Before the 1700s, Celtic music was kept alive through the long oral tradition of learning and memorizing tunes without the aid of pen and paper.
This collection by Star Edwards features pieces found in historical collections dating from the late 1700s and 1800s. These fresh vibrant melodies connect us to our ancestors' desire to capture the distinctive qualities of native traditional music.
Suitable for advanced beginners to intermediate level Harp players, the Celtic Harp Anthology is a compilation from twenty-one collections that were the proud work of spirited countrymen and women. Within these pages, you will find the strains of music that filled gleaming white-thatched homes with joy and boundless energy. Connect with the heart and soul of a timeless culture and experience the music that eased the hardships of living.
This book is designed for use with lever folk Harps (or pedal Harps) that have thirty-three strings or less with G (one and a half octaves below middle C) as their lowest note, in the keys of F, C, G, D and A. The tunes are appropriate for nylon or wire-strung Harps and two songs require lever flips.