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Celtic Grooves for Two Cellos: 47 Irish and Scottish Tunes

47 Irish & Scottish Tunes

By Renata Bratt

Cello - Beginning-Intermediate
47 Irish & Scottish Tunes. Composed by Renata Bratt. Saddle-stitched, Duets. Celtic/Irish. Book/CD Set. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21017BCD).

Item Number: MB.21017BCD

ISBN 9780786675111. 8.5 x 11 inches.

A book of traditional Celtic tunes arranged for cellos with rockin' groove and chop-based accompaniments. Includes forty-seven tunes from Ireland, Scotland, the Shetland Isles, and Canada in duet arrangements, all chosen with cellists in mind and in a variety of styles including jigs, slip jigs, reels, strathspeys, planxtys and airs in traditional keys. Performing in the groove is so important for string players that the American String Teachers Association recognizes this skill as a separate category in their Alternative String Style Awards. Playing these idiomatic and often syncopated accompanimental patterns is a great way to learn these styles. Companion CD includes all arrangements performed by the author.

  • A Fig For A Kiss 
  • Archibald MacDonald of Keppoch  
  • Banish Misfortune 
  • Boannie Isle of Whalsey  
  • Brose and Butter  
  • Captain Campbell's Strathspey  
  • Catherine Kelly's Delight  
  • Connaughtman's Rambles 
  • Da Forteit o' da Ship  
  • Denis Murphy's Polka  
  • Donald Blue 
  • Donegal Lass  
  • Drowsy Maggie 
  • Ewie wi' the Crooked Horn  
  • Faroe Rum  
  • Father Francis Cameron  
  • Grace Hay's Delight  
  • Hector The Hero   Performed by J. Scott Skinner
  • Jack Broke Da Prison Door 
  • Jack is Yet Alive  
  • Jenny Dang The Weaver 
  • Jessie Smith  
  • Jimmy Ward's Jig  
  • Largo's Fairy Dance   Performed by Nathaniel Gow
  • Miss Mary MacDonald  
  • Mrs. Oswald of Auchincruive's Favorite Reel   Performed by Robert Mackintosh
  • Perrie Werrie  
  • Planxty Irwin 
  • Pretty Peggy 
  • Rights Of Man 
  • Roslin Castle 
  • Sean Ryan's Polka 
  • Southwind  
  • St. Kilda Wedding  
  • The Auld Toon of Ayr  
  • The Boys of Wexford 
  • The Cup of Tea 
  • The Earl's Chair 
  • The First of May  
  • The Kid on the Mountain 
  • The Maid Behind The Bar 
  • The Merry Blacksmith 
  • The Monaghan Jig 
  • The Music o' Spey   Performed by J.S. Skinner
  • The Pigeon On The Gate 
  • The Wind That Shakes The Barley 
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 2

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2014-12-05 05:50:04.0 Not a true duet booklet

    I like the tunes in this book, however, the majority of the pieces are basically a solo cello with a bass line accompaniment and not duets.

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  • 2008-06-19 00:00:00.0 Delightful purchase!

    Even in playing cello for six years, I did not realize there was so much variety in sheet music out there for the cello until I came across the Celtic music. I have a partially Celtic ancestry and quickly fell in love with the music. This book is perfect for...

    practicing cello duets, either with a friend or a private teacher. I very much enjoyed the variety of tunes - everything from pseudo-Scottish "Airs" to fiddle-style jigs. Highly recommended!

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