The Coach Road to Sligo

This is a traditional Irish jig that will really give your right hand a workout.  There are six notes to each measure, and the beat is emphasized on the first and fourth note.  Please follow the pick directions that are specified in the music and the tablature, so that the first note is played with a downward pick (not so difficult), and the fourth beat is played with an upward pick (very difficult).

The Coach Road to Sligo - Version I Audio files

Coach Road to Sligo - VI   60 bpm
Coach Road to Sligo - VI   80 bpm
Coach Road to Sligo - VI  100 bpm
Coach Road to Sligo - VI  130 bpm

Once you get the hang of the tune, try the second version.  This version adds some traditional Irish ornamentation in the form of drones and chords, and grace notes.  The grace notes should be played by pulling your finger off of the string very quickly, so that the first note of the second triplet (or the fourth note of the measure) is played in the correct time.

The Coach Road to Sligo - Version II Audio files

Coach Road to Sligo - VII   60 bpm
Coach Road to Sligo - VII   80 bpm
Coach Road to Sligo - VII  100 bpm
Coach Road to Sligo - VII  130 bpm