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
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.
The First Selection of Irish Traditional Composition of Irish fiddler Seán Ryan.
Book size A4, contains 40pages, 85 original compositions.
Sheet music arranged for voice and piano with words in English and Gaelic.
Size A4, contains music, words and chords.
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
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
NEW SESSION BOOK 4 - Popular Scottish session tunes Book 4
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.
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
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.