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Four volumes of Scotch and Irish reels and jigs, Highland schottisches, country dances, hornpipes, clog dances, waltzes polkas etc.

£7.95
This book of duets contains twenty one Scottish tunes of core repertoire which the editor, Matt Seattle, feels should have a place in the repertoire of all musicians who reside in these Islands.
£25.00
Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern is intended for the beginner seeking a collection of simple yet attractive tunes that are enjoyable to play; the more intermediate player desirous of widening their repertoire; and any player in want of a collection of tunes upon which they can build further. All tunes are presented in both notation and tablature, together with chords for an accompaniment, in GDGDG for cittern and GDAE for mandolin and octave mandola, plus two hundred and fifty chords each for GDGDG and GDAE. Bouzouki and tenor mandola players can also play these tunes via the tablature. From the age of knights, castles and courtly love; from the palaces and gardens of Renaissance Europe; and from the assemblies, playhouses and noisy streets of seventeenth and eighteenth-century London: Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern presents a repertoire spanning 600 years – as delightfully playable and addictive now as it was then.
£25.00

Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern is intended for the beginner seeking a collection of simple yet attractive tunes that are enjoyable to play; the more intermediate player desirous of widening their repertoire; and any player in want of a collection of tunes upon which they can build further. 

All tunes are presented in both notation and tablature, together with chords for an accompaniment, in GDGDG for cittern and GDAE for mandolin and octave mandola, plus two hundred and fifty chords each for GDGDG and GDAE. Bouzouki and tenor mandola players can also play these tunes via the tablature. 

From the age of knights, castles and courtly love; from the palaces and gardens of Renaissance Europe; and from the assemblies, playhouses and noisy streets of seventeenth and eighteenth-century London: Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern presents a repertoire spanning 600 years – as delightfully playable and addictive now as it was then.

£10.95

Presented here are 100 well-known, popular, traditional Scottish dance tunes. Ideally suited for ceilidh dancing and pub sessions. Included are reels, jigs, hornpipes, marches, waltzes, slip jigs and schottisches. They range from very easy to extremely difficult.

£11.00

Four volumes of Scotch and Irish reels and jigs, Highland schottisches, country dances, hornpipes, clog dances, waltzes polkas etc.

£10.95

Over 80 Scottish, Irish & Cape Breton tunes popular at sessions throughout Scotland. Contain many of the best tunes to be found in Scotland today and are an essential addition to the more advanced fiddlers' (and other instrumentalists') Scottish repertoire.

Many of the tunes such as Willafjord, Da New Rigged Ship, Scarce o' Tatties, Louis Waltz, Brenda Stubberts, Moving Cloud, Jeans Reel etc. are those recorded on albums by such fiddle masters as Aly Bain and Alasdair Fraser.

£10.95

his is the third book in a series of session tunes for fiddle.

Many of these tunes, though contemporary, have already stood the test of time from the 1990's to the present day and are very popular at sessions in various parts of Scotland.

This collection includes a few strathspeys, waltzes and even a mazurka!

£19.99

Although the cittern has a history spanning 500 years and several countries, like its cousin the Irish bouzouki, it is a relative newcomer to contemporary traditional music. Doc Rossi, a well-known citternist in both traditional and early music, has created this book for intermediate to advanced players who want to improve their technique, develop ideas and learn new repertoire. Guitarists can play all of the tunes in this book on the guitar by tuning C F C G C F, low to high, and putting a capo at the second fret. The lowest line in the tablature then corresponds to the fifth string. The CD features all the tunes played at a medium tempo.

£11.00

Four volumes of Scotch and Irish reels and jigs, Highland schottisches, country dances, hornpipes, clog dances, waltzes polkas etc.

