I learned this week’s tune, Sweeney’s Dream, because it goes well after last week’s tune Humours of Lissadell. And now we have a set.
We’re on week 19 of my tune learning venture and I have to admit, I’m pretty proud of myself for keeping it up for 19 weeks. It has definitely been a learning experience and a it continues to force me to practice, learn new tunes and work on different parts of my playing and technique.
Here is Sweeney’s Dream:
And here is the set:
People often ask me where I learn my tunes. Mostly I hear a tune I like and I want to learn it. So I find it online somewhere and listen to different versions and I learn the version I like the best. Once I learn it, I scour the web so I can find different settings and see what other tunes people are playing it with. Here are a few examples:
- Sweeney’s Dream/Sailing into Walpole’s Marsh/Aggie Whyte’s
- Humours of Lissadell/Sweeney’s Dream
- Anderson’s/Man of the House/Sweeney’s Dream
- Anderson’s Reel / Carthy’s / Sweeney’s Dream (Remastered 2020)
Join me next week for tune #20 from A Tune A Week.
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