- Irish Fiddle Tunes
Irish Fiddle Tunes
This collection of Irish Fiddle Tunes is ideal for both beginners as well as seasoned veterans looking to expand their reportoire.
Containing a variety of polkas, slides, jigs, slip-jigs, hornpipes, barndances, marches, reels, waltzes and mazurkas from all over Ireland, the tunes are presented with chords and interesting background notes. A thorough introduction offers advice on modes, metre, ornaments etc. and each section provides information on the tune types and tips for playing. Although containing specific information for fiddle players on bowing, tone, phrasing etc. this is an invaluable resource for any traditional musician.
Appendices give information on accompaniment, a modal circle of fifths, as well as a map of Ireland so that you might have an idea of where each tune came from.
All in all, the book contains over 180 tunes!
The contents page can be found here.