Being continually featured in popular movies and music, Irish music is as popular as ever.
Compiled by Gregory Mahan, an Irish whistler for over 16 years, this collection offers a wide variety of jigs, from well-known favorites such as The Cliffs of Moher and Munster Buttermilk to tunes which may not be as well known at your local pub, such as I Buried My Wife and Danced on Her Grave and Sean-Tiobraid Árann.
The sheet music in this book is suitable for any lead line instrument typically used in Irish music, such as fiddle, flute, tinwhistle, and uilleann pipes. Also includes notes on playing in the Irish style as an added bonus.
About the Author
Gregory Mahan (1969-) was born in Richardson, Texas, but spent the majority of his life in and around the greater Houston area. Gregory fell in love with the works of Andre Norton at a very young age, and soon became a voracious reader of science fiction and fantasy works. He began crafting stories for his friends and family at the age of 8 when he asked for (and received!) a typewriter as a Christmas gift. A Touch of Magic is Gregory's first published full-length novel. In addition to writing, he enjoys Celtic music, and has played the Irish penny whistle and low whistle since 1995. His first band, Echoes of Ireland, was featured on KPFT radio's Irish Aires program, as well as being one of the bands chosen to play for Charles Sheehan, Consul General of Northern Ireland on his visit to Houston in 2003. Gregory maintains one of the oldest and largest Irish music repositories on the internet, The Wandering Whistler Music Archives, and published his first songbook, Fifty Great Celtic Jigs, in 2002. In 2003, he joined the band Paddy Gone Wild, and was prominently featured on their CD, The Greatest Hits, released in 2008. Gregory currently lives in Northern Virginia with his family.