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The 100 page book also contains the 25 tunes in the selection book. $10
Original tunes selection - book only $5
audio files of all 25 tunes also available.
THERE SHOULD BE MUSIC IN EVERY HOUSE, EXCEPT THE ONE NEXT DOOR
"GOOD MUSICIANS EXECUTE THEIR MUSIC, BAD ONES MURDER IT."
An introduction and instructions for playing Irish and Celtic music.
This book will explain the scales and chords used. Seisiun (session) etiquette & protocol for the open and closed seisiun.
Instrumentation, history, accompaniment etc.,
The tunes are written in simple form for your interpretation.
Hornpipes especially should not be played as written. They should be swung, as in swing time.
Jigs - reels - hornpipes - waltzes - polkas - mazurkas - country dance
swing and more.
CONTENTS - 52 OLD FAVORITES + 25 ORIGINALS
Irish Washerwoman - Father O'Flynn - Haste to the Wedding - The Kesh - Threshing the Barley - Muckin' O Geordie's Byre - The Evesdropper - The Battering Ram - The Butterfly - Fig for a Kiss.
Harvest Home - Boys of Bluehill - The Galway - The Liverpool
The Belfast - Bonaparte's March - Fisher's - Miner's
Gentle Maiden - Shoo the Donkey - South Wind - The Soft Wind
Roisin the Bow - Molly Malone - The Moonshiner - Black Velvet Band
My own lovely Lee - Banya na mo is an Ganna
Miss McLeod's - Farewell to Erin - The Swallow's tail - Swallow tail reel
Sally Gardens - Maid behind the Bar - The Devil's Dream - Drowsy Maggie - Peter Street - Old Crow
Dennis Murphy's - John Ryan's - Maggie in the Woods - The Rakes of Mallow - Egan's - Ginny's Polka
Cathleen ni Houlihan - The Breton Air - Dawning of the Day - Sweet Dungloe
MAZURKAS: Sonny's - Charlie Lennon's
SWING: The Oul Rigadoo - Ragtime Annie
iNCLUDES: THE 25 TUNES FROM THE SELECTION OF ORIGINAL TUNES
A selection of original tunes
By Pat McCrossan
Written in simple form and suitable for most instruments.
Annika's - Mike's gripe - Catherine's fancy - The Ballymack
Rancid Kipper - The Lowbanks
Shannon's Fancy - Mind the Leak
Lumpy Brachan (reel) - The Lowbanks reel
Ballymccrossan Polka - Out the Gap (Country dance)
Flower of the Mountain - Lament for the Banished
Aine in Love - Les Eaux Tranquilles (Tranquil waters)
Waltz for Wee Mary - Waltz for Annika
Catherine Alice - Waltz for Nora
The Road to Dunree (Swing) - The Wee Dote (Animated)
Shaking the Cobwebs (Waltz) - Blackshear (Jig)
Dreamy Aine (Air)