The Tarbolton (Reel)

The Tarbolton is a great Trad Irish reel which was recorded in a set of three tunes by Michael Coleman in 1934. This tune is likely of Scottish origin and is many times associated with the Tarbolton Lodge in the Scottish county of Ayrshire. This tune is played out of the key of em, and it's a great tune choice for a beginner to intermediate-level player. Stay tuned for lessons Kevin has recorded covering the other two tunes in Michael Coleman's classic set (The Sailor's Bonnet & The Longford Collector). Kevin Burke walks us through his version of the tune in this lesson...Check out the tutorial videos below!

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