Traditional Irish Music
Just wanted to get some initial reactions to the digital version of The Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection, since it's new, and I know you all are the best people to ask...
The Paddy O’Brien Tune Collection is a historic compilation of 1,000 Irish tunes from the repertoire of Paddy O’Brien of County Offaly, an All-Ireland accordion champion and one of the world’s outstanding performers of Irish traditional music. In more than five decades as a musician, Paddy O’Brien has gained a reputation as a walking encyclopedia of Irish music; it’s estimated that he carries in his head the melodies of more than 3,000 Irish tunes. Created especially for serious students of Irish music, this unique collection can help today’s players learn Irish music the way it was traditionally handed down—by ear.
When you go to the website, you can see the list of tunes on each album. If you're interested in downloading a few tunes or a whole album, you click on the album cover, which takes you to CD Baby, where you can pick out whatever you need.
If you're interested in ordering any volumes of the Tune Collection on CD, or ordering any of the booklets with background information on the tunes, you order through my website:
I realize that 1,000 tunes is a bit overwhelming, but I hope people will be interested in learning some of the unusual tunes, settings, and versions that I've accumulated over the years.
Thanks in advance for your feedback and comments...