Sunday 14 April 2024

600 000 views, wow!

 This blog now has 600 000 views. Thanks a lot for your interest in the Irish Bouzouki. 

I'm still looking for someone who would like to help me with this blog. Do you have any content, tabs or whatever has to do with the irish bouzouki please get in touch with me.

Friday 5 April 2024

Old Hag, You have killed me - Robin Jones Arrangement (Trials of Cato)

Robin plays a wonderful arrangement of the tune Old Hag... I tried to tab the first time round, hope I did a good job. If you want the whole tab please send me a email and I'll gladly send it to you for free.

Here's the website of Trials of Cato:

Robin also gives lessons, if you are interested look at


Thursday 4 April 2024

Viimaheim - Medievial Folk Music on the Irish Bouzouki

 I haven't covered much medievial music on my blog. Mostly I'm into celtic music. This man captured my attention because I like his rhythmical style of playing. He tunes his bouzouki in ADAD, which I think most players of medievial music do.

His youtube channel:

Hej, Sokoły! (AKA Na zielonej Ukrainie) Slavic folk song Originally music by Maciej Kamieński

 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Drink Up, There's More! Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Project RED, 2015) Originally music by Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikołaj Stroiński and Percival


Herr Manneling Scandinavian (Swedish) folk song 


Sunday 17 March 2024

Wild Mountain Thyme - Lindsay Straw

Lindsay has started her patreon page a few weeks ago. Now she released her first video on that platform. Her beautiful version of the well known song Wild Mountain Thyme. A lovely accompaniment with nice minor chords. On her patreon site you can download an audio version and a chordsheet. She also made a tab as far as I know. But you have to be a paid member. As far as I know this is her first content of bouzouki playing. Hope there will be lots more in the near future. But she also is a fantastic guitar player, so you might check her albums.

Lindsay on patreon:

You can listen to and buy her two albums on bandcamp

And here is her website:

Saturday 16 March 2024

Conor Connolly and Ruairi Mcgorman - Downing's house, Prosperous Music festival

 This video is 8 years old, but I just found it on youtube. Box and Greek Bouzouki at their finest. 19 minutes pure joy. If you know the names of the tunes please comment!

Saturday 2 March 2024

Accompanying in C-Major

Three possibilities to fret the chords  C,F, G. This might be useful if you have the capo on 2nd fret and the next tune is in D. It's always good to know chord shapes which are placed together near, so they are easy to fret. It also sounds better if the accompaniment does not contain such large leaps in pitch.

The other chords you might need are Am and Dm which are:

Am: 2,2,3,0  | 2,2,0,2 | 5,7,7,0

Dm: 2,0,0,3 | 7,0,8,0 | 10,12,0,0

Saturday 24 February 2024

Colin Farrell and Alan Murray - The Penny Coin Jig

Another tune I tabbed some time ago and just found on my harddisk. Alan Murray is one of the bouzouki players that inspires me a lot. I really enjoy his accompaniments. I can't remember where I found the abc to the tune, it seems it's not on thesession. The video is part of Colin Farrell's Tune a Day 2022 and it's Day 308

Here's my tab. First line Accompaniment, second line melody. If you would like the full pdf version please write me an email (look on the right: about me)

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Gordon A Jackson - Sir Patrick Spence Intro

Another Tab I found on my harddisk. I tried to tab the intro to the Song Sir Patrick Spence released on his album "It's cold by the door" released in 2021. I think he plays it on a greek bouzouki.

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Most viewed posts in January 2024

This is a list of the most viewed posts in Jan 24. If you have missed one... It seems that most visitors just look for the latest posts and don't click on the links on the right. Might be a mistake (?) There are lots of things to discover if you have the time to browse through the older ones.