Sweeney’s Dream (Reel)

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Sweeney’s Dream is a great Trad Irish reel which was recorded by Paddy Killoran in a set with The Humours of Lissadell. The tune is played out of the key of D, and it’s a great tune choice for a beginner to intermediate-level player. This reel features several bowed triplets and rolls in the more advanced version. Kevin Burke walks us through his version of the tune in this lesson.

Don’t forget to check out the Irish Fiddling Technique Tutorials as you work on this tune. Kevin gives out some great tips in those lessons.


Download Performance TrackClick HERE to download the performance audio MP3 file to your computer. Once you transfer the file to your mobile device, you can hear the tune whenever you wish! Listening to the audio performance is a great way to prepare to learn this tune…


Sheet Music for the Basic Melody:

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