Book & CD launched in June 2012
Price: (€18 + shipping) for book & CD of premiere, featuring Ceol na nÓg Orchestra of 65 musicians
In May of 2012, ‘The de Cuéllar Suite’ was launched in book and CD format. The accompanying CD is a live recording of the suite premiere, featuring over 65 musicians and a full hour of music.
The de Cuéllar Suite is based on the story of Captain Francisco de Cuéllar, one of the few survivors from the Spanish Armada ships, which foundered off Streedagh Strand, Sligo in 1588. After many extraordinary escapades, he wrote to King Philip the second of Spain while in the Spanish Netherlands on his way home. The music portrays the Armada’s engagement with the English fleet, their defeat and subsequent desperate struggle to return to Spain by sailing North around the Scottish and Irish coasts, where many of the ships were wrecked in an exceptionally stormy Autumn. The compositions depict De Cúellar’s adventures and struggle to survive as he made his way from Streedagh through North Sligo and Leitrim. The suite was specially commissioned for Ceol na nÓg, Sligo and aCentral Folque, Santiago. It was premiered in Sligo in June 2011.
Price: €25 + shipping
- A comprehensive Irish Traditional Flute Tutor
- With 2 Companion CDs (76 tracks in total)
- Detailed Ornamentation Exercises from Beginner to Advanced Stages
- Ornaments covered include Cuts, Long Rolls, Short Rolls, Elongated Cuts, Bounces, D crans, Short cran on high D and DED Cuts
- There are 64 tunes complete with breathing and ornamentation guides
Fliúit is a comprehensive Irish Traditional Flute Tutor with 2 Companion CD's (76 tracks in total)
From the books introduction...
This book explains and details various techniques used by flute players in traditional Irish music. It includes arrangements of 64 Irish tunes, as I play and teach them. I have chosen many of the tunes because I find them particularly suited to the flute. This book focuses on ornamentation and repertoire development...
Off She Goes, Larry Mc Donagh's
Tripping to the Well, Memories of Ballymote, My Love is But a Lassie, The Dark Lady Dressed in Blue
Lucy Farr's, The Hills of Tara, The New Broom, Tara Diamond's, James Gannon's, Mc Dermott's
The Deer's March, O'Sullivan's Clan March, Maguire's Clan March
Cuigiú Lassies, Tommy Mulhaire's Jig, An Rogaire Dubh, John Mc Hugh's, Out in the Ocean, The Killavil Jig, The Haunted House, Billy McCormack's, Trip to Athlone, Princess Nancy, Cailleach an Airgid, The Legacy, Willie Coleman's Jig, The Green Fields of Woodford
Hunting the Hare, Talamh an Éisc, Gort na Móna, Tír Rafartaigh
The Good Natured Man, Mrs. Galvin's, Boneparte Crossing the Rhine, McGivney's Fancy, Kilcooley Wood, The Pleasures of Hope, The Bird's Hornpipe, The Buck from the Mountain, The Happy Hornpipe, Tuamgrainey Castle
The Peeler's Jacket, Rolling in the Ryegrass, The Mills are Grinding, McGovern's Favourite, The Torn Jacket, The Hare's Paw, Fr.Grady's Visit to Bocca, The Chattering Magpies, Feeding the Birds, The Master's Return, The Trip to Birmingham, Salute to Baltimore, The Old Blackthorn, The Limestone Rock, Tommy Whelan's Reel, Colonel Rodger's Favourite, The Happy Days of Youth, The Caucaus Reel, The Letrim Bucks
Na Maithe Móra, Aghaidh Jhanuis
€25 euro + shipping
Fliuit 2 is for intermediate and advanced flute players and is a follow-on to 'Fliúit', published in 2006. It is a tutorial to develop repertoire, ornamentation and breathing. Two CDs are included with 78 tracks. Each tune is played at a slow pace and then at a faster pace. Thirteen exercises are recorded to practice each type of ornament.
Fliúit 2 includes 65 arranged tunes, with breathing & ornamentation suggestions for each tune. There are over thirty reels and seventeen jigs in this collection to enable players to develop repertoire. A small number of the tunes require the use of the F natural and B flat keys, which offer a challenge to advanced players.
