Tune of the Week

What is a “Tune of the Week?” From thousands of tunes that we could play, it is useful to choose one to focus on. The “Tune of the Week” is one selected tune to polish up and then play together. It’s for fun, and to build our repertoire and skill individually and as a community.

TrailJams Tune of the Week illustration

These are tunes chosen by the TrailJams group to practice and then play together. Click on an image below to visit the tune’s page, with sheet music, chords, links to recordings, and more.

Gallagher's Frolics. Traditional Irish Jig. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together June 12, 2022. trailjams.org
Gallagher’s Frolics, Jig, E Dorian (Em)
Tuamgraney Castle. Traditional Irish Hornpipe. TrialJams Tune of the Week. Play it together June 5, 2022. trailjams.org
Tuamgraney Castle, Hornpipe, A Dorian
Kitty's Wedding. Traditional Irish Hornpipe. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together May 29, 2022.
Kitty’s Wedding, Hornpipe, D
Poll Ha'penny. Traditional Irish Hornpipe. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together May 22, 2022. trailjams.org
Poll Ha’penny, Hornpipe, A Mixolydian
TrailJams Tune of the Week. The Silver Speer. Traditional Irish Reel. Play it together May 15, 2022.
The Silver Spear, Reel, D
The Earl's Chair. Irish Reel. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together May 8, 2022.
The Earl’s Chair, Reel, D
Larry O'Gaff's; Traditional Irish jig. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together May 1, 2022. Illustration of a man in19th century costume, with top hat and stick.
Larry O’Gaff’s, Jig, G
Jerry's Beaver Hat. Traditional Irish Jig. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together April 24, 2022.
Jerry’s Beaver Hat, Jig, D
Haste to the Wedding. Traditional Irish Jig. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together April 17, 2022.
Haste the Wedding, Jig, D
The Pipe on the Hob (3-part). Traditional Irish Jig. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together April 10, 2022.
The Pipe on the Hob, Jig, A Dorian
Rolling in the Ryegrass. Traditional Irish Reel. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together April 3, 2022.
Rolling in the Ryegrass, Reel, D
The Blackthorn Stick. Traditional Irish Jig. TrailJams Tune of the Week. Play it together March 27, 2022.
The Blackthorn Stick, Jig, G
The Cup of Tea, Reel, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Father Kelly's Reel. Irish Reel -- Father P.J. Kelly's The Rossmore Jetty. Play it together March 13, 2022.
Father Kelly’s Reel (The Rossmore Jetty), G
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Murroe Polka. Play it together March 6, 2022
Murroe Polka, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Castle Kelly; traditional Irish reel. Play it together February 27, 2022
Castle Kelly, Reel, Am
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Little Diamond Polka; traditional Irish polka. Play it together February 20, 2022
Little Diamond Polka, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Maids of Ardagh; traditional Irish polka. Play it together February 13, 2022
The Maids of Ardagh, Polka, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Kid on the Mountain; traditional Irish slip jig. Play it together February 6, 2022
The Kid on the Mountain, Slip Jig, Em
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Gander in the Pratie Hole. Traditional Irish jig. Play it together January 30, 2022.
Gander in the Pratie Hole, Jig, D Mixolydian
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Jimmy Ward's. Traditional Irish jig. Play it together January 23, 2022.
Jimmy Ward’s, Jig, G
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Miss McLeod's Reel (Hop High Ladies). Traditional Irish reel. Play it together January 16, 2022.
Miss McLeod’s Reel (Hop High Ladies), G
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Sally Gardens. Traditional Irish reel. Play it together January 9, 2022.
The Sally Gardens, Reel, G
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Mountain Road. Irish reel. Play it together January 2, 2022.
The Mountain Road, Reel, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Denis Murphy's Slide. Traditional Irish slide. Play it together December 26, 2021
Denis Murphy’s Slide, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: O'Keefe's Slide. Traditional Irish slide. Play it together December 19, 2021
O’Keefe’s Slide, A Dorian

TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Brosna Slide. Traditional Irish slide. Play it together December 12, 2021
The Brosna Slide, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: John Doherty's Mazurka. Traditional Irish Mazurka. Play it together December 5, 2021.
John Doherty’s Mazurka, Mazurka, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Sonny's Mazurka. Traditional Irish Mazurka. Play it together November 28, 2021.
Sonny’s Mazurka, Mazurka, D

TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Musical Priest. Traditional Irish reel. Play it together November 21, 2021
The Musical Priest, Reel, Bm
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Blarney Pilgrim. Traditional Irish jig. Play it together November 14, 2021.
The Blarney Pilgrim, Jig, D Mixolydian
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Apples in Winter. Traditional Irish jig. Play it the week of October 31, 2021.
Apples in Winter, Jig, E Dorian
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Tobin's Favorite Jig. Traditional Irish jig. Play it the week of October 24, 2021.
Tobin’s Favorite, Jig, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Drowsy Maggie. Traditional Irish Reel. Play it the week of October 17, 2021.
Drowsy Maggie, Reel, E Dorian
The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Reel, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Merry Blacksmith. Traditional Irish Reel. Play it together October 7, 2021.
The Merry Blacksmith, Reel, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week, Jacky Tar, Traditional Hornpipe. Play it September 30, 2021.
Jacky Tar, Hornpipe, Em
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Kitty Lie Over. Traditional Irish Jig. Play it together September 23, 2021.
Kitty Lie Over (The Frost is All Over), Jig, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Garrett Barry's Jig. Traditional Irish Jig. Play it together September 16, 2021.
Garrett Barry’s Jig, D Mixolydian
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Far from Home. Traditional Irish Reel. Play it together September 9, 2021.
Far from Home, Reel, G
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Mug of Brown Ale. Jig, A Dorian. Play it together September 2, 2021.
The Mug of Brown Ale, Jig, A Dorian
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Star of Munster. Traditional Irish Reel. Play it together August 26, 2021.
The Star of Munster, Reel, A Dorian
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Julia Delaney's. Traditional Irish Reel. Play it together August 19, 2021.
Julia Delaney’s, Reel, D Dorian
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Tam Lin. Reel, Dm. Play it together August 12, 2021.
Tam Lin, Reel, Dm
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Black Rogue. Traditional Irish Jig. Play it together August 5, 2021.
The Black Rogue, Jig, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Moon and Seven Stars. Traditional jig, D. Play it together July 29, 2021.
The Moon and Seven Stars, Jig, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Peacock's Feather #2. Hornpipe, D. Play it together July 22, 2021.
The Peacock’s Feather #2, Hornpipe, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Banshee. Irish Reel, G. Play it together July 15, 2021.
The Banshee, Reel, G
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Maid Behind the Bar. Traditional Irish Reel, D. Play it together July 8, 2021.
The Maid Behind the Bar, Reel, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Cooley's Reel. Reel, E minor (E Dorian). Play it together July 1, 2021.
Cooley’s Reel, Em (E Dorian)
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Connaughtman's Rambles. Traditional Irish Jig, D. Play it together June 24, 2021.
The Connaughtman’s Rambles, Jig, D
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Peacock's Feather #1. Hornpipe, D Dorian. Play it together June 17, 2021.
The Peacock’s Feather #1, Hornpipe, D Dorian
TrailJams Tune of the Week: Scatter the Mud. Jig, A Dorian. Play it together June 10, 2021.
Scatter the Mud, Jig, A Dorian
TrailJams Tune of the Week: The Pride of Petravore. Hornpipe, E minor, a.k.a. Eileen Og. Play it together May 27, 2021.
The Pride of Petravore, Hornpipe, Em