With background notes and performance suggestions, Martin Tourish introduces musicians to the world of Celtic music. The selected pieces span three centuries of music-making in Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
This fun and energetic French-Canadian folk song was popular in Quebec in the 19th century and serves as a toast, by the oarsmen, to the Canadian girl.
This traditional Canadian folk song has been sung around campfires and while paddling canoes for decades and continues to be popular with Boy and Girl Scouts in both Canada and the United States. The
This is a peaceful arrangement of a Canadian folk song that was adapted from a Traditional English riddle song by Nova Scotians.
This is a traditional bullfighting song made famous by the great trumpet virtuoso Rafael Mendez. There has been a short introduction added quoting part of Bizet's Carmen. This
This rousing and patriotic song was written in 1867, the year of Canada's Confederation. It became very popular, and for many years, was the unofficial national anthem of Canada. This arrangement can be
This is a medley of Newfoundland melodies cleverly woven together by E.F. Hiscock. Titles include: The Ode to Newfoundland; Squid Jiggin' Grounds; Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary; I'se the
This popular Newfoundland folk song has been sung and danced to on the East Coast of Canada since the early 1900s. The lyrics tell of a sailor, named Bob Pitman, who wants to sail home to marry his
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