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

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Catalogue No: 30016DP
Shop Product Code: 256360B
World Of Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar (Bk & DVD)

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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.

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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