The Irish Dulcimer (Book)

This classic collection provides fretted dulcimer players with an authentic Irish repertoire. The 31 selections include jigs, slides, hornpipes, polkas, reels, slow airs, harp tunes, and songs. Accompaniment chords and musical notation are provided for other instruments. The modal music of Ireland fits well to the modal techniques and nuances of the dulcimer. Lois gives the dulcimer player an important introduction to the techniques of applying Irish music to the dulcime ...more

Product Number:
93661
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
80
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-8716-6821-1
ISBN13:
978-08716-6821-9
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
12/28/1979

This classic collection provides fretted dulcimer players with an authentic Irish repertoire. The 31 selections include jigs, slides, hornpipes, polkas, reels, slow airs, harp tunes, and songs. Accompaniment chords and musical notation are provided for other instruments. The modal music of Ireland fits well to the modal techniques and nuances of the dulcimer. Lois gives the dulcimer player an important introduction to the techniques of applying Irish music to the dulcimer. Consider this the beginning of a new approach to an old music, and a point of departure for your own interpretations of tunes you love.

Playing Techniques                                   
Your Dulcimer  
Airs  
The Humours of Whiskey
Londonderry Air
Ned of the HIll
Summertime, Summertime
Celtic Melodies
Give Me Your Hand
O'Carolan Compositions  
Planxty Irwin
 Planxty Fanny Power
 O'Carolan's Receipt for Drinking
Planxty Morgan Magan
Songs  
   As I Roved Out
The Cruiscin Lan
   The Castle of Dromore
   Love, Will You Marry Me
Fiddle Tunes  
   The Foggy Dew
   The Parting Glass
   Mick McGuire
Jigs and Slides   
   Haste to the Wedding
   Kesh Jig
   The Road to Lisdoonvarna
   Strop the Razor
   The Blarney Pilgrim
Behind the Haystack
   Denis Murphy's Slide
Merrily Kiss the Quaker
Hornpipes  
   The Rights of Man
   The Harvest Home
Polkas  
   Port Lairge
   Spanish Lady
Reels  
   Miss McLeod's Reel
   The Merry Blacksmith
 
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