Author, performer, and Acoustic Guitar magazine contributing editor Danny Carnahan has collected 15 of his favorite popular Irish songs and arranged them here for acoustic guitar. Many moods and subjects are covered. There are innocent (and very old) love songs like "Rosemary Fair" and more lustful romps like "Newry Town." There is the revolutionary fervor of "The Rising of the Moon" in contrast to the story of the poor kid who deserts after one day in the army in "The Rambler from Clare." There is the regional pride of "Star of the County Down" and the terrible longing for home in "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore." And then there's highway robbery, questionable job choices, unabashed love for one's fellow man, and more.
This comprehensive guide is available in three different formats:
- Book & CD: 37 pages with written instruction, notation and tab, plus accompanying audio instruction for all music examples.
PDF & Video: Downloadable guide includes tab, standard notation, chord diagrams, complete lyrics, and 85 minutes of instructional video.
PDF & Audio: Downloadable guide includes tab, standard notation, chord diagrams, complete lyrics, and audio for all 15 songs -- played slowly and up to speed.
By Danny Carnahan