Great Fiddling Tunes - Beautiful Airs & Ballads of the British Isles

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Beautiful Airs & Ballads of the British Isles is a collection of 29 traditional Irish, Scottish and English melodies that are particularly suited to being played on the fiddle. Traditional fiddle airs, love songs, songs of home and longing as well as compositions of Turlough O Carolan and J. Scott Skinner make up the collection. The arrangements include stylistic “fiddle” phrasing and variations. Each of the tunes includes the fiddle melody with guitar accompaniment. Includes access to online audio.
Table of Contents:
  • Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms
  • Bonny at Morn
  • Call the Ewes (Ca’ the Yowes tae the Knowes)
  • Carolan’s Concerto
  • Chuaigh mé na Rosann (I Went to Visit the Roses)
  • The Clergy’s Lamentation
  • The Coulin (An Chúilfhionn/An Coolin)
  • Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
  • Down by the Sally Gardens (The Maids of Mourne Shore)
  • Fair Flower of Northumberland
  • Fanny Power
  • Gentle Maiden
  • Give Me Your Hand (Tabhair dom do Lamh)
  • Hector the Hero
  • Jock O’Hazeldean
  • John Anderson, My Jo
  • Loch Lomond (The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond)
  • Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore
  • Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow
  • Red is the Rose
  • Scarborough Fair
  • She Moved Through the Fair
  • Sheebeg Sheemore (Sí Beag, Sí Mhór, The Bonnie Cuckoo)
  • Skye Boat Song (Over the Sea to Skye)
  • The South Wind (An Ghaoth Aneas)
  • Star of the County Down
  • The Water is Wide (Wally Wally)
  • Wild Mountain Thyme (Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go)
  • Will Ye No Come Back Again (Bonnie Charlie)

Catalog: 30814M
Publisher: Mel Bay
Arranger: Craig Duncan

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