New compositions in the traditional style
These compositions are freely available, but please credit me as the composer if you use them in any way. Feel free to contact me if you want any further info about the tunes, recordings and so on.
Click on the links for a sound file or PDF of the score. The audio files are in MP3 format, and are very basic, mostly un-ornamented recordings of me playing the tunes. I prefer this to midi files, which are cold and lifeless things; the recordings should provide a sense of tone and emphasis.
Some of the tunes have been recorded on albums. You can find them by clicking on the title. If you want to explore further, a list of albums and other recordings can be found here, or you can visit my Bandcamp page.
Many thanks to all the long-suffering listeners, who helped me with this project: Ciaran Kelly (medal of honour), Andy Dickson (RIP), Tara Connaghan, Conor Lamb, Teresa Clarke, Stevie Porter, Aoife Feeney, Cormac O’Brien, Conor Caldwell and Caterina Sangineto. Any errors are, of course, my own.
All works © Jason O’Rourke.
National Lottery funded through The Arts Council of Northern Ireland
The Real Galway Girl | MP3 | PDF
Cornphíopa Nic Somhairle / Miss Mc Sorley’s Hornpipe | MP3 | PDF
Doctor Vallely | MP3 | PDF
Davy Maguire’s Trip to Arran | MP3 | PDF
The Mongrel | MP3 | PDF
Sheep Island | MP3 | PDF
The Waltz of the Spirits | MP3 | PDF
Zingaria | MP3 | PDF
Polca Shráid an Chaisleáin / The Castle Street Polka | MP3 | PDF
Polca Uí Seannáin / Sands’s Polka | MP3 | PDF
Aggie’s Wedding | MP3 | PDF
Fabbri the Fiddler | MP3 | PDF
Mrs. Brennan’s Favourite | MP3 | PDF
Ríl Imbolc / The Imbolc Reel | MP3 | PDF
The Sleepy Hills of Cassano | MP3 | PDF
The Road out of Larne | MP3 | PDF
Squeakles | MP3 | PDF