My little Irish Harp Book

My little Irish Harp Book – Description

The tunes in this book have been chosen to suit very small harps*, and even harps without levers. (*a harp with 26 strings is a good start for the young student (ideally with F# and C# levers)).

The “Little Irish Harp Book” wants the harp to be used not only as a solo instrument but to take part in group activities, such as joining music sessions with other players. The tunes in this book are also suitable for tin whistle, fiddle, banjo, accordion or concertina etc.

Its pace and selection of tunes is aimed at young beginners from 5-12 years, music notation and theory is introduced gradually and in a playful manner.

 

Youtube videos illustrate the sheet music in this book:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4spScelzMXklKIScDxyYC_H8EWU9EM6J

A facebook page is dedicated to “My little Irish Harp Book”:

https://www.facebook.com/IrishHarp4Kids/?hc_ref=ARTWiOUIVfSB36Nd_JdDQwGTIinEDXagmURoffAKQOi6rzEHzopelusAVNurxKvy3ms

 

  1. Table of contents
  2. Preface for teachers & parents
  3. The Levers
  4. My Repertoire List
  5. The A-Note
  6. The Old Irish Harp
  7. The B-Note
  8. The Ambulance Tune
  9. The G-Note
  10. The Bodhrán
  11. Hot Cross Buns
  12. The Gothic Harp
  13. Mary had a little Lamb
  14. Minims, Crotchets, Quavers
  15. The C-Note
  16. The Notes D’ and E’
  17. Go Tell Aunt Nancy
  18. First Chords
  19. London Bridge
  20. The Notes low D & E
  21. Oro Sé Do Bheatha Abhaile (March)
  22. Twinkle, Twinkle, little Star (key of C)
  23. Twinkle, Twinkle, little Star (key of D)
  24. The high F#’ and G’
  25. I’m a little Teapot
  26. The Lines
  27. Girls and Boys – the ¾ time signature
  28.  The Spaces
  29. Nil na Lá (Air)
  30. Eibhlín a Rún (Air)
  31. The Dawning of the Day (Fáinne Gael an Lae) – March
  32. The Rattlin Bog (Polka)
  33. An Ghaoth Aneas (The South Wind)
  34. Buffalo Girls (Polka)
  35. Glossary of musical terms