Celtic Music for Mandolin
Author: Allan Alexander and Jessica Walsh
Publisher: ADG Productions
In this collection by Allan Alexander and Jessica Walsh you will find traditional music, pieces by Carolan, and also pieces that were written for lute and mandora over 400 years ago. There is a surprising similarity in the sound of the lute and mandora music and the sound of many of the traditional pieces from Ireland and Scotland. It is an amazing feeling to play a dance that is this old... to play the same notes another musician played back in the Renaissance.
The pieces included in this book are a combination of requests from mandolin players and Allan's own personal favorites. There are 46 pieces spanning four centuries. The pieces are presented with music notation and tablature. They also work on the modern cittern. Song titles are: Dermott O'Doud, Wo Betyd Thy Waerie Bodie, Song of the Chanter, James Betagh, Cremonea, Corne Yards, Carolan's Concerto, Princess Royal, Lady Blaney, Carolan's Devotion, I Serve a Worthy Lady, Hewlett, The Gentle Maiden, Fisherman's Lilt, Carolan's Favorite Jig, Carolan's Farewell to Music, Eleanor Plunkett, Planxty Irwin, Isabella Burke, Carolan's Draught, The Chase, Charles O'Connor, Planxty Miss Burke, Loftus Jones, The road to Listonvana-The Morris Dance, A Lilt, Planxty Maggie Browne, Thomas Lexlip the Proud, Dr. John Hart, Planxty O'Rouke 1st. Air, Planxty Burke, Carolan's Welcome Home, Bumper Squire Jones, Separation of Soul & Body, Sheebag Sheemore, The Queen's Dream, Carolan's Quarrel With the Landlady, Sir Charles Coote, Castles in the Sky, Morgan Megan, Ode to Whiskey, Blind Mary, Mrs. Maxwell 1st. Air, The Faerie Queen, George Brabazon 2nd. Air, Fanny Power.
The book also includes chords if you want to play as part of an ensemble.
If you are at all interested in Turlough O'Carolan tunes on mandolin, this book is a great buy. Tab is included and the recordings on theCD are well done. When you play his songs from this book you will feel Irish composing genious. Well done. Highly recomended!" M.R.Potomac Falls, VA.
I received the book/CD Celtic Mandolin on Wed. and just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my purchase. Both the printing and recording are very professional. The quantity of songs in this package, with variations on many, is a wealth of information on Early Celtic music, and a bargain I might add, for the modest cost. I look forward to purchasing other materials from you. Thank you very much.K