Celtic (Irish) Traditional Music Compendium - Massive Single Volume Edition - 177 Songs Tablature for 3-string GDG

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  • Celtic (Irish) Traditional Music Compendium - Massive Single Volume Edition - 177 Songs Tablature for 3-string GDG
  • Celtic (Irish) Traditional Music Compendium - Massive Single Volume Edition - 177 Songs Tablature for 3-string GDG
  • Celtic (Irish) Traditional Music Compendium - Massive Single Volume Edition - 177 Songs Tablature for 3-string GDG
  • Celtic (Irish) Traditional Music Compendium - Massive Single Volume Edition - 177 Songs Tablature for 3-string GDG
  • Celtic (Irish) Traditional Music Compendium - Massive Single Volume Edition - 177 Songs Tablature for 3-string GDG
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Description

This giant single-volume songbook contains all of the best and most beloved traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland and beyond, ready to be played on your 3-string Cigar Box Guitar. Love Songs, Rebel Songs, Drinking Songs, Session Tunes, Folk Ballads, Sea Shanties and more. This is a special spiral-bound limited edition of this songbook set, printed and bound in the C. B. Gitty printshop.

This is the complete reference, containing all of the songs contained in Ben's other Irish/Celtic songbooks, plus ~30 songs and tunes that have not appeared in any other book. This is the MASTER REFERENCE WORK for anyone interesting in playing Irish/Celtic music on their cigar box guitar.

In all, this songbook contains 177 easy-to-play Irish, Scottish, English and Irish-American songs arranged in tablature for 3-string Open GDG cigar box guitars and other homemade instruments. Each song includes multiple tablature arrangements in different styles and keys, chords & chord forms, full lyrics and additional information. Ben Gitty has painstakingly created these new arrangements and resources specifically to help beginning players get started.

Easy-to-follow instructional material is also provided: How to Read Tablature, How to Read Chord Forms, and some suggestions on how to play the songs. Three pages of 3-string chord forms are also provided. This is a must-have resource for any cigar box guitar player!

You can also get this songbook directly from Amazon, with free shipping through Prime. Customers in Europe, be sure to browse Amazon.uk or Amazon.de to order a copy that will be printed and shipped from within the EU!

 

Cigar Box Guitarist Shaq Collins writes:

In each book Ben will first give you an introduction not only to the book but the history of the songs within. It sets a scene of the world at the time of these songs. You get an idea of why the songs were written to begin with. Ben then goes on to give a lesson on how to read these songs. Some people may know very well how to read chords and tablature but somewhere out there these books may be someone's very first song book so I find it a very nice touch. Another thing I do like, which I have seen other books be guilty of in the past, is the larger type size. Ben has ensured that these books be very easy to read and follow. One thing I will say is a huge plus in each of his books is the page layout. Although there are chord charts in the beginning of each book, each song will have not just the chords displayed that you will need to play them but diagrams of how to play them so there is no need to flip back and forth to make sure you're fingers are where they’re supposed to be. If you’re umming and ahing about getting one of Ben's books, you’d be wise to do so because there are few better feelings than learning how to play a song you love then absolutely nailing it.

 

