John Whelan's 2021 "Taking Time" Session Recordings Archive

In 2020 and 2021, while most in-person traditional Irish sessions were shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions, John kept the tunes flowing by hosting a very popular weekly "Taking Time" slow session on Zoom.

Players and listeners of all levels were very welcome to enjoy their favorite tunes at a moderate tempo while reminding us all of the warmth of connection that shared music brings into our lives.

This site is an archive of the available audio recordings of the very enjoyable events from 2020-2021.

Please click here for information on the "Taking Time" sessions that restarted in January 2022.

The full session recordings, both in their original form as well as divided up into the individual tune sets, covering over 70 hours of John's weekly events, are available for download below.


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Individual "Taking Time" Session Set Lists and Recordings

Thanks to the generous effort of my friend Ian Law here in San Diego, CA, the full "Taking Time" 2020-2021 session
recording archives (36 sessions), divided into individual tune set .mp3 files are now available to download.

Ian did the hard work of chopping up the original full session recordings into over 400 individual .mp3 files,
naming the tracks based on the tunes played in the set, and even included an Excel spreadsheet listing every track.

Thank you to Alina Larson for providing several set lists to Ian.

Note: No recordings were available for "Taking Time" #1, 36, or 37

Please consider contributing to John (tip jars above) for making these recordings available.


