Journey Across Ireland and Scotland Tune Book - Celtic Fiddle Tune Book 1

Journey Across Ireland and Scotland Tune Book - Celtic Fiddle Tune Book 1 from Roaming Free - Colin MacLeod Celtic Fiddle

By: Roaming Free - Colin MacLeod Celtic Fiddle  15-Feb-2011
Keywords: Music Teacher, Fiddle, Irish Music

JOURNEY ACROSS IRELAND & SCOTLAND

(PLAY ALONG CD & TUNE BOOK)

The Journey Across Ireland & Scotland Series contains an amazing collection of 38 inspirational tunes including jigs, reels, strathspeys and waltzes. This collection of tunes was originally collated as a workbook for the Launceston Youth & Community String Camp in 2011.

The Journey across Ireland & Scotland CDs contain the 38 tunes listed below played at half speed or slower and repeated multiple times to facilitate learning.

The Journey Across Ireland & Scotland Tune Book is available in electronic form and contains the following tunes as sheet music, MP3 files, demonstration videos (coming soon) as well as history and notes on how to play each tune:

The Shepherd's Wife/ Pet o' the Pipers/ Roaring Jelly

Mackworth, Mrs Helen Robertson/ Glasgow Highlanders

Columcille/ The Kettle Drum/ The Black Boy

Lady Madelina Sinclair/ Captain Campbell/ Miss Maule

Leaving Port Askaig

The Back o' Catafern/ The Wavers of Newly/ The Duke of Gordon's Birthday

Da Slockitt Light/ The Brumley Brae

McFadden's Handsome Daughter/ Tarbolton Reel/ Paddy Fahy's/ The Humours of Lissadell

Josefin's Waltz

My Darling Asleep/ The Humours of Ennistymon/ Tatter Jack Walshe

O'Hare's Reel/ The Fallen Angel/ The Silver Spire

Liverpool Hornpipe/ Greencastle Hornpipe

Sporting Paddy/ Fermoy Lasses

Lark In The Morning/ Doerty's Fancy/ The Frost Is All Over/ A Trip To The Cottage


See below for an excerpt from A Journey Across Ireland and Scotland: Celtic Fiddle Tune Book 1:

BOOK 1 - (A Set 1) - The Shepherd's Wife

The Shepherd's Wife (Traditional)(Jig)

The Shepherd's Wife is a song written by Robert Burns in 1792. It is a dialogue between husband and wife conversing about the end of the day and the things the husband has to look forward to when coming home to his wife.

The year 1792 was also known in the Scottish Highlands as the 'Year of the Sheep' and represented one of the largest mass emigrations to Canada and America.

The Jig is in 6/8 and like a conversation with rapport, has a very flowing melody to it.

Both the A and B parts of the tune are repeated and start with the lead in note on an up bow.

Possible approaches to playing the tune are:

    * -the use of slurring between a crotchet and quaver within each phrase and

    * -the emphasis on the first note of each phrase

    * -separate playing of quavers within a set of three quavers

Note the grace note decorations played after the F (first finger on the E string). The decoration is:

    * -the main note (F)

    * -a note above the main note (A)

    * -the main note again

Visit the Roaming Free website for the following resources to Download:

Sheet Music

MP3

Acrobat Reader        

A Journey Across Ireland and Scotland: Celtic Fiddle Tune Book 1

Set Lists :

PART A

A Set 1 The Shepherd's Wife/ Pet o' the Pipers/ Roaring Jelly

A Set 2 Mackworth

A Set 3 Mrs Helen Robertson/ Glasgow Highlanders

A Set 4 Columcille/ The Kettle Drum/ The Black Boy

A Set 5 Lady Madelina Sinclair/ Captain Campbell/ Miss Maule

A Set 6 Leaving Port Askaig

A Set 7 The Back o' Catafern/ The Wavers of Newly/ The Duke of Gordon's Birthday

PART B

B Set 1 Da Slockitt Light/ The Brumley Brae

PART C

C Set 1 McFadden's Handsome Daughter/ Tarbolton Reel/ Paddy Fahy's/ The Humours of Lissadell

C Set 2 Josefin's Waltz

C Set 3 My Darling Asleep/ The Humours of Ennistymon/ Tatter Jack Walshe

C Set 4 O'Hare's Reel/ The Fallen Angel/ The Silver Spire

PART D

D Set 1 Liverpool Hornpipe/ Greencastle Hornpipe

D Set 2 Sporting Paddy/ Fermoy Lasses

D Set 3 Lark In The Morning/ Doerty's Fancy/ The Frost Is All Over/ A Trip To The Cottage

BOOK 1 - Definitions

Hornpipe: A hornpipe is a tune which is in 2/4, 4/4 or 2/2 as a time signature. Accent is on the first and third notes of the bar. The tune type is very close to a reel. The Tourist (Set 1 Tune 2) is played as a reel rather than as a hornpipe.

Jig: The jig is very popular is Scottish Country Dance music and at sessions. There are various timings, including, 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8. The pieces played on Roaming Free are all in 6/8 time.

There is usually an A and B part to each tune. Some jigs may have three or four parts.

March: Marches have two beats per measure and can be written in 2/4 or 6/8 time. The Marches on the CD are either 2/4 or 6/8. The tunes are characterized by 4 parts, which are each repeated. A lot of the groupings also have the characteristic of longer note followed by a shorter note e.g. a dotted quaver followed by a semiquaver. This is to provide variety for someone either listening to or marching to the tune.

Quickstep: A quickstep is a March for accompanying quick time. It can be written in 2/4 or 4/4 time.

Reel: This is a type of tune which largely consists of quavers.  The time signature is normally 4/4 or 2/4. It also normally consists of 2 parts, an A and B section. The first and third beats of the bar are normally accented.

When playing a reel, the amount of slurring with the violin bow is normally minimised.

Slow Air: A slow traditional Scottish melody which may have been composed in honour of the memory of a person e.g. John Roy Lyall or a place e.g. The Hills of Lorne.

During a Slow Air, the amount of ornamentation used has been minimised, instead trying to concentrate on the notes of the piece.

Strathspey: The Strathspey is one of the most popular dances of Scottish Country dancing and a type of stately tune with a 4/4 time signature. Strathspeys, at one time, were very popular with the Scottish gentry.

The tune has an A and B part. It is also characterized by a lot of note groupings, where a longer note is followed by a shorter note e.g. a dotted quaver note followed by a semiquaver. This is called a Scots snap.

In Scottish music, the Strathspey is sometimes played as the second tune in a set of tunes.

- Slow Air/ Strathspey/ Reel

- March/ Strathspey/ Reel

Slow Strathspey: A Slow Strathspey is slower in speed than a strathspey and more majestic in its playing. Amongst other things, slow Strathspeys were written in honour of people.

 

 

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