£18.99

This fingerstyle guitar collection features 20 engaging lyrical tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales plus three original pieces by accomplished guitarist, trumpeter and composer William A. Bay, president, and editor-in-chief at Mel Bay Publications. Tasked with writing intermediate-level arrangements in either standard or dropped-D tuning, guitarist/arranger Raymond Gonzalez displays uncommon music rethinking skills while preserving the plaintive and lilting nature of these enduring melodies. Unique to these settings, you will find sparse, open-chord harmonies accentuated by double hammer-ons and pull-offs, and the odd harmonic mixed with normal tones within a melodic line— all reminiscent of gentle waves washing up against a rocky island shore. Conceived to be played on either steel or nylon-string guitar, these pieces are written in both standard notation and tablature. Includes online access to the author’s own audio recordings.

£7.95

This book contains twenty-one of the most popular traditional melodies, both dance tunes and song airs, from around Britain and Ireland. Each tune is arranges with a harmony part for a second melody instrument as well as a chord accompaniment. Soundtrack available.

£7.95

Like its companion, AIRS FOR PAIRS, this book contains twenty-one tunes from Britain and Ireland.

£10.95
Here are two books of tunes from the Scottish Shetland and Irish traditions which reflect the current repertoire of sessions in Scotland. Both books contain an excellent selection of tunes and are set in a very clear and easy to read format.
£16.95
110 of Scotland’s most popular tunes including reels jigs and strathspeys. A must for all lovers of Scottish music.
£10.95

Popular session tunes in Scotland. This latest volume comes by popular demand. Great tunes from new composers and old tunes that have stood the test of time to add to your Horo Gheallaidh collections 1, 2 and 3. This book is an essential addition to all fiddlers' Scottish repertoires.

Many of the tunes such as Aly's Watz, Doorus Mill, The Strayaway Child, The Cape Breton Fiddler's Welcome, Innisheer Milltimber King of the Mountains and many more, recorded on the best of Scottish albums.

£9.30

This is a lovely selection of tunes for piano (or keyboard) taken from the Gaelic song repertoire of the Scottish Highlands. There are over 50 tunes and they are from early beginnings to intermediate stages of playing.

Suitable for those who have been playing for about six months onwards. It is ideal for all piano players from children to adults as it is a very varied selection of lovely melodies.

This book is ideal for using at local or national Mods, concerts and Festivals and for pupils learning piano in a Gaelic medium environment. Each tune has its original Gaelic title and a translated title.

It is not intended as a stand alone tutor book but, although it is graded, it should be seen as an accompaniment to a standard piano book.

£20.99

Dr. Keith Norman MacDonald was an enthusiast and a collector but not a careful editor The result is that this book contains a mixture of items, traditional Gaelic songs alongside military marches and so on. The most important item would seem to be the 68 page appendix which shows careful editing by Frances Tolmie, one of the greatest authorities of her time on Gaelic music and song.

£11.00

Four volumes of Scotch and Irish reels and jigs, Highland schottisches, country dances, hornpipes, clog dances, waltzes polkas etc.

£13.95
A collection of the group's songs and music. 25 pipe tunes, 65 fiddle tunes, 44 songs. Foreword by Dougie Pincock and notes on the music.
£16.99

A republication of the 1884 edition. Contains 870 tunes retaining the original grouping of the tunes in the same key. Foreword by Alasdair Fraser.

£10.99
Eighty-six Scottish songs in three categories: traditional ballads, the Jacobite Rebellions, Songs of Robert Burns and Republican Broadsides. The songs in this collection, in some small way, tell the history of the Scottish people. Includes melody line, lyrics, guitar chords and historical content.
£18.99

While one of a kind is a hard rating to achieve at Mel Bay Publications, Kevin Allison has done it with The Ceilidh Dance Book. A ceilidh is a traditional Scottish gathering where people share songs, stories, music, and dancing that is very much alive today. In Scotland, there are hundreds of ceilidh bands, each of which has their own trademark tune sets, making it possible for a man in a kilt to make a living as a performing musician. This book not only provides 85 Scottish tunes in sets as they might be used in a ceilidh event ”it also offers detailed, beat-by-beat descriptions of the dance steps for twenty-four dances! From The Highland Scottish to The Mooncoin Jig, with this book in hand, you'll be able to both play in the band and step to the music with the locals. The kilt is optional. Arranged for mandolin or fiddle with suggested chord backup, in standard notation only.

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