NLTrad is a small, curated collection of traditional music organized in an online, searchable database. My focus is on Newfoundland and Irish tunes that are played at local sessions.

Have a tune you'd like to add to the database? Send me a transcription. If you could make a YouTube video to go along with your transcription, that would be even better! I have no formal training in transcription or notation so if you spot errors in the transcriptions or have an idea on how to improve them, please do get in touch.

You can contact me at allan.farrell@gmail.com or you can find me most Sundays playing at the afternoon session at O'Reilly's pub in downtown St. John's.

Tunes in this collection will always be free - each page provides options to download the ABC notation or print (to a pdf, if you prefer) any tune or set in the database.

--- Allan

News

2019-04-14
I've added a little practice page to let you practice a random tune or set. Check the main menu to access. It's very simple at this stage but could be developed further!
2019-03-18
Search has been improved - it should now return results for partial search term matches.
2019-03-18
Search has been improved - it should now return results for partial search term matches. I've also added a new image from the session yesterday at the YellowBelly.
2019-02-09
When viewing a tune you can now see which sets it belongs to.
2018-12-31
A little re-branding for the new year! The site is now called NLTrad to better reflect it's emphasis on local traditional music.