Crossing to Scotland (Book)
Today the cello is usually considered a classical instrument, but from the late 17th to early 19th centuries it was used in folk ensembles to provide low, driving rhythms for dance tunes and to render haunting Scottish airs. Within the folk music revival of the past forty years there has been a small but dedicated movement to restore the unique richness of the cello to traditional music, and Abby Newton has been on the forefront of that movement. Abby has been deeply involved with Scottish music ever since, ...more
Product Number:
98011
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
32
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-4452-4
ISBN13:
978-07866-4452-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
6/21/2000
Today the cello is usually considered a classical instrument, but from the late 17th to early 19th centuries it was used in folk ensembles to provide low, driving rhythms for dance tunes and to render haunting Scottish airs. Within the folk music revival of the past forty years there has been a small but dedicated movement to restore the unique richness of the cello to traditional music, and Abby Newton has been on the forefront of that movement. Abby has been deeply involved with Scottish music ever since, traveling to and performing in Scotland many times. The airs, planxties and reels in this book come from traditional and contemporary sources, including the 18th-century fiddler Neil Gow, harper Turlough O'Carolan, Daithi Sproule, David Hornung, Alasdair Fraser, Ronnie Aimes, and others. All 19 of the tunes are written for solo cello with chord symbols included on most tunes for an accompanying instrument. The text also includes the author's notes on the origin of each tune.
Catskill Mountain Air       Abby Newton
Cropie's Strathspey       Abby Newton
Crossing To Ireland       Abby Newton
Da Full Rigged Ship       Abby Newton
Da New Rigged Ship       Abby Newton
Drunk At Night, Dry In The Morning       Abby Newton
Gin Ye Kiss My Wife, I'll Tell The Minister       Abby Newton
Heroes Of Longhope       Abby Newton
Independence Trail       Abby Newton
Lasses Trust In Providence       Abby Newton
Loftus Jones       Abby Newton
O'carolan's Draught       Abby Newton
Sister Jean       Abby Newton
Sleep Sound In Da Morning       Abby Newton
Spootiskerry       Abby Newton
Tarboltan Lodge       Abby Newton
The Earl Of Dalhousie's Happy Return To Scotland       Abby Newton
Tune For Mairead And Anna Ni Mhaonaigh       Abby Newton
Wagon Wheel Notch       Abby Newton
 
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