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Tunepal, the world's leading search engine for traditional music is now available in an iPad optimised version!

Listed in the top 500 apps of all times by the Sunday Times (6 February 2012)

Listed in the top twenty cultural apps for iPhone by the Sunday Times (28 March 2010).

Winner of the best overall invention 2010 in the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Tunepal was in the top 25 grossing apps on the app store (17-18 July 2010).

The essential tool for all musicians playing traditional Irish, Scots, Welsh and Breton music!

Ever sat in a trad session and wondered what was the name of that great tune someone just played? Well now you can search a database of over 22,000 tunes from your iPad BY PLAYING!

Just hold your device up to a melody instrument such as the tin-whistle, flute, concertina, uilleann pipes, accordion or banjo, hit record and the melody will be extracted and submitted to the tunepal.org search engine for matching.

Matching tunes are downloaded to your device, where you can view and edit the notation or the stave, email the tune, post it to facebook or play it back using the high quality playback engine based on ABC2MIDI and FMOD.

What's New

Version 2.6

Fixed tune playback volume bug

Customer Reviews

2.4 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Favorite app but...


This is one of my favorite apps, but I’m unhappy about having to buy the IOS 11 upgrade when I’ve already bought the app.

Waste of Time, Waste of Money


I wrote a comprehensive detailed review of this app outlining all its quirks and failures and the review never showed up. So here is a more brief review. The Tunepal app is an irritation and waste of money. If you type in the tune you want, it will find only one version from each of the sites that it uses as a resource, even though other and better versions of the tune exists. Also, there are excellent sites not included in its search database. It's file management system is awkward, very limited, and even has a bug that will change the title information. The app also has a bad habit of re-inserting deleted files. It's edit area is poor with no play button and a window that does not display correctly. The banjo sound is not good and many of the other instruments were not particularly pleasant. The list of what is wrong with this app could go on and on, but I'm really tired of messing with it. It may make you happy that it can recognize a tune if you play it carefully in a quiet room but it is otherwise a poor app.

The BEST app of its kind


I just upgraded from the regular Tunepal to the HD version because I liked the original so much. For active traditional Irish musicians like myself, this app is a must have. Whether it's the "record to I.D." feature to find a song you don't know the name to; or a convenient way to store all of your gig or session tunes, it displays them in both the ABC format or sheet music style. Sometimes you might just need a convenient app to house all of your traditional songs and need something to play along with. This app has it all.

The only thing I would like to see on it would be a better MIDI synthesizer which includes an Uilleann pipe sound bank and the ability to automatically transpose the songs and not just the tones.


Bryan Duggan
11.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Danish, French, German, Irish, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Bryan Duggan


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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