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Books and Tutors

Below is a list of tunebooks and tutorial book/CD sets covering the Irish flute.

Tunebooks

Mel Bay Presents The Irish Flute by Roger HoltmannMel Bay Presents The Irish Flute
by Roger Holtmann
This tunebook contains more than 50 flute solos and piano accompaniment parts, plus chords for guitar.



Celtic Music for Flute (Book/CD) by Jessica Walsh
Celtic Music for Flute (Book/CD)
by Jessica Walsh
This edition contains 44 tunes culled from four centuries of Celtic music, and a CD that plays each one in an order that matches the book. By extending most pieces with variations and ornamentation, the book and CD introduce the player to the Celtic music traditions of augmentation and improvisation. The CD tracks feature the author on Irish flute, accompanied by guitarist Allan Alexander.


Tutors

The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle (Book/2 CDs) by Grey LarsenThe Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle (Book/2 CDs)
by Grey Larsen
The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle covers adaptations and variations for Irish flute, Boehm flute, and piccolo in addition to the tin whistle. The two audio CDs in this edition feature performances by many modern masters, recorded between 1925 and 2001, and transcriptions of 27 of these recordings are included in the book. Some of the musicians whose performances appear on the CDs include Irish flute legends Matt Molloy, Seamus Egan, and Cathal McConnell, and whistlers extraordinaire Mary Bergin, Joanie Madden, and Séamus Ennis .


The Complete Irish Flute BookThe Complete Irish Flute Book
by Mizzy McCaskill, Dona Gilliam
The traditional choice in Irish flutes is the simple-system wooden model, but Boehm-system models made from wood or silver are becoming increasingly popular on the Celtic music front. This book/CD tutor is the first written specifically to cover the more complex fingering that characterizes the Boehm system, and presents authentic ornamentation techniques through detailed fingering charts, exercises, and essays. The accompanying CD contains 26 of the 101 tunes covered in the book, which include reels, jigs, hornpipes, set dances, and slow airs.