Track Information PDF and Spreadsheet
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
john_whelan_taking_time_2021_tracks.pdf114 Kjohn_whelan_taking_time_2021_tracks.xls68 K
Taking Time #2
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_2_28oct202050,302 K04 Kid on the Mountain3,818 K08 Egan's - Tripping to the Well7,216 K
01 Opening comments329 K05 Dunphy's - Galway Hornpipes8,630 K09 Apples in Wniter - Mooncoin - Carraroe7,998 K
02 Foxhunters - Butterfly6,983 K06 Woman of the House - Devaney's Goat6,412 K10 Over the Moor to Maggie - Coolfada6,269 K
03 Tarbolton - Longford Collector - Sailor's Bonnet9,743 K07 The Flogging Reel - Tulla6,743 K11 Inisheer4,066 K
Taking Time #3
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_3_4Nov202087,179 K07 Queen of the Fair - Whelan's6,782 K13 Cuckoo - Western5,798 K
01 Reel of Rio - Jack Coughlan's - Lady Ann Montgomery10,887 K08 Miss McCloud's - Wind that Shakes the Barley10,112 K14 Congress - Ships are Sailing - Heathery Breeze9,095 K
02 Humours of Glendart - Leitrim Fancy6,410 K09 Rights of Man - Stack of Barley6,547 K15 Dr. O'Neill - aborted2,117 K
03 Plains of Boyle - Cronin's8,880 K10 Tim Moloney's - Reconciliation5,361 K16 Killavel4,945 K
04 John Brennan's - Morning Dew9,212 K11 The Battle of Augrim - Britches Full of Stitches5,576 K17 Madame Maxwell4,462 K
05 New York Jig - Geese in the Bog6,404 K12 Chicago - Toss the Feathers5,948 K18 Maid Behind the Bar - Pigeon on the Gate4,736 K
06 Trip to Sky4,319 K
Taking Time #4
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_4_11Nov2020110,959 K05 Kesh - Cherish the Ladies9,607 K10 Girl I Left Behind Me - Rakes of Mallow5,602 K
01 Father Kelly's - Dowd's #96,945 K06 The Blackbird5,701 K11 Copperplate - Old Copperplate9,803 K
02 Tobin's - Trip to the Cottage7,418 K07 Foxhunters - Last Nights Fun6,821 K12 Lord Inchiquin7,564 K
03 Cuckoo's Nest - Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine11,224 K08 Chief O'Neill's - Murphy's Hornpipe9,881 K13 Shandon Bells - Hartigan's9,495 K
04 Jackie Coleman's - Bag of Spuds - Bird in the Bush9,557 K09 Tell Her I Am - The Bank of Turf7,865 K14 Tim Maloney's - Morning Dew4,924 K
Taking Time #5
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_5_18Nov202074,082 K04 King of the Fairies (as an air)11,694 K08 The Flogging - The Crooked Road to Dublin6,842 K
01 Christmas Eve - Fergal O'Gara - Come West Along the Road7,777 K05 Jolly Tinker - Pigeon on the Gate7,219 K09 Eddie Kelly's - Connaughtman's Rambles8,483 K
02 Irish Washerwoman - Sixpenny Money7,066 K06 The New York Jog - Geese in the Bog20,067 K10 Dunphy's - Cuckoo Hornpipes7,229 K
03 Boys of Bluehill - Harvest Home6,432 K07 Music in the Glen - Anderson's12,522 K11 Si Bheag Si Mohr4,580 K
Taking Time #6
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_6_25Nov202082,418 K05 Kiss the Maid Behind the Barrell - Man of the House - The Wind that Shakes the Barley7,036 K09 My Love in America - Last Night's Fun - The Reconciliation8,175 K
01 Bag of Spuds - Bird in the Bush6,574 K06 The Blackbird4,803 K10 Far From Home - Green Grow the Rushes6,987 K
02 Hunting the Hare - A Fig for a Kiss17,447 K07 Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part - The Cordal - The Battering Ram7,891 K11 The Cook in the Kitchen - Tobins - Father Jack Walsh11,425 K
03 The Blarney Pilgrim - Geese in the Bog - Apples in Winter12,513 K08 Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife - The Kesh6,531 K12 Sally Gardens - Sligo Maid - Chrismas Eve - Farrell O'Gara - Come West Along the Road9,073 K
04 Harvest Home - Stack of Wheat - Friendly Visit12,676 K
Taking Time #7
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_7_2Dec202082,198 K06 Father O'Flynn - Father Tom's Wager - The Lilting Fisherman11,971 K11 Trip to Sky5,193 K
01 Sally Gardens - Sligo Maid - The Wise Maid10,579 K07 Jackie Coleman's - Bag of Spuds - Bird in the Bush6,351 K12 Jig1,050 K
02 The Lark in the Morning - Jimmy Ward's7,812 K08 Accordion Talk9,561 K13 Willie Coleman's - Scatter the Mud - Carraroe5,310 K
03 Off to California - Boys of Bluehill7,854 K09 Foxhunters - Butterfly5,174 K14 Dunphy's - Galway8,257 K
