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Author: Star Edwards
Format: Book
Instrumentation: Celtic Harp

Before the 1700s, Celtic music enjoyed a long oral music tradition of learning and memorizing tunes without the aid of pen and paper. The pages of this anthology are filled with the rich heritage of Celtic music tucked away in historical collections from the late 1700s and 1800s. It is a treasure trove of fresh vibrant melodies that connect us to our ancestors' desire to capture the distinctive qualities of native traditional music. These collections are but a thread in a colourful tapestry that continues today, weaved by the hearts of passionate music enthusiasts.

The Celtic Harp Anthology: Music from Historical Collections is a compilation from twenty one collections that were the proud work of spirited countrymen and women. In this compilation, you will touch the strains of music that filled gleaming white-thatched homes with joy and boundless energy. Connect with the heart and soul of a timeless culture and experience the music that eased the hardships of living.

This book is designed for advanced beginners to intermediate harp players with lever folk harps (or pedal harps) that have thirty-three strings or less with G (one and a half octaves below middle C) as their lowest note, in the keys of F, C, G, D and A. The tunes are appropriate for nylon or wire-strung harps. Two songs require lever flips.

Song List:
  • A Spinning Wheel Tune
  • Awake The Harps Slumber
  • Belladrum House
  • Blackwater Foot
  • Bobbity Dawly
  • Cawdor Fair & Captain Kennedy Medley
  • Chorus Jig
  • Connor Macareavy
  • Coupar Angus Jigg
  • Cummilum
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Fire On The Mountains
  • Gardner's Hornpipe
  • Girls Have You Seen George
  • Good Night And Joy Be With You
  • How Sad I Am - Dan Deirg - Turn Back The Cows Duncan Medley
  • Jackson's Dream
  • Lough Allen
  • Love For Ever
  • Merry Today
  • Miss Margaret Skelton's Jig
  • Miss McReady Of Perston's Favourite
  • Miss Montgomrie Of Annick Lodge Strathspey
  • Miss Nancie Low's Reel
  • Mr. Oswald's Reel
  • Munster Jig
  • My Jewel, My Joy - Down By The Banks Of The Sweet Primrose - My Guiding Star Medley
  • My Sorrow And Trouble
  • Nora, With The Purse
  • ODonnell's March
  • Oh Jenny, You have Borne Away The Palm
  • Oh, Rouse Yourself, Its Cold You've Got
  • Oro, Welcome Home - The Shanavest And Caravat - Down On The Floor Medley
  • Quick March
  • Reel #295
  • Sheen Sheesh Igus Souse Lum
  • The Banks Of The Daisies - The Deserter - Little Donnell Medley
  • The Blackthorn Cane With A Thong
  • The Dance By The Old Sally Tree
  • The Hags Of Ulster
  • The Flower Of The Vale
  • The General Gathering 1745
  • The Ladies Dressed In Their Garments So Green
  • The Maid Of The Valley
  • The Moonlight Jig
  • The Night's Past And Gone
  • The Sprite
  • The Trip We Took To The Mountain
  • The Troubled Child
  • The Wandering Harper - Adieu My Lov'd Harp Medley
  • Turn The Pig From The Tea Pot
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