In this collection by Allan Alexander and Jessica Walsh you will find traditional music, pieces by Carolan, and also pieces that were written for luteand mandora over 400 years ago. There is a surprising similarity in the sound ofthe lute and mandora music and the sound of many of the traditional pieces from Ireland and Scotland. It is an amazing feeling to play a dance that is this old,to play the same notes another musician played back in the Renaissance.
The pieces included in this book are a combination of requests from mandolin playersand Allan's own personal favorites. There are 46 pieces spanning four centuries.The pieces are presented with music notation and tablature. They also work on the modern cittern. Song titles are: Dermott O'Doud, Wo Betyd Thy Waerie Bodie, Song of the Chanter, James Betagh, Cremonea, Corne Yards, Carolan's Concerto, Princess Royal, Lady Blaney, Carolan's Devotion, I Serve a Worthy Lady, Hewlett,The Gentle Maiden, Fisherman's Lilt, Carolan's Favorite Jig, Carolan's Farewell to Music, Eleanor Plunkett, Planxty Irwin, Isabella Burke, Carolan's Draught, The Chase, Charles O'Connor, Planxty Miss Burke, Loftus Jones, The road to Listonvana-The Morris Dance, and more.