Celtic Anthology - Music From Historical Collections
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Before the 1700's celtic music enjoyed a long history of an oral music tradition whereby tunes are learned and memorized without the aid of paper and pen. the rich heritage of celtic music tucked away in historical collections from the late 1700's and 1800's fill the pages of this celtic anthology. it is a treasure trove of fresh vibrant melodies that connect us to our ancestors desire to capture the distinctive qualities of native traditional music. these collections are but a thread in a colorful tapestry continuing to be woven by the hearts of passionate music enthusiasts. the celtic anthology; music from historical collections is a compilation from twenty one collections that were the proud work of spirited countrymen and women. in this compilation you will touch the strains of music that filled the gleaming white thatched homes with joy and boundless energy to ease the hardships of living and connect with the heart and soul of a timeless culture. this book is designed for advanced beginners to intermediate harp players with lever folk harps (or pedal harp) having thirty-three strings or less with the lowest note being g (one octave and a half below middle c) in the keys of f, c, g, d and a. the tunes are appropriate for nylon or wire strung harps. there are two songs that have lever flips.
Songs include: A Spinning Wheel Tune, Awake The Harp?s Slumber, Belladrum House, Blackwater Foot, Bobbity Dawly, Cawdor Fair & Captain Kennedy Medley, Chorus Jig, Connor Macareavy, Coupar Angus Jigg, Cummilum, Edinburgh Castle, Fire On The Mountains, Gardner?s Hornpipe, Girls Have You Seen George, Good Night And Joy Be With You, How Sad I Am - Dan Deirg - Turn Back The Cows Duncan Medley, Jackson?s Dream, Lough Allen, Love For Ever, Merry Today, Miss Margaret Skelton?s Jig, Miss McReady Of Perston?s Favourite, Miss Montgomrie Of Annick Lodge Strathspey, Miss Nancie Low?s Reel, Mr. Oswald?s Reel, Munster Jig, My Jewel, My Joy - Down By The Banks Of The Sweet Primrose, My Guiding Star Medley, My Sorrow And Trouble, Nora, With The Purse, O?Donnell?s March, Oh Jenny, You have Borne Away The Palm, Oh, Rouse Yourself, Its Cold You?ve Got, Oro, Welcome Home - The Shanavest And Caravat - Down On The Floor Medley, Quick March, Reel #295, Sheen Sheesh Igus Souse Lum, The Banks Of The Daisies - The Deserter - Little Donnell Medley, The Blackthorn Cane With A Thong, The Dance By The Old Sally Tree, The Hags Of Ulster, The Flower Of The Vale, The General Gathering 1745, The Ladies Dressed In Their Garments So Green, The Maid Of The Valley, The Moonlight Jig, The Night?s Past And Gone, The Sprite, The Trip We Took To The Mountain, The Troubled Child, The Wandering Harper - Adieu My Lov?d Harp Medley, Turn The Pig From The Tea Pot