Various: World Of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar (Bk & DVD)


Catalogue No: 30016DP
Shop Product Code: 256360B

Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours

Arranger: Grossman, Stefan

Department: Guitar & Bass - Guitar (Pop/Rock/Folk)

Publisher: Mel Bay

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This collection of traditional music from Ireland and Scotland arranged for solo guitar is the result of a passionate study of the tradition by some of the finest musicians playing in this genre. Compiled by Stefan Grossman, this book includes arrangements by Pierre Bensusan, El McMeen, Martin Simpson, Pat Kirtley, Duck Baker, Tom Long & Steve Baughman. Looking back less than a century you would find this music performed on fiddle, pipes, button accordion, flutes and whistles, in solo and ensemble settings, but never guitar, even in its basic role of providing rhythm. The challenge for those who attempt to translate Celtic traditional music for fingerstyle guitar is to preserve the unique qualities which are the essence of the style. The popularity of alternate tunings in this music tends to come from two different directions. One is in the desire for production of tonalities of droning instruments, á la the bagpipes, and tunings such as DADGAD and EADEAE make this effect relatively easy. On the other hand, there are guitar tunings which lend themselves easily to the melodic steps and fullness found in the diatonic Celtic harp, such as DGDGBD (open G tuning) and the CGDGAD.


Contents and Reviews

Banish Misfortune Tom Long
Believe Me If All These Endearing Young Charms Martin Simpson
Bill Malley's Barndance Steve Baughman
Bogie's Bonny Belle Martin Simpson
Bony Crossing the Alps Steve Baughman
Carolan's Farewell to Music El McMeen
Chase the Weasel Pat Kirtley
Chief O'Neill's Favorite Duck Baker
Cullen Bay Steve Baughman
Cunla Pierre Bensusan
Danny Boy El McMeen
Fanny Power Pat Kirtley
Fanny Power Steve Baughman
Finn MacCool's Reel Pat Kirtley
Flamorgan Air Pierre Bensusan
Hardiman The Fiddler Tom Long
Heman Dubh Pierre Bensusan
Jenny Picking Cockles Tom Long
Jock O'Hazeldean El McMeen
Lowlands of Holland Martin Simpson
Merrily Kissed the Quacker Pierre Bensusan
Miss Forbes Farewell Duck Baker
Moran's Return Pat Kirtley
Morgan Magan Pat Kirtley
Murtagh McKann Pierre Bensusan
Planxty Kelly Duck Baker
Poll Halfpenny Duck Baker
Ramble to Cashel Steve Baughman
Rosie Anderson Martin Simpson
Sergeant Early's Dream Duck Baker
Sheebeg An Sheemor Pierre Bensusan
Shepherd's Delight Martin Simpson
South Wind Pat Kirtley
Star Of the County Down El McMeen
The Blarney Pilgrim Duck Baker
The Broken Pledge Tom Long
The Butterfly Tom Long
The Castle of Dromore El McMeen
The Duke of Fife's Welcome to Deeside Duck Baker
The Faerie Queen Duck Baker
The Flax in Bloom Pierre Bensusan
The Golden Keyboard Duck Baker
The Pure Drop Pierre Bensusan
The Rakes of Waterloo Duck Baker
The Shearing's Not For You Martin Simpson
Waters of Tyne Martin Simpson