Dulcimer Muse: Tunes & Songs from Far-Flung Times & Places

Catalog: MB31081

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Dulcimer Muse is a beautiful collection of fingerpicked and strummed tunes and songs arranged for the mountain dulcimer for players seeking to expand their repertoire. Thirty-one arrangements are gathered from Medieval and Renaissance eras, traditional folk music of Ireland, Scotland, England, Brittany and Spain, plus original compositions. Intended primarily for intermediate to advanced players and for some ambitious beginners, the pieces include melody lines in standard notation, mountain dulcimer tablature, with chords above most of the dulcimer tablature that can be shared with other musicians for accompaniment. Suggestions on how to play with greater musicality and ease are included. Set one-step lower than customary to bring out the dulcimer’s deeper tones; the majority of pieces are arranged in Mixolydian and Aeolian tunings.

Table of Contents:
  • Apples of Avalon
  • Archibald McDonald of Keppoch
  • Ave Luna (Prayer to the New Moon)
  • Avenging and Bright
  • Before the Snow
  • The Blarney Pilgrim
  • Branle des Village
  • Breton Dances
  • Briget O’Malley (Brid Óg Ní Mháille)
  • The Butterfly
  • Carolan’s Welcome
  • Chanter’s Tune
  • Cider Song (Son ar Chistr)
  • Dunmore Lasses
  • Give Me Your Hand (Tabhair dom do Lámh)
  • Fhír a’ Bhàta (The Boatman)
  • Into the Garden
  • J’ai vu le Loup, Le Renard et la Belette
  • Kemp’s Jig
  • King of the Faeries
  • Le Branle des Chevaux
  • Leaving Rhu Vaternish
  • Loch Lovan Castle
  • Majorcan Dance
  • The Orange Rogue
  • Planxty Irwin
  • Romp of the Canyon Kitties
  • Sheebeg and Sheemore
  • Song of Brigid (Gabhaim molta Brigid)
  • The Song of Wandering Aengus
  • Southwind
Publisher: Mel Bay
Composer/Author: Barrett, Ruth
Catalog Number: MB31081
Pages: 88