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World Music Play-Along - Celtic for Flute and Piano
Includes CD

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Pan - Journal of the British Flute Society

Pan - Journal of the British Flute Society

This review first appeared in Pan, the journal of the British Flute Society and is reproduced with permission. Join the BFS: membership starts from £20 a year.

This collection of traditional Celtic tunes comes as part of a selection of world music play-along books.  The series also includes music from Cuba, Russia and the Balkans in other volumes.  Compiled by Celtic accordianist Martin Tourish, this brings together Cornish, Scottish, Welsh, Irish and Breton songs in one accessible, easy to read, flute book.  The collecton includes music from the 18th century up to present day, and although sparse, does act as a good introduction to the Celtic musical world.  Whilst a piano part is included, backing tracks are available on the attached CD.  Speed and track listings are located at the top of each page to accommodate for practice and skill level.  The tunes have been simplified for beginner players, although Tourish does prompt small improvisations onto his "skeletal" score - providing they are well reseached and in keeping with tradition.    A selection of classics and lesser-known works this book should appeal to an array of interests.

Emily Hall

From the Publisher

Greensleeves to a Ground is taken from John Walsh's two-part publication, The Division Flute, of 1706. Includes pedagogical tips from editors Kathryn Bennetts and Peter Bowman. Arrangement for Soprano Recorder and Piano.

Difficulty guide: 3-5
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • De-Sul Vyttyn (Trad. Cornish)
  • The New Rigged Ship (Trad. Scottish)
  • Beth yw'r Haf i Mi? (Trad. Welsh)
  • Tabhair dom do Lamb (Trad. Irish)
  • Danse Macabre (Trad. Breton)
  • The Athol Highlanders (Trad. Scottish)
  • Merch Megan (Trad. Welsh)
  • The Forgotten Highland (Trad. Irish)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Irish Folk Flute Music
Publisher: Universal Edition
Publisher's reference: UE37211
Part of the Universal Edition World Music series
Our Stock Code: 1418415
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (25 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD

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