Welcome to Bill Black's


Home Page

This is the home page for the website.

Page updated: 12/24/17

Click here for the latest news about traditional activities on Cape Cod  and nearby

CANALPIX: photos of watercraft in the Cape Cod Canal

Links to other pages on this site:


"Cat's Melodeon" (session group)

Northeast Ceili Band

Carraroe (group)

WebTrad (formerly webABC)
(~ 9000 Irish traditional tunes in ABC, notation, and MP3 format; links to O'Farrell, O'Neill, Ceol Rince na hEireann,  other collections)

Bill Black's "Mostly Gems"
(collection of BB original jigs, reels, etc.)

(collection of lyrics only for 300 or so [mostly Irish] songs)

Cape Irish Productions
(traditional music, song, and dance for every occasion)

BB's Tune Vault
(rare and uncommon recordings of Irish traditional music)

(original songs, various topics & styles)

("serious" compositions / arrangements)

(various BB writings, poetry, posts to IRTRAD, etc.)

The Reference Library
Irish Tenor Banjo Hints and Tips  ("care and feeding" - no lessons)
Harmony Basics for Irish Traditional Musicians (primarily for backup players)
The Concept of "Session"
Tune Set Suggestions