Celtic Harp Anthology (Book)
Music from Historical Collections
30541
Before the 1700s, Celtic music enjoyed a long oral music tradition of learning and memorizing tunes without the aid of pen and paper. The pages of this anthology are filled with the rich heritage of Celtic music tucked away in historical collections from the late 1700s and 1800s. It is a treasure trove of fresh vibrant melodies that connect us to our ancestors' desire to capture the distinctive qualities of native traditional music. These collections are but a thread in a colorful tapestry that continues to ...more
Product Number:
30541
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
64
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9779-2
ISBN13:
978-07866-9779-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/11/2016
Before the 1700s, Celtic music enjoyed a long oral music tradition of learning and memorizing tunes without the aid of pen and paper. The pages of this anthology are filled with the rich heritage of Celtic music tucked away in historical collections from the late 1700s and 1800s. It is a treasure trove of fresh vibrant melodies that connect us to our ancestors' desire to capture the distinctive qualities of native traditional music. These collections are but a thread in a colorful tapestry that continues today, weaved by the hearts of passionate music enthusiasts. The Celtic Harp Anthology: Music from Historical Collections is a compilation from twenty one collections that were the proud work of spirited countrymen and women. In this compilation, you will touch the strains of music that filled gleaming white-thatched homes with joy and boundless energy. Connect with the heart and soul of a timeless culture and experience the music that eased the hardships of living.

This book is designed for advanced beginners to intermediate harp players with lever folk harps (or pedal harps) that have thirty-three strings or less with G (one and a half octaves below middle C) as their lowest note, in the keys of F, C, G, D and A. The tunes are appropriate for nylon or wire-strung harps. Two songs require lever flips.
Preface  
A Spinning Wheel Tune  
Awake The Harp’s Slumber  
Belladrum House  
Blackwater Foot  
Bobbity Dawly  
Cawdor Fair & Captain Kennedy Medley  
Chorus Jig  
Connor Macareavy  
Coupar Angus Jigg  
Cummilum  
Edinburgh Castle  
Fire On The Mountains  
Gardner’s Hornpipe  
Girls Have You Seen George  
Good Night And Joy Be With You  
How Sad I Am - Dan Deirg - Turn Back The Cows Duncan Medley  
Jackson’s Dream  
Lough Allen  
Love For Ever  
Merry Today  
Miss Margaret Skelton’s Jig  
Miss McReady Of Perston’s Favourite  
Miss Montgomrie Of Annick Lodge Strathspey  
Miss Nancie Low’s Reel  
Mr Oswald’s Reel  
Munster Jig  
My Jewel, My Joy - Down By The Banks Of The Sweet Primrose - My Guiding Star Medley  
My Sorrow And Trouble  
Nora, With The Purse  
O’Donnell’s March  
Oh Jenny, You have Borne Away The Palm  
Oh, Rouse Yourself, Its Cold You’ve Got  
Oro, Welcome Home - The Shanavest And Caravat - Down On The Floor Medley  
Quick March  
Reel #295
Sheen Sheesh Igus Souse Lum  
The Banks Of The Daisies - The Deserter - Little Donnell Medley  
The Blackthorn Cane With A Thong  
The Dance By The Old Sally Tree  
The Hags Of Ulster  
The Flower Of The Vale  
The General Gathering  1745
The Ladies Dressed In Their Garments So Green  
The Maid Of The Valley  
The Moonlight Jig  
The Night’s Past And Gone  
The Sprite  
The Trip We Took To The Mountain  
The Troubled Child  
The Wandering Harper - Adieu My Lov’d Harp Medley  
Turn The Pig From The Tea Pot  
The Collections  
About the Author  
 
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