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Four classic books of Irish and Scots tunes
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O'Neill's Music of Ireland  (scroll down for the PDF)

The Complete Collection of Irish Music by George Petrie, in 3 parts

 

The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music, John Glen

 

 The Skye collection of the best reels & strathspeys extant, Keith Norman MacDonald

 

These are all public domain books, so download and enjoy!

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Great links, thanks exactly Got to love Public Domain laws. flag_usa

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Wow , just spent forty five minuets scrolling and scratching. Great fun.

Thanks QL.thumbs-up

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@fiddlerguy- You are most welcome, and Amen! 

 

@Late bloomer- I hear you! Glad you are enjoying them! I like how many of them have alternate versions/ names, and even the no-named and Gaelic-named ones. Petrie's classification, in particular, is fabulous! These guys went around and literally collected tunes, notated and categorized them by type, location, and similarity- impressive task! I haven't seen any modern collections that rival these. 

If I find any more treasures, I'll post them (:

Worth mentioning too: There is the IMSLP, Petrucci Music Library, which has public domain scores/parts which can be searched by composer, instrument, etc. They also have the classic etude books.   

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Thank you, QuicheLoraine!

But could you tell, what mean those "+" above the notes in The Complete Collection of Irish Music by George Petrie, in 3 parts

(page 274 (IIIrd part) – song 1080 and 1083 for example?)duncecap 

I'm not good at note-reading, and i haven't seen alot of things yet, but those seems strange dunno ..

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Mad_Wed said:

Thank you, QuicheLoraine!

But could you tell, what mean those "+" above the notes in The Complete Collection of Irish Music by George Petrie, in 3 parts

(page 274 (IIIrd part) – song 1080 and 1083 for example?)duncecap 

I'm not good at note-reading, and i haven't seen alot of things yet, but those seems strange dunno ..

 

Vol 3, p. 274, tune no. 1083, the "+" means that you can alternately play a G# instead of G natural- see the note underneath (: Petrie was indicating that he came across the same tune, but the only difference was a G# instead of G natural.

With a lot of Irish music, you will find alternate notes like this, and really it is just up to the player's preference. Since Irish reels, in particular, are typically 2 or three parts played in turns, where you play the first part twice, then second part twice, etc., I have heard some players do one part with for ex. a natural, and then the next part a sharp or vice versa. 

Usually when you need to repeat a part, you will see a symbol like this 😐 at the end of a part, last measure, to repeat from wherever you see |: -hopefully that makes sense.  

Hope that helps (:

  

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Yes, that makes sense! Thank you!

I know about that symbol |:.....:| but i never seen +  =) thanks for explanation ! birthday_balloon /i wonder what else will i find =)/

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Thanks for the links Lorraine, I also have one from 1883:

Ryan's Mammoth Collection 1050 Reels and Jigs.

I can't remember where I downloaded it, but you could Google.  They're all 1 or 2 lines each with repeats, lots of fun.

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Ok, I've had a problem with downloading ...

O'Neill's comes up with unknown,

Glen's has a linked page, but I can't find the download link, same with Skye.

What am I missing?

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Robyn.fnq said:

Ok, I've had a problem with downloading ...

O'Neill's comes up with unknown,

Glen's has a linked page, but I can't find the download link, same with Skye.

What am I missing?

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Maybe because you are not in the united states. Any other member from outside the US having problems with the free music available at http://imslp.org/ ?

Also, you have to accept the conditions. Do you have a pop-up blocker on your computer that could be blocking the conditions agreement?

These are only a couple of guesses. I have no idea......

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Robyn.fnq said:

Ok, I've had a problem with downloading ...

O'Neill's comes up with unknown,

Glen's has a linked page, but I can't find the download link, same with Skye.

What am I missing?

dazed

@Robyn- Hmm. Weird! Not sure what the problem would be with O'Neill's- you might try right clicking the link and "Save link as". I downloaded it recently. The Glen's and Skye are on Google Books. If you go to the link I posted, and then look up in the right hand corner window of both, you should see "PDF" with a down pointing arrow, click it, then after you type in the Captcha thingy, it should download. Hope this helps (:  

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Fiddlerman said:

Robyn.fnq said:

Ok, I've had a problem with downloading ...

O'Neill's comes up with unknown,

Glen's has a linked page, but I can't find the download link, same with Skye.

What am I missing?

dazed

Maybe because you are not in the united states. Any other member from outside the US having problems with the free music available at http://imslp.org/ ?

Also, you have to accept the conditions. Do you have a pop-up blocker on your computer that could be blocking the conditions agreement?

These are only a couple of guesses. I have no idea......

@fiddlerguy- The only link I gave from IMSLP was the Petrie Collection, but the O'Neill's was from the source site (a compilation from ABC transcriptions) and the Glen and Skye were from Google Books. I have, on occasion, had to right click "Save link as" on PDFs, because for some reason they wouldn't download. I have Acrobat 9, and have less issues with it, but Adobe Reader seems to mess up quite often.  

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Robyn.fnq said:

Ok, I've had a problem with downloading ...

O'Neill's comes up with unknown,

Glen's has a linked page, but I can't find the download link, same with Skye.

What am I missing?

dazed

There's a typo in the link for O'Neill's. Try this link.

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CatMcCall said:

Robyn.fnq said:

Ok, I've had a problem with downloading ...

O'Neill's comes up with unknown,

Glen's has a linked page, but I can't find the download link, same with Skye.

What am I missing?

dazed

There's a typo in the link for O'Neill's. Try this link.

Thank you Cat!

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Thanks Cat ... that worked.  Looks like fun.  devil-violin

But I've still got the problem with Google books, no PDF button on the page.  The top right has a 'sign in' bit, so I did so with my Google address.  Still no PDF.  dunno

I had no problems with the IMSLP link.

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Good to know that IMSLP is free to the whole world. cheers

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