100 Vital Irish Session Tunes edited by Dave Mallinson. For Acoustic Instruments. Songbook. Mally's Presents. Celtic/Irish. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 44 pages. Published by Dave Mallinson Publications (MB.AM405).
ISBN 9781899512225. Celtic/Irish. 8.25" x 11.75" inches.
These tunes form the very corner stone of Irish music sessions. They crop up with such regularity that it's vital that you are able to play them. Every type of dance tune is represented: reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, slides, slip jigs, marches, set dances, waltzes, mazurkas, flings, a varsovienne, a barn dance, a single reel and a single jig. Session friendly settings: Learn them as written and you can be sure of having accurate versions. To help those whose music reading skills only extends as far as finding the notes.
Location: from Willowick, Ohio
July 4, 2007
This is an excellent series for use as a library of standard Irish tunes. Recommended to me by a ceilidh player, I have found them to be a wonderful resource. Level is Intermediate (as written) but provide a great structure for further ornamentation.
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