Traditional Irish Music for Small Harps is the culmination of Katy’s work with beginner players on small harps. This book is ideal for beginning-lower intermediate harp players who can already read music.
Traditional Irish Music for Small Harps contains a wide variety of Irish traditional tune types: Carolan , marches, airs, jigs, slip jigs, polkas, Irish hymns and slow airs. Katy has selected tunes that sound especially beautiful on the small harp and that her pupils thoroughly enjoy playing.
There is a 20 string and 26 string arrangement of each tune, with the 26 string arrangements including some simple forms of ornamentation. To accommodate harps without levers, all of the arrangements in this book can be played with the harp tuned in the key of G Major (with the exception of the 26 string arrangement of Elizabeth Kelly’s Favourite, which has an F natural in the accompaniment).
Although not a method book, this is an ideal resource for harp teachers and for those looking for quality and authentic Irish traditional repertoire for the small harp. It is also a fabulous resource for harp groups of beginner to lower intermediate level.
Books are available for purchase either in paperback or PDF on the shop page.
There is a 20 string and 26 string arrangement of each tune, with the 26 string arrangements including some simple forms of ornamentation.
Beautiful paperback copies and PDF downloads of Traditional Irish Music for Small Harps are available here on the shop page.
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