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Music of Turlough O'Carolan (Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar) taught by Duck Baker 
$38.95 - Video 95160VX
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Originally written for harp, these compositions lend themselves perfectly to the fingerstyle guitarist. In this lesson, Duck Baker teaches a wide variety of O'Carolan pieces from the simple folk-like air Blind Mary to the stately Hewlett. Includes 84 page booklet . Overall Difficulty:  Multiple Levels

O'Carolan for Everyone by Keith Hinchliffe 
$12.75 - Book A186
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This collection presents 55 tunes by the great Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan arranged for guitar, keyboard, or instrumental duet. The basic layout for each tune is an easy to intermediate guitar version in standard notation only, designed to also be usable for keyboard, instrumental duet or larger groups. The chord names above the music give simplified accompaniments that can be played instead of or in addition to the full bass lines. The chords can be used for second guitar parts, for keyboard chord vamping or for accompaniment--single note or chord--on any instrument. 48 pages. Overall Difficulty:  Beginning-Intermediate.

Ramble to Cashel - Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar Solos compiled by Stefan Grossman 
$24.50 -   DVD 13029DVD
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Contains Irish and Scottish music adapted to fingerstyle guitar by renowned players such as Martin Simpson, Steve Baughman, Pierre Bensusan, Duck Baker, Tom Long, Pat Kirtley, and El McMeen. They follow in the footsteps of Scottish guitarist Davey Graham, whose attempt to find a way to play this music on guitar led him to develop the D-A-D-G-A-D tuning, which is by now the predominant tuning for Irish guitarists in groups, as well as a standard option for soloists. Features performances of 'Believe Me if all These Endearing Young Charms; Waters of Tyne; Shepherd's Delight; Lowlands of Holland; Bony Crossing the Alps; Ramble to Cashel; Cullen Bay; Murtagh McKann; Flamorgan Air; and many more. PDF File On Disc Contains Notation and Tablature. 72 pages.
Multiple Levels
Rhythm Difficulty: 2+
Keys/Chords: Difficulty: 2+
Notes Difficulty: 2+
Technical Difficulty: 2
Length Difficulty: 2

A Scottish Christmas by Bonnie Rideout & Maggie Sansone & Al Petteway 
$15.50 - Compact Disc 96785CD
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From across the highland moors, into the castle drawing rooms and out in the village squares, celebrate the many moods of a Scottish Christmas, Hogmanay and the New Year. Includes: All Sons of Adam, the 17th-century Scottish carol; Baloo, Lammy from the Shetland Isles; The Day Dawns/ Christmas Day I' Da Moornin, holiday favorites with a Scottish flair; O, Come All Ye Faithful and What Child is This, and the original Auld Lang Syne written by Scotland's greatest poet, Robert Burns. This gorgeous CD recording features Al Petteway and other top Maggie's Music artists playing fiddle, viola, hammered dulcimer, guitar, cittern, bodhran, various Celtic bagpipes, cello, and Highland fife drum.

Scottish Traditional Music for Guitar in DADGAD and Open G Tunings by Rob MacKillop 
$19.50 - Book 99357
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This tutorial collection contains 32 tunes for fingerstyle guitar--12 in open G and 20 in DADGAD tuning. The music was selected from the 17th century lute manuscripts, 18th and 19th century Scottish instrumental collections, the Gaelic tradition, and traditional sources. The book's three sections--Historical Perspective, Beginner's Guide, and Technical guitar, tuning the instrument, basic technique and hand coordination, musical notation, ligados, scales and modes, ornamentation and right-hand fingering. Written in standard notation and tablature with fingering indications for both hands and performance notes providing volume, with its exploration of open and altered tunings uniquely appropriate for the Scottish tradition, will provide guitarists with new creative options and repertoire. 68 pages.
Rhythm Difficulty: 2+
Keys/Chords: Difficulty: 1+
Notes Difficulty: 2+
Technical Difficulty: 2+
Length Difficulty: 1+

Traditional Irish Fiddle Tunes for the Fingerpicking Guitarist taught by John Reid 
$29.50 - Video 94903VX
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Step-by-step instructions guide you through four traditional Irish airs, reels, jigs, and hornpipes for the intermediate to the advanced fingerpicking guitarist. Detailed explanations are provided for techniques used here. A great vehicle for expanding your fingerpicking repertoire. Includes 60 page booklet. Overall Difficulty:  Beginning-Intermediate
David Surette/Down the Brae by David Surette 
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This book is a collection of fingerstyle arrangements of melodies from Ireland, Brittany, Scotland, France, and New England. Many are dance tunes used for various traditional folk dances, while others are slow airs, harp tunes, or song melodies. Many of the pieces have been adapted to the guitar from fiddles, accordions, flutes, harps, and bagpipes. In notation and tablature. 48 pages.
Rhythm Difficulty: 2+
Keys/Chords: Difficulty: 2
Notes Difficulty: 3
Technical Difficulty: 2++
Length Difficulty: 2

- Celtic Accompaniment -
Celtic Backup for All Instrumentalists by Chris Smith 
$22.50 - Book/CD Set 97205BCD
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This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisun (session)- that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment. Celtic Back-Up includes accurate and directly applicable information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures, and resources for accompaniment. These concepts are particularly useful in an improvisational setting. 104 pages.

Irish Traditional Guitar Accompaniment by Gavin Ralston 
$20.50 - Book 98359WW
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$34.95 - Book/CD Set 98359WBCD
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$38.95 - Video 98359VWW
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A book on how to accompany traditional Irish music on the guitar. Learn the exciting new accompaniment styles used by today's great players from Steve Cooney to Arty McGlynn. Written in dropped-D tuning, this book contains tablature, alternative chord shapes, bass melodies, bass runs, scratching, flamenco rolls, and more. Notation and tablature. 96 pages. Overall Difficulty:  Intermediate.

The video tutor teaches you how to accompany Irish traditional music on the guitar. Alternative chords, flamenco rolls, capo slide key changing and bass runs are just some of the brilliant techniques you'll learn with this action-packed video. Learn everything you need to know to become a truly great session player. The video also features live stage performances featuring Gerry O'Connor on banjo and Paul McNevin on fiddle. 50 minute video. Includes 50 page booklet .

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