Acoustic instruments - Intermediate
Composed by Karen Tweed. Saddle-stitched, Songbook. Irish Choice. Celtic / Irish. Book. 46 pages. Published by Dave Mallinson Publications (MB.AP104).
Item Number: MB.AP104
ISBN 9781899512126. Celtic / Irish. 8.25 x 11.75 inches.
Virtuoso piano accordionist Karen Tweed has prepared this beautiful selection of 93 Irish session tunes, suitable for all instruments, with chords, tips and anecdotes. It includes her own versions of several of her favourites along with a healthy selection of session standards. With timeless reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas and slip jigs all expertly transcribed and laid out, with Karen's choice of chords and - possibly best of all - with her personal thoughts associated with those tunes, this is a marvellous anthology of her personal favorites. This is a book about traditional Irish session music, so the tunes in this book are not 'piano accordion tunes' but simply versions that Karen has learned on that instrument. They are not intended to be seen as definitive versions, just examples of how each tune can be played; you can adapt the tunes to your own instrument and style. Karen's renditions of the tunes are available on two CDs: The Silver Spire and Drops of Springwater. Mally's and UK product #AP104.