Bill Black's webABC Irish Tune Archive

updated 5/31/19

Clicking on any title in the Indexes on this site will take you to the PDF file for that tune.

The PDF file (a/k/a/ "Plus file") contains
[1] the standard notation
[2] the ABC
[3] the MP3

Clicking on the tune title at the top of the PDF file will open the MP3 file.

"Tune title / link" column
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"Notes and comments" on the tunes (including sources, composers, original keys where transposing has occurred, etc etc) are part of the ABC files attached to each PDF.

Titles followed by an asterisk have been supplied (in the case of "gan ainm" [= nameless] tunes) or corrected by me. Following the example of my illustrious predecessors Francis O'Neill and Breandán Breathnach, I have taken this liberty in recognition of the fact that it is impossible to archive anything without a name (the result of "a lamentable heedlessness," in the Chief's great phrase).

 When assembling the tables I have tried to correct various collectors' attempts at spelling Gaelic names. The original versions are in the ABCs attached to each PDF. (Some remain mysteries - please share any ideas you might have!)

All the links have been tested and should work. If you find a bad one, please let me know via so I can repair it.

"webABC folder" column
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Contents of the webABC site are arranged by folders, each of which contains additional helpful files.

Click here for a key to folder abbreviations.

"Tune type" column
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If the captioned tune isn't clearly a dance tune, I have placed its time signature in the "type" column.

 Thanks to:
- Frank Weaver for his guidance with regards to the intricacies of HTML
- Dave MacAdam and Pat Black for their suggestions and patience as "beta testers"
- Michael Pavan and John Chambers for their support 

REMINDER: once you open a tune index page,
you can use your browser's Search or Find function
(command-F in Mac) to speed up your search!

A tunes
B tunes
C tunes
D tunes
E tunes
F tunes
G tunes
H tunes I tunes
J tunes K tunes L tunes
M tunes
N tunes O tunes
P-Q tunes R tunes S tunes
T tunes U-V tunes W tunes
X - Y - Z tunes