Celtic Tunes for Campanella Ukulele

Awesome sauce. This is going down on my must-learn-fantasy-ukulele-bucket-list.
– James Pawson on the Mug of Brown Ale

A collection of 35 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 zip file – each tune comes with 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.

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

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16. Jenny’s Chickens

17. The Ships are Sailing

18. Drowsy Maggie

19. The Silver Spear

20. The Maid Behind the Bar

21. The Wind that Shakes the Barley

22. Saint Anne’s Reel

23. Cooley’s Reel

24. Sweeney’s Buttermilk

25. Jackie Coleman’s Reel


26. The Silk Handkerchief

27. The Factory Smoke

28. Roxburgh Castle

29. Chief O’Neill’s Favourite

30. The Heather Glen

31. Dennis Murphy’s

32. John Ryan’s

Pieces by O’Carolan

33 .Loftus Jones

34. Planxty Hewlett

35. Captain O’Kane

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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

You will get a ZIP (54MB) file.

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Free Celtic Ukulele Tab: the Blarney Pilgrim
Download my free guide to campanella picking
Why I learned campanella fingerpicking on ukulele
Celtic tunes for ukulele
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