04 Fermoy Lasses - Reconciliation - Paddy Taylors8,872 K10 Maid Behind the Bar - Galway Rambler - John Brennan's8,708 K15 Ash Plant - My Love is in America - McFadden's Handsome Daughter4,609 K
05 Si Bheag Si Mohr - Planxty Fanny Power9,847 K
Taking Time #8
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_8_9Dec202082,758 K05 Red Haired Lass - Ormond - The Scholar8,689 K09 Connaughtman's Rambles - Tobin's Favorite - Jig of Slurs11,554 K
01 Miss Monaghan - Swinging on the Gate - The Old High Reel9,623 K06 The Maids of Ardagh - Memories of Balleymote4,916 K10 Tim Moloney's - Drowsy Maggie - The Heathery Breeze8,756 K
02 Willie Coleman's - Gallagher's Frolics8,716 K07 King of the Fairies21,535 K11 Polkas Tournmore_ -8,097 K
03 Dennis Murphy Hornpipe - Kitty's Wedding9,354 K08 Father Kelly's - Dowd's #97,946 K12 Kesh - Cherish the Ladies5,650 K
04 Michael Russell's - The Star Above the Garter6,750 K
Taking Time #9
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_9_16Dec202080,598 K05 Maid on the Green - Paddy O'Rafferty - Leitrim Fancy9,956 K09 Aherne's Egg - Paddy Fahy's5,824 K
01 Foxhunters - Earl's Chair10,272 K06 Madame Maxwell12,060 K10 Green Mountain - The Torn Jacket7,930 K
02 Pipe on the Hob - Cliffs of Moher8,647 K07 Beare Island - Humors of Ballyconnell13,227 K11 The Black Rogue - Trip to the Cottage7,663 K
03 Boys of Bluehill - Harvest Home7,030 K08 Home Ruler - Rights of Man12,719 K12 Maude Miller - Molloy's3,762 K
04 The Concert Reel - Earl's Chair'9,615 K
Taking Time #10
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_10_23Dec202079,102 K05 Foxhunter's - The Butterfly14,226 K09 Music in the Glen - Anderson's7,173 K
01 Warmup talk677 K06 Ash Plant - My Love is in America - McFadden's Handsome Daughter12,611 K10 My Ballingarry Lady7,783 K
02 Tarbolton - Longford Collector - Sailor's Bonnet8,330 K07 Merrily Kiss the Quaker - Dingle Regatta8,740 K11 The Rolling Waves - The Miller's Maggot7,005 K
03 Connaughtman's Rambles - Tobin's13,542 K08 The Horse Keane - The Brown Coffin12,028 K12 Christmas Eve - Come West Along the Road5,674 K
04 Jolly Tinker - Pigeon on the Gate8,920 K
Taking Time #11
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_11_30Dec202084,485 K05 Sheila Coyle's - Piper's Despair - O'Rourke's - The Wild Irishman15,460 K10 Sonny Murray's (the Wicklow) - Kitty's Wedding5,924 K
01 Opening comments677 K06 Eddie Kelly's - The Orphan (Miss Casey's)8,315 K11 Wandering Minstrel - The Millpond3,166 K
02 Eel in the Sink - Boys of Ballisdare - Crooked Road to Dublin10,601 K07 Forde's Polka - Denis Murphy's8,165 K12 The Boys of Louch Gowna4,133 K
03 Connaughtman's Rambles - Father O'Flynn - Kesh13,501 K08 Red Haired Lass - Ormond Sound - Scholar11,892 K13 The Bells of Tipperary - Providence - Speed the Plough6,826 K
04 The Thames - Un-named hornpipe - Plains of Boyle11,262 K09 Boys of the Twon - Gallaghers Frolics - Have a Drink with Me14,068 K
Taking Time #12
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_12_6Jan202183,242 K05 The Pleasures of Hope - The Friendly Visit11,556 K09 Humours of Ennystymon - Cook in the Kitchen - Condon's Frolics - Pay the Reckoning - Tatter Jack Walsh11,083 K
01 Father Kelly's - Dowd's #911,115 K06 Foxhunter's - Last Night's Fun6,958 K10 Si Bheag Si Mohr - Planxty Fanny Power7,909 K
02 Ten-penny bit - Trip to Athlone10,132 K07 Trip to Sky5,003 K11 The Galway - Harvest Home HPs7,913 K
03 First Light of Day (Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine) - Rights of Man12,006 K08 Culfadda - Sally Gardens - Sligo Maid12,090 K12 Skylark - Peeler's jacket - Forget Me Not5,621 K
04 The Cameronian - Man of the House - The Union Reel10,843 K
Taking Time #13
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_13_13Jan202177,567 K05 Brosna - Padraig O'Keefe's slides9,858 K09 The Lilting Banshee - Tobin's - Pipe on the Hob5,955 K
01 Christmas Eve - Fergal O'Gara - Come West Along the Road14,654 K06 Hunter's House - Love at the Endings10,313 K10 My Ballingary Lady try 1 with cut-outs1,986 K
02 Coppers and Brass - Cook in the Kitchen10,042 K07 Mayor Harrison's Fedora - Chicago Reel - Toss the Feathers13,797 K11 My Ballingarry Lady - try 25,615 K
