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Celtic Southern Cross

Celtic Southern Cross is Australia and New Zealand's
supplier to the folk musician

Tune Books, CD's and Cassettes


Possums on the Roof

Possums on the Roof - Tassie Tattie Howkers

The CD was recorded to highlight the tunes of the late Tasmanian fiddler Angus Cameron. They are organised into sets suitable for dancing yet the music retains a life that makes for enjoyable listening.
The Tassie Tats include fiddlers Angus Cameron, Leueen Morgan and Beth Sowter, piano accordion player Iain MacLeod, mandolin and English concertina player Mike Watts and fretless bass player Daniel Brauchlie.
A book of the dance tunes on this CD is also available. A River of Whisky contains dances suitable for the CD and a further 51 tunes composed by Angus. See below for discount on set.
Quantity:   CD Price   $10  

A River of Whisky

A River of Whisky

Tunes and dances popular in Northern Tasmania
This book contains all the tunes played on the CD Possums on the Roof plus a further 51 tunes written by Angus Cameron. Angus and Betty Cameron moved from Scotland to Tasmania over 50 years ago. They brought with them a rich tradition of Scottish dance and music which they adapted for the Northern Tasmanian Bush Dances with Betty calling and Angus playing the fiddle and piano accordion. Angus remembered many tunes played by his family in his native Ayreshire.
Angus regularly composed tunes. Many of these were lost as he doesn't read music. As locals started playing his tunes they gradually began to be written down.
His tunes are now being played by the Tassie Tattie Howkers and a CD is available. This book also contains instruction for the 10 dances taken from the CD.
Book size A4, contains over 200 tunes, chords and history.
Quantity:   Book Price   $15  
River of Whisky and Possums on the Roof
Quantity:   CD and Book Price   $20  

Begged Borrowed and Stolen, book cover

Begged Borrowed and Stolen

For years Begged Borrowed and Stolen has been the most commonly used music book in Australia for session tunes. This book is recommended as the starting point for musicians new to Celtic music.

It is now available on 3 CDs to assist with the learning of tunes. Each tune in the Book is played twice at about three quarter pace. Ear players will benefit from the clarity of the recording in picking out the tunes while those able to read music will be able to play along with the musicians to assist with rhythm and timing.
The recordings come in a sleeve that can be fixed to the inside of the book. Included is a list of chord and melody variations.

A fourth CD has been added to the very popular series by requests as players have been wanting to hear the tunes played at dance speed. Ian McLeod, Leueen Morgan and Mike Watts have been joined by Luke Plumb of Shooglenifty, Tim Gleeson, Music Under the Mountains tutors Patrick Lyons, Nicola Fortune, Tasmanian fiddler Angus Cameron and a number of happy talented students from the School.
The Sets can be used for dances and a list of suitable dances has been provided for each track.
You may purchase the CD separately or with the kits above. It is designed to go into the spare CD holder with the other three CDs originally recorded.

We are now offering all 4 CDs for the price of three.

We also have been offered a set of cues to be able to start the tune easily in a session etc. Thanks to Summer School whistle student Frank Basten for offering this as a gift to readers of BB&S

Quantity:   Book Price   $25  

Quantity:   4 CD Price   $40   CSC01 4cd  

Quantity:   The Sets CD Price   $15

Quantity:   Book and 4CD Set   $60   CSC02 bk/4cd
Classic Bush Yarns

Classic Bush Yarns - Warren Fahey

This is a collection of the folk lore that forms the basis of Australian culture and humour. Although similar to jokes, yarns are quite different. They are descendents of a tradition of story-telling that has all but disappeared. They spin a tale, drawing listeners in and inviting them to meet people like Lazy Len, Dad and Dave, and Sandy the Shearer - the characters who are keys to our past and unique culture.
Size A5, 224 pages, contains yarns.

Quantity:   Book Price   $10   FAH3 bk


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The Hidden Ireland - Seán Ryan

The First Selection of Irish Traditional Composition of Irish fiddler Seán Ryan.
Book size A4, contains 40pages, 85 original compositions.

Quantity:   Book Price   $30   SR01 bk

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The Irish National Anthem

Sheet music arranged for voice and piano with words in English and Gaelic.
Size A4, contains music, words and chords.

Quantity:   Sheet Price   $3   OMB13 BK


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The Ceilidh Collection for Piano/Keyboards

These melodies are set for an easy piano standard and are graded to teach melody in the right hand and drone and vamping with the left.
Size A4, contains music and base line.
Second Collection Keyboards

Quantity:   Book Price   $5   TNT036 bk

The Rumblin' Brig - Hamish Moore

The Rumblin' Brig - Hamish Moore

A collection of tunes for pipes and other instruments, including suggested chordal accompaniment. Half of the tunes were written by Hamish, the pipe-maker extraordinaire from Dunkeld, with several written by Dick Lee and available on the CD The Bee's Knees. The remaining come from old manuscripts and the melodies are particularly good for dance music. The pipes, both Highland and Lowland played a big role in providing music for dance, especially reels, which were played across Scotland prior to the introduction of country dances from England and Europe.
Size A4, includes music, some chords

Quantity:   Book Price   $10   Ham001 bk

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NEW SESSION BOOK 4 - Popular Scottish session tunes Book 4

Cape Breton

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The Trip to Windsor Collection

The music of  Dan R. MacDonald (1911 - 1976), this is a new book of previously unpublished work from Cape Breton's most famous composer.
Size A4, contains 200 tunes.

Quantity:   Book Price   $10   CP013 bk Special Price


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Peeping Tom

63 original dance tunes composed by melodeon player Ben Woodward and keyboard player Ian Wilson. This book is great value.
Size A4, music, and chords

Quantity:   Book Price   $5   A115bk


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These items will not be replaced when they are sold out. Some sets are not complete as these are the last of these products for sale.

Quantity:   Book Price   $5   Mally's Cotswold Morris Tune Book Vol 2  

Quantity:   Cassette Price   $5   Mally's Cotswold Morris Vol 2 Cassette  

Quantity:   Book Price   $5   Mally's North West Morris Book

Quantity:   Cassette Price   $5   Mally's North West Morris Cassette
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TASMANIA, 7277, Australia.
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