Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two

This collection features 32 reels, hornpipes, polkas, jigs, and waltzes, arranged for two instruments, with chord symbols for guitar accompaniment. There’s a source list included, just in case you haven’t had enough Irish tunes.

Each Tunes for Two collection consists of individual spiral-bound duet books presented in score form with melody on the top line and harmony beneath so you can play each tune by yourself or with others. Duo arrangements of the tunes in this collection, in the same keys, are available for violins, violas, cellos, basses, mandolins, soprano recorders, and alto recorders.

The tunes in this collection are laid out so that there are no page turns to interrupt the flow of your playing.

PDFs are available worldwide for each of the books in the Tunes for Two series.

A companion CD that may be used with any of the books for any of the instruments in this series is also available.

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Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two Basses

Book: $15.00

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Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two Cellos

Book: $15.00

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Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two Mandolins

Book: $15.00

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Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two Violas

Book: $15.00

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Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two Violins

Book: $15.00

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Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two Soprano Recorders

Book: $10.00

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Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two Alto Recorders

Book: $10.00

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Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two CD

CD: $10.00

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Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two CD features Deborah Greenblatt performing all of the tunes in The Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two on violin. The melody part comes out of one stereo speaker and the harmony part comes out of the other speaker. By adjusting your stereo’s balance control you can isolate either part so you can play the other part along with it. This CD may be used with any of the books for any of the instruments in the The Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two series.

Irish Fiddle Tunes for Two PDFs

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Tunes in this Collection...
“Banish Misfortune”, “Beauty in Tears”, “Crabs in the Skillet”, “Dark Haired Lass”, “Dennis Murphy’s Polka”, “Down Went McGinty to the Bottom of the Sea”, “Drowsy Maggie”, “Fisher’s Hornpipe”, “Five Leaved Clover”, “Haste to the Wedding”, “Irish Washerwoman”, “Jack Mitchel’s Polka”, “John Ryan’s Polka”, “Larry O’Gaff”, “Leather Away the Wattle O!”, “Little Burnt Potato”, “Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)”, “The Miller”, “My Wife Is a Wee Wanton Thing”, “Off She Goes”, “Paddy Whack”, “Red Haired Boy”, “Repeal of the Union”, “Rights of Man”, “Rose Tree”, “Saint Anne’s Reel”, “Si Bheag Si Mhor”, “Smash the Windows”, “Sporting Molly”, “Tater Patch”, “Temperance Reel”, “Whiskey Before Breakfast”


“...excellent...most welcome addition to the viola repertoire...The melody line is in the 1st viola part for all the pieces, so the tunes could be played as viola solos (with or without the 2nd viola and/or chordal instrument). The 2nd viola part is...given interesting harmony lines often in 3rds or 6ths with the 1st viola...when accompaniment patterns are given, they rarely last long and are interesting in themselves. From a technical point of view, all the pieces are in the 1st position for both viola parts, except the 1st viola part in ‘Smash the Windows’. The parts are about grade 2 or 3...The ‘Londonderry Air’ (‘Danny Boy’) duet arrangement is one of the most beautiful I have heard, thank you Deborah Greenblatt...Highly recommended.”
- Dr. Michael Vidulich, President Emeritus
Australian and New Zealand Viola Society Journal, April, 2005

“The latest offerings of fiddle tunes arranged for recorders by Deborah Greenblatt are welcome additions to the folk repertory for our instrument.

While the arrangements are not complex, the interactions between the voices are interesting. Some are primarily homophonic, while others display more independence in the lines. Most rhythms are straightforward, though there are a few with little tricky bits. There is nothing, however, that requires advanced rhythmic skill and that cannot be mastered by practice.

The melodies are catchy. Slurs are indicated, which is useful. Metronome markings are given.

Well-suited to intermediate players, and some of the selections are easy enough for more advanced beginners. Because of the pleasing nature of the melodies and of the arrangements, more experienced players with an interest in folk music will also enjoy them. They would make for nice concert programming.”
- Beverly R. Lomer, Ph.D.,
American Recorder , Spring 2019

“(Grades 3 - 4) Key signatures include D, G, F, and A major, and G, A, and E minor. Irish Fiddle Tunes is the kind of collection that should be owned by friends who want to play together because they enjoy the experience or want to include some of the pieces on a recital. There are catchy and interesting rhythm patterns, accompanying double stops, lively tunes, and contrasting meter and key changes from one dance to the next.”
- Patricia Cox,
American String Teacher , May 2004

“Greenblatt’s bowings are well-organized...The harmony parts are varied, from twinning to rhythmic comping to more chordal ideas. Greenblatt has given much attention to detail in this volume.”
- Hollis Taylor,
Fiddler Magazine , Winter 2004/05

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