The fifty carols presented in this new edition are part of an active traditional repertoire that is performed in pubs, as well as chapels, churches, homes, and in the open air, in villages to the north-west of Sheffield. With its roots in eighteenth-century English vernacular musical life, it is a tradition of carolling that largely predates the predominant Victorian conception. Hard back copy £23.00
This book provides an easy to follow approach to playing Irish traditional music on the piano, both solo and accompaniment. The tunes are carefully selected and progress from simple to more advanced tunes. Complete with rare photos and a selection of tunes. Soundtrack available.
The songs of Ireland enjoy popularity far beyond the shores of the Emerald Isle. Rich with melody, sentiment, and lively spirit, they warm the hearts and lift the spirits of all who sing them. Here is a collection of the best of those songs, including the most popular Irish-American songs from the turn of the century.Several of the songs are from Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies, including "'Tis the Last Rose of Summer," "The Minstrel Boy," and "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms." Patriotic songs like "The Wearing of the Green" and comic songs such as "Who Threw the Overalls in Mistress Murphy's Chowder" are included, along with such popular favorites as "Danny Boy," "My Wild Irish Rose," "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."This treasury of 36 songs will add a true touch of Irish spirit to St. Patrick's Day gatherings and every kind of songfest where singers gather to share songs of universal appeal. They are reprinted here in piano arrangements with complete lyrics, most of them with their original sheet-music covers. A new Introduction includes background notes on the history of each of these memorable songs.
The centuries-old Scottish song tradition includes ballads and love songs of great lyrical beauty, colorful chants of stirring patriotic fervor, songs that commemorate events in history and legend, and others that touchingly note the commonplace charms of everyday life. Here are seventy of the best songs from this great tradition, among them such favorites as: Loch Lomond (By You Bonnie Banks): Annie Laurie (Maxwellton Braes Are Bonnie); The Blue Bells of Scotland (Oh, Where, Tell Me Where); Flow Gently, Sweet Afton; Auld Lang Syne (Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot); Comin' thro' the Rye (Gin a Body Meet a Body); My Love, She's But a Lassie Yet; Oh, My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose; Thy Cheek Is o' the Rose's Hue; Robin Adair (What's This Dull Town to Me?); Fair Helen of Kirkconnel (U Wish I Were Where Helen Lies); MacCrimmon's Lament (O'er Coolin's Face the Night Is Creeping); The Islay Maiden (Och, Och, mar tha mi!); Scots, Wha Ha'e wi' Wallace Bled; Hush-a-by, Darling; John Anderson, My Jo, John' Nae Mair We'll Meet Again; Oh, Charlie Is My Darling; Lord Gregory (Oh, Mirk, Mirk Is the Midnight Hour); and 50 more.Vocal recitalists and sing-along enthusiasts alike will find popular favorites here as well as a number of beautiful and moving songs rarely heard today. The selection includes complete lyrics and rich piano accompaniments composed by Scottish pianist and composer Helen Hopekirk. Reprint of the Oliver Ditson Company, Boston, 1905 edition.
The centuries-old Scottish song tradition includes ballads and love songs of great lyrical beauty, colorful chants of stirring patriotic fervor, songs that commemorate events in history and legend, and others that touchingly note the commonplace charms of everyday life.