These are simple little recordings, meant to celebrate the journey of learning. I would encourage anyone who is learning to play a musical instrument to be brave and record. I made these recordings with a simple Blue Snowball USB mic, my iPad mini and Garageband.
I enjoy working out lead sheets of my favorite Celtic tunes and am happy to share them with you. Just click the links to download the pdf files from my Dropbox and use them for your own personal enjoyment. I'd love to hear from you if you are making use of my lead sheets.
My plan is to add a new tune every two weeks or so; check back as my collection will be growing.
1. The Last Rose of Summer is a poem by Thomas Moore and it was set to music in the early 1800s. My Wild Irish Rose is a famous Irish-American song written by Chauncey Olcott in 1899. The two famous melodies sound beautiful together. Download pdf
2. Sweet Carnloch Bay and She Moved Through the Fair. These traditional Irish tunes sound lovely together since they are both in G mixolydian (that just means that G is home and there are no F sharps). Download pdf
3. Lochaber No More is a slow lament, a favorite of Scottish pipers. Download pdf
4. Mairi Bhan Og is a beautiful, haunting melody. The Gaelic title means Fair Young Mary. Download pdf
5. Cockles and Mussels and Bendemeer's Stream are traditional Irish tunes. The two pieces flow seamlessly from one to the other. Download pdf.
6. Dark Mollie of the Glen is a traditional Irish tune. I love the shift from 4/4 to 3/4. Download pdf. The recording was done on my Christina Therapy harp.