03 Any McGann's - Humours of Scariff6,931 K08 The Factory Smoke or The Brown Coffin - The Wonder8,083 K12 Trip to Durrow or Durham - Providence - Julia Delaney7,038 K
04 Dunphy's - Horse Keane's10,389 K
Taking Time #14
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_14_20Jan202182,660 K05 Salamanca - Galway Reel16,834 K10 Boys of Bluehill - Harvest Home5,888 K
01 Eel in the Sink - Boys of Ballisadare - Crooked Road to Dublin378 K06 The Cat's Meow - Old Man Dillon - Shandon Bells10,789 K11 Glencolmcille - Ah Surely6,412 K
02 The Black Rogue - Garrett Barry's - Brendan Tonra's11,848 K07 Redican's Mother - Hardiman the Fiddler5,427 K12 Bank of Turf - Trip to Sligo - Contentment is Wealth5,602 K
03 Tailor's Twist - The Western10,721 K08 Lord Inchiquin6,362 K13 Father Kelly's #1 - Father Kelly's #24,222 K
04 The Tournmore - Memories of Ballymote - Forde's11,756 K09 The Murroe - Maids of Ardagh - After the Battle of Aughrim5,423 K
Taking Time #15
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_15_27Jan202176,770 K04 Lucy Campbell's - Morning Dew10,527 K08 Sheila Coyle's - Piper's Despair - O'Rourke's - The Wild Irishman10,512 K
01 Music in the Glenn - Anderson's - Jolly Tinker - Pigeon on the Gate14,415 K05 New York Jig - Geese in the Bog4,371 K09 The White Mountain (Paddy O'Brien's) - A Fig for a Kiss5,703 K
02 Maid on the Green - Paddy O'Rafferty - Leitrim Fancy8,672 K06 Planxty Fanny Power10,262 K10 Father O'Flynn - Father Tom's Wager - The Lilting Fisherman12,068 K
03 Dunphy's - Galway16,474 K07 Thames - Sonny Murray's6,306 K11 Ash Plant - My Love is in America - McFadden's Handsome Daughter4,187 K
Taking Time #16
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_16_3Feb202171,569 K05 The Maids of Ardagh - Memories of Ballymote8,947 K10 The Coming of Spring - Scotsman Over the Boarder8,238 K
01 Opening comments833 K06 The Girl That Broke my Heart - Paddy Ryan's Dream10,388 K11 Si Bheag Si Mohr3,800 K
02 Miss Monaghan - Green Groves of Erin - Trim the Velvet11,647 K07 Irish Washerwoman - Sixpenny Money7,308 K12 Pretty Girls of Mayo - Ships are Sailing - The Heathery Breeze7,329 K
03 Eddie Kelly's - Connaughtman's Rambles6,624 K08 Thames - Sonny Murrays's7,096 K13 Concert Reel - New Mown Meadow - Father Kelly's7,081 K
04 McDermott's - Lad O'Bierne's7,849 K09 Forde's Polka - Maids of Ardaugh9,627 K
Taking Time #17
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_17_10Feb202176,741 K06 Polkas Egans's - Bill Sullivan's -Tripping to the Well7,888 K11 The Pleasures of Hope - The Friendly Visit7,054 K
01 Opening comments550 K07 Lucy Farr's - Vincent Broderick's8,941 K12 The Black Rogue - The Girls of Banbridge5,709 K
02 The Otter's Holt - The Abbey6,130 K08 Wandering Minstrel - The MIllpond8,421 K13 Forget Me Not - Culfadda (key change)7,639 K
03 The Luck Penny - Trip to the Cottage9,215 K09 The Wonder - The New Century7,095 K14 Salamanca - Galway Reel7,680 K
04 Kitty's Wedding - Cronin's Rambles8,798 K10 Lord McDonald's - Ballinasloe Fair7,459 K15 Dunmore Lasses - The Mountain Road3,841 K
05 Hunter's House - Love at the Endings7,452 K
Taking Time #18
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_18_17Feb202180,322 K05 Reel of Mullinavet - The Whistling Postman - The Chartering Magpie11,624 K10 My Ballingarry Lady6,632 K
01 Anderson's - Gravel Walks - Ships are Sailing12,193 K06 Katie's Fancy2,518 K11 Tailor's Twist - The Western - Kitty's Wedding5,432 K
02 Paddy Taylor's - The Whistling Postman (Charlie Mulvihill's) - The Humours of Lisheen9,406 K07 Boys of the Town17,278 K12 Foxhunter's - Butterfly6,240 K
03 The Factory Smoke - Thames - Sonny Murray's (The Wicklow)9,526 K08 Lady on the Island - The Dairymaid8,121 K13 Crowley's - O'Rourke's - The Wild Irishman3,543 K
04 The Ballydesmond - The Tournmore7,360 K09 The Maids of Ardagh - Memories of Ballymote8,561 K
Taking Time #19
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_19_24Feb202178,425 K05 Sally Gardens - Sligo Maid - Flogging8,096 K10 A Fig for a Kiss - Kid on the Mountain5,751 K
01 Foxhunter's - Last Night's Fun8,349 K06 Ford's - Denis Murphy's4,932 K11 Lord Inchiquin - Fanny Power9,135 K
