The Tradition of Irish Song

The Tradition of Irish Song : A Collection of 27 Celtic Songs with Chords and Harmony. 11 Songs in Irish Gaelic with Translations and Pronunciations.

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The Tradition of Irish Song is a collection of 27 traditional Celtic songs. 11 of those songs are in Irish Gaelic. This book includes chords, harmonies, translations, historical notes and pronunciation guidance. Songs include Beidh Aonach Amarach, Castle of Dromore, Scartaglen, Einini, Nead Na Lachan, Bheir Mi O, I Know My Love, Ta Me 'Mo Shui, Parting Glass, Is Trua Gan Peata, Molly Ban, My Johnny Was a Shoemaker, Na Ceannabhain Bhana, Gaire Na mBan, The Boatman, Bold Riley, and Ae Fond Kiss, Cruiscin Lan, Juice of the Barley, Katy Cruel, Mo Ghile Mear, Red is the Rose, Seoithin Seo Ho, She Moved Through the Fair, Why Should I?, Siuil a Ruin, and Thugamar Fein an Samhradh Linn. There is a section of harmonized choruses for the following songs: Beidh Aonach Amarach, Bheir Mi O, The Boatman, Bold Riley, Cruiscin Lan, Castle of Dromore, Einini, Juice of the Barley, Katy Cruel, Mo Ghile Mear, Parting Glass, Red is the Rose, Seoithin Seo Ho, Siuil a Ruin, Thugamar Fein an Samhradh Linn. A harmony learning CD for these choruses is available at the author's website,"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 326.58g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508419817
  • 9781508419815
  • 1,830,618

About Abby Green

A performer at heart since childhood, Abby Green would sing for family members, some of whom would fall asleep during the performance. That did not discourage her. She graduated Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas in 1997 having collected many musical awards. Abby released her first solo CD, Einini, in 2008. One reviewer remarked, "quite simply, gorgeous. Her voice is polished without ever sounding slick or generic." When Fig for a Kiss was released in 2011, another reviewer commented, "Her considerable talents with the language, and in music, are on ample display with the release of her excellent second album." Whether the song calls for energetic rhythms or chord choices that echo the intensity of a broken heart, Abby plays her Irish bouzouki and shares her rich soaring voice to tell the tale in Irish, Scots Gaelic, and in English. As a native Texan, her love of Celtic songs, languages, and tunes has been a true journey of discovery. She enjoys unlocking the treasures of beautiful music often hidden behind the veil of languages unusual to our English speaking eyes and ears. As a full time musician, she performs with Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble as lead and harmonizing vocalist, frame drum percussionist, and storyteller. She can be heard on three Istanpitta CDs. Abby has also enjoyed singing and recording with Texas Early Music Project and collaborating with other independent artists. Her work has been preserved in both live and studio performances. Today, Abby lives on 10 acres in south Texas with her talkative grey cat, Stoli. In between musical travels, she uses the property to build small efficient cabins to demonstrate green-living ideas. Green CHAI, the Ranch is a work in progress, and welcomes visitors who enjoy building, crafting, or just relaxing. With the completion of The Tradition of Irish Song, she intends to continue sharing traditional music, and she hopes that the harmony section creates a world where audiences and groups of people will sing some of this amazing music together. Her third CD, Why Should I?, should be available by the end of 2015."show more