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Irish Session Tunes: The Red Book (Book/CD). Sheet Music, CD for All Instruments, Violin

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Product details

  • Publisher: Ossian Publications
  • ISBN-10: 1849382484
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849382489
  • ASIN: B00D8LX75I
  • Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 20.2 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Product Description

100 Irish Dance Tunes and Airs, selected by Matt Cranitch.

This collection contains a varied selection of widely played and lesser known tunes, divided into different dance rhythms: double jigs, slides, slip jigs, polkas, reels, hornpipes, set dances and airs.

The range of the tunes are particularly suitable for the fiddle, but can be used on other instruments.

The included CD features demo tracks of 50 selected tunes.

Includes these songs:

A Raibh Tu Ag An Gcarraig
All Hands Around
An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Andy Mcgann's Reel
Ballymanus Fair
Brennan's Favourite
Connie O'Connell's Jig
Cross The Fence
Dan Coakley's Polka
Danny Ab's Slide
Din Tarrant's Polka (1)
Din Tarrant's Polka (2)
Dinny O'Brien's
Eileen O'callagahan's Reel
Fallon's Hornpipe
Far From Home
Farewell To Whiskey
Father Dollard's Hornpipe
Father Of O'flynn
Hardiman The Fiddler
Higgin's Hornpipe
Jenny's Welcome To Charlie
Johnny Murphy's Slide
Lord Gordon
Madam Bonaparte
Master Crowley
Matt Teehan's Polka
Maurice Manley's Polka
Mich Duggan's Polka (1)
Mich Duggan's Polka (2)
Mich Duggan's Polka (3)
Michael Murphy's Slide
Munster Buttermilk
Na Connerys
Nell O'sullivan's Slide
O'Dowd's Favourite
Paddy Ryan's Dream
Padraig O'keeffe's Polka
Padraig O'keeffe's Slide
Petticoat Loose
Plearaca Na Ruarcach
Port And Deorai
Pretty Maggie Morrissey
Rattigan's Reel
Saint Patrick's Day
Sean Reid's Reel
Taimse Im Choladh
Tell Her I Am
The Ballydesmond Polka
The Banks Of Lough Gowna
The Bantry Lasses
The Blackbird
The Blue Ribbon
The Boys Of Ballysodare
The Boys Of Malin
The Broken Pledge
The Bunch Of Keys
The Cappamore Polka
The Congress
The Crib Of Perches
The Cuil

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With CD! ~ this is, minus the one tune - #101 - "Henry McDermott Roe", Appendix A from Matt Cranitch's excellent fiddle tutor, "The Irish Fiddle Book" ~

The Irish Fiddle Book (CD Edition)

& the real PLUS, the reason I'm smiling as I recommend this, yet again, is the accompanying CD. The CD is made up of most of the tracks from two recordings that were produced to accompany "The Fiddle Book". They are "Take a Bow" OSS CD 5 & "Give it Shtick" OSS CD 6, Ossian Publications, 1988/1992:

Take a Bow & Give It Shtick: Irish Fiddle M

The CD provides recordings for 50 of the 100 transcriptions in the book, and it's great for just listening too - excellent ear training and soul stirring.

The musicians are ~

Matt Cranitch - fiddle
Dave Hennessy - melodeon
Eoin Ó Riabhaigh - uilleann pipes
Bríd Cranitch - piano & harpsichord
Mick Daly - guitar
Tom Stephens - guitar ("Take a Bow")
Colm Murphy - bodhran

The tracks are, with a single or double asterisk to distinguish which of the two recordings they originate from, and giving the track and tune numbers too.

* = "Matt Cranitch And Friends: Take a Bow"
** = "Matt Cranitch And Friends: Give it Shtick"

_1. ) jigs: Tripping Up The Stairs / Father O'Flynn
* - track 10: tunes 1 & 2 of 2
_2. ) jigs: Connie O'Connell's / The Frost Is All Over
** - track 8 : tunes 1 & 2 of 2
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