02 The Cat's Meow - Old Man Dillon (Jug of Brown Ale)5,852 K07 Off to California - The Rights of Man14,996 K12 The Brown Coffin - The Wonder8,081 K
03 Dunphy's - Horse Keane's7,110 K08 Rose in the Heather - Tom Billy's6,735 K13 Belles of Tipperary - Culfadda7,289 K
04 White Mountain - Redican's Mother7,390 K09 Skylark - Peeler's Jacket9,418 K14 Speed the Plough2,873 K
Taking Time #20
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_20_3Mar202171,706 K05 Scattery Island - try 1645 K10 Paddy Fahy's - another take2,898 K
01 Never was Piping so Gay (Reavy) - Mullingar Races9,096 K06 Scattery Island - try 26,046 K11 The Nova Scotia (Sean Ryan's)4,863 K
02 Larry O'Gaff - The Whistler at the Wake (Vincent Broderick)8,539 K07 Around the Fairy Fort - The New Broom - Road to Glountane24,661 K12 The Tap Room - Cooley's5,632 K
03 Cronin's Rambles - Sherlock's (Fort of Kincora)9,546 K08 Dinny O'Brien's - The Drunkan Landlady9,283 K13 The Grey Goose6,377 K
04 Touch Me if You Dare - The Dunmore Lasses6,557 K09 Paddy Fahy's (Calvey's)2,788 K
Taking Time #21
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_21_10Mar202171,999 K05 Sporting Paddy - John Dwyer's - Galtee Rangers8,787 K09 The Horse Keane - The Brown Coffin10,897 K
01 Opening comments290 K06 Lady Maxwell5,745 K10 The Blackberry Blossom - My Love is in America - Last Night's Fun7,979 K
02 Miss Monghan - Paddy Ryan's Dream - Trim the Velvet11,620 K07 Pretty Girls of Mayo - Ships are Sailing - The Heathery Breeze10,392 K11 New York Jig - Geese in the Bog6,181 K
03 Maid on the Green - Paddy O'Rafferty - Leitrim Fancy11,394 K08 Merrily Kissed the Quaker's Wife - Dingle Regatta11,490 K12 The Thames - Plains of Boyle5,820 K
04 McDermott's - Lad O'Bierne's6,525 K
Taking Time #22
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_22_17Mar202187,454 K04 Lucy Campbell's - Morning Dew10,285 K08 Si Beag, Si Mor - Fanny Power7,365 K
01 Opening comments1,182 K05 Apples in Winter - Mooncoin18,080 K09 Maid Behind the Bar - Bird in the Bush - Four-Leafed Shamrock12,099 K
02 Four-Leafed Shamrock walk-through37,236 K06 White Mountain - Redican's9,720 K10 Plains of Boyle - Boys of Bluehill10,732 K
03 Dunphy's - Galway5,794 K07 Michael Russell's - Padraig O'Keefe's5,136 K
Taking Time #23
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_23_24Mar2021100,519 K04 Cherish the Ladies10,620 K08 Planxty Fanny Power - Madame Maxwell - O'Carolan's Concerto12,686 K
01 Opening comments516 K05 The Wonder (by George Ross) - The Munster Grass7,873 K09 Concert - New Mown Meadow - Father Kelly's14,939 K
02 Four-Leafed Shamrock - slow instruction54,436 K06 Lads of Laois - Woman of the House - Man of the House8,654 K10 Sally Gardens - Sligo Maid - Merry Blacksmith5,190 K
03 Wise Maid - Cooley's - Maid Behind the Bar12,846 K07 Humours of Glendart - Leitrim Fancy - Paddy in London (Mug of Brown Ale)7,290 K
Taking Time #24
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_24_31Mar202138,598 K02 Poll Ha'Penny - slow instruction35,545 K03 Poll Ha'Penny2,901 K
01 Opening comments454 K
Taking Time #25
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_25_7Apr202164,831 K05 Red Haired Lass - Ormond Sound - Scholar7,356 K10 Boys of the Town - Gallagher's Frolics - Have a Drink with Me7,424 K
01 Opening comments1,236 K06 King of the Fairies - slow air and set dance7,325 K11 Cooley's - The Curlew7,271 K
02 Pretty Girls of Mayo - Ships are Sailing - Heather Breeze8,433 K07 The Ballydesmond - The Tournmore5,906 K12 Dunphy's - Cuckoo5,943 K
03 Connaughtman's Rambles - Father O'Flynn - Kesh7,711 K08 Eddie Kelly's - The Orphan (Miss Casey's)7,641 K13 Condon's Frolics - Munster Bacon3,867 K
04 Boys of Bluehill - Harvest Home6,463 K09 Off to California - The Rights of Man11,208 K
Taking Time #26
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_26_14Apr202164,888 K05 Tim Maloney's - Morning Dew9,989 K10 Lark in the Morning - Jimmy Ward's8,788 K
01 Opening comments443 K06 Michael Russell's - The Star Above the Garter5,700 K11 Inisheer4,777 K
02 Jackie Coleman's - Bag of Spuds - Bird in the Bush9,338 K07 The Rose in the Heather - Tom Billy's7,297 K12 Cuckoo's Nest - Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine7,173 K
