The Irish Cello Book - Traditional Tunes & Techniques

by Liz Davis Maxfield
sku: 49-449652
Book/CD pack. Learn to play traditional Irish melodies on the cello. With technical lessons and a tune book of over 100 tunes, this book covers traditional articulations, concepts, and practices of Irish fiddle music, adapted to the cello. You'll learn to: play Irish melodies using traditional ornamentation, bowing, and performance nuances; recognize distinguishing features of song forms; adapt melodies to the cello, adjusting for register and making them easier to play; play in traditional Irish ensembles and sessions, understanding the customs and rules of participation; more. The CD of demo and play-along tracks features world-class Irish musicians including Liz Carroll, Matt Crannitch, John Carty, and others. 162 pp.   More Details...
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“A thorough, well thought-out overview of what makes up the basics of the traditional Irish melodic style. This is much more than a tune book: Liz both explains and shows very clearly how to adapt the melodies and stylistic elements to the cello. This is a great book for any cellist who wants to become proficient in playing Irish tunes!” – Natalie Haas, traditional cellist (with Alasdair Fraser, Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz Trio, Laura Cortese Acoustic Project, Brittany Haas & Dan Trueman)



  • Bunch Of Keys 1
  • Bunch Of Keys 2
  • Castle Kelly's
  • Cillian's Midnight Dip
  • Cooley's
  • Dark Haired Lass
  • Drowsy Maggie
  • Dublin Reel
  • Earl's Chair
  • Fair Haired Lass
  • Farewell To Connaught
  • Fearghail O'Gara
  • Humours Of Tulla
  • Jenny Dang The Weaver
  • Killarney Boys Of Pleasure
  • Maid Behind The Bar
  • My Love Is In America
  • Periwig
  • Pigeon On The Gate
  • Sally Gardens
  • Sligo Maid
  • St. Anne's Reel
  • Star Of Munster
  • Swinging On The Gate
  • The Clare Reel
  • The Collier's Reel
  • The Morning Dew
  • The Silver Spear
  • The Teetotaler's Reel
  • The Wise Maid
  • Tilly Finn's
  • Walter Sammon's Grandmother


  • Galway Hornpipe
  • Harvest Home
  • Jim Coleman's
  • Kitty's Wedding
  • Mulqueeney's
  • Off To California
  • Paddy Fahey's Hornpipe
  • Pride Of Petravore
  • Rights Of Man


  • Casey's Pig
  • Gan Ainm Fling 1
  • Gan Ainm Fling 2
  • Jimmy Lyons
  • Low Highland


  • Blarney Pilgrim
  • Cliffs Of Moher
  • Connachtman's Rambles
  • Garrett Berry's
  • I Buried My Wife And Danced On Her Grave
  • Kesh Jig
  • Lark In The Morning
  • Lark On The Strand
  • Morrison's Jig
  • Out On The Ocean
  • Paddy Clancy's
  • Pat McKenna's
  • Petticoat Loose
  • Pipe On The Hob 1
  • Pipe On The Hob 2
  • Rolling Waves
  • Scatter The Mud
  • Sixpenny Money
  • Sporting Pitchfork
  • Swallow Tail
  • Tripping Up The Stairs
  • When The Cock Crows It Is Day 1
  • When The Cock Crows It Is Day 2

Single Jigs

  • Bunch Of Roses
  • Dinny Delaney's
  • Hag With A Purse
  • Miller's Maggot

Slip Jigs

  • An Phis Fhliuch
  • Barney Brannigans
  • Butterfly
  • Dusty Miller 1
  • Dusty Miller 2
  • Elizabeth Kelly's
  • Fig For A Kiss
  • Foxhunter's Jig
  • The Kitten
  • Na Ceannabhain Bhaina


  • Denis Murphy's
  • Road To Lisdoonvarna
  • Star Above The Garter
  • Teahan's Favorite
  • The Dingle Regatta


  • Biddy Martin's
  • Britches Full Of Stitches
  • Charlie Harris' Polka
  • Ger The Rigger
  • John Ryan's Polka
  • My Love Is But A Lassie

Set Dances

  • Blackbird
  • Blackthorn Stick
  • Down The Hill
  • Jocky At The Fair
  • Madame Bonaparte


  • A Maid That's Deep In Love
  • Amhran Leabhair
  • Irish Lamentation
  • Lament For Limerick
  • My Darling I Am Fond Of You
  • Si Bheag, Si Mhor
  • South Wind
  • The Dear Irish Boy
  • Ur Chnoc Chein Mhic Cainte


  • Fanny Power
  • Mrs. Hamilton's Barn Dance
  • O'Carolan's Draught
  • O'Carolan's Welcome