Irish Traditional Session Music, Book 1

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Your Gateway to Melodic Mastery

Dive into the enchanting realm of Irish music with “Irish Traditional Session Music, Book 1.” Tailored for beginner to intermediate musicians, this book introduces you to a treasure trove of 64 well-known tunes, spanning various styles and moods, and is compatible with all melody traditional instruments.

A boon for learners and instructors alike, this book presents each tune on a single page, maximizing your practice efficiency. The meticulously designed layout incorporates ABC notation, staff notation, and chord progressions, catering to diverse learning preferences. With finger-scale charts catering to popular instruments, you’ll master each melody with precision. From jigs to slow airs, the book encompasses all styles, making it an invaluable resource for learners and a powerful asset for teachers.

Enhancing the learning experience, the wire-bound design ensures that “Irish Traditional Session Music, Book 1” lays flat on any surface, while the included free CD provides audio references for each tune. Embrace the self-learning approach and proven methodology that Ceol Tracks is known for, and let this book be your companion as you embark on a musical journey that resonates with the soul of Ireland.

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Weight 335 g
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 10 mm



Ed 2


Ppaerback & Wire Bound





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Type Tunes
Reels Drowsy Maggie, The Silver Spear, The Mountain Road, Cooley’s Reel, The Fermoy Lasses, The Maid Behind the Bar, The Sally Gardens, The Cameronian, The Star of Munster, The Merry Blacksmith, The Cup of Tea
Jigs Out in the Ocean, The Kesh Jig, The Lilting Banshee, Donnybrook Fair, The Connaught Man’s Rambles, Morrison’s Jig, Sixpenny Money, The Geese in the Bog, The Rambling Pitchfork, Jim Ward’s Jig, The Battering Ram
Hornpipes The Boys of Bluehill, Cronin’s Hornpipe, The Fairies Hornpipe, The Rights of Man, The Greencastle Hornpipe, The Liverpool Hornpipe, The Galway Hornpipe, The Blackbird Hornpipe, Chief O’Neill’s Favourite, Alexander’s Hornpipe
Slip-jigs The Butterfly, Barney Brallaghan, Give Us a Drink of Water, Hardiman the Fiddler, Hunting the Hare, Ride a Mile, The Kid on the Mountain
Polkas The Britches Full of Stitches, John Ryan’s Polka, Peg Ryan’s Polka (low key), Peg Ryan’s Polka (High key), Denis Murphy’s Polka, The Ballydesmond No. 1, The Ballydesmond No. 2, The Garryowen Polka, Maggie in the Woods, Bog Down in the Valley
Marches Séan South from Garryowen, The Clare Dragoons, Kelly from Kilane, The Boys from Wexford, The Centenary March, Bonaparte’s March
Waltzes Eibhlin a Rúin, Teddy O’Neill, Planxty Fanny Power, The Limerick Waltz


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Benefits and Features Of Our Books

Clear Musical Pathways

Navigate effortlessly with our user-friendly music notation layout, simplifying your journey to mastering Irish tunes.

Flexible Learning Anywhere

Our wire-bound design ensures easy placement on any surface, keeping lessons accessible and hands-free for immersive learning.

Inclusive Learning Resources

Empower multiple instrument learners with comprehensive finger-scale charts, accommodating diverse musical explorations.

Empower Harmonic Creativity

Elevate your ensemble skills with chord progression symbols, enabling harmony players to contribute to melodic excellence.

Foundations of Mastery

Embrace the essentials of music theory seamlessly, laying the groundwork for a comprehensive grasp of Irish traditional music.

Universal Learning Companion

Crafted for both learners and educators, our resource adapts to your role, fostering a shared journey of musical exploration.

Harmonious Learning Fusion

Unveil the richness of Irish music by blending traditional ABC notation with staff notation, enriching your musical understanding.


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