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 cello book includes melody (solo) cello, cello harmony, bass 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.
Title: Celtic Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble, Edited by Craig Duncan, Published by Mel Bay Publications
19 duets for string players with some experience in playing in the first position, including: All Through the Night; God Save the Queen; Greensleeves ;Irish Washerwoman; Scarborough Fair; Simple Simon; and more.
Includes optional viola part.
Title: English and Irish Duets for Violin, Edited by Nico Dezaire and Martine Mussies, Published by De Haske Publications, Item number: 44000711
This collection includes many favourite Irish fiddle tunes. Some are easy to play, others more challenging. The bowing techniques, ornamentation and other aspects of playing style summarized in the introduction will be familiar to readers of Pete's earlier book, the Complete Irish Fiddle Player, as will source musicians like Julia Clifford, Tommy Peoples, Lucy Farr, John Doherty and Padraig O'Keeffe. Here though, instead of proceeding in 'fiddle method' style from simpler to more complex tunes, regional repertoire and styles are explored. Grouped in sets for performance, the tunes from any one tradition can be of varying levels of difficulty. Less experienced players may find sets 5, 6 and 29, for example, quite approachable, as well as the first reel in set 14 and the second single jig in set 15. All tunes included on companion CD.
Title: Irish Fiddle Solos: 64 Pieces for the Violin, Edited by Pete Cooper, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 20919BCD
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
In this volume, folk musician Patrick Steinbach has compiled twenty beautiful Irish tunes. In addition, he provides much information on the
performance as well as on the style and the cultural background of
Irish music. All pieces are recorded on the accompanying CD.
20 Favorite Celtic Tunes, In beginning and intermediate versions. Arranged and edited by Carrie L. Stuckert.
Celtic Fiddling Made Easy is two books in one. Each fiddle tune has two
versions: a beginner version with fiddle tablature and an intermediate
version which includes ornamentation, double stops and guitar chords for
accompaniment. This unique fiddle tablature will allow beginners the
pleasure of Celtic tunes without being advanced players.
Contents: The Road to Lisdoonvarna Ye Banks and Braes The Parting Glass Red is the Rose Scarborough Fair May the Road Rise to Meet You MacPherson's Farewell Wild Mountain Thyme Erin's Green Shore The Salley Gardens After the Battle of Aughrim Bonaparte Star of the County Down Itchy Fingers Londonderry Air or Danny Boy Ballydesmond Polka Set Swallow Tail's Jig The Irish Washerwoman The Morning Dew Banish Misfortune
By Peter Cooper. This practical guide to the art of Irish fiddle playing presents 80 traditional tunes including reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, and more, all complete with bowing and chords. This course is not for the total beginner on violin. You need to be able to play at least simple pieces in first position. Music reading ability is also recommended.
Title: The Complete Irish Fiddle Player, Published by Mel Bay Publications
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
Play eight fiddle tunes with sound-alike CD tracks. The CD includes both performance and backing tracks. It may be played with any CD player and includes tempo adjusting software when used on a Mac or PC.
The Kesh Jig
King Of The Fairies
The Little Beggarman
St. Anne's Reel
Star Of Munster
The Irish Washerwoman
The two southern-most counties in Ireland, Cork and Kerry, have
legendary music and dance traditions. On the border of these two
counties, a rural area called Sliabh Luachra is especially well-known
for its fiddle tunes and itinerant fiddle teachers. When speaking of
this area's fiddle music, some describe a special lilt or backbeat, or
they talk about the special role of set dances, but the most
often-expressed quality relates to the frequent use of slides and
polkas. This book features transcriptions of 107 tunes as played by
three of the region's most distinguished fiddlers: Padraig O'Keeffe,
Denis Murphy, and Connie O'Connell. Each fiddler is profiled, followed
by a collection of meticulously transcribed tunes and annotations. An
accompanying CD includes 30 of these tunes played by Connie
Learn to Play Irish Fiddle by Philip John Berthoud. An excellent introduction to Irish fiddling for the absolute beginner. This book uses a progressive approach, beginning with holding the instrument, playing easy tunes, and finally playing traditional Irish tunes. Also includes two companion CD's and a reference section that includes music notation information and a glossary of Irish fiddle terms.
The Violin Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the music, listen to the CD 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. Chord symbols are provided should you wish to elaborate on the melody. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and MAC computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch! This volume includes the songs: The Earl's Chair; Flowers of Edinburgh; The Gold Ring; Harvest Home; Haste to the Wedding; Julia Delaney; Lord Mayo (Tiarna Mhaigheo); Rights of Man.
Title: Violin Play-Along Celtic, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 00842155