Elise Kress is back with another tune for us! "I first learned this tune from the delightful CD Happy to Meet by P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan and James Cullinan," she says. "It's a CD I play often, filled with lovely tunes. I've not heard this tune played around [the DC area] much, but I'm hoping to change that! I'm attaching a beautiful version by Frankie Gavin, Joe Derrane and Carl Hession. And what a great name: Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part."
Indeed 'tis! So let's first give a listen to this version of the tune, the first in the set of this recording:
Slowed down for learning
Let's learn the tune together. It follows a familiar A-B pattern. Here's the slow version:
At a moderate tempo
Once you've learned it at a slow tempo, try playing along with this faster version.
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