Northern Roots Session

Tune Library

Though we'll play just about anything someone brings in, Northern Roots has a core repertoire of tunes. The list below contains most of them, and provides an easy way for you to download sheet music or listen to the tunes to help with the learning process.

Note: we learn most of our tunes by ear, so they sometimes often come out sounding a little different from the "standard" versions found here. If you learn a tune from here, don't be surprised if we put some of the notes in different places.

These tunes are stored in a simple format called abc, which is designed to be easy to edit without special tools. You can download the abc file containing all of the tunes to work with on your own computer.

Tunes in bold have been added or updated in the last 30 days.

Playback instrument: Chords:

TitleTypeOriginKey
Å Jenta å jaHambo-polskaSwedenG
30 Year, TheJigGmaj
Amerikatur 2Røros PolsNorwayD
Annas VisaWaltzSwedenA
Böl-OlleschottisSwedenBm / D
Brudmarsch / Cajsa's GanglätMarch/GanglätSwedenG
Dacie's HouseWaltzUSAGmaj
Dansen På MåkeskjaerWaltzNorwayG
Den 99-an'PariserNorwayD
Den Toppede Høne fra Vensyssel / The Crested HenJigDenmarkGmaj
EikerrilReel, TurdansNorwayF
Eklundapolska n. 3 (Slang Polska)PolskaSwedenG
Eleanor's ProcessionalUSAD
Emma / Vals från FinlandWaltzFinlandAm
FemspringDenmarkGm
Finn JentaWaltz BakmesNorway / USAGDor
Fire SkillingReinlender=StabberinglenderNorwayA / D
Fredrick's GånglåtGånglåtG
Funen MarchMarchDenmarkD
GärdebylåtenGånglåt / GanglatSwedenD
Gånglåt från ÄppelboSnoa, GånglåtSwedenG
Gånglåt från Vigelsjö av Sten Blomström (Swedish Walking Tune)GånglåtSwedenG
Gånglåt fran Mockfjärd (Frisells gånglåt)GånglåtSwedenD
Gamal ReinlenderReinlender/TurdansNorwayD
GråtvalsenWaltzSwedenG
Hamburger fr DalslandSwedenDMix
Hils Fra Meg Der HjemmeWaltzSwedish-AmericanC
Hu Hei! Kor er det vel friskt og lettWaltzNorwayAm
I Bryllaupsgarden, polsRøros PolsNorwayD
IngemunddansenG
Ingers BrudvalsValsSwedenD
Jim's ValsWaltzA
Johan på Snippen / Shottish "Simple Gifts" / Renki-jussi sottiisishottishDenmarkD
Josefins dopvals / Josefin's baptism waltzWaltzSwedenG
Justin Otter SchottischeSchottischeD
Karis Pers Polska (Hambo)HamboSwedenD
Karjalan KatjuusaFinland / KareliaAm / A
Katherine's Mysterious TuneDDor
Klappdans frå HenningTurdansNorwayG
Lördags valsen / Saturday waltzWaltzSwedenG
Laurdagskveld På Vona (Brad #2)ReinlenderNorwayG
LibertyReelD
Livet i Finnskogarna / Life in the Finnish WoodswaltzSwedenG
LyckomarschenMarchC
Marche a Queteux PomerleauMarchGmaj
March of St TimothyMarchEnglandG
MasurkaMazurkaEm
Metsakukkia / Woodland FlowersFinlandAm
Minnesota valsenWaltzScand-AmericanG
Montague Processional, TheD
NapoleonBridal MarchSwedish/FinnishD
Napoleon (3 parts)Bridal MarchSwedish/FinnishG
NidelvenNorwayD
Norsk ReinländerreinländerNorwayDm
Oh, Kunne Du Mit Hjerte SeFannikDanish (Fanø)D
OrevalsenWaltzSwedenG
Ostindiens velkomet / Welcome to the East IndiasønderhoningDanmarkG
Polska efter Byss-KalleSlängpolskaUpplandG
Polska efter Hult LinrodtPolskaG
Polska till Stockholms Spelmanslaget (Canoe Trip)PolskaUSAD
Redwing (Union Maid)polkaG
Reinlender etter RingnesenReinlenderNorwayD
Ringlender efter Nille Henningsgård (Brad #1)Reinlender=RinglenderNorwayD
Rosenberg's PolskapolskaSwedenDm
RugenTurdansNorwayF
SackpiplåtD
SatumaaTangoFinlandAm
Savitaipaleen polkka / Ievan polkkapolkaSouth KareliaBm
Schottische från HaveroSchottischSwedishDm
Schottisch från Idre IISchottischSwedenD
Schottis från BylbergSchottisSwedenD
SeksmannsrilReel/TurdansNorwayD
Sist i øykt'nWaltzNorwayC
Sjoankans Vals / Sea Duck's WaltzWaltzD
SluskaslåttenNorwayD
Smed-Jens valsWaltzNorwayD
SommarvalsenWaltzSwedenG
SommerhamboHamboDenmarkG
Steffaleken / RørospolsRørospolsNorwayD
Steffan-RockDenmarkGmaj
Styggen på LåvenReinlenderNorwayG
Svensk Annas Vals (Svenskarnasvalsen)WaltzSwedenD
The Fiddle SchoolDenmarkD
Time Will EndG
Vänkärin PolskaPolskaFinnishA
Vals frå RomsdalWaltzNorwayDm
Vidar's ValsWaltzG
Villiruusu (The Wild Rose) / Inarin Järvi (Lake Inari)WaltzFinlandDm
VintervalsWaltzF
Wednesday PolkaPolkaEm
Willafjord ReelreelShetlandDmaj
la BastrangeReelQuébecD
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Please send additions and corrections to library <AT> northernroots . org