Traditional Harmonica


Traditional Harmonica

For everyone that enjoys Irish/Celtic/Bluegrass/Scottish music on mouth-organ type instruments, chromatic, diatonic, tremolo and all instruments alike are welcome! 

A place to discuss harmonicas share tabs and music. 

Members: 36
Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2019

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New FB group for bluegrass, country, old-time, prewar Blues and Celtic harmonica

Started by Glenn Weiser. Last reply by Karlyne Deraney Jan 31, 2019. 2 Replies

Announcement- I have just launched a new FB group for bluegrass, country, old-time, prewar Blues and Celtic harmonica. If you like or play the harmonica in any of these styles, come on over and check…Continue

Tags: Book, Face, on, Harmonica, Celtic

Trad Harmonica lessons

Started by Boyen. Last reply by Bill McHale Dec 7, 2017. 3 Replies

Hello everyone;So the other day I made a channel for people that want to learn tradition folk music on the diatonic harmonica, it contains currently 14 lessons and I want to add to that as I…Continue

Tags: harmonica, lessons, music, folk, traditional

What song are you learning right now?

Started by Boyen. Last reply by malcolm nash Mar 19, 2017. 7 Replies

I thought this would be a nice topic, potentiall inspiring others for music to learn on our favourite instrument. Currently, I'm working on St. Annes Reel, a really nice reel from which Tony also put…Continue

Tags: learning, songs, practice, harmonica

Cape Clear

Started by Patrick O-Shaun Young Dec 23, 2014. 0 Replies

Haven't been posting of late. Here's another one I found. Really nice slow aire, played on my Seydel Steel, Low-D, diatonic reed harp.  B-minor.  Cape Clear or Oilean Cleire (Gaeltach).Looks like an…Continue

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Comment by Boyen on May 3, 2013 at 10:23

That's some really cool stuff Hilvert, Tony can really do it all can't he? Him and Brendan Power really are the two harmonica players for folk music that creatively inspire me the most. 

Comment by Hilvert Scheper on May 2, 2013 at 19:55

Yes, Fantastic stuff Boyen.  Did You know that Tony Eyers has started his harmonica Trio??  5 videos so far, and all 5 are just Great... this is just One of those:

Comment by Boyen on May 2, 2013 at 18:49

This is such a beauty:

And for tabs, if anyone is interested. Played on G harmonica:

New Camptown Races

A1: -24![4-45-5]6!5! -5-67-66 / -6!-6!-77-6-77-8!7-7-66

A2: 2i3![-34]-45’ [5-44-45-44-33] /-46![-6-77]-8-7-8 -8!7-7-66

A3: -2 4!-45-56’6’6’ -56-6-77’7’7’ -8[888] {-98-8}[77] -87-7-66

A4: -33![-34-4]{5-44}{-45-44-4} 5-55! -44-33! /-46![-6-77]-88-8 -8!7-7-66

A5: -2 4!-45-56’6’6’ -56-6-77’7’7’  5![-56-6-7][77]7!’[-6-6] -77-7-66

B: [6-55-44] 4!4-45-565 -5-67-66/-665 -665  {5-44}{-45-44}-34

End: -24![-45][-56][-77!][-88][-99][-1010!!]

[] = tripplets/ play fast

{} = play faster

! = Play this note long/ put emphasis

i = Play this note shortly

' = bend

Comment by Hilvert Scheper on March 26, 2013 at 22:15

Well guys, I have had a bit of a strange time lately... Tried to run a harmonica club in my area in the Midlands, but things didn't quite work out the way I had hoped, so after just over a Year of trying quite desperately, it turned out to be a group of guys that ONLY wanted to play the Blues on diatonics. So... I gave up and left them to it.  Gave my website a bit of an Overhaul, mostly in making my intentions much clearer, and started All over again.  And we are having our First meet-up in a Week or so...  New players, chromatics only, and a different approach. And things look very promising at last... I'm Very happy.  Have a look if You want:

Our Facebook Group is called "Harmonica Orchestra Coventry",  a very ambitious name maybe, but let's Go for it and see what we can achieve...

The plan is to play All sorts of music, as long as it's Not Blues...... That's the spirit.  Just thought I'd share this with You all.

Comment by Dick Glasgow on February 28, 2013 at 9:54
Comment by Dick Glasgow on February 28, 2013 at 9:52
Here's my Moothie playing friend Sam & I playing a Scots then an Irish Polka.
Comment by Boyen on February 27, 2013 at 10:59

I actually slowed down a little and now I'm speeding up again. I found a traditional irish player in the Netherlands that plays mostly tunes from O'Carolan. I'll try to get him in the group as well. 

The amount of people playing trad harp in my area is a bit depressing to be honest, it's nice when you have people around that you can learn from/with/to. However I did find some flute/guitar players that are into Irish trad music as well. 
How's everyone else doing? 

Comment by Hilvert Scheper on February 9, 2013 at 17:06

How's everything in Wageningen Boyen, still meeting up and playing away from time to time??

Comment by Boyen on December 1, 2012 at 14:02

I'm alive! Just needs some more member mass I guess... dont have much new to share but if someone has some music to share I'd love to hear it!

Comment by Hilvert Scheper on November 30, 2012 at 22:24

Are we still Alive and Kicking everyone...??? Any news???


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