House of Ireland - Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Weekly Tradition Irish Session Music Classes

Click on the picture to see more photos from a typical Sunday at the cottage

Every Sunday morning from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, the House of Ireland offers a free introductory Irish session music class at the House of Ireland Cottage in Balboa Park, San Diego.

The house is located just south of the Organ Pavillion and north of the Aerospace Museum, among the House of Pacific Relations, a group of cottages representing many countries.

All players of all levels are welcome to participate.

The afternoon activities, which take place from noon to 4:00 (noon to 2:00 and 3:00 to 4:00 from March through October) at the House, change each week of the month:

1st Sunday - Advanced Irish Session

2nd Sunday - Traditional Irish Step Dancing

3rd Sunday - Intermediate/Beginning Irish Session

4th Sunday - Irish Ballad Singing

5th Sunday (if there is one) - All of the above

Click here for a map to the cottages. The House of Ireland is located across the courtyard from the House of Scotland.

Traditional Irish Music Software Page

I've posted a new page devoted to software programs that are useful for learning traditional Irish music:

Click Here for Michael's Traditional Irish Music Software Page

Sunday Morning Class Sheet Music

The following files are in Adobe Acrobat format. You need the Acrobat Reader to open and print them.

Last update: 7 June 2001


Double Jigs




Single Jigs

Slip Jigs

Paddy O'Brien Tunebook

Blarney Stone Pub Tunebook

The Field Pub Tunebook

Thursday Evening Session Class Tunes

Mooncoin Jig (Steve Glass) - MP3

Bank of Ireland (Katherine Cleary) - MP3

The Old Bush (Michael Eskin) - MP3

Toss the Feathers #1 (Michael Eskin) - MP3

Castle of Gold (Katherine Cleary) - MP3

Before the Battle of Aughrim (Steve Glass) - MP3

After the Battle of Aughrim (Michael Eskin) - MP3

Gravel Walk (Michael Eskin) - MP3

Langstrom's Pony (Steve Glass) - MP3

Roscommon Reel (Ron Steed) - MP3

Vincent Campbells Jig (Ron Steed) - MP3

Live Session Field Recordings

Haven't been to a session? Click here for my site with several live recordings from Southern California sessions.

Email for more information:

Michael Eskin

Ron Steed