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Maids of Ardagh / I'll Tell Me Ma Fiddle Harmony Sheet Music

by Celtic Fiddle Music | Georgia Nettleton

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    As well as a full quality version of the demonstration recording you can hear in preview quality here, you will receive two pdf files (one for each of the two tunes) scored for three violins with chords for accompaniment; a midi file for each tune, and recorded practise mixes with each harmony part turned up in the mix to make them easier to learn.
    *NEW!* Now includes bonus scores for string quartet!
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Sheet music for three part harmony arrangements of two Irish polkas, 'Maids of Ardagh' and 'I'll Tell Me Ma'. The second tune is sometimes played without repeats, but I've included them here in order to make the tunes the same length to form a balanced set.

The demonstration recording you can hear shows just one example of how the harmonies can be used. In my recording, I play each tune three times. The first time through I play the tune and the Violin II part, the second time I play tune and Violin III, and the third time the tune and both harmony parts together.

The harmonies can be used each on their own (which means they are suitable for a duet - you can make a longer arrangement by alternating which harmony part you each play, etc.) or both together.

Although aimed at fiddle players, some parts can be played on other instruments - the Violin II parts will fit on a flute or whistle, and anything that has the same range as a violin can play any of them, of course.

The Violin II part for Maids of Ardagh goes into 3rd position. If this isn't your cup of tea, the same part can be played down an octave. (If you want the sheet music with this part an octave down, just drop me a line and I'll send it to you.)

*NEW!* This download now also includes bonus scores for string quartet. I have added a cello part to each tune, and provided the viola part as either alto clef (viola) or treble clef (violin 3). There is also an alto clef version of the cello part up an octave for a viola to play if needed. The string quartet score includes individual instrumental parts.

PLEASE NOTE: the recordings and midi files included are just for the violin trio arrangement. The string quartet score is a bonus item which was added later and has not been recorded.


released March 24, 2014


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Celtic Fiddle Music | Georgia Nettleton UK

Georgia is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger from the UK who grew up playing the traditional music of the British Isles. These influences extend into her own original compositions and playing style. Georgia plays fiddle, viola, recorder/flute, piano and accordion, and specialises in arranging celtic tunes as sheet music for fiddle duet or trio. ... more

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