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5.0 out of 5 stars a treasure-house of beautiful old tunes, 1 Dec 2009
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This review is from: Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland (Penny & Tin Whistle) (Paperback)
This is a wonderful book. It is not easy to find a good compendium of slow folk tunes - there are plenty jaunty ones - but the old Irish tunes are so individual, so strange in some cases and so beautiful that to have 118 in one book, as happens here, is cause for great rejoicing! The tunes are set out very clearly in largish print, very easy to read, and are conscientiously edited for slurs and phrase-marks ; metronome marks (often very slow) are given for most tunes. My only slight quibble, as I have no Irish Gaelic, is that I would have liked translations of those titles which are in Gaelic. No matter. This is a fine book and very good value.
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Initial post: 19 Aug 2011 14:53:29 BDT
Do you have to be able to read music to use this book? I can't and would very much appreciate to know if alternative methods of showing the notes to play are give (such a finger maps).

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Aug 2011 22:58:40 BDT
hillbank68 says:
I'm afraid you do - it is set out in conventional notation.
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