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Trad on Cello! New cello book available now!

I am pleased to announce the release of my new cello book, Trad on Cello. There are twenty Irish traditional tunes including polkas, slides, jigs, reels, hornpipes and slip jigs, with a guide on how to play them.

I have enjoyed choosing great tunes that fit together in sets so that when you turn up for a session, you are fully equipped to dive straight in and feel good about your playing! It was a challenge to find the perfect keys for the cello for tunes that sit in first position only so there is no running up and down the fingerboard. It makes them really fun to play whatever grade. The second cello parts are also great for playing as a duo, and the chords are included so the tunes can be played with anyone who can read chords. They sound amazing with a group of cellists too, as my friend said “like a big lumbering beast” (I hope that’s good!)

The introduction and chapter information is detailed and interesting for anyone who wants to have a little more guidance and get a brief background info on the tunes.

For teachers looking for something a little different to inspire students post exams, these are a perfect antidote to the earnestness of exam preparations.

I made a video of one of the reels to give an idea of what is in store for you and I hope to see other videos from cellists playing these tunes too!

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Traditional Irish Tunes in Cello Friendly Keys

 

New Christmas Sheet Music Available!

I am very pleased to announce the publication of my new e book, Christmas Carols for Solo Cello available on my store website playcellomusic.com

Eleven Christmas Carols and Songs from around the world arranged especially for solo cello.

This Christmas music comes from all over the world. American, Irish, Brazilian, German, English and Welsh songs.  The origins of some of the older carols is unknown as they have been around so long. There are enough technical challenges to keep it interesting but easy enough for you to get the music up to a performance standard by Christmas.

Contents:

  1. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  2. White Christmas
  3. The Holly and the Ivy
  4. Deck the Hall
  5. Winter Wonderland
  6. Walking in the Air
  7. Natal Das Criancas
  8. Christmas Medley: Let it Snow, Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Jingle Bells
  9. In Dulci Jubilo
  10. Wexford Carol
  11. Oiche Nollag

Spread some Christmas cheer with these pieces and don’t be surprised if everyone sings along.

I have had a great response to the music and performed some in the beautiful lounge at Sheen Falls Lodge last evening.

I am recording them this week and the recordings will be available for download soon too.

Enjoy!!