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Irish Fiddle Solos

64 Pieces for Violin

By Pete Cooper

Fiddle - Intermediate
64 Pieces for Violin. Composed by Pete Cooper. Perfect binding, Solos. Celtic/Irish. Book/CD Set. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20919BCD).

Item Number: MB.20919BCD

ISBN 9780786627899. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This collection includes many favorite Irish fiddle tunes. Some are easy to play, others more challenging. The bowing techniques, ornamentation and other aspects of playing style summarized in the introduction will be familiar to readers of Pete's earlier book, the Complete Irish Fiddle Player, as will source musicians like Julia Clifford, Tommy Peoples, Lucy Farr, John Doherty and Padraig O'Keeffe. Here though, instead of proceeding in 'fiddle method' style from simpler to more complex tunes, regional repertoire and styles are explored. Grouped in sets for performance, the tunes from any one tradition can be of varying levels of difficulty. Less experienced players may find sets 5, 6 and 29, for example, quite approachable, as well as the first reel in set 14 and the second single jig in set 15. All tunes included on companion CD.

  • Airs: Coming Home  
  • Airs: Coulin  
  • Airs: Fanny Power  
  • Airs: Lament For O'Donnell  
  • Airs: Lament for Owen Roe O'Neill  
  • Airs: Michael O'Connor  
  • Airs: Paddy's Rambles Through the Park  
  • Airs: Princess Royal  
  • Double Jigs: Trip to Sligo  
  • Double Jigs: Bank of Turf  
  • Double Jigs: Cliffs of Moher  
  • Double Jigs: Coach Road to Sligo  
  • Double Jigs: Coleman's Cross  
  • Double Jigs: Donnybrook Fair  
  • Double Jigs: Humours of Ennistymon  
  • Double Jigs: Kilfenora Jig  
  • Double Jigs: Tom Billy's Favourite  
  • Double Jigs: Wandering Minstrel  
  • Germans: Francie Mooney's  
  • Germans: Roise Bheag Roise Moire's  
  • Hornpipes: Galway Bay Hornpipe  
  • Hornpipes: Home Brew  
  • Hornpipes: Julia Clifford's  
  • Hornpipes: McGivney's Hornpipe  
  • Hornpipes: Plains of Boyle  
  • Hornpipes: Sean Healey's  
  • Polkas: Ballydesmond Polka Nr. 3  
  • Polkas: Ballyhoura Mountains  
  • Polkas: Gullane Polka  
  • Polkas: Knocknaboul Polka  
  • Polkas: Lucy Farr's Polka  
  • Polkas: Toormore Polka Nr. 1  
  • Polkas: Toormore Polka Nr. 2  
  • Reels: Andy Davy's  
  • Reels: Boys of Malin  
  • Reels: Christmas Eve  
  • Reels: Craig's Pipes  
  • Reels: Dinkey's Reel  
  • Reels: Farewell To Miltown  
  • Reels: Fergal O'Gara  
  • Reels: Fermoy Lasses  
  • Reels: Flogging Reel  
  • Reels: Glory Reel  
  • Reels: Gravel Walks  
  • Reels: Green Fields of Ros Beigh  
  • Reels: Martin Wynne's No. 1  
  • Reels: No. 2  
  • Reels: No. 3  
  • Reels: Oak Tree  
  • Reels: Over the Moor to Maggie  
  • Reels: Porthole of the Kelp  
  • Reels: Pullet & the Cock  
  • Reels: Sligo Maid  
  • Reels: Star of Munster  
  • Reels: Swinging on the Gate  
  • Single Jig or Slide: Dan O'Keeffe's Nr. 1  
  • Single Jig or Slide: Dan O'Keeffe's Nr. 2  
  • Single Jig or Slide: Lonesome Jig  
  • Single Jig or Slide: Music on the Wind  
  • Single Jig or Slide: Nell O'Sullivan's  
  • Single Jig or Slide: Scully Casey's  
  • Slip Jigs: Dusty Miller  
  • Slip Jigs: Fig for a Kiss  
  • Slip Jigs: O'Farrell's Welcome to Limerick  
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • 2009-04-17 00:00:00.0 Irish Fiddle Tunes

    The Irish Fiddle Solos were perfect for St. Patricks Day. I was asked to solo for an hour to entertain at a party and I sight read everything down on the day of and they were fine.

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  • 5

    Pauline E Maher
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  • 2009-03-03 00:00:00.0 Great book for the aspiring Irish Fiddle player

    I really enjoy the pieces. They take a little work to pull off but sound great at any speed.

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