03 New York Jig - Geese in the Bog5,703 K08 Boys of Bluehill - Harvest Home10,828 K13 Father Kelly's - Dowd's #9 - Music in the Glenn6,394 K
04 Tailor's Twist - The Western5,312 K09 Copperplate - Old Copperplate6,119 K
Taking Time #27
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_27_21Apr202173,379 K05 Lucy Farr's - Vincent Brokerick's Around the Fairie Fort and The New Broom9,673 K10 Kitty's Wedding - Cronin's Rambles6,290 K
01 Opening comments272 K06 Merrily Kissed the Quaker - Dingle Regatta13,015 K11 Lord McDonald's - Ballinasloe Fair5,724 K
02 Maid Behind the Bar - Galway Rambler - John Brennan's8,216 K07 Jackie Coleman's - Bag of Spuds - Bird in the Bush10,676 K12 The Rolling Waves or the Humours of Trim - The Miller's Maggot - The Carraroe9,699 K
03 New York Jig - Geese in the Bog6,219 K08 The Humours of Glendart - Leitrim Fancy6,085 K13 Sally Garden - Sligo Maid - The Wise Maid6,167 K
04 Fermoy Lasses - Reconciliation - Paddy Taylor's11,010 K09 The Foxhenter's - The Butterfly6,138 K
Taking Time #28
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_28_28Apr202171,196 K05 A Fig for a Kiss - The White Mountain or Paddy O'Brien6,204 K10 Concert - New Mown Meadow - Father Kelly's10,341 K
01 Opening comments298 K06 Lord Inchiquin6,205 K11 The Pleasures of Home - The Friendly Visit8,862 K
02 Wise Maid - Cooley's - Maid Behind the Bar10,043 K07 Ashplant - My Love is in America - McFadden's Handsome Daughter8,109 K12 The Murrow - Maids of Ardagh - Forde's8,249 K
03 Cherish the Ladies5,972 K08 The Cat's Meow - Old Man Dillon6,069 K13 Earl's Chair - John Brennan's - The Piper's Despair7,603 K
04 Dunphy's - Horse Keane's8,032 K09 Kitty's Wedding - Cronin's Rambles9,420 K14 Abbey Laois snippet967 K
Taking Time #29
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_29_5May202181,450 K07 Lady Maxwell6,052 K13 Cuckoo's Nest - Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine9,701 K
01 Opening comments442 K08 Tarbolten - Longford Collector - Sailor's Bonnet8,903 K14 Hartigan's Fancy - Shandon Bells7,595 K
02 Torn Jacket - Ormond Sound by Paddy O'Brien6,885 K09 Eddie Kelly's - Connaughtman's Rambles9,736 K15 Morning Dew - Silver Spear3,287 K
03 Irish Washerwoman - Sixpenny Money4,880 K10 Wiley Old Bachelor - McDermott's - Lad O'Beirne's8,312 K16 Congress - Ships are Sailing4,375 K
04 Irish Washerwoman Reel by Seán Smyth2,929 K11 Planxty Fanny Power7,654 K17 Shaskeen - Man of the House4,263 K
05 Stack of Wheat - Sonny Murray's7,273 K12 Over the Moor to Maggie - Devanney's Goat - Coolfada12,647 K18 Irish Washerwoman Reel1,831 K
06 Anderson's - Lady on the Island3,695 K
Taking Time #30
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_30_12May202172,748 K05 Lord McDonald - Ballinasloe Fair6,960 K09 Trip to Skye by John himself6,681 K
01 Opening comments716 K06 Tailor's Twist - The Western - The Factory Smoke9,389 K10 The Rolling Waves - The Miller's Mggot7,822 K
02 Eel in the Sink - Boys of Ballisadare - Crooked Road to Dublin9,849 K07 Forde's Polka - Denis Murphy's13,552 K11 Glencolmcille - Ah Surely8,060 K
03 The Black Rogue - Garret Barry's - Brendan Tonra's10,593 K08 Sporting Paddy - John Dwyer's - Galtee Rangers8,856 K12 The Girl that Broke my Heart - Paddy Ryan's Dream - Music in the Glen7,189 K
04 Spellan the Fiddler - The Windy City in F - Deacon Harry Doyle's by John himself8,569 K
Taking Time #31
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_31_26May202157,662 K04 Spellan the Fiddler - The Windy City - Deacon Harry Doyle's6,761 K07 Si Bheag Si Mor - Planxty Fanny Power17,547 K
01 Opening comments428 K05 Music in the Glen - Anderson's - Jolly Tinker - Pigeon on the Gate13,783 K08 Lucy Campbell's - Morning Dew - Maude Miller - Molloy's9,145 K
02 Ash Plant - My Love is in America - McFaden's Handsome Daughter8,212 K06 Lucy Farr's - Around the Fairy Fort - The New Broom6,898 K09 The Factory Smoke - Tailor's Twist - The Western6,814 K
03 Maid on the Green - Paddy O'Rafferty - Leitrim Fancy8,222 K
Taking Time #32
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_32_2Jun202168,482 K05 The Tournmore - Memories of Ballymote - Forde's7,233 K09 The Cordial - The Scotsman Over the Border - Shandon Bells7,775 K
