Irish Dance tunes, with their evocative modes, engaging ornamentation, and rhythmic variety, make great flatpicking pieces, offering a wealth of exciting material with which to broaden horizons and deepen roots. Eric Thompson has been fascinated with this repertoire for a long time, and was fortunate to perform with master Irish musicians in the 1970's in both San Francisco and the west of Ireland, including the legendary Joe Cooley. Here Eric teaches several of his favorite jigs, reels and hornpipes, and coaches you in the triplets, grace notes, and nuances that give Irish ceili music its lilt and feeling. For intermediate students.
Lesson One: Discussion of ornamentation, grace notes and triplet playing. Sligo Maid, Bright Star Of Munster, Fulham Broadway, Gallagher's Frolics, Tommy McCarthy's Jig and Untitled Reel.
Lesson Two: IRISH DANCE MUSIC: Pigeon On The Gate, Sweets of May, The Wise Maid, The Pipe On The Hob and Apples In Winter.
Lesson Three: MORE IRISH DANCE MUSIC: Sean Sa Ceo, The Mooncoin Jig, The Traveler, The Old Customs House and The Choice Wife.
Level 2 • 32 page tab/music book with three compact discs.