Song List

  • A Jug of This
  • A Nation Once Again
  • Ae Fond Kiss
  • All For Me Grog
  • Annie Laurie
  • Arthur McBride
  • As I Roved Out
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Aweigh, Santy Ano
  • The Bard of Armagh 
  • The Barnyards of Delgaty 
  • Beer, Beer, Beer
  • Black Velvet Band 
  • The Blarney Pilgrim Jig (tune)
  • The Blarney Stone
  • Blow, Boys, Blow
  • Blow the Man Down 
  • Blow Ye Winds in the Morning
  • The Blue Bells of Scotland 
  • The Bold Fenian Men
  • Bold Thady Quill 
  • Bonnie Charlie 
  • Bonnie Dundee 
  • Bonnie Hieland Laddy 
  • Bonnie Ship the Diamond
  • Botany Bay
  • Boulavogue
  • The Boys From the County Armagh
  • The Boys of Wexford
  • Brennan on the Moor
  • Broom of the Cowdenknowes 
  • The Butcher Boy 
  • Carrickfergus 
  • The Cobbler / Dick Darby 
  • Cockies of Bungaree
  • The College Hornpipe
  • Comin’ Thro the Rye
  • Courtin’ In the Kitchen
  • The Croppy Boy (Version 1)
  • The Croppy Boy (Version 2)
  • Cruiscin Lan 
  • Cruising ‘Round Yarmouth
  • Cunla
  • Danny Boy
  • Donkey Riding
  • Down by the Sally Gardens
  • Drill Ye Tarriers Drill
  • Eileen Aroon
  • Enniskillen Dragoons
  • Farewell to Nova Scotia
  • Farewell to Tarwathie
  • Finnegan’s Wake
  • The Flowers Of the Forest
  • The Foggy Dew
  • The Gallant Forty-Twa
  • Galway Races
  • The Galway Shawl
  • Go To Sea No More
  • God Save Ireland
  • Green Grow the Rushes-O
  • Greenland Whale Fisheries
  • Haul Away Joe
  • Hector the Hero (tune)
  • Her Mantle So Green
  • The Holy Ground
  • Homeward Bound (sea shanty)
  • I’ll Take you Home Again Kathleen
  • I’ll Tell Me Ma
  • I’m A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday (Jock Stewart)
  • The Irish Washerwoman Jig (tune)
  • Isn’t It Grand Boys (Look at the Coffin)
  • It’s A Long Way To Tipperary
  • The Irish Rover
  • Johnson’s Motor Car
  • Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
  • The Jolly Tinker
  • John Barleycorn
  • The Juice of the Barley
  • Jug of Punch
  • Kelly the Boy from Killane
  • Kevin Barry
  • Landlord Fill The Flowing Bowl (Three Jolly Coachmen)
  • The Lark In the Morning
  • Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her
  • The Leaving of Liverpool
  • Leezie Lindsay
  • The Legion of the Rearguard
  • Let Your Back and Sides Go Bare 
  • The Little Beggarman
  • Loch Lomond
  • Loch Tay Boat Song
  • MacPherson’s Lament
  • The Maid of Fife (Irish Dragoons)
  • The Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe
  • Maids When You’re Young Never Wed An Old Man
  • Master McGrath
  • The Men Of the West
  • The Mermaid
  • The Merry Ploughboy (Off To Dublin In the Green)
  • Mick McGuire
  • Minguilay Boat Song
  • The Minstrel Boy
  • Molly Malone
  • The Moonshiner
  • Morning Glory (One for the)
  • Muirsheen Dirkin
  • My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
  • My Johnny Lad
  • My Wild Irish Rose
  • Nancy Whiskey
  • Nell Flaherty’s Drake
  • The Nightingale
  • The Night That Paddy Murphy Died
  • The Night Visiting Song
  • Off To California Hornpipe (tune)
  • The Old Dun Cow
  • The Old Orange Flute
  • Old Woman From Wexford
  • Oro Se Do Bheatha Abhaile
  • Paddy Doyle’s Boots (shanty)
  • Paddy West
  • The Parting Glass
  • Peggy Gordon
  • Poor Old Dicey Reilly
  • Poor Paddy On the Railway
  • Quare Bungle Rye
  • The Rakes of Mallow (tune)
  • Rare Old Mountain Dew (Let Grasses Grow)
  • The Rattlin’ Bog
  • Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie
  • Red Is the Rose
  • Reilly’s Daughter
  • Rising of the Moon
  • Rocky Road to Dublin
  • Roddy McCorley
  • Rolling Down to Old Maui
  • Rolling Home
  • The Rose of Allendale
  • The Rose of Tralee
  • Rosin the Bow
  • Rothsea-O
  • Scotland the Brave
  • Sam Hall
  • Sean Ryan’s Polka (tune)
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • The Siege of Ennis Polka (tune)
  • Skibbereen
  • Skye Boat Song
  • The Soldier’s Song
  • Sound the Pibroch
  • South Australia
  • Spancil Hill
  • Spanish Lady
  • Stand To Your Glasses Steady
  • Star of the County Down
  • Threescore and Ten
  • Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral
  • Waly, Waly (The Water Is Wide)
  • Wearing of the Green
  • Weile Waile
  • The West’s Asleep
  • Westering Home
  • Whack Fol the Diddle
  • What Do We Wo With A Drunken Sailor
  • When Irish Eyes are Smiling
  • When You And I Were Young, Maggie
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Whiskey is the Life of Man
  • Whiskey You’re the Devil
  • The Whistling Gypsy
  • Wild Colonial Boy
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Wild Rover
  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  • The Work of the Weavers
  • Yarmouth Town    
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