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Best Session Tunebooks

These are the top 20 Irish traditional tunebooks (from the 67 included in the Bibliography) which offer, in one package, the largest number of current, worldwide session tunes. These books give you the most "bang for the buck" in terms of number of tunes played in traditional Irish music sessions around the world. I hope this list is useful to players who use books to help remember tunes already learned by ear.

Of related interest:
1Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
2Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
3Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
4Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
5Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
6Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
7Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
8Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
9D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
10David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
11Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
12Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
13Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
14Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
15Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
16Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.
17Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
18Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
19Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
20Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]