A delightful book of mostly Celtic tunes and songs and a few poems, collected, interpreted, arranged, and in some cases, composed by Mary K. Lloyd.
The titles in this book are super! Many favorites, some as harp solo, some as harp with voice, some as both. For intermediate harp in C, G or D with one optional Eb. Ms. Lloyd’s books are like carrying around a treasured book. The poems, melodies and lyrics are all lovely! Even includes a Ugandan folk song.
This book was so much fun to play that I made a lot of sound samples, below the contents.
Contents of the book:
Copyright information & permissions / Bio | About the Songs | Suggestions for Performance | Notes On Notation
Markings and Elaborations | Notes on the Individual Tunes | My Heart, A Song (poem)
Over the Water | Soft Mild Morning | The Dawning of the Day | ‘Tis A Pity I Don’t See My Love
Ned of the Hill (Éamonn an Chnuic) | Ned of the Hill (English words) | Éamonn a’ Chnuic (Irish words)
Hector the Hero | Hector the Hero (words by Thomas McWilliam) | Sir Charles Coote
Hewlett | Blind Mary | The Great Song of MacLeod (Oran Mhor Mhic Leoid) | Kilcash (Cill Chais)
Dark Isle | Arran Boat Song | Loch Tay Boat Song | Skye Boat Song (Key of G) | Skye Boat Song (Key of Eb)
Red Is the Rose | Kelvin Grove (in 3/4) | Kelvin Grove (words by Thomas Lyle) | Kelvin Grove (in 4/4, aka The Shearin’s No For You)
The Shearin’s No For You (words) | Will Ye No’ Come Back Again? | Londonderry Air | The Young Man’s Dream
Song (poem) | Deus Meus | Deus Meus | Mwana Wange | Guitar Chords Used In This Book