Irish & Scottish

//Irish & Scottish
  • Series: None
    Publisher: Mel Bay
    Format: Softcover
    Composer: Various
    Arrangers: Matt Cunninham
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate

    Description:

    Matt Cunningham is internationally recognized as one of Ireland’s finest exponents of Irish traditional music today. His recordings, The Dance Music of Ireland series, are an extensive and invaluable resource for dancers. This book offers the reader the chance to become more intimate with the dance tunes. No less than 298 Irish dance tunes have been transcribed exactly from the recordings and have had chords added so that an accompanist can easily join in with the melody player. Reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes, marches and waltzes all abound here.

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  • Series: None
    Publisher: Waltons
    Format: Softcover
    Composer: Various
    Arrangers: Various
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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    Double Jigs, Hornpipes, Songs, and Reels.
    44 well-known double jigs, hornpipes, songs and reels for Irish piano accordion.

    All arrangements are written on the grand staff and include complete lyrics. A fabulous Irish repertoire sourcebook!

    Song List:

    East at Glendart

    Gillians Apples

    The Pride of Leinster

    The Rights of Man

    The Showman’s Fancy

    The Valley of Knockanure

    and more…

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  • Series: None
    Publisher: Hal Leonard
    Format: Softcover
    Composer: Various
    Arrangers: Gary Meisner
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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    21 Irish gems arranged for accordion.

    Song List:

    Danny Boy

    McNamara’s Band

    Molly Malone (Cockles & Mussels)

    My Wild Irish Rose

    Sailors Hornpipe

    Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra (That’s an Irish Lullaby)

    When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

    and more…

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  • Series: None
    Publisher: Mel Bay
    Format: Softcover w/ CD
    Composer: Various
    Arrangers: David DiGiuseppe
    Level: Beginner to Intermediate

    Description:

    From Apples in Winter to The Wise Maid, this collection of Irish jigs, reels, and polkas provides beginning to advanced players with a wealth of traditional Irish music for solo keyboard accordion. This collection includes a number of tunes transcribed from recordings of not only the keyboard accordion, but also the Irish button box and concertina. Herein too are many of the author’s own arrangements. Some of the stellar players whose work appears here are: Jimmy Keane, Phil Cunningham, Alan Kelly, Joe Burke, Jackie Daly, Tom Doherty, Chris Sherburn, Sharon Shannon, and Tony MacMahon. With a basic guide to fingering and rhythm chord symbols included, this book will allow even the novice accordionist to join in a traditional Irish session. The enclosed CD features the author’s performance of medleys including 21 of the book’s 100 selections.

     

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  • Series: World Music
    Publisher: Schott
    Format: Softcover w/ CD
    Composer: Various
    Arrangers: Ian Lowthian
    Level: Intermediate

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    54 Traditional Pieces for Accordion.
    This book is a mixture of traditional and contemporary tunes from the Scottish accordionists’ repertoire. It explores the common tune types played in Scotland, such as the Jig, Reel, Strathspey, Slow Air, Waltz, March and Polka. Some tunes are arranged in a traditional, dance music style, where others have been set with a more contemporary feel. Strong emphasis has been placed on the use of the left hand to enhance the style and arrangement. Includes a history of the accordion in Scotland, and also a CD of performances by Ian Lowthian.

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