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Complete Irish Flute Book
Includes Online Audio

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From the Publisher

While the wooden simple-system flute is traditionally used in playing Irish music, a growing number of folk players have adopted the silver flute as a viable alternative. Here for the first time, The Complete Irish Flute Book presents the silver or Boehm flutist with a method for learning authentic Irish ornamentation! This thorough guide provides detailed fingering charts, exercises, and technical essays for learning to execute ornaments in the in the Irish style. Through a wealth of hornpipes, reels, jigs, set dances, and slow airs and songs. This book focuses not only on musical accuracy, but stylistic authenticity as well. Includes access to online audio containing 26 of the 101 tunes from the book.

Difficulty guide: 3-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • The Drunken Sailor
  • King of the Fairies
  • The Ships are Sailing
  • The Mason's Apron
  • Sloan's Lamentation
  • Julia McMahon
  • Come Along With Me
  • The Lovely Lad
  • Tipperary Hills
  • The Jolly Corkonian
  • Jackson's Bottle of Brandy
  • The Bloom of Youth
  • Touch Me if You Dare
  • The Blackberry Blossom
  • General Monreo's Lamentation
  • Wellington's Advance
  • The Rambler from Clare
  • The Woods of Kilmurry
  • The Red Haired Hag
  • Lord Mayo Behind the Bush in the Garden
  • The Humours of Ballinafauna
  • Twas on a Winter's Evening
  • Banish Misfortune
  • Galway Tom
  • The Winter it is Past

Item Details

Category: Irish Folk Flute Music
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc
Publisher's reference: MB96332M
Our Stock Code: 1036534
Media Type: Paperback; includes accompaniment Online Audio