Farewell to Ireland

A hugely popular reel back in the day and magnificently recorded by such fiddle “greats” as Tommy Peoples, Kevin Burke and Sean Keane as well as many others. It’s roots lie in a Scottish strathspey called “The Highlander’s Farewell to Ireland” dating back to the mid-eighteenth century. High time it made a comeback!





Farewell to Ireland

Download includes the sheet music of Farewell to Ireland, with suggestions for bowings to bring this tune to life. Recordings of the tune are provided at steady, mid and full speed, along with a free interpretation of the tune.

The sheet music (pdf) contains:

  1. Source material with chord suggestions
  2. Bowing suggestions

The recordings include both mp3 and m4a formats for each of the recordings:

  1. The tune at a steady tempo
  2. The tune at mid-tempo
  3. The tune at full speed
  4. A free interpretation of the tune