This collection features rich tunes distinctive to the cultures of Scotland, Newfoundland, Ireland and England. The CD provides a full performance track and an accompaniment only track for each song. Includes: The Ash Grove, I'll Tell Me Ma, Loch Lomond, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling . . . and more.
Title: Celtic Folksongs for All Ages for Violin, Edited by James Curnow and Timothy Campbell, Published by Curnow Music, Item number: 44006605
Selected and arranged by Edward Huws Jones. This is a collection of music from 7 Celtic countries, embracing a wide variety of styles. From Ireland: The Rocky Road to Dublin; Drops of Brandy; Rights of Man and more. From Wales: Tros y Garreg; Glwysen; and more. From Brittany: Gavotte; An Dro; and more. From Cornwall: Miner's Fancy; Furry Dance and more. From Scotland: Drummond Castle; Scotland the Brave and more.
Title: Celtic Fiddler, Edited by Edward Huws Jones, Published by Boosey and Hawkes
This book is filled with wonderful arrangements that are stylistically authentic, full-sounding, yet technically accessible (each arrangement is in the first position). Suitable for recitals, or just practice. Chord symbols are included or you may purchase the piano accompaniment part. Includes a diverse sampling of Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, and airs.
Title: The Magic of Irish Fiddling, By McCabe, Larry, Published by Santorella Publications, Ltd.
Collection includes "Star of the County Down" and "After the Battle of Aughrim". "Star of the County Down" is a sentimental Irish ballad. This popular folk tune was the basis for Ralph Vaughan William's Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus. The tune is a pentatonic melody with a romantic feel. "After the Battle of Aughrim" is a beautiful account of the last great defeat of the native Gaelic army in Ireland. Accessible for students, this tune's yearning tonality reflects the sobriety of the war and subsequent loss that inspired this piece. Score and Parts.