Traditional Irish Music
It is often a good idea to listen to a couple of very steady tunes before practice in order to get you into "the zone." I think the attached tunes are fantastic for this purpose and no better men than Maurice and John.
The first jig in particular is perfect speed and rhythm. Listen to it a couple of times, get the foot tapping and then attempt one of your own tunes in a similar way. Check out the musicians websites and get their albums if you have not done so to date. Inspiring stuff for your iPod.
Maurice Lennon's, Uncle Charlie is also a good Example
of what your saying Tony .. I use him for this, myself : )
That first clip in particular just floors me! You wouldn't want to hear it any quicker, you wouldn't want to hear anyone back him, it's just perfect.