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Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry

By Drew Beisswenger with Connie O'Connell

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Fiddle - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Drew Beisswenger with Connie O'Connell. Squareback saddle-stitched, Songbook. Celtic / Irish. Book/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22051BCD).

Item Number: MB.22051BCD

ISBN 9780786683758. 8.7 x 11.75 inches.

The two southern-most counties in Ireland, Cork and Kerry, have legendary music and dance traditions. On the border of these two counties, a rural area called Sliabh Luachra is especially well-known for its fiddle tunes and itinerant fiddle teachers. When speaking of this area's fiddle music, some describe a special lilt or backbeat, or they talk about the special role of set dances, but the most often-expressed quality relates to the frequent use of slides and polkas. This book features transcriptions of 107 tunes as played by three of the region's most distinguished fiddlers: Pi?!draig O'Keeffe, Denis Murphy, and Connie O'Connell. Each fiddler is profiled, followed by a collection of meticulously transcribed tunes and annotations. An accompanying CD includes 30 of these tunes played solo by Connie O'Connell.

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