Here’s I cool tune that I have become rather enamored with lately. The A section and the B sections are almost identical… only one line different from each other, so once you learn the A section you’ll practically have the whole tune down! Below are 3 versions, EZ to more advanced.
There are quite a few versions of this song out there, it also goes by another names sometimes: “Red Haired Irishman” and “Little Beggarman.” I could try to teach as many of those as I can I guess, but when I heard fiddler Ian Walsh play this Celtic flavored, bluesy, funky, version I decided to start and end right there! No sense in goofing around, let’s just get to the cool version right away! Right? Thanks Ian!
3 Charts: Basic/Jammer Level (simple tune), Intermediate/Gigger Level (tune with a few twists), advanced/Artist Level (plus double stops and drones).
Music Mechanics and Jamming: Key of A with some Blues notes thrown in in this version. Jamming 101 = A blues scale, Jamming 102 = A major Pentatonic scale, Jamming 103 = “MixoBluesian” scale (Major Pent. and Blues mixed). Many play-along tracks included in this lesson too!