Creagh, Seamus - Tunes for Practice
Suitable resource for learning tunes for players of most instruments used for playing Irish Traditional Music.
Tunes for Practice
Introducing a new Irish Traditional Music tutorial Double CD by the renowned fiddle player Seamus Creagh called Tunes for Practice.
The 69 Traditional Irish Tunes on this CD are arranged in sets with introductions by Seamus Creagh. Each tune is played twice, the first time it is played plainly and the second time ornamentation is added.
The tunes are played slowly but not too slowly
and they never loose Seamus’ wonderful lift.
This CD is a purely auditory tutorial of a compilation of sets with
introductions naming the tunes, which are played by a renowned fiddle
player at a learnable and listenable pace.
Seamus Creagh is excellent Irish traditional fiddle player and is one of the most respected fiddle players in Ireland. He is originally from Westmeath, but now resides in Cork. His relaxed style has brought him to international prominence, particularly his duets with Jackie Daly and Aidan Coffey. He has recorded material for TV, radio and films and has also recorded with, Jackie Daly, Colm Murphy (An Bodhran), Paddy Keenan ( Na keen Affair), Tomás O Cainnin (Irish Airs) and Tickle Harbour (Newfoundland band) among others. Seamus has toured extensively in Europe, Canada, the USA, Asia and Ireland.
Seamus Creagh has a beautiful style which is considered as Sliabh Luachra (an area on the Cork/Kerry border). He has unquestionably superb technique, subtle ornamentation and has a delightful lift to his playing. His expressive playing captures the uaigneas (loneliness) which is an integral part of truly tradition Irish music.
2. Kerry Polka, Maggie in the Wood polkas
3. Brosna, Dan O’Keeffe’s slides
4. Hugh Travers’, Miller of Glanmire jigs
5. Merry Blacksmith, Maid Behind the Bar reels
6. Cork Hornpipe, Boys of Bluehill hornpipes
7. Tatter Jack Walsh, Jug of Brown Ale jigs
8. Jessica’s, A Finnish Polka, Unknown polkas
9. Job of Journeywork set dance
10. Golden Keyboard, Finbarr Dwyer’s reels
11. Old Grey Goose jig
12. Cuckoo's Nest, Walsh's hornpipes
13. Aut O'Keeffe's/Cus Teehan’s, Going to the Well for Water slides
14. Farewell to Whiskey, The Dark Girl polkas
15. Henry Mac Dermot Roe O’Carolan
16. Crossing the Shannon, Dunmore Lasses reels
17. Jerry’s Beaver Hat, Lilting Fisherman jigs
18. Teetotaller, Ships are Sailing reels
2. Ballydesmond Polkas 1 & 2 polkas
3. Micko Russell’s, Eibhlin Ni Riordáin slides
4. Eel in the Sink, Glen of Aherlow reels
5. Kilfenora jig
6. Galtee Rangers, O’Keeffe’s/Gleanntán, O’Callaghan’s reels
7. The Woodcock, The Kerfunten jigs
8. The Lonesome Polkas polkas
9. Banks of the Illen, Tom Billy’s reels
10. An Luradán, Sean Ryan’s jigs
11. Plains of Boyle, Dinny O’Brien’s hornpipes
12. Two versions of Toss the Feathers reels
13. Blackbird set dance
14. The Priest, Mary Willy's slides
15. Miss McLeod’s, Sligo Maid reels
16. Tom Billy’s jigs
17. Baker’s Well, Seamus Cussen’s polkas
18. Gallagher’s Frolics, Idle Road jigs
19. Paddy Taylor’s, John O’Mahony’s jigs
20. Matt Molloy’s, Tommy Peoples reels