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The Blue Book (CD Edition)

By Brid Cranitch

All Instruments
By Brid Cranitch. By Irish Session Tunes. Edited by Brid Cranitch. Music Sales America. Folk British Isles. Book with CD. 48 pages. Ossian Publications #MUSOMB85. Published by Ossian Publications (HL.14016237).

Item Number: HL.14016237

ISBN 9781900428828. 8.5x11.5 inches.

The Blue Book contains over 100 Irish Dance Tunes and Airs, selected and arranged into Sets by Brid Cranitch.
This collection contains a varied selection of widely played and lesser known tunes, divided into different dance rhythms: double jigs, slides, slip jigs, polkas, reels, hornpipes, set dances and airs. In turn these have been sorted into sets of similar tunes to be played at Irish sessions.
The range of the tunes are particularly suitable for the fiddle, but can be used on other instruments.
Includes Silver Spear, Shetland Reel, Rose In The Heather and Fasten The Leg In Her.

  • Charlie Harris' Reel 
  • Congress Reel 
  • Cup of Tea 
  • Dairy Maid 
  • Fasten The Leg In Her 
  • Flax in Bloom  
  • Frost Is All Over 
  • Galtee Rangers (Reel) 
  • Garrett Barry's Jig 
  • High Road To Sligo 
  • Humours Of Ballydaly 
  • Knights of St. Patrick 
  • Lark On The Strand 
  • Longford Collector 
  • Rambler 
  • Rose In The Heather 
  • Shetland Reel 
  • Tarbolton (Reel) 
  • Tatter Jack Walsh 
  • The Blacksmith 
  • The Hunter's Purse 
  • The Old Pigeon On The Gate 
  • The Sailor's Bonnet 
  • The Scholar 
  • The Ships Are Sailing 
  • The Teetotaller Reel 
  • Trip To Durrow 
  • Wandering Minstrel (Jig) 
  • Wheels Of The World 
  • Whelan's Jig 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Tony O'Rourke
    Melbourne , Australia
    Difficulty Level:
  • April 14, 2009 So you want to play Irish Music?

    This book, and its companion, "The Orange Book",come with recordings by fiddler Sheila Garry, with fine uncomplicated piano accompaniment by Brid Cranitch. The transcriptions and the playing are both very accurate and methodical, and yet the playing is not in anyway mechanical. An invaluable aid to both teachers and...

    students of Irish music, perhaps the only minor criticism would be the use of electric keyboard rather than acoustic piano, but a fine collection for tunes players and accompanists, although no chords are included with the notation.An excellent collection.

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