Elmbank Street.
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg

Vi Wickam
Steve Eulberg

Vi Wickam
Miss McLeod's Reel
This is a Scottish-Irish fiddle tune with a long history in America. Sometimes Miss McLoed is called Mrs., in Ireland she's a Mc, and in Scotland she's a Mac. But whatever name she goes by, and whatever title the tune is given, Mrs. McLeod’s Reel is a grand old lady who has traveled far and wide to become a standard tune in many fiddling traditions.
Galax Mountain Dulcimer
& Fiddle
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Off She Goes
The popular fiddle tune "Off She Goes” was popular throughout the British Isles and North America. Some sources say that, in the days of sailing, it was a tradition for the fiddle player to sit on the deck of the ship playing “Off She Goes” as the ship departed harbor.
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg

Linda Ratcliff
Steve Eulberg

Linda Ratcliff
Rakes of Mallow
This song is about the rakes who came to visit the town of Mallow, a town in County Cork, and became a well-known Irish drinking song. Apparently, when they weren't drinking the water from the Spa House for its curative properties, some of the young men were guzzling, in vast quantity, other substances that had exactly the opposite effect.
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg

Linda Ratcliff
Steve Eulberg

Linda Ratcliff
Southwind
Southwind is an Irish waltz played in the characteristic “OOM pah pah” style, taught by Steve for MD players and Linda for HD players. Hammered dulcimer players will enjoy using arpeggios and an answering left hand bounce in the right hand lead style. This tune is always a favorite at jam sessions.
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer
Linda Thomas Linda Thomas Squire Parsons
Linda originally learned to play this as a processional at a wedding, and now she plays it at coffeeshops, galleries, and festivals.
Hammered Dulcimer
Erin Mae Lewis Erin Mae Lewis St. Anne's Reel
St. Anne's Reel is played in sessions in Scotland, Ireland, New England, Canada, America and other spots around the world, and it has been claimed as a Shetland tune, an Irish reel, a contra-dance tune, a French-Canadian and an old-time American tune. Whatever its origins, one thing is for sure - this song is a lot of fun to play and guaranteed to get everyone's toe a-tappin'.
Mountain Dulcimer
Erin Mae Lewis Erin Mae Lewis St. Anne's Reel Back-Up
Erin and Amber Rogers together form the energizing acoustic sister duo, Scenic Roots. A hallmark of their sound is how they closely listen to and back each other up, trading solos, harmonies and melodies. In this lesson, Erin demonstrates her style of backup while Amber plays the melody of the tune on fiddle.
Mountain Dulcimer
Steve Eulberg Steve Eulberg Wind That Shakes the Barley
This traditional Celtic reel also goes by the names An Ghaoth A Bhogann An Eorna and Little Pack of Tailors. Note that the A part is 4 measures repeated, but the B part is 8 measures long and played only once. The tune also challenges us by ending on the IV chord, rather than at home!
Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer

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