Book/CD set. For players of all melody instruments. Probes deeply into the art of variation in traditional Irish dance music. At the heart of the book are the recordings. The author plays eight traditional tunes on Irish flute and tin whistle, three times through with beautiful variations. He notates each performance in meticulous detail and offers insightful comments. A rare and intimate view into the intuitive musical mind of a masterful player, along with extensive information on ornamentation, phrasing, articulation, dynamics and more. Though performed on flute and whistle, the book is useful to players of all melody instruments. Advanced. Notation only. 52 pp.