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Relaxing to Celtic Music
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Just ran across some relaxing Celtic music performed on the CELLO - means I can play it an octave higher on my 5-string "Mortimer"! 

 

This particular tune is new to me - "Milking Croon", played by Clíodhna Ní Aodáin. 

You can check out the other Celtic Cello music played by Clíodhna Ní Aodáin. 

Clíodhna Ní Aodáin Videos

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@mouse heres another you may like..probably my favorite waltz slow aire types.  ive looked and thia has probably been shared but cant find if has.   youll find music for it pretty easily.

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@Little Prairie Girl -

Almost all of the tunes are laid back on this album, "One October Morn" by Jim Taylor. 

Here, "Farewell to Clare" is played on dulcimer and fiddle. 

 

https://clipartart.com/images/emoji-music-clipart.png

 

Anyone know of sheet music for "Farewell to Clare" - for Little Prairie Girl? 

- Emily

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Don't know how relaxing for others, but Clannad often has easy to listen to recordings. I'm an hour into this 1:31 video on Youtube.

The old curmudgeon!

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A nice Slow Air I ran across, "Paddy's Rambles Through The Park", played by Desi Donnelly.

Love the Modulation and Mixolydian Mode!

 

More on Modes and Modulation.

Modal Scale Keys Thread

Lively discussion, about this being an Air, not a waltz at thesession.org, but mention none seem complete(?)  So, check some of the other archives if you're interested in learning this by sheet music. 

Traditional Celtic Music Archives Thread 

 

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- Emily

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ELCBK said
A nice Slow Air I ran across, "Paddy's Rambles Through The Park", played by Desi Donnelly.

Love the Modulation (switch between Major & minor)!

 

I'd like to look at this closer (when I have time) to see if it's just a mixolydian mode, modulated, or both.

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/m.....le-keys/ 

There's sheet music for a waltz version at thesession.org, but mention none seem complete(?)  So, check some of the other archives if you're interested in  learning this. 

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/i.....rchives/ 

 

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- Emily

  

 

I'd like to look at this closer (when I have time) to see if it's just a mixolydian mode, modulated, or both.

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/m.....le-keys/ 

 

that tune in .modal sacle keys you shared sounded like it had 3 parts....A.Modal minor  B.mixolydian C. Ionian ( see what i did there..lol)..

both of these dezi donnely tracks new to me..thanks for share..

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Here's a slow tune PERFECT for this relaxing May 1st morning! 

"May Morning Dew", played by Amor Con Chordes (Bartlomiej Marusik). 

 

 

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...April showers bring May flowers! 

- Emily

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Thought it worthwhile to share a couple hornpipes that are played a little different.  

"The Golden Castle" & "Bobby Casey's", by Ian Laws and Steve Mulhern. 

 

Sheet music available for these at thesession.org 

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...guess I really like "Bobby Casey's" - it's now on my OWL (obsessed with list). 

- Emily

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great version!  havent heard this track before..like the guitar backing  

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Found a Lullaby from Northumbria (I'll call it that since I've seen "waltz vs moderate air" banter)! 

"Bonny at Morn" - Ben Norris does a great multi-track version.

First 2 notes are a 5th apart, so VERY easy to play in any key.  The Session - Bonny At Morn Sheet Music is Em - I like Dm, so I start with open D & A strings - there's a B flat in the tune this way, but of course my tuner says A#. (lol) 

TRY IT! 

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...hope you all find this relaxing.  😊

- Emily

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An Grianstad, Spread na Bealtaine & The Red Crow - played by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh.  I believe she composed all of them - The Red Crow, for sure.

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@ELCBK - Really nice video. Interesting how she holds her bow, well away from frog!

The old curmudgeon!

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@JohnG -

It took me a while, but finally found a bow that didn't make my hand want to creep up to a spot like that - really feel I have more control when my hand is comfortable on the frog.   

...bow weight/balance makes such a difference - maybe that's why some Irish fiddlers prefer a baroque style bow.

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More relaxing, Celtic Cello music from Clíodhna Ní Aodáin - "Amhrán na Leabhar" (Song of The Books)

 

"Amhrán Na Leabhar" Sheet Music - The Session

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...might just float away on the ripples of time. 

(photo by Allsortsphotography) 

- Emily

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I LOVE playing this Lullaby - it's not hard to learn by ear! 

"Sleepsong" (with lyrics) - Secret Garden

And, we've been talking about the 'Sea' and 'Water', recently - so, here's a great Lullaby for that - "Amhrán Na Farraige" (Song of The Sea)

I HAD to share this CELLO version - it's an older video, but SO CUTE! 

See attachment - piano arrangement for "Amhrán Na Farraige" Sheet Music - it's by Moisés Nieto, all I could find, for now.

...could just float out to Sea, listening to this. 

- Emily 

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Just found the most BEAUTIFUL tune! 

I know, I'd be rich if I had a nickel... er, dollar - for every time I've said that. 

 

"Dobbin's Flowery Vale" - from Altan's "Harvest Storm" album.  Btw, all the tunes are beautiful on this album.  

 

 

...not sure if low whistle or the Irish flute, but won't stop me from learning this on the fiddle!  

- Emily

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I've gone back through, to add sheet music links where I could. 

• Don't miss "Mná Na hÉireann" in Katie's Sharon Corr Thread!  I linked sheet music for it, there. 

 

One more Air that's beautiful - "Cailín Deas Crúite na mBó", played by Kevin Burke & Cal Scott! 

 

"Cailín Deas Crúite na mBó" Sheet Music - the Session

 

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- Emily

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