Tallahassee Irish Tune Book available

Jane Scott has recently compiled a new edition of her Tallahassee Irish Tune book. This collection of over 265 tunes are ones that are played or have been played at various on-going Tallahassee Irish sessions. It's dedicated to fiddler Ed Keeney, her mentor and good friend who passed away in 2009. It contains useful information on the history of Irish music, playing in modes, session guidelines, a discography, suggested reference books, an alphabetical tune index, a classified tune index, a key index, and suggested summer workshops. It contains numerous photos taken at sessions, at workshops Jane has attended, and at Irish Ensemble classes or performances at Florida State University. The photos are artistically placed in the Foreword and Dedication Pages by graphic artist Joney Perry. Each tune setting is carefully selected with a key reference, a listing of recordings where the tune can be heard, guitar chords, and the source where Jane got the tune. Sixty of the tunes are settings taught to her by Ed Keeney during an Irish fiddling apprenticeship Jane was granted by the Florida Folk Heritage Division. She, her husband Gordon, and Ed performed together for over ten years at festivals, sessions, and private parties around the state of Florida. Fiddler Aisha Ivey says of this collection: "In addition to being an awesome collection of tunes, this wonderful book tells the story of how Tallahassee's incredible traditional Irish scene has developed over the years. The heartwarming dedication to her master fiddle teacher shows us how Jane has been deeply touched by the music and so inspired to pass it on to others."

This useful collection can be purchased from Gordon's String Music, 1903 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. The cost of the book is $26.50 mailed in state or $25 if mailed out of state. Tax in Florida is $1.50 plus postage $5 (regular mail). Discount of 25% given to FSU students, students at Gordon's String Music, and session players in Tallahassee. To purchase call 850-386-7784 or email Jane through the email contact on this website.