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Celtic Music for Flute

By Jessica Walsh

Flute - Beginner/Intermediate
Arranged by Jessica Walsh. Saddle stitch. Celtic, Irish and Folk. Book & Downloadable audio. With standard notation, chord names and introductory text. 38 pages. Duration 70 minutes. Published by ADG Productions (AD.ADG043-CD).

Item Number: AD.ADG043-CD

ISBN 9781882146871. 9x12 inches.

Celtic Music For Flute by Jessica Walsh contains 44 tunes for flute which can be played solo or with a chord instrument. This great collection includes tunes from Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, and the Isle of Man. The melodies were chosen from more than four hundred years of Celtic music. Most of the pieces have been extended with variations, which make the tunes a more suitable length for performances and are a lot of fun for the flutist to play. In addition, they will introduce the beginner to the joys of improvising in Celtic music, in which ornamenting and augmenting melodies is a tradition. Every tune in the book is included as downloadable audio. Though the tunes are very effective as solo material, Jessica chose to record most of them with guitarist Allan Alexander. Allan has rendered the chords artfully, and the result is really lovely audio which is a pleasure to listen to. For the player who is new to Celtic music, the recording will give insights into the melodies, and it will allow the flutist who has no access to a chord instrument to hear the harmonic progressions. For those who know and love these wonderful tunes, it will be a joy to hear them played by two musicians who obviously love to play this music together.

  • Follow My Highland Soldier 
  • Blythe Was the Time 
  • Carpenter's Morris 
  • The Gentle maiden 
  • O as I Was Kissed Yestreen 
  • Arrane ny Skeddan (Song of the Herring) 
  • Song of the Falcon Chief 
  • Hush! The Waves Are Rolling In 
  • Hunting the Hare 
  • Fisherman's Lilt 
  • The Foggy Dew 
  • The Cuckoo's Nest 
  • I Left Him on the Mountainside 
  • Cold and Raw 
  • Road to Listonvarna - The Morris Dance 
  • Silent, O Moyle 
  • Suo Gan 
  • Kemp's Jig 
  • Young Catherine 
  • My Thousand Times Beloved 
  • Pat's Missing Finger 
  • Lassie, Lie Near Me 
  • Shule Agra 
  • The Butterfly 
  • The Swan 
  • MacCrimmon's Lament 
  • Come, Give Me Your Hand 
  • Cremonea 
  • Send 'em Running 
  • Carolan's Farewell 
  • The Chase (from Into the Hills) 
  • Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of His Second Wife 
  • The Queen's Dream 
  • Pastheen Fionn 
  • The Exile Song 
  • Fear a' Bhata (the Boatmen) 
  • Parting Forever 
  • Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon 
  • Mary's Lament 
  • Hush My Babe, Lie Still and Slumber 
  • An Emigrant's Daughter 
  • Johnny Cope 
  • Manx Lullaby 
  • Blind Mary 

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  • 5

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  • September 24, 2019 I love this music and the CD is really helpful!

    Great book! Beautiful pieces and I love listening to the CD for both playing and in general!

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  • 5

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  • December 26, 2017 celtic music for flute

    fantastic love it

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  • 5

    Vancouver, Canada
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  • May 03, 2014 A Joy to play

    This was my first Celtic book, and the whole book is just fun and interesting to play. It's a great book for playing outdoors (busking) in the afternoon and during the night, for family, or as audition pieces. It's one of those books that you'll reach for...

    often if you are bored or need an instant crowd-pleaser. The CD is just a complete bonus -- You will learn the songs (almost) instantly if you listen to the CD while reading the music and tap along. There are many opportunities to improvise slightly, lengthen the song, or speed up/slow it down.

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  • 5

    Provo, Utah
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  • March 22, 2013 No Backing Track

    The music is fun and beautiful to listen to, but if I want to solo with an accompaniment I have to play with the flutist , too.I play in public a lot and would prefer to do my solos by myself.

    13 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Terrence Bronson
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    Early intermediate
  • September 09, 2011 Celtic Music

    This a wonderful compilation of Celtic flute music from all over the British Isles. The author not only gives you the main melody but a variation. The acompanying CD is a nice touch, also.

    25 of 51 people found this review helpful.
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