Irish Washerwoman

This is an online fiddle lesson for the celtic tune "The Irish Washerwoman."

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Genre: Celtic
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of G

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Video #1: Here is a video of me playing the celtic tune "Irish Washerwoman."

Irish Washerwoman - Online Fiddle Lessons. Celtic, Bluegrass, Old-Time, Gospel, and Country Fiddle.

Irish Washerwoman - Online Fiddle Lessons. Celtic, Bluegrass, Old-Time, Gospel, and Country Fiddle.

"The Irish Washerwoman" is a traditional Irish jig whose melody is familiar to many people in the British Isles and North America. It repeats its refrain several times, sometimes by gradually increasing in tempo until being played very fast before coming to a sudden stop. The tune has lyrics, but is typically rendered as an instrumental. It is one of the melodies played when Scottish highland dancers dance a Scottish dance to the tune of an Irish Jig.

source: wikipedia

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This topic contains 8 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  John Cockman 1 year ago.

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  • #34458

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Irish Washerwoman

    #34479

    Angela
    Participant

    Thanks John!  And thanks for the lesson and music.  I had actually recorded this to share on St Patty’s day with BGD, but I couldn’t get all the transfers/uploads worked out.  Glad I didn’t now.  :^O

    I have to work on adding the little grace notes and the newer bowing.  Sounds great!!!!

    #34482

    Kaeleigh
    Participant

    This is so exciting! I was just bemoaning the fact that i didn’t even have the slightest idea in what key to play this song, or even where to start! Thank you for such a classic Irish tune!

    #34485
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    So Irish!   Another great lesson!  One if these days I gotta try it…I’m not that much into Irish music, but you sure do make it sound like tons of fun…gonna have to learn it! Thanks, John!  Maybe this one will become my gateway to Irish!

    #34521

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    The grace notes are compliments of John Sheahan. I love his cameo with Andre Rieu. My favorite part is at 0:22, when Rieu tries to come back into the A part after only one B part by Sheahan. Typical jam move! 🙂

    #34626
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
    Participant

    Good morning Dr. John,

    Some of my earliest musical  memories included Irish Washerwoman but with a variety of incorrect titles.  I recall requesting it at dances and other musical events back in the days that most neighborhoods had a group or two providing local folks with dance music.

    Seems like even the folks rich enough to own a Victrola record machine often included this song in their record stack.   I just attempted it and got a couple notes in almost proper order so will add this to my practice.  Thank you so much for enabling me to finally learn it or at least attempt to.

    #34653

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Fantastic! I hope to hear you play it one day.

    #36296
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
    Participant

    Good morning Dr. John,

    Greatly appreciate your work on Irish Washerwoman and have attempted it in my  practices lately .   It was a popular song long before my time and still pops up when older folks gather to jam a bit.   I’m enjoying it and have included it in my daily practice.  You’ve done an incredible amount of work providing these lessons and your method of teaching is very friendly and pleasant.   THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    #36324

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks Ralph!

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