Oil for the Chain (E-Book+mp3s)


Tunes and tips to help players practice effectively, and participate in sessions comfortably. Includes PDFs & playalong mp3s.


In this, her debut Irish music primer, Irish flute player Shannon Heaton helped players get their tune machines out on the open road by building a foundation with evergreen session tunes, and then extending the reach with newly composed tunes deeply rooted in the Irish tradition.

Download package comes with PDF of the entire book and mp3s of all tracks. Full tune list below:

Ashplant, The
Bird in the Bush
Black-Haired Lass
Drummond Lasses:
Hare’s Paw, The
Kitty Gone a-Milkin
Maid Behind the Bar
Michael Creamer’s
Otter’s Holt
Sailor on the Rock
Skylark, The
Star of Munster:
Sunny Banks, The
Traveller, The
Wind that Shakes the Barley, The
Wheels of the World

Cronin’s Hornpipe
Chief O’Neill’s Favorite
Poll Ha’Penny

Hag with the Money
High Part of the Road
Jackson’s Morning Brush
Killavil, The
Lilting Banshee
O’Brien from Newtown
Stone Step
Tell Her I Am
Trip to Athlone
Winnie Hayes Jig

And a banquet of original Matt & Shannon Heaton tunes to amuse and to encourage/offer a blueprint for players who wish to create their own traditional-style new compositions:
Alternate Routes, Anniversary Reel, Astor’s Box, Belle of the South Shore
Brad’s Bees, Feast for a King, Frame the Cat, F-Stop
Government Center, Knit the Collar, Lemony Lullaby, Lucky Dozen
Marching to Crystal Lake, Nor’easter Hornpipe, Oil for the Chain
Redwoods in Winter, Sailing Down Fulton St, Saturday’s Soup
Shady Spot, Small Girl, Three Days to Go, Two-Mile Loop
Under the Festival Tent, Waiting for the Gas Man, Winter in Craughwell

The Heaton List