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110 Ireland's Best Carolan Tunes ( book and CD )

Canning J 110 Ireland's Best Carolan Tunes ( book and CD )

110 classic tunes attributed to the legendary Irish harper and composer, Turlough O'Carolan. A must for every traditional musician's repertoire. Suitable for all melody instruments. A CD of the tunes contained in this book is included.

  • £17.99
1001 irish tunes

O'Neil O'Neill's 1001 Irish Tunes

This is the grandaddy of all Irish music books and is affectionately known as "The Book". Although not the most useful of books nowadays, it should be in every Irish musicians library. The book was first published around 1900 and was almost the only Irish music book around until well into the latter half of the twentieth century. The tunes were noted by Francis O'Neill in Chigago.

  • £19.40

Berthoud J Irish Music for Mandolin Made Easy Book/Online Audio

An exciting collection of 29 traditional tunes from Ireland, arranged for easy Mandolin. All tunes are written clearly in standard notation as well as Mandolin tablature. An accompanying online audio recording contains all the tunes, played at a manageable speed, with Guitar accompaniment.

  • £12.99
Dance Music of Ireland - The Levey Collections

Levey, R.M Dance Music of Ireland - The Levey Collections

Now entirely reset and published together in one volume, R.M.Levey's two collections together comprising over 200 tunes with simple piano accompaniments, are landmarks in the history of Irish music. Thses jigs, reels, hornpipes and other dances, transcribed just as they were performed, provide an invaluable reference for anyone interested in Irish music and a fascinating window into a bygone age.

  • £15.60
Carolan - His Life, Times & Music

O'Sullivan Carolan - His Life, Times & Music

This new edition contains all of the original sections on The Life of Carolan, with all 213 tunes, the annotations to the tunes, The Memoirs of Arthur O'Neill, complete indexes and an important new appendix which featues additional tunes and facts which have been unearthed since the original publication first appeared.

  • £29.95

Sky, P Ryan's Mammoth Collection

This comprehensive book is a facsimile edition of the original collection published in 1883. It has survived over the years because it is one of the richest and most interesting of the 19th century instrumental collections as well as a resource for students of American vernacular music. Examining the cultural exchange between minstrel show, ethnic music and even classical music influenced some of the genres of what we now call American music.

  • £24.99
110 Ireland's Best Tinwhistle Tunes

McKenna, C 110 Ireland's Best Tinwhistle Tunes

110 of the best tunes in any tin whistle player's repertoire, specially chosen and arranged by Claire McKenna, one of Ireland's top players and teachers. Graded by difficulty for everyone from beginner to advanced. Soundtrack available.

  • £9.95
110 Ireland's Best Fiddle Tunes (Book & CD)

McNevin, P 110 Ireland's Best Fiddle Tunes (Book & CD)

110 of the best tunes in any fiddler's repertoire, specially chosen and arranged by Paul McNevin, one of Ireland's top players and teachers. Includes a special feature on rolls, cuts, triplets and other ornamentation.

  • £16.95
O'Neill's Music of Ireland

Krassen, M O'Neill's Music of Ireland

A collection of the dance music of Ireland: jigs, reels, hornpipes, long dances and marches. An introduction on the history of Irish music. Tips on playing with an authentic feeling. New settings from the playing of Michael Coleman and the Sligo fiddle masters.

  • £17.95
100 Irish Polkas

Mallinson, D 100 Irish Polkas

The title says it all, a book crammed with juicy polkas to get your teeth into. Why not give yourself a break from the reels and jigs occasionally? Chords are included. Besides being a must for polka lovers, this book is particularly suitable for novice musicians and those looking for easier tunes to increase repertoire quickly.

  • £10.95
100 evergreen irish session tunes

Mallinson, D 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes

Another 100 "session friendly" tunes with chords to enhance your repertoire. This time the book follows the format of a typical Irish session, lots of reels, some jigs and a few hornpipes. As in all the books in this series, a comprehensive list of alternative titles is included.

  • £10.95
100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes

Mallinson, D 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes

Extend your repertoire with this handsome selection of popular Irish tunes. Unlike other books of this nature the emphasis is away from reels; here you'll find slip jigs, hornpipes, slides and an abundance of popular jigs. "Session Friendly" settings: You can learn the tunes as written and be confident of having accurate versions. Chords are included.

  • £10.95
Through the Half Door

Shaskeen Through the Half Door

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Here is a book containing all the tunes transcribed from 3 albums by premier Irish ceili band, Shaskeen. It contains a wonderful source of Irish session tunes along with chords, photographs, copious notes and cross-references.

  • £9.95
Karen Tweed's Irish Choice

Tweed, K Karen Tweed's Irish Choice

Karen's mastery of the piano accordion defies belief. She has prepared a beautiful selection of Irish session tunes, suitable for all instruments, with chords, tips and anecdotes. It includes her own versions of several of her favourites along with a healthy selection of session standards.There are two C.D' s available to accompany this book ' Drops of Springwater' and ' The Silver Spire'.

  • £11.95
Music of Ireland- A Mighty Tune

Taylor, D Music of Ireland- A Mighty Tune

One of a family of books, all with chords, giving access to the wealth of tunes played in Irish sessions throughout these isles. A fascinating cross-section of Irish traditional music is represented, not just reels and jigs, giving each book its own character. 30 reels, 21 jigs, 9 slides and 6 miscellaneous.

  • £7.95
Whistle and Sing 2

Jordan, E Whistle and Sing 2

The Whistle and Sing! handbooks were designed by the author, Eamon Jordan, with a dual purpose; to offer modern arrangements of the more tuneful songs, airs and dance music of Ireland and to write these down from actual players in a simple setting which beginners could approach with confidence, and the more experienced players would elaborate upon.

  • £6.95
O'Carolan for Everyone

Hinchcliffe, K O'Carolan for Everyone

This collection presents 55 tunes by the great Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan arranged for guitar, keyboard, or instrumental duet. The basic layout for each tune is an easy to intermediate guitar version in standard notation only, designed to also be usable for keyboard, instrumental duet or larger groups. The chord names above the music give simplified accompaniments that can be played instead of or in addition to the full bass lines. The chords can be used for second guitar parts, for keyboar

  • £7.95

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