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Karen Tweed's Irish Choice

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They say you cannot step twice into the same river. In this book and the accompanying recordings, the river, the moment, the torrent, is the traditional music of virtuoso piano accordion player, Karen Tweed. With timeless reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas and slip jigs all expertly transcribed and laid out, with Karen's choice of chords and - possibly best of all - with her personal thoughts associated with those tunes, this is a marvellous anthology of her personal favourites.


Every musician can, at last, examine and appreciate her interpretations of these tunes, particularly with the aid of the recordings. One thing will come across early to anyone with a grain of sense: Karen's obvious love of and respect for traditional music. Each tune is treated as a living thing, each is nurtured and cherished.


Dip in your toe or immerse yourself in this beautiful collection of Irish session tunes. Suitable for all traditional melody instruments, it includes Karen's versions of several favourites along with a healthy selection of challenges. Chords are given as are hints, tips, illustrations and anecdotes. On two tapes or CDs, Karen plays every tune in her own sweet style, accompanied by Gordon Tyrrall, Peter Houlahan and Seamus O'Sullivan. No musician can fail to benefit from Karen's breadth of experience and depth of comprehension of Irish traditional music.


This is a book about traditional Irish session music, the tunes in this book are not 'piano accordion tunes' but simply versions that Karen has learned on that instrument. They are not intended to be seen as definitive versions, just examples of how each tune can be played; you can adapt the tunes to your own instrument and style.

ReelsåÊ
  • All Around the WorldåÊ
  • Andy McGann'såÊ
  • BrÌ_d Harper'såÊ
  • The Broken PledgeåÊ
  • Bunker HillåÊ
  • Christmas EveåÊ
  • The CongressåÊ
  • The Convenience reelåÊ
  • Corney's ComingåÊ
  • Dennis Langtou'såÊ
  • Dinkie'såÊ
  • The Drunken LandladyåÊ
  • The Fairy reelåÊ
  • Fearghal O'GadhraåÊ
  • Girl who Broke my HeartåÊ
  • Hand me Down the TackleåÊ
  • Humours of LoughreaåÊ
  • The Humours of TullaåÊ
  • The KilfoddaåÊ
  • Launching the BoatåÊ
  • Matt Peoples'åÊ
  • Maudabawn ChapelåÊ
  • The Milliner's DaughteråÊ
  • Miss Thornton'såÊ
  • The Monaghan Twig My Love is in AmericaåÊ
  • The Old CopperplateåÊ
  • Over the Moor to MaggieåÊ
  • Paddy Lynn's DelightåÊ
  • The Piper's DespairåÊ
  • The RaheenåÊ
  • The Reel of MullinavatåÊ
  • Return to MiltownåÊ
  • Sailor on the RockåÊ
  • The ScholaråÊ
  • SeÌÁmus Meehan'såÊ
  • The Silver SpireåÊ
  • SiobhÌÁn O'Donnell's 3åÊ
  • The SteeplechaseåÊ
  • The WatchmakeråÊ

JigsåÊ
  • Boys of the TownåÊ
  • The Bunch of RosesåÊ
  • The Bush on the HillåÊ
  • Con Cassidy'såÊ
  • Connaughtman's RamblesåÊ
  • Connie O'Connell'såÊ
  • Conway'såÊ
  • The C̼il AodhaåÊ
  • The Flowers of Spring Gander in the Pratie HoleåÊ
  • The Hare in the CornåÊ
  • Hartigan's FancyåÊ
  • The Humours of KeshåÊ
  • The Maid on the GreenåÊ
  • The Miners' jigåÊ
  • Munster BaconåÊ
  • The New HouseåÊ
  • Rambling PitchforkåÊ
  • Scotsman Over BorderåÊ
  • The Second VictoryåÊ
  • SiobhÌÁn O'Donnell's 1åÊ
  • SiobhÌÁn O'Donnell's 2åÊ
  • Strayaway ChildåÊ
  • Tommy Peoples'åÊ
  • Tom Trainor'såÊ
  • Vincent Campbell'såÊ

HornpipesåÊ
  • The Cliffe hornpipeåÊ
  • The CuckooåÊ
  • Frank McCollum'såÊ
  • Joe Skelton'såÊ
  • Queen of the WeståÊ
  • The Smell of the BogåÊ
  • Smith's Favourite Spellan the FiddleråÊ
  • The Tara BroochåÊ
  • The TurnpikeåÊ

PolkasåÊ
  • Ailbe Grace'såÊ
  • An GallopeåÊ
  • Art O'Keeffe'såÊ
  • The BallydesmondåÊ
  • Captain ByngåÊ
  • Cousin's DelightåÊ
  • Din Tarrant's No. 3åÊ
  • Jim Keeffe'såÊ
  • Peg Ryan'såÊ
  • Sweeney'såÊ
  • Teahan's FavouriteåÊ

Miscellany
  • Drops of SpringwateråÊ
  • Going to Well for WateråÊ
  • Humours of DerrycrosaneåÊ
  • Merrily Kiss the Quaker'såÊ
  • The ScartåÊ
  • Whinny Hills of Leitrim

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