121 Favorite Irish Session Tunes

L.E. McCullough
This collection of reels, jigs, hornpipes, set dances and O'Carolan melodies are the favorite tunes played in sessions at pubs and parties by Irish players around the world. Each tune is masterfully demonstrated on tinwhistle by L.E. McCullough, played slowly first and then up-to-speed and accompanied by Nancy Conescu's guitar and T.H. Gillespie's keyboard. Learn ... Read More
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - DVD 1

Martin Simpson

Celtic Arrangements in Alternate Tunings

Learn Martin Simpson's most compelling arrangements, along with the guitar techniques that give his playing great distinction and popularity. Martin has pioneered the use of altered tunings to bring out the widest possible harmonic range of the guitar, and each of the songs on this DVD features that special sound. You'll learn three Scottish airs in dropped-D tuning ... Read More
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - DVD 2

Martin Simpson

Creating Your Own Arrangements

Martin Simpson's compellingly beautiful music is evidence of his unique understanding of the guitar's possibilities. His impeccable tone and brilliant arrangements of Celtic, British and American guitar songs and instrumentals are widely admired but rarely mastered. On this powerful and revealing lesson, Martin explains how he arrives at his distinctive settings. He imparts invaluable instruction that will help ... Read More
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - DVD 3

Martin Simpson

Developing Style & Repertoire

"His performances elicit powerful emotions and subtle, understated beautya Sheer mastery of the acoustic guitar."-- Guitar Player Magazine Get ready to dig into more of Martin Simpson's beautiful and compelling guitar arrangements in alternate tunings. He begins his third DVD lesson with Donal Ogg and My Generous Lover, tunes that highlight the richness of 'G sus.4' tuning. Betsy ... Read More
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Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals - Three-DVD Set

Martin Simpson

Arrangements, Style & Repertoire

In this comprehensive three-lesson set, Martin Simpson shows how he uses a variety of tunings to achieve a broad spectrum of musical and emotional effects. You'll learn his beautiful arrangements for Irish Airs, American banjo pieces, Scottish fiddle tunes and traditional English songs. While teaching these songs, Martin reveals his ideas about guitar musicianship and chord theory; how to ... Read More
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Cathal McConnell Teaches Irish Pennywhistle

Cathal McConnell
Here's a lovely traditonal instrument the whole family can enjoy. The pennywhistle (also known as the Irish tin whistle) can be used to play haunting slow airs or the most complex up-tempo jigs, reels, hornpipes and other dance tunes. While it can be simple enough for a child to play, it's also worthy of a lifetime of musical ... Read More
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Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar - DVD 1

Al Petteway

Arrangements in DADGAD Tuning

Learn to play in DADGAD, the popular guitar tuning that gives many Celtic and British Isles instrumentals their special beauty and power. Al Petteway shows you how to play exquisite arrangements using droning bass notes, slides, bends, trills and other guitar tricks to imitate the haunting sounds of harps and pipes. This wonderful lesson by one of today's most ... Read More
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Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar - DVD 2

Al Petteway

Alternate Tunings

Al Petteway continues his excellent lesson with five beautiful and evocative guitar instrumentals in the Celtic style. This time, he covers songs and effects that can be attained through a variety of tunings, including standard, dropped-D, open G and low C. Al shows you how to create your own arrangements by finding the melody within the chord structure, then fleshing ... Read More
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Celtic Instrumentals For Fingerstyle Guitar - Two-DVD Set

Al Petteway
These wonderful lessons by one of today's most admired fingerstyle players are filled with invaluable insights into playing in Celtic style, from strongly syncopated rhythm strokes to the ringing, harp-like sounds of "cross-string" picking. You'll master the notes and chords in DADGAD, as well as standard, dropped D, open G and low C tunings. Al explains how to ... Read More
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Chops and Grooves

Casey Driessen, Darol Anger, Rushad Eggleston

Rhythmic Explorations for Bowed Instruments

"Feel the boogie!"- Rushad With the help of two of today's hottest young players, veteran violinist Darol Anger shows how you can create infectious, driving rhythms in a wide variety of musical styles. The percussive bowing techniques they teach produce exciting grooves that you'll be able to use to accompany musical genres from bluegrass to Celtic, swing to ... Read More
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Exploring DADGAD Guitar

Laurence Juber
Although DADGAD guitar tuning is most closely associated with the droning, bagpipe-like sounds of Celtic music, Laurence Juber has taken it to a whole new level with his use of beautiful cascading notes and complex harmonies. On this richly detailed lesson, Laurence gives you a complete understanding of how DADGAD works and how, by using it, you can gain a ... Read More
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How to Play Shetland Fiddle

Kevin Henderson, with Ewen Thompson, guitar
Kevin Henderson was born and raised in Scotland’s Shetland Islands, an archipelago with a rich and highly renowned fiddle tradition. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest Celtic-style fiddlers and is in hot demand, playing with some of the best-known groups and musicians in the traditional music scene.  On this 100-minute tutorial, Kevin covers five ... Read More
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