Irish dance tunes for all harps

(Harp). A combination of 50 well-known and rare Irish tunes, all written in the keys in which they are most often played. Also includes extensive notes on playing this type of music. Playable on lever harps and pedal harps.

Irish dance tunes for all harps

(Harp). A combination of 50 well-known and rare Irish tunes, all written in the keys in which they are most often played. Also includes extensive notes on playing this type of music. Playable on lever harps and pedal harps.

Folk Harp Journal

I improvise based on top of the international scene as a mag Irish dancing , that sort of thing . ... On the important not to over - practise the harp , I took weekend workshops same tunes all the time , because then with Janet ...

Folk Harp Journal


Twisting the Rope

All chapter headings in this book are either titles of traditional dance pieces or quotations from traditional songs. ... the others I rook from the book Irish Dance Tunes for All Harps: 50 Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Airs by Sylvia Woods.

Twisting the Rope

The Campbell Award–winning author’s follow-up to Tea with the Black Dragon: “Wow! MacAvoy’s done it again” (Anne McCaffrey, New York Times–bestselling author). Mayland Long, aka the Black Dragon, has been enjoying a peaceful relationship with Martha Macnamara—but suddenly they face threats from seemingly every side. A wild psychic force is loose in the world; Martha’s three-year-old granddaughter has been kidnapped; and one of her Celtic musician friends has been found dead, hanging by a rope of twisted grass. Now the Black Dragon must use his wits to rescue the little girl and hunt for a killer . . . even if it brings him to a horrifying realization. In this novel, the author of The Book of Kells returns to the modern-day California of Tea with the Black Dragon, blending fantasy, mystery, Chinese lore, and a timeless love story as she so masterfully did in her debut, which earned nominations for Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and Philip K. Dick Awards. “MacAvoy supports her tale with a superbly drawn cast of characters . . . and her usual superior command of language” (Booklist).

O Brien Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music

Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set ...

O Brien Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music

The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance. Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the 18th century. It also follows the music of the Irish diaspora from as far apart as Newfoundland and the music halls of vaudeville to the musical tapestry of Irish America today.

The Companion to Irish Traditional Music

Rimmer , Joan , The Irish Harp . Mercier , Cork , 1969 , '77 , '84 Woods , Sylvia ( ed . ) , Forty O'Carolan Tunes for all Harps . Woods Music and Books , California , 1987 , 112 pp ; Irish Dance Tunes for all Harps .

The Companion to Irish Traditional Music

Fintan Vallely''s survey of Irish traditional music examines a wide range of topics relating to the histo ry of the genre, the characters, past and present who engage with the music and an analysis of the way the media represe nts it. '

Celtic Autoharp

This collection of 35 Celtic tunes represents ten different performance styles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. the majority of these pieces are dance tunes such as the jigs and reels popular at Irish sessions, the informal ...

Celtic Autoharp

This collection of 35 Celtic tunes represents ten different performance styles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. the majority of these pieces are dance tunes such as the jigs and reels popular at Irish sessions, the informal gatherings of musicians in pubs, community halls, and homes. Although relatively new to the session ensemble, the autoharp bears a distinct resemblance to the Irish folk harp. Fittingly, this collection includes harp tunes by famed Irish harpist Turlough O'Carolan as well as other slow airs. All of the pieces in this book have been arranged to be played on any standard 15 or 21-bar chromatic autoharp in either melodic or rhythmic (backup) style. A melody line with suggested chord accompaniment is included so other instrumentalists can easily join in. the book's companion CD includes performances of all 35 selections, ably illustrating the rhythmic and stylistic nuances of this engaging music. In notation and tablature.

Wayfaring Strangers

Popular in the southern Appalachians with the ScotsIrish settlers, it went by many names dating to the early seventeenth century, including the “trump” in Scotland and “Jew's harp” in England. Jig. A traditional dance tune, ...

Wayfaring Strangers

Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland, a carrying stream that merged with sounds and songs of English, German, Welsh, African American, French, and Cherokee origin. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe. In Wayfaring Strangers, Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr guide readers on a musical voyage across oceans, linking people and songs through centuries of adaptation and change. From ancient ballads at the heart of the tradition to instruments that express this dynamic music, Ritchie and Orr chronicle the details of an epic journey. Enriched by the insights of key contributors to the living tradition on both sides of the Atlantic, this abundantly illustrated volume includes a CD featuring 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, including Dolly Parton, Dougie MacLean, Cara Dillon, John Doyle, Pete Seeger, Sheila Kay Adams, Jean Ritchie, Doc Watson, David Holt, Anais Mitchell, Al Petteway, and Amy White.

A Short History of Irish Traditional Music

Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set ...

A Short History of Irish Traditional Music

The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda right up to Riverdance and beyond. Exploring an abundant spectrum of historical sources, music and folklore, this guide uncovers the contribution of the Normans to Irish dancing, the role of the music maker in Penal Ireland, as well as the popularity of dance tunes and set dancing from the end of the 18th century. It also follows the music of the Irish diaspora from as far apart as Newfoundland and the music halls of vaudeville to the musical tapestry of Irish America today.

Across the Water

Teaching Irish Music and Dance at Home and Abroad Rebecca E. Farrell ... 1 792 Belfast Harp Festival, the last time any number of the harpists from the old style would play together and the only time the music was written down.

Across the Water

This book gives general music teachers the tools to introduce the music and dance of Ireland while respecting the music's cultural origins. Readers learn how Irish traditional music is viewed both in formal and informal schools in Ireland and find a literature review of current ethnomusicology and world music resources.

