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No more web site! - July 5, 2017

Hi, Friends - I will be ending this website and I'll just be using my Facebook pages.
If you're interested in Irish dance music like my facebook page: If you're interested in Celtic Crossroad Irish folk music like the page: If you're interested in classic country music like the page and our Reverb Nation page

Facebook - May 14, 2017

Like my Facebook pages - Mark Arrington Feis Musician, Vintage Country, and Celtic Crossroad!

Last Feis! - August 14, 2016

I've played my last feis! You can still buy my feis music here, on iTunes, or anywhere else on line. If you have special requests for speeds, repeats, combinations, etc email me. I'm still performing with my bands Vintage Country, Celtic Crossroad, and as a solo country singer, and teaching fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandolin at home and on line.

New version of Blackbird - June 9, 2015

For those of you doing the long version of The Blackbird for competitions or shows, it's now available on the Order Music page!

Adjusted Set Dances for WIDA and other open platforms - December 3, 2013

I adjusted the speed and length of the set dances used for An Coimisiun to also work for WIDA and other open platforms. A few of these have been available here for a while. You can now order St. Patrick's Day, Three Sea Captains, and Jockey at the Fair, all at 92 bpm with the second part twice. Blackbird, Job of Journeywork, Garden of Daisies, The Hunt, King of the Fairies, and White Blanket are at 130 bpm with the second part twice. Miss Brown's Fancy is also available at 96 bpm with the second part twice. You can order these as the item "Individual Set Dance".

3 rounds for $3 - March 4, 2013

I'm continuing the special of 3 rounds for $3!  It's a softshoe and hardshoe once through from Champtrax, and a set dance at any speed.  The Champtrax tunes will start and end exactly when the steps do, so it's great for practicing endings. 

New - Miss Brown's Fancy at 96 bpm with the second part twice - November 26, 2012

Open platform dancers can buy Miss Brown's Fancy at the traditional set speed of 96 here for $0.99. The second (set) part is twice. Go to the Order Music page and scroll down to the "Singles Not Currently on a CD" section.

Vintage Country at the Gibson House Community Center Monday July 30th - July 24, 2012

Vintage Country will be performing at the Gibson House Community Center in Marlton, NJ at 7:00.  Here's the link for more information: 

Celtic Crossroad at Shippen Manor Sunday July 29th - July 24, 2012

Celtic Crossroad will be performing at the beautiful Shippen Manor in Oxford NJ this Sunday at 6:00.  Here's the link for more information:

The new set dances included with purchase of "Kick it up A Notch!" - May 21, 2012

Now when you buy "Kick It Up A Notch - Irish Set Dances" from here,, my "Unplugged Music" store on, or at a feis from Head for the Worlds or Fays' Shoes, I send you the three new set dances "Planxty Hugh O'Donnell, The Vanshing Lake, and The Charlady as MP3s. If you buy it at a feis where I'm playing, just bring me the receipt with your email on it and I'll send them to you.

New CD for WIDA and other Open-Platform-Feis dancers! - April 7, 2012

I just completed the CD "Music for WIDA Grades 1-10" for the World Irish Dance Association and other dance groups that require different speeds than An Coimisiun dancers. All of the music is originally from the Champtrax and Feis Favorites CDs, but with the speeds changed. It's available on the Order Music page, and it will be downloadable from iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and other sites in a week or two.

New Set Dances - The Charlady and The Vanishing Lake - February 29, 2012

I just recorded the new set dances "The Charlady" by Michael Fitzpatrick and "The Vanishing Lake" by Francis Ward. You can hear samples on the Music Samples page. They're available here or on all download sites for 99 cents.

New CD - Feis Favorites! - January 4, 2012

My new CD Feis Favorites is now available! You can hear it on the Music Samples page. You can buy the CD here, or download it from iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, and others.

New Facebook Music Page! - January 2, 2012

Check out my new Facebook Page Music Store. Type "Mark Arrington Feis Musician" into the search line.

Traditional Set Dances now available with the 2nd part 2ce! - August 10, 2011

I edited the traditional set dances so that the second part is twice for people who want to do the set part on both feet. You can order them on the Order Music page. I'll get a PayPal notice and email it to you.

Planxty Hugh O'Donnell on iTunes - July 12, 2011

You can order the most recently approved set dance Planxty Hugh O'Donnell at 70 bpm from iTunes and all other download sites. If you need a different speed, order here on the Order Music page.

New Saint Patrick's Day available! - May 10, 2011

I changed the speed for Saint Patrick' Day to the new NAFC speed of 94. It's on iTunes for 99 cents. I also made one available for 99 cents here on the Order Music page with the set (B part) twice for dancers who will do the set on each foot.

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