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Learn To Play 'Irish Tenor Banjo' one of the best and simplest Irish tenor banjo tutor books ever all Ireland champion Owen Hackett.

A collection of irish jogs in melodic style for the 5 string banjo by Ron Hughes

A collection of 110 popular Irish session tunes, chosen and arranged for button accordion by Dave Munnelly in an easy-to-read format with guitar chords. Includes 2 Cd's.

The Hal Leonard Irish Bouzouki Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the Irish bouzouki. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide focuses on teaching the basics of the instrument as well as accompaniment techniques for a variety of Irish song forms. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book and can be accessed online via streaming or download. Includes: purchasing an instrument; playing position; tuning; picking and strumming patterns; learning the fretboard; accompaniment styles; double jigs, slip jigs, and reels; drones; counterpoint; arpeggios; playing with a capo; traditional Irish songs; basic music reading; standard notation and tablature. Online audio is accessed at

110 of Ireland's most beautiful and haunting melodies including laments, airs from old Gaelic songs and O'Carolan compositions. Suitable for all melody instruments.
Accurate and extremely clear guitar transcriptions, comprehensively notated in tablature from ex-Albion Band guitarist Keith Hinchliffe, taken from his album of 19 tracks of tunes by the renowned Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan. Soundtrack available.

Twenty songs covering a broad spectrum of The Dubliners repertoire. With photographs and an introduction to the songs by Mary Hardy. Complete with lyrics, music and guitar chords.

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.

A treasury of 100 airs and dance tunes suitable for all instruments selected on sheer melodic strength. All forms of Irish music are represented here in roughly equal proportions - a reflection of the fact that most musicians will want to try their hand at any Irish piece and most performances will usually include a mix of dance music, ballads, slow airs, Carolan tunes etc..

110 of the most popular session tunes in Ireland and around the world. Join in wherever you go with this session friendly collection of jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, slides, airs and more. Suitable for all melody instruments. Soundtrack available.

Fifty new tunes of Irish dance music composed by Tomás O Canainn, suitable for all traditional players. Many of the tunes in this book have already entered the repertoire of musicians in Ireland and further afield.

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.
A unique collection of 428 reels & jigs from the pen of the master uilleann piper, including an illustrated introduction by Helena Rowsome and a facsimile of Leo Rowsome ’s Tutor for the Uillean Pipes (1936).Also suitable for fiddle,flute and tin whistle.

A collection of forty Irishsongs with complete words music and guitar chords. Straight from the hearts and hearths of Ireland: a wonderful collection of Ireland's finest folk songs and ballads. Every type of Irish song has found its way into this book - from comic song to lament and musc more.

In four volumes, each book contains fifty popular Irish songs with music, words and guitar chords plus useful notes on each song.

First wet yer whistle, then proceed with this superb bacchanalian feast of good old Irish songs, ballads and tearjerkers as they may be frequently heard in the bars, lounges, saloons, shebeens and snugs of Ireland. This book contains thirty six of the very best Irish pub songs, with complete words, music and guitar chords.


All the tracks from the album arranged for piano, voice and guitar. Full piano/vocal arrangements of each track from the hit album complete with lyrics and guitar chord boxes.


Containing the lyrics, music, guitar chords and chord diagrams for 101 famous Irish ballads.


Contains over forty songs in the versions made famous by this world renowned Irish group. Includes fascinating profiles of the members of the group, plus photographs. Complete with lyrics, music and guitar chords.

50 Irish Ballads With Only 6 Chords. In three volumes, each book contains fifty popular Irish songs with words and pictures. Only 6 guitar chords required to accompany them all.
A selection of the most popular Irish songs and ballads with words, music and guitar chords.

Easy Irish And Celtic Melodies and accompanying audio present Irish, Celtic and British Isles folk melodies for the 5-string banjo.

The book demonstrates contemporary Celtic fingerstyle banjo in G tuning using modern techniques. 32 airs and song melodies are presented, with chords written in standard notation and tablature.


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.


O'Carolan's best-loved harp tunes are notated in a contemporary style that makes them accessible to all instrumentalists. This ideal collection with accompanying audio lays bare 20 classic Irish compositions for melody and backing players using standard notation and chords. For all 5-string banjo players, fretting and picking-hand fingerings are included in the transcriptions which match the play-along tracks. This is Hanway's fourth collection demonstrating Celtic fingerstyle banjo in G tuning. It is part of a Celtic 5-string series that includes Mel Bay's Easy Irish and Celtic Tunes for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Jigs and Reels (2012) and Mel Bay's Easy Irish andCeltic Melodies for 5-String Banjo: Best-Loved Airs and Session Tunes (2013). Tom Hanway's pioneering work, Mel Bay's Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo (1998), was acclaimed by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine (1999) "as 'the bible' for any 5-string player with an interest in this joyous music." The current collection breathes life into the Gaelic classical melodies of Ireland. Access to online audio download.

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