Inspired by the Celtic circles of ancient Scotland, Bonnie paints a musical picture through time, joining the heavens and earth to the cycles of everyday life. Performed on Scottish fiddle with gold medal piper Eric Rigler on the Great Highland bagpipe, Scottish smallpipes and uilleann pipes. Also accompanied by guitar, Celtic harp, viola da gamba, hammered dulcimer, bass and bodhran. Includes North Highland tunes from The Patrick McDonald Collection, 1784, pipe marches, strathspeys, jigs and reels, laments and traditional favorites.
This exciting series for violin by Santorella Publications has brought enthusiasm to lessons, practice sessions & recitals. Veteran author & educator Larry McCabe has filled each book with wonderful arrangements that are stylistically authentic, full sounding, yet technically accessible as each arrangement is in the first position. This edition of Irish Fiddling has quickly risen to the top of our sales chart which is the reason we chose to add a CD to this best seller. This newly revised edition includes a CD with alternating performance & accompaniment tracks to listen learn and emulate an authentic fiddler. We also offer a separate accompaniment book, should you prefer a live pianist.
This collection is an absolutely perfect way to introduce Celtic fiddling to your youngest string players! Eleven tunes from the Celtic fiddling tradition are presented first in a simplified, very easy "Basic" version of the tune printed with note names in the note heads. The tune is also presented in an "Advanced," but still accessible version of the tune. Lyrics are included where applicable. The optional accompaniment CD features recordings of the Basic and the Advanced tune as well as a back-up track for play-along at home or in class.
Hal Leonard Violin Play-Along Vol. 4
Play 8 of Your Celtic Favorites with Authentic CD Tracks
The Violin Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the music, listen to the audio recordings online to hear how the violin should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. With the melody and lyrics included in the book, you may also choose to sing along. The online audio includes Playback+ features that let you change the tempo, loop challenging parts, isolate parts, and more!
This book is part of a series collectively entitled Music of Ireland which brings together a rich repository of solid tunes from the many sessions of Irish music held throughout the British Isles. It's not a definitive collection, nor does it intend to compete with other publications--although naturally some tunes will be found elsewhere. But you'll agree that it's rare indeed that two written, recorded or inherited versions are identical. Many alternative titles are given in the index. Some of the tunes are difficult, while many are not. Some are established, some elusive; some sound powerful on the pipes, others sit squarely on the squeezebox. All are worth investigation. Appropriate for any melody instrument. Chord symbols are included.
An exciting collection of 29 traditional tunes from Ireland, arranged for easy fiddle. All tunes are written clearly in standard notation with bow directions. The audio recording contains all the tunes, played at a manageable speed, with guitar accompaniment. The tunes are played 2 or 3 times, so you can really get into the feel of the tune when playing along. The speed of the tunes is quite slow, but not so slow as to take away from the essential feel of the music. The collection contains airs, well known songs, polkas, slip jigs, slides, double jigs, hornpipes and reels, all of which are specially arranged by the author with the beginning/intermediate fiddle player in mind. Irish music is rightly popular all over the world. The haunting beauty of the slow airs and infectious foot-tapping rhythms of jigs and reels are here to be discovered in this selection of great traditional music. Includes access to online audio.
This collection contains 14 arrangements of 22 traditional tunes from Ireland and Scotland in a variety of styles including jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, strathspeys, waltzes and airs. The harmonies are written so that various combinations from solo instrument with piano to duets and trios to full string quartet/orchestra are possible. The violin book includes two violin parts with guitar chords and piano accompaniment. All of the Celtic Tunes for Solo and Ensemble books (Violin, Viola and Cello/Bass) are written as ensemble books, so they can be played as solo books or together as ensemble. Includes a 32-page pull-out.
These well known Irish tunes, complied and arranged by Scott Walker, are easily arranged in a pleasing musical progression that gives you many possibilities! There are plenty of chances for solos and duets, and the music can move from large group to small, and back again, YOUR CHOICE!
Matt Cunningham is internationally recognized as one of Ireland's finest exponents of Irish traditional music today. His recordings, The Dance Music of Ireland series, are an extensive and invaluable resource for dancers. This book offers the reader the chance to become more intimate with the dance tunes. No less than 298 Irish dance tunes have been transcribed exactly from the recordings and have had chords added so that an accompanist can easily join in with the melody player. Reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes, marches and waltzes all abound here.
20 Famous Tunes from Ireland
The most beautiful Irish dances, jig reels, hornpipes, Carolan tunes and folksongs carry the reader away into the world of Irish music. The stylish arrangements are completed by information on the individual pieces, on the styles and cultural background. Includes accompanying CD.
This series contains Irish dance tunes and airs, selected and arranged into sets by Brid Cranitch. This collection contains a varied selection of widely played and lesser-known tunes, divided into different dance rhythms: double jigs, slides, slip jigs, polkas, reels, hornpipes, set dances and airs. In turn, these have been sorted into sets of similar tunes to be played at Irish sessions. The range of the tunes are particularly suitable for the fiddle, but can be used on other instruments. The matching CD features Sheila Garry on fiddle and Brid Cranitch on keyboard.
Following his popular violin duet album Klezmer & More, Aleksey Igudesman's worldwide wanderings take us into the diverse realms of Celtic Music. In his own inimitable style, he will energize and inspire middle-grade to more advanced players to explore Celtic music. His own arrangements through to his own pieces are all truly celtic in spirit. Added notes on the pieces and helpful basic guidelines for playing in style are provided.
Here is a facsimile edition of Francis O'Neill's classic 1907 collection of jigs, reels, hornpipes and other dance tunes. The Dance Music of Ireland has proved so valuable to musicians and has been circulated so widely that it has become known simply as "the book" a virtual bible for many traditional players.
These tunes form the very corner stone of Irish music sessions. They crop up with such regularity that it s vital that you are able to play them. Every type of dance tune is represented: reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, slides, slip jigs, marches, set dances, waltzes, mazurkas, flings, a varsovienne, a barn dance, a single reel and a single jig. Session friendly settings: Learn them as written and you can be sure of having accurate versions. To help those whose music reading skills only extends as far as finding the notes.
Martin Hayes of County Clare is the most eloquent fiddler to come out of Ireland in many a year. The whole gamut of human emotions can be found in his playing, from gentle yearning to soul-filled longing, and from mischievous playfulness to fierce passion. The spirit of Irish music is captured here in approximately 25 tunes presented singly or in complimentary pairs and medleys.