Celtic Tunes arranged for Campanella Ukulele

“Awesome sauce. This is going down on my must-learn-fantasy-ukulele-bucket-list.”

A collection of 40 tunes (15 jigs, 10 reels, 5 hornpipes, 2 polkas and 3 pieces by O’Carolan) arranged for ukulele in the campanella fingerpicking style.

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You will receive a PDF and a zip file – in which there are 2 PDFs, one with standard notation and tablature, the other with just tablature. You also get an MP3 of the tune being played slowly (made with Guitar Pro 6 so for learning purposes only). The Guitar Pro files are also included for anyone with the software who would like to play around with my arrangements.

Easy to Intermediate level.

Each tune has a video on YouTube – the links to them are in the notes.

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List of tunes:


1. The Kesh

2. Saddle the pony

3. The Humours of Glendart

4. The Blarney Pilgrim

5. The Exile’s Jig

6. The Frieze Breeches

7. Dingle Regatta

8. The Mug of Brown Ale

9. Morrison’s Jig

10. Banish Misfortune

11. The Monaghan Jig

12. Brian O’Lynn

13. Tripping up the Stairs

14. The Walls of Liscaroll

15. The Hag with the Money

16. The Irish Washerwoman

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17. Jenny’s Chickens

18. The Ships are Sailing

19. Drowsy Maggie

20. The Silver Spear

21. The Maid Behind the Bar

22. The Wind that Shakes the Barley

23. Saint Anne’s Reel

24. Cooley’s Reel

25. Sweeney’s Buttermilk

26. Jackie Coleman’s Reel

27.The Tarbolton


28. The Silk Handkerchief

29. The Factory Smoke

30. Roxburgh Castle

31. Chief O’Neill’s Favourite

32. The Heather Glen

33. The Rights of Man

34. The Belfast Hornpipe

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35. Dennis Murphy’s

36. John Ryan’s

Pieces by O’Carolan

37 .Loftus Jones

38. Planxty Hewlett

39. Captain O’Kane

40. Carolan’s Welcome

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Devil in a Haystack
Grubb Springs
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What some have said about my arrangements (on YouTube)

Fabulous work as always Jon, absolutely wonderful.

– Camsuke, on Monaghan Jig

Wow!!! Very impressive execution of campanella technique and a stellar arrangement of this tune.. Uke on, Jon!

– Kevin Caroll, the “edukecator” on Banish Misfortune

Dude this is SO GOOD!

– Tim Keough, “ukuleletim” on Banish Misfortune

You’ve inspired me to learn campanella style! I’ve started numerous times, but Morrison’s Jig has won me over

– Stuart Herreid “ukulelestu” on Morrison’s Jig

Awesome sauce. This is going down on my must-learn-fantasy-ukulele-bucket-list.

– James Pawson on the Mug of Brown Ale


– Al Wood, ukulelehunt.com on The Mug of Brown Ale

Really lovely arrangement and so well played.

– Ken Middleton on Morrison’s Jig

Just bought the book. Really excited to learn this genre. Thanks for sharing!

– preimaester, YouTube

Stunning. Absolutely superb.

– Richard Hesketh on Banish Misfortune

Another wonderful arrangement and fantastic playing

– Karen Siebert on The Heather Glen

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