Before we begin...
Before we get started this week, I wanted to send out an appeal to teach us a tune. If you've got a favorite tune, or you know a good teacher or good amateur player in any melody instrument, I encourage you to submit a tune! It's really easy to do, and then you'll be famous. Or famouser. And you'll have the satisfaction of having given back to the community, which is always a great feeling. Trust me.
Elise Kress is back this week to teach us The Reel of Rio. "I don't have anything brilliant to say about it," says Elise. "It's just a great reel to play." That's good enough for us, Elise!
Let's give it a listen. I found this recording of Dylan Foley and John Whelan rocking (reeling?) out the tune here. This is what music is all about: the pure joy of playing and sharing. It doesn't get much more fun than this.
Slowed down for learning
At a moderate tempo
Find out more about Elise’s Irish music for weddings and events at www.celticweddingmusic.com