01 Foxhunter's - Earl's Chair5,285 K06 Rights of Man - The Home Ruler7,848 K10 Boys of Bluehill - Harvest Home6,272 K
02 Earl's Chair - take 24,980 K07 Madame Maxwell12,846 K11 Coppers and Brass - The Bank of Turf - Ahern's Egg14,236 K
03 Whelan's - Have a Drink With Me - The Creel of Turf7,627 K08 Maude Miller - Molloy's5,428 K12 Concert Reel - Miss Monaghan's5,259 K
04 Plains of Boyle - Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine7,757 K
Taking Time #33
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_33_9Jun202156,931 K04 Hunting the Hare - The Swaggering - Hardiman the Fiddler7,605 K08 Jimmy Ward's - The Leitrim Fancy - Katie's Fancy5,252 K
01 Opening comments673 K05 Fermoy Lasses - Reconciliation - The Galway Rambler8,567 K09 Fergal O'Gara - Trim the Velvet - The Ships are Sailing12,287 K
02 Jackie Coleman's - Bag of Spuds - Bird in the Bush9,223 K06 Paddy Taylor's - The Mist Covered Mountain - The Rolling Waves8,009 K10 Kid on the Mountain6,563 K
03 Off to California - Plains of Boyle - Poll Ha'Penny7,862 K07 O'Carolan's Concerto4,766 K11 Dowd's No 9 - The Flogging - St. Anne's6,236 K
Taking Time #34
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_34_16Jun202167,922 K05 The Cameronian - The Piper's Despair - The Connemara Stockings8,421 K10 Murphy's - The Sunshine - The Stack of Wheat8,948 K
01 Opening comments570 K06 My Ballingarry Lady6,018 K11 The Wise Maid - Cooley's - Maid Behind the Bar6,144 K
02 Lady Anne Montgomery - Kiss Me Kate - The Boyne Hunt7,121 K07 Father O'Flynn - Green Fields of Woodford7,881 K12 The Lark in the Morning - The Lilting Banshee6,021 K
03 Buttermilk Mary - Whistler at the Wake - The Boys of Lough Gowna7,763 K08 Bill the Weaver's - Scattery Island5,883 K13 Andy McGann's - Humours of Scariff5,066 K
04 Boys of Bluehill - Harvest Home6,374 K09 Fergal O'Gara - Trim the Velvet - The Ships are Sailing15,694 K
Taking Time #35
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_35_14Jul202158,704 K05 Swinging on the Gate - The Ships are Sailing - The Heather Breeze10,062 K09 Cronin's Rambles - Horse Keane's5,397 K
01 Opening comments324 K06 Kesh Jig - Father O'Flynn - The Boys of the Town7,393 K10 The Cordal - Killavil - The Battering Ram6,514 K
02 John Brennan - Cooley's - Tulla7,227 K07 The Butterfly - The Foxhunters5,280 K11 Trip to Skye4,197 K
03 Connaughtman's Rambles - Whelan's5,800 K08 Paddy Taylor's - Reonciliation - Galway Rambler11,395 K12 Lord McDonald's - Ballinasloe Fair - Green Groves of Erin8,624 K
04 The Wonder - The Tailor's Twist - The Western7,299 K
Taking Time #38
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_38_4Aug202152,324 K05 Crossing the Shannon - Man of the House - The Five Mile Chase6,979 K09 The Lark on the Strand aka the drunk Kesh - Tatter Jack Walsh5,944 K
01 Opening comments963 K06 Luachrachan's Jig - The Mist Covered Mountain4,583 K10 The Traveller - Lucy Campbell - The Bunch of Green Rushes7,402 K
02 London Lasses - Last Night's Fun - The Blackberry Blossom6,800 K07 Madame Maxwell6,134 K11 Ballydesmond - Forde's7,298 K
03 The Nightingale - Munster Bacon5,960 K08 McDermott's - Lad O'Bierne's5,972 K12 Poll Ha'Penny - Cuckoo's Nest - Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine7,337 K
04 The Glenside - Memories of Ballymote - Denis Murphy's5,634 K
Taking Time #39
FileSizeFileSizeFileSize
00 Full Session Taking_Time_39_11Aug202155,350 K05 Reel of Rio - The Wise Maid - Maid Behind the Bar7,174 K10 The Blackberry Blossom - My Love is in America - Last Night's Fun5,530 K
01 Opening comments400 K06 Horse Keane's - The Brown Coffin5,652 K11 Plains of Boyle - Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine4,627 K
02 Miss Monaghan - Green Groves of Erin - Trim the Velvet7,159 K07 O'Carolan's Concerto4,676 K12 Rose in the Heather - Tom Billy's5,182 K
03 Father O'Flynn - Father Tom's Wager - The Lilting Fisherman6,942 K08 The Cat's Meow - Old Man Dillon - Shandon Bells9,364 K13 Sporting Paddy - John Dwyer's - Galtee Rangers5,869 K
04 Kitty's Weding - Sonny Murray's or The Wicklow5,872 K09 The Maids of Ardagh - Memories of Ballymote6,696 K

