We host weekly FOLK & IRISH traditional music sessions at Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub on Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls. Every Sunday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Musicians of all ages and levels are welcome. We sit around a table by the fire and take turns sharing a song or tune. Most musicians who come along are locally based and play a variety of instruments from fiddles / banjos and mandolins to accordions and guitars. Every now and again we do a song or tune for everyone (e.g. Tell me Ma / Dirty Ole Town / Wild Rover). And if we have time we like to encourage guest singers from the audience to join in and lead a song! We usually have around 15 people at each session. Sometimes more, sometimes less depending on the season! ALL WELCOME! Just come along to Docs on a Sunday.
You can email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or to confirm the session is on..
Some of the most popular tunes include:
Kesh Jig (G), Cooley’s Reel (Em), Sally Garden’s Reel (G), The Maid Behind the Bar (D), Mason’s Apron Reel (A), St Anne’s Reel (D), The Dingle Regatta (G), John Ryan’s Polka (D), Harvest home (D), Boys of Bluehill (D), etc
We have a page on the Session.org called Irish Music Niagara where you can find the exact notes and tabs for tunes. Here is the link: https://thesessiQn.org/members/152967
Here is a link to some sample tunes:
We sing traditional Irish songs as well as general folk songs. Popular ones include Galway Girl (D), Dirty Ole Town (G), I’ll tell me ma (G), The Wild Rover (G), Fisherman’s Blues ©, Wagon Wheel (G), Fields of Athenry (G) and we usually all finish with an original song called Slán Abhaile (G).
Others we sometimes do are: Peggy Gordon (G), The Night Visiting Song (G), Dublin in the Rare ole times (A), Follow me up to Carlow (Em), Danny Boy (D), Beeswing (D), Home for a Rest (Em), Paddy Murphy (F#m).
Irish Music Niagara is a group of Irish folk musicians promoting happiness through Irish music and creativity in Niagara Falls, Canada. The group hosts weekly folk and Irish traditional music sessions and organizes events throughout the year, including the annual Niagara Irish Festival. The mission of Irish Music Niagara is to be authentic, Irish, and fun.
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You can contact us here: contact page.