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  If you would like to hear a small sample of our music, click on one of the selections below to download an .mp3 file into your browser. If it doesn't play, your browser may need a plug-in such as Windows Media Player, QuickTime or Real Player. Follow the links below to get the plug-ins.


Here's a representative sample of the range of our concert sets, including up-tempo dance tunes, airs and songs:

Bringing Back the Gold/Dan Collins'/Calliope Jig (Jigs) Jim, Beth & Andrew- LIVE

Jackie Coleman's/ The Congress/The Silver Spear (Reels) Jim, Beth & Andrew- LIVE

Pearl Wedding Reel/The Farmer's Daughter (Slow Reels) Jim, Beth & Andrew- LIVE

Mary and the Soldier (Song) Jim & Beth

The Mermaid's Song (Air) Beth & Jim

Out on the Ocean/Huey Shorty's (Jig & Reel)

Where the Hieland Thistle Grows (original Song, © Jim Magill) Jim

New Year's Reel (A. Magill)/Maids of Castlebar/Up in Smoke (A. Magill)/Siobhan O'Donnell's (Reels) Andrew- recorded LIVE at the Swannanoa Gathering.


For wedding, and other clients looking for slow-to-moderate tempo background music, here are some snippets, in duo and trio versions. We commonly play "Planxty Fanny Power," "Southwind," or "The Ashgrove" as processional pieces, and "Tom Sullivan's Polka/Mairi's Wedding" as the recessional, though other options are available.

Planxty Fanny Power (trio) Jim, Beth & Andrew

Planxty Fanny Power (duo) Jim & Beth

Southwind (trio) Jim, Beth & Andrew

Southwind (duo) Jim & Beth

The Ashgrove (trio) Jim, Beth & Andrew

John Stenson's (trio) Jim, Beth & Andrew

John Stenson's (duo) Jim & Beth

When Summer Ends (duo) Jim & Beth

Tom Sullivan's Polka/Mairi's Wedding (trio) Jim, Beth & Andrew


Below you'll find a representative selection of the music we play. It is by no means exhaustive, and we can learn special music if you wish. Please contact us to discuss it.

My Love is Like A Red, Red Rose
Da Slockit Light
The Ashgrove
John Stenson’s
Star of the County Down
The Mermaid
Echoes of Summer
When Summer Ends
Tom Sullivan’s Polka/Mairi’s Wedding
More slow pieces, and many lively jigs & reels…

Tunes by Turlough O'Carolan
Morgan Magan
Planxty Hewlett
Si Beag Si Mhor
Planxty Fanny Power
Planxty John Irwin
Lord Inchiquin
Planxty George Brabizon
and more...

Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
Dvorak: Largo Movement
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Handel: Allegro Maestoso from Water Music
Handel: Air from Water Music
Wagner: Bridal Chorus
Beethoven: Ode to Joy
Schubert: Ave Maria
Purcell: Trumpet Voluntary
Rondeau: Mouret (Masterpiece Theatre)
Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro
and more...

Tis A Gift To Be Simple
Amazing Grace
Be Thou My Vision
For the Beauty of the Earth
We Gather Together
Irish Blessing

Songs (vocals by Jim)
Give Yourself to Love (Kate Wolf)
I Will (Lennon & McCartney)
The Wedding Song (Paul Stookey)
Today (Randy Sparks)
Others by request...

Midnight on the Water
Jim & Judy’s Waltz
Margaret’s Waltz
Waterfall Waltz
Far Away
The Ashgrove
Star of the County Down
Hewlitt, Turough O’Carolan
Si Beag Si Mhor, Turough O’Carolan
Planxty Fanny Power, Turough O’Carolan
Planxty John Irwin, Turough O’Carolan
and many more…

Jim’s solo guitar pieces
Bicycle Built For Two
The Sidewalks of New York
When You Wore A Tulip
Grandfather’s Clock
The Two William Davises
Lady St. John
Lady Edwards
My Love is Like A Red, Red Rose
Da Slockit Light
The Eno River March
When Kings Come Home
and more...