Pat Kirtley Irish Guitar (Celtic Guitar Solos). Edited by John Roberts and Mark Pritcher. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Perfect binding, Solos. Celtic/Irish. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97332).
ISBN 9780786670512. Celtic/Irish. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
World traveling fingerstyle guitarist Pat Kirtley presents 17 solo guitar arrangements of traditional Irish tunes including a few original compositions in the same vein by himself, Pierre Bensusan, and Duck Baker. As all of the tunes in this 1997 recording were arranged in altered tunings (DADGAD, EADEAE or DADEAD), each appears in both standard notation and tablature with insightful performance notes. In general, these transcriptions from Pat Kirtley's 1997 album of the same title are extremely accurate; The Red-Haired Boy, however, played as a duet with Steve Rector on the album - appears as a solo arrangement in this book. Recommended for the intermediate to advanced player, the author provides insightful performance notes for each tune.