Nine beautiful arrangements from Carol’s Music of Ireland show. If you enjoy this book, also check out the sequel “More Magical Irish Tunes”.
Another one of those beautiful, melancholy songs of homesickness for the beautiful land of Ireland. I arranged this with lots of dramatic rising chord runs which symbolize the waves crashing against the rocky shore.
One of my favorites. This tune fits the hand so well, it is pure pleasure to play.
h4 Two beautiful lullabies :
A Gaelic lullaby. This can be played as a solo or as an ensemble piece. The directions of how to do this are on page 6.
This tune makes a nice medley paired with Baloo Baleerie. They have the same ending to tie them together. Gartan Mother’s Lullaby has beautiful words so you can sing it too or accompany a friend as they sing it.
Brian Boru was a famous warrior and High King of Ireland who died in 1014. There are many versions of this famous march. Hope you like this one! Play it strong and fiercely!
The famous song written by poet Thomas Moore in 1805. This is beautiful played as a solo but you can also sing the brilliant words or have someone sing them as you play. I have included it in a high and low key so you can fit it to your voice if you want to sing. High key: C Low key: G
My very schlurpy version of this much-loved tune.
My favorite O’Carolan tune. Simple but haunting. This can be played as an ensemble piece (directions on page 18). I often pair this with The Foggy Dew.
A mournful lament and rebel tune about the Easter Uprising of 1916.