A collection of songs, jigs, hornpipes, airs, polkas, and marches from the Celtic lands of Scotland, Ireland, and England. The songs are arranged for mountain dulcimer primarily in 1-5-8 (Mixolydian, DAD) tuning along with a few tunes in 1-5-5 (Ionian, DAA) tuning. The arrangements make use of the capo as well as playing tunes in Em and Bm. Two of the songs include a Part 1 and Part 2 as suggested harmony. The book also features a CD recording of solo and mountain dulcimer playing each tune in the book through twice at a medium tempo. The stereo recording allows the listener to learn the tune by ear, or follow along by tab, or traditional notation.
Table of Contents George BrabazonIrish LamentationLoch LomondFoggy DewThe Minstrel Boy, (DAD/AEA)Flowers of EdinburghScotland The BraveHewlettOff She GoesThe Dawning of the DayLove Is Teasin'The Irish WasherwomanFarewell to Whiskey The Wicklow HornpipeSean Ryan's PolkaThe Hills of LorneShepherd's HeyThe Water Is WidePlanxty IrwinStar of the County DownCountry GardensThe Girl I Left BehindThe Keel RowThe Last Rose of Summer