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Learn to Play Popular Irish Songs and
Ballads on Acoustic Guitar
(CD included)

     This large format book includes notation and playing tips for mastering fifteen of my favorite Irish songs on the guitar. The notation is clear and simple; suitable for intermediate players as well as hotshots. Click here to see a sample notation page. The accompanying CD demonstrates each song played very slowly and up to speed for students who learn more easily by ear.
     Songs are grouped in three tunings: standard (EADGBE), Drop-D (DADGBE), and the less common but wonderfully moody DADDAD. I tell a bit about each song and indicate, whenever possible, how to find my favorite recorded version of it. Several of the songs are among those I have performed and recorded over the years, and a couple of the settings are on the rare side—versions I personally collected in Ireland.
     A detailed Music Notation Key is also included to help newcomers understand all the sneaky symbols in both standard and tablature notation.
The songs include:
Rosemary Fair
The Rising of the Moon
Black Velvet Band
Whiskey in the Jar
The Star of the County Down
The Parting Glass
The Game of Cards
A Kiss in the Morning Early
Mary and the Soldier
The Rambler From Clare
Rocky Road to Dublin
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Newry Town
The Galbally Farmer
Heather on the Moor

     Books are available directly from me or through Acoustic Guitar Magazine or Hal Leonard Publishing. I can only accept payment by check ($9.95 per book plus $1.50 shipping), made payable to Danny Carnahan and sent to: 725 Pomona Avenue, Albany CA 94706. Both Acoustic Guitar and Hal Leonard will be delighted to take your credit card. Click on the links in the previous sentence to rocket to their sites.

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