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SundayMorning Coming Down – Popular country sing-alongs

The song Kris Kristofferson said allowed him to stop working for a living! This country classic was a number 1 hit in the country charts for Johnny Cash in 1970. We use a finger-picking pattern to...

In My Father’s House – Irish ballads and folksongs

This nostalgic favourite was written by Kevin Sheeran and has been recorded by The Fureys and Davey Arthur, Johnny Mc Evoy and several other well-known Irish folk singers and folk groups...

Three Little Birds (Don’t Worry about a Thing) – Classic Favourites – Easy Guitar Lessons

This is one of the most popular songs by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was released as a single in 1980. We actually have two lessons on this wonderfully easy song to play – one where we look...

Banks of the Roses (Oh My Johnny) – Folksongs Popular in Ireland

This traditional folksong was recorded by The Dubliners and Nathan Carter among others, but it’s the recent version by Chasing Abbey that has made the song a big hit. The song has just 4 chords...

Goodnight Irene – Folksongs popular in Ireland

This old American folksong dates from the early 20th century, and has never waned in popularity. It has been recorded by many superstar performers – Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards...

Missing You – Irish ballads and folksongs

This great song, written by Jimmy McCarthy, is mainly associated with Christy Moore. The song is in fast 3/4 time – we look at a recommended strumming pattern and include some useful strumming...

Merry Christmas Everybody – Christmas favourites

Hard to believe this Christmas cracker is 50 years old this year. Written by Slade’s Noddy Holder and Jim Lea, the song has been streamed nearly 100 million times on Spotify and generates...

Irish Soldier Laddie – Popular Irish Songs

Written by Pat McGuigan (of Barleycorn fame), this is an easy song to learn, with 5 straight-forward chords and a lively tempo...

Silver Threads and Golden Needles – Classic favourites

Linda Ronstadt’s country rock version of this song was a huge hit for her – she occasionally played with The Eagles (not a bad backing band!) and this song was prominent on the set list...