Original music with a Celtic sound, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, oldtime, Missouricana… Columbia, Missouri

I’m writing fiddle tunes!

Here’s “Tune for Ally” on Fergal Scahill’s Fiddle Tune a Day 2019. It’s #225.

Fergal’s class at Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School was such a fun class. Other students are Fergal Scahill’s Fiddle Tune a Day 2019 #226, #227, #228, #230.

Day 225! Ally’s TuneToday I’m joined by Pippa Letsky playing a tune she composed for her daughter Ally! Thanks for teaching me a new tune!#Fergalstuneaday2019 #irishmusic #irishfiddle #fiddleaday

Posted by Fergal Scahill Music on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

And here’s Terry McKown having fun with “Bluebells,” one of my original tunes on the new Seagulls album.

BLUEGRASS JAM every Sunday afternoon, 1-4 pm at the Broadway Brewery: with Gainor and Friends.

OLDTIME MUSIC, with a band called Three Around Three

IRISH SESSION with the Columbia Irish Session  at Paddy Malone’s in Jefferson City, from 3 to 6 pm, on the last Saturday of the month

CDs CDs CDs

You can listen to Seagulls on CdBaby.com if you click on the image.

You can listen to Missouricana on CdBaby.com if you click on the image.

AND ORIGINAL FIDDLE TUNES…  What folks are saying about the latest album of original tunes, SEAGULLS:

Keith Fletcher of Mr. Fletcher’s One-Man Blues Band says: “I recommend it for folks looking for something good for the soul.” 

Seagulls is a CD of fourteen original fiddle tunes, played by Pippa Letsky accompanied by Clare Connors on piano, Bill Foley on banjo, Tim Langen on fiddle, and Terry McKown, Pete Szkolka, or Cliff White on guitar.

There is also a Tunebook for this album, with notes, black-and-white photos, and a story about each tune.

What folks are saying about the first album of original tunes, FIDDLE TUNES FOR MY DAD:

“This is my favorite album of Pippa’s. Each tune is compelling and expressive–you know straight away what each one is saying, which is an uncommon and beautiful thing. The arrangements and performances are simple and spot on. Nothing gets in the way of the music. Pippa has a gift for creating tunes. They sound like classics already. Listen a few times and you’ll see what I mean.” Darry Dolezal (cellist)

There is also a Tunebook for this album, with notes, black-and-white photos, and a story about each tune.

Jamming on guitar at Coopers, with Dobro Pat and Bill Roe, 2011, w i d e s c r e e n

Photo credits: with mandolin, Brandon Smith–with bubble, KOPN Women’s Day 2018, David Owens–bass, Liz Mitchell–widescreen guitar, Steve O’Dell