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Mel Bay Publications
Encyclopedia of Irish & American Fiddle Tunes
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Encyclopedia of Irish & American Fiddle Tunes
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This volume by Duck Baker is intended as a folio of arrangements from the repertoire of a working musician. As such, there is only a minimum of discussion about the technical aspects of playing. Students who have already dealt with the American style called fingerpicking or fingerstyle guitar, which is quite distinct from other kinds of guitar playing, will be at an advantage. The easiest arrangements here are early intermediate level, while the other end of the scale includes pieces that may challenge even a professional. Tunes within each section are presented generally in order of difficulty. The bulk of the tunes presented are fiddle tunes, with a couple of banjo tunes and several songs as well as tunes originally played on other instruments such as harp, pipes, or accordion. There are even a small number composed for the guitar. For the most part, differences in approach among the tunes here are unrelated to the instrumental sources. All the tunes are presented in notation and tablature. Mel Bay Publications MB98545BCD ISBN-9780786656967

Contents
The South Wind
The Flowers of Belfast
The Blackbird and the Thrush
John O'Dwyer of the Glen
Miss Forbes' Farewell
Sergeant Early's Dream
Oliver Goldsmith's Lament
No Love
Spanish Cloak
Child of My Heart
The Dodder Bank
Rattlin' Roarin' Willie
Planxty Sweeney
The Galtee Hunt
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Banish Misfortune
Market Girls
Catholic Bill's
Little Brown Jug
Tasha's Cakes
Joy of My Life
The Banks of Lough Gowna
The Rakes of Waterloo
My Darling Asleep
Haste to the Wedding
Huggerth the Puss
The Oak and the Willow
The Tar Road to Sligo
The Butterfly
The Exile's Jig
Top It Off
Paddy Now Won't You Be Easy
The Boys of Blue Hill
The Plains of Boyle
Ramble Over Stennis
My Heart Belongs to Jenny
Galway Bay
The Humors of Tullycreen
Captain Rock
The Maids of Mitchelstown
Roll Her In the Rushes
The Trip to Durrow
The Witch of the Glen
The Tailor's Thimble
The Gower
Poll Ha'penny
Rakish Paddy
Fisher's Hornpipe
The Keel Row
Boyne Water
Hop High Ladies
The Cuckoo's Nest
The Drunken Wagoner
Little Beggar Man
Polly Put the Kettle On
Boatman
Angelina Baker
Peacock Rag
Whistling Rufus
Wink the Other Eye
Buffalo Gals
Ragtime Annie
Over the Waterfall
Tucker's Barn
Robinson County
Jeff Davis
Sandy River Belle
Pappy Taylor's Hornpipe
Same Time Today
Johnny the Blacksmith
The Road to Richmond
June Apple
Blackberry Blossom
Salt Creek

 

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