Brennan's Jig, The Killavil Jig 2, James Murray's, The Battering Ram, Danny O'Mahony's, Bímíd ag Ól is ag Pógadh na mBan, The Lark in the Morning, Brenda McCann's Jig, O'Reilly's Favourite, Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh, Helvic Head, Mc Intyre's Fancy, Humours of Glynn, The Rock on the Clyde, Neary's Jig, Port Inis Bearacháin, Allistrum's Clan March
Anam Cara, Mairéad Gheal, Breathnach's, Deoraíocht
The Number Five, Bill O'Malley's, The Dances at Kinvara, Peach Blossom
Peacock's Feather, Mickey Callaghan's Favourite, The Harp and Shamrock, Thomond Bridge, The Flowing Tide, Johnny Cope
Fred Finn's Reel, Michael Preston's Reel, The Sligo Reel, The Mountain Top, Heathery Breeze, Stoney Steps, Tansey's No.4, Handsome Sally, Patsy Tuohy's Favourite, The Aughacashel Reel, Sonny's Return, The Belles of Tipperary, Darby's Farewell to London, Tommy Coen's, Biddy From Muckross, Jim Batty's, The Bellharbour, Rainy Day, The Conspiracy, The Eel in the Sink, Mother and Child, Hughie Traver's No.2, The Thrush in the Storm, The Mystery Reel, Lady Gordon's, Lord Gordon's, Mama's Pet, Owenmore, The Milliner's Daughter, Mc Greevy's Favourite, Splendid Isolation
Caoineadh Eibhlín, Planxty Fitzgerald, i gCuimhne Féilim
Price: $32 USD
Cost: €17 including postage
Aifreann Gaeilge was composed for the Corofin Traditional Festival 2006. It is a two-part mass, with ten liturgical hymns in Irish and nine instrumental pieces, all of which are fully orchestrated and arranged. It was performed at the Corofin Traditional Festival in 2006 and was broadcast live on Raidio na Gaeltachta from Corofin.
An Ofráil - Cillian a Chroídín (Jig), I gCuimhne Féilim, I nGleanntán Séimh, Snaidhm an Ghrá, An Fidléir, Suantraí an Linbh (Clan March), Ceol na Beatha (Clan March), Baisteadh Eoghain, Planxty Cúl Átha
Iomann Roimh Aifreann - Móradh Duit a Rí na Cruinne, A Thiarna Déan Trócaire, Salm Loinneogach, Alleluia, Is Naofa Thú, Rúndiamhair an Chreidimh, Ár nAthair, A Uain Dé, Iomann don Chomaoineach - Fáilte Romhat a Rí na nAingeal, Iomann chlabhsúir - Críost Liom
€17 including postage
- 23 compositions from Michael Rooney
- Includes 7 tunes recorded by Draíocht: Land's End Slip Jig, Mairéad Gheal, Boithrín Doire, Aghaidh Jhanuis, Gort na Móna, Tír Rafartaigh, Na Maithe Móra
- Melody and left hand accompaniment for each piece
- Separate accompaniment arrangements
- Detailed Ornamentation and Variations included
From the book's introduction...
This is a book of 23 of my own compositions, with melodies and accompanying left hand. I have also included a separate arrangement for accompaniment of each piece. There are 7 slip jigs, 2 reels, 4 airs, 2 barndances, 3 jigs, 2 planzties, a polka, a strathspey and a minuet presented in the book.
All pieces are composed in the traditional idiom. I have arranged each piece as I might play it once through. Background information is provided for all of the compositions.
Ornamentation is suggested in each piece, along with some suggested variations in both the melody and the left hand accompaniment. The 23 tunes presented here are part of a collection of over 40 composed in the last ten years..."
Index of 23 Tunes:
Land's End **, Mairéad Gheal **, Tír Rafartaigh *, Gort na Móna *, Anam Cara, Talamh an Éisc, Deoraíocht, Planxty Fitzgerald **, Boithrín Doire **, An Górta Mór, Glór na nAingeal **, Caoineadh Eibhlín, Aghaidh Jhanuis *, Cnoc an Tobair, Bay of Islands, Hawkes Bay, Gleann na Smól, Na Maithe Móra *, The Witches' Cauldron, The Potato Drill, Iorball Sionnaigh, The Sorrel Leaf, The Sleeping Giant
* On Draíocht CD, ** On Land's End CD