Bill Black's webABC Irish Tune Archive
ALPHABETICAL TUNE INDEX
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
 the standard notation
 the ABC
 the MP3
Clicking on the tune title at the top of the PDF file will open the MP3 file.
REMINDER: once you open a tune index page,
"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
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).
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
All the links have been
tested and should work. If you find a bad one, please let me know via
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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- Dave MacAdam and Pat Black for their suggestions and patience as "beta testers"
- Michael Pavan and John Chambers for their support
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