Celtic Songs and Slow Airs for the Mountain Dulcimer by Neal Hellman. For Dulcimer (Mountain). Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Encyclopedia. Celtic/Irish. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 104 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99700BCD).
ISBN 9780786668922. Celtic/Irish. 9 x 11.75 inches.
In folk tradition, stories of love lost, betrayal, jealousy, conflict, emigration, and the supernatural are often immortalized in songs of many traditions, demonstrating that singing has been a universal vehicle for the human condition. The criteria for this wonderful collection of prose and melodies is from Celtic traditions that have been with us for hundreds of years. These compositions have been arranged sothat each will work both as an air and as a song. All of the selections in the book appear on the companion CD.