Full 2020-2021 Individual Tune Set Archive

Thanks to the generous effort of my friend Ian Law here in San Diego, CA, the full "Taking Time" 2020-2021 session
recording archives (36 sessions), divided into individual tune set .mp3 files are now available to download.

Ian did the hard work of chopping up the original full session recordings into over 400 individual .mp3 files,
naming the tracks based on the tunes played in the set, and even included an Excel spreadsheet listing every track.

Thank you to Alina Larson for providing several set lists to Ian.

Note: No recordings were available for "Taking Time" #1, 36, or 37

Please consider contributing to John (tip jars above) for making these recordings available.

Click here to download the full 2020-2021 "Taking Time" sessions individual tracks (3.3 GB .zip file)

Click here to download the "Taking Time" session tracks setlist spreadsheet as a .PDF file (106 KB)

Click here to download "Taking Time" session tracks setlist spreadsheet as an Excel .XLS file (68 KB)

Note: No recordings are available for "Taking Time" #1, 36, and 37.


Download the Original "Taking Time" Session Recordings Archive

One recording per session, 37 .mp3 audio recordings, over 70 hours of music.

These recordings are for those who want the more organic experience of the entire original
event recordings rather than the individual tune set track recordings available above.

The full session recording archive is split between two large .zip files
for best compatibility with both Mac and PC.

Please consider contributing to John (tip jars above) for making these recordings available.

Click here to download "Taking Time" session recordings #2 - 16 (1.1 GB .zip file)

Click here to download "Taking Time" session recordings #17 - 39 + Christmas Day 2021 (1.1 GB .zip file)

Click here to download all the "Taking Time" session setlists as a .PDF file (106 KB)

Note: No recordings are available for "Taking Time" #1, 36, and 37.


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