Shamrocks Harps and Shillelaghs

Shamrocks , Harps , and Shillelaghs Then came the years of famine in the nineteenth century , when thousands fled or left Ireland . For half a century , gloom hung over the country . There was little heart for music and dancing .

Shamrocks  Harps  and Shillelaghs

An account of the folklore, fancy, and traditions which have provided the diverse symbols of St. Patrick's Day.

Celtic Autoharp

This collection of 35 Celtic tunes represents ten different performance styles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany.

Celtic Autoharp

This collection of 35 Celtic tunes represents ten different performance styles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The majority of these pieces are dance tunes such as the jigs and reels popular at Irish sessions, the informal gatherings of musicians in pubs, community halls, and homes. Although relatively new to the session ensemble, the autoharp bears a distinct resemblance to the Irish folk harp. Fittingly, this collection includes harp tunes by famed Irish harpist Turlough O'Carolan as well as other slow airs. All of the pieces in this book have been arranged to be played on any standard 15 or 21-bar chromatic autoharp in either melodic or rhythmic (backup) style. A melody line with suggested chord accompaniment is included so other instrumentalists can easily join in. The book's companion CD includes performances of all 35 selections, ably illustrating the rhythmic and stylistic nuances of this engaging music. In notation and tablature.

Musical Reflections of Ireland

Twenty-five of the best Irish songs and dance tunes arranged for guitar, easy piano, keyboards, harp, accordion and melody instruments.

Musical Reflections of Ireland

Twenty-five of the best Irish songs and dance tunes arranged for guitar, easy piano, keyboards, harp, accordion and melody instruments.

Fifty Christmas Carols for All Harps

Fifty Christmas Carols for All Harps

For beginning and advanced harpists. Each is arranged in an easy version and a more difficult version. Each carol also contains lyrics and chord indications for harpists or other instrumentalists. The two arrangements can also be played as a duet. Songs include: Angels We Have Heard on High * The Boar's Head Carol * Coventry Carol * Deck the Hall * The First Noel * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Hark! the Herald Angels Sing * I Saw Three Ships * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * O Holy Night * Silent Night * The Twelve Days of Christmas * Up on the Housetop * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * and more.

Traditional Breton Dance Tunes Fest Breizh

Classical styles were well-represented by Cabon and Tom O'Farrel, a genial Irishman now living in Brittany, whose repertoire mixed modern classical with his own classically-flavored arrangements of Irish dance tunes and harp music.

Traditional Breton Dance Tunes   Fest Breizh

The traditional music of Brittany has long been a passion for guitar and mandolin player David Surette, who has now edited and published a collection of Breton dance tunes. Fest Breizh contains 50 traditional dance tunes: gavottes, en dros, larides, and many others, collected and transcribed in standard notation, with chords provided as well. Unlike some previous collections, which have been principally keyed with a B-flat bombarde and bagpipe in mind, these are all in typical fiddle tunes keys. There is also an extensive discography, which provides the means to tracking down a recorded version of the tune, as well as some background notes and information about Breton music. the book contains most of the Breton material that Surette has recorded on his 4 solo CDs over the years.

Everything Irish About Ireland

By the early nineteenth century, the Irish harp and its music were for all intents and purposes dead. ... the old brass-strung harp plucked with long fingernails, tended to take the dance tunes and song airs of Irish traditional music, ...

Everything Irish About Ireland


Harp Music Bibliography

Harp Music Bibliography

Harp Music Bibliography: Chamber Music and Concertos lists over 5000 works in the harp repertoire. The index of composers' names and titles provides access to every piece listed, whether it is cited individually or as part of a collection. In addition, an instrumentation index provides access to specific performance forces needed for each work. A separate index lists works playable on non-pedal harp

World Music Africa Europe and the Middle East

If you get a chance to see any of them at the festivals , don't miss it . QOS The Harp ... Maire has been notably successful in adapting Irish dance music for the harp , drawing on her knowledge of and love for the piping tradition .

World Music  Africa  Europe and the Middle East

Divided by region and subregion, this volume examines the indigenous music of different countries, its current status, major performers, and special instruments.

Popular Music of the Olden Time

A Collection of Ancient Songs, Ballads, and Dance Tunes, Illustrative of the National Music of England : with a Short ... in Irish music , it is in all probability because the Irish continued to nse the small harp , strung with wire ...

Popular Music of the Olden Time


Celtic Guitar Encyclopedia Fingerstyle Guitar Edition

Celtic music is as beautiful as it is vast and varied. With their red-blooded pipe marches, tender harp airs, vivacious dance tunes, and lovely songs, few parts of the world can claim such musical wealth as Ireland and Scotland.

Celtic Guitar Encyclopedia   Fingerstyle Guitar Edition

This comprehensive book contains over 100 Celtic tunes arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar. This edition is derived from a collection of nearly 300 arrangements Glenn Weiser has created over the last twenty years. the book is divided into 4 sections: 1) airs, marches and waltzes 2) hornpipes, jigs and reels 3) tunes from the Bunting collection 4) harp tunes of Turlough O'Carolan. All are in either standard or dropped-D tuning, and can be played on either nylon or steel string guitars. All of these melodies are accompanied with brief historical notes. Written in standard notation and tablature. Intermediate in difficulty.

The Ballad Literature and Popular Music of the Olden Time

A History of the Ancient Songs, Ballads, and of the Dance Tunes of England, with Numerous Anecdotes and Entire Ballads ... the harp . If this character is not equally traceable in Irish music , it is in all probability because the Irish ...

The Ballad Literature and Popular Music of the Olden Time

The second of two volumes, €this collection of ancient songs, ballads and dance tunes illustrates the history of the music of England.