Celtic Songs and Slow Airs for the Mountain Dulcimer (eBook+Online Audio)
99700BCDEB
In folk tradition, stories of love lost, betrayal, jealousy, conflict, emigration, and the supernatural are often immortalized in songs of many traditions, demonstrating that singing has been a universal vehicle for the human condition. The criteria for this wonderful collection of prose and melodies is from Celtic traditions that have been with us for hundreds of years. These compositions have been arranged so that each will work both as an air and as a song. All of the selections in the book are available ...more
Product Number:
99700BCDEB
Format:
eBook+Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
104
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5799-3
ISBN13:
978-16106-5799-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
12/2/2015
In folk tradition, stories of love lost, betrayal, jealousy, conflict, emigration, and the supernatural are often immortalized in songs of many traditions, demonstrating that singing has been a universal vehicle for the human condition. The criteria for this wonderful collection of prose and melodies is from Celtic traditions that have been with us for hundreds of years. These compositions have been arranged so that each will work both as an air and as a song. All of the selections in the book are available on the companion online audio.
Celtic Songs and Slow Airs for Mountain Dulcimer

Introduction
About the Author ......................................................................................................................4
Author’s Note.............................................................................................................................5
Playing Tips & Notes ................................................................................................................7
Arrangements
A Stór mo Chroí (Treasure of My Heart)..................................................................................28
Banks of Claudy, The...............................................................................................................54
Beauty in Tears.........................................................................................................................38
Blind Mary ...............................................................................................................................60
Bonny Light Horseman............................................................................................................32
Caoineadh an Spailpín (The Lament of the Spalpeen) ..............................................................71
Courting Is a Pleasure .............................................................................................................72
Down by the Sally Gardens (a.k.a. The Maid of the Mourne Shore)......................................42
Éamonn a’ Chnoic (Ned of the Hill) ........................................................................................46
Farewell to Tarwathie ..............................................................................................................40
Flower of Magherally, The.......................................................................................................58
Flowers of the Forest...............................................................................................................88
Gabhaim Molta Bríde (A Prayer for St. Bridget) ......................................................................30
Heroes of St. Valery..................................................................................................................68
Lowlands of Holland, The .......................................................................................................94
MacPherson’s Farewell.............................................................................................................76
Maid of Coolmore, The ...........................................................................................................44
Martha, the Flower of Sweet Strabane.....................................................................................80
Mary’s Dream ...........................................................................................................................56
Mo Ghile Mear (My Spirited Love) ..........................................................................................67
Month of January.....................................................................................................................74
Parting Glass, The....................................................................................................................36
Planxty Connor .......................................................................................................................34
Praties, The ..............................................................................................................................90
Separation of the Soul from the Body .....................................................................................53
Sí Beag Sí Mór (Little Fairy Hill and Big Fairy Hill) ................................................................78
Sliabh na mBan (The Women’s Mountain) ................................................................................83
Snows They Melt the Soonest, The .........................................................................................48
Star of the County Down.........................................................................................................50
Such a Parcel of Rogues...........................................................................................................86
When I Was on Horseback—Melody Arrangement................................................................62
When I Was on Horseback—Vocal Arrangement ...................................................................64
Will Ye No Come Back Again? ................................................................................................92
Ye Banks & Braes.....................................................................................................................96
Appendix of Additional Lyrics
Down By the Sally Gardens/Maid of Mourne Shore................................................................99
Éamonn a’ Chnoic (Ned of the Hill) ......................................................................................100
Flowers of the Forest.............................................................................................................101
Lowlands of Holland, The .....................................................................................................102
Mo Ghile Mear (My Spirited Love) ........................................................................................103
 
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