A couple of jigs, some strathspeys, reels, marches, and oh! yes, a few airs. Beyond being traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, what else do these melodies have in common? To create this book, Cynthia Cathcart chose 18 favorite tunes from the music that resides on her music stand. These are delightful, original arrangements, each a living part of her repertoire. Using a variety of accompaniment styles, Cynthia reveals a few of her secrets in this must-have book for wire harpers. Ranging from easy to advanced, with selected ornaments and damping, this music is for a wire-strung harp tuned to G major, with a couple of C tunings thrown in. Some histories and performance notes are included.
Table of Contents:
Mist Covered Mountains, They Stole My Wife Last Night, The Seaforth Highlanders, Ferintosh, The Bedding of the Bride, Off She Goes, An Elegy on Rob Roy MacGregor, New Claret, Brian Boru’s March, The Banks of Lochiel, The Chanter’s Tune, Edward Corcoran, The Banks o’ Clyde, Lachlann Dubh, The Top of Ben Lomand, Mrs. Crawford of Donside, I Love My Jean, Sheebeg and Sheemore, Blair Athole