Irish Fiddle Tunes
Tommy Peoples was born in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, and grew up in Killycally, St. Johnston, Co. Donegal. He learned partly from his father but started lessons with his cousin Joe Cassidy at the age of seven. Peoples developed his own techniques of bowing from early in his playing career and is one of the most inventive and imaginative of traditional fiddlers. A move to Dublin led to his involvement in the foundation of The Green Linnet CéilI Band and, in 1974, to a brief spell with the group 1691. Soon after, he joined the legendary Bothy Band, with which he recorded an album in 1975. In the late 1970s he played for a time with the Kilfenora Céili Band but was always happier in small sessions rather than stage performances. One of the most memorable traditional albums of this period is Matt Molloy, Paid Brady, Tommy Peoples (1978), notable for the great passion and energy of all three players' performances. Peoples has released a number of solo albums, including The High Part of the Road (1979), on which he was accompanied by Paul Brady. Throughout the 1980s and '90s he played small sessions, many of them around Co. Clare. The Quiet Glen/An Gleann Giiiin was released in 1998, with Aiph Duggan on guitar, and has strengthened Peoples' standing as one of the all-time greats of Irish traditional fiddling.
Instrumentation
$19.95 (US)Inventory #HL 00634235ISBN: 9781857201499UPC: 884088699543Manufacturer Code: WM1370Width: 8.25"Length: 11.75"30 pages
110 IRELAND'S BEST FIDDLE TUNES – VOLUME 1
with Guitar Chords
Series: Waltons Irish Music BooksManufacturer: Waltons Irish MusicGuitarEditor: Paul McNevin
110 of the most popular and enduring session tunes in Ireland and around the world. Join in wherever you go with this session-friendly collection of jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, slides, airs and more. Suitable for all melody instruments.Volume 1 includes: A Day at the Races • Sorry to Part • The Mooncom Jig • Paddy's Return • Phil's Jig • The Thrush on the Strand • The Blackhaired Lass • The Brosna Slide • The Castleisland Polka • The Wedding Polka • Flaherty's • The Golden Eagle • The Poppy Leaf • The Sunny Banks (The Blackbird) • Bonnie Kate • The Concertina • The Earl's Chair • Geehan's Frolics • Maeve's Return • The Morning Dew • The Roscommon Reel • Toss the Feathers • and more.
Instrumentation
$19.95 (US)Inventory #HL 00634212ISBN: 9781857200836UPC: 884088698898Manufacturer Code: WM1312Width: 8.25"Length: 11.75"48 pages
IRISH SESSION TUNES – THE BLUE BOOK
Series: Music Sales AmericaPublisher: Music Sales AmericaEditor: Brid Cranitch
The “blue book” in this series 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 • Fasten the Leg in Her • Cooley's • Wise Maid • Lucky Penny • Old Pigeon in the Gate • Wind That Shakes the Barley • Kiss Me Kate • No Name • Free and Easy • and many more favorites and rarities. The matching CD features Sheila Garry on fiddle and Brid Cranitch on keyboard.
Song List
TATTERS JACK
THE BLACKSMITH
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
WHELAN'S JIG
LONGFORD COLLECTOR
RAMBLER
ROSE IN THE HEATHER
SHETLAND REEL
TARBOLTON REEL
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
CONGRESS REEL
CHARLIE HARRIS' REEL
LARK ON THE STRAND