I have copied parts of it in the past to Hogfiddle (links below) for non-profit educational purposes. Here is their explanation of the modes most often encountered in trad Irish music:
Jason Amini's chart follows. I can't make heads or tails of it, but I don't understand the Circle of Fifths. If I did, I suspect I'd feel differently. So here it is, for those who relate to that kind of thing:
Other excerpts from the Small Circle Tune Learning Session on Hogfiddle. They overlap, but the context for each is a little different:
- http://hogfiddle.blogspot.com/2013/03/prairieland-strings-be-thou-my-vision.html -- learning tunes by ear.
- http://hogfiddle.blogspot.com/2013/05/prairieland-strings-getting-ready-for.html -- learning tunes "on the fly" at full speed.
- http://hogfiddle.blogspot.com/2013/02/first-clayville-pioneer-academy-of.html -- goals of a "tune learning session," both SCTLS and Clayville.
- http://hogfiddle.blogspot.com/2012/09/stephen-sieferts-join-jam-workshop.html -- more block quotes on the purpose and philosophy of a slow jam/tune learning session.
- http://slowplayers.org/ -- much, much more, including resources copied from SCTLS before its website went dark, BASS (the Bay Area Slow Session) and others at this "on-line tutor for learning to play the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Galicia, England, and beyond."
Also parked here, so I won't lose the link and the cite:
Ron Powers, Mark Twain, on Google Books -- Old Woman of Our Town