This medley of three fantastic folk fiddle tunes, set in a totally authentic style, will delight players and audiences. Arkansas Traveler; Fire on the Mountain and Devil's Dream are
Using only paired eighth notes with the notes on the A, D, and G strings, this is an accessible piece that will help any group sound more mature. The easy, fun tune includes dancing for a change of pace and
This original piece is in a style reminiscent of the music of the rich cultural heritage of the Appalachia. Music is an important part of the Appalachian way of life. Traditional Appalachian music is
A ceilidh, a party featuring dancing and fiddling, is a whirling, twirling, blow-out event. Feel the full flavor of the Celtic lands in this very playable medley featuring three traditional tunes: The
"S'vivon" is the Hebrew word for dreidel, a four-sided top that is popular with children during the celebration of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. In this arrangement, variations
This is a sparkling arrangement of the beloved American folk song that intermediate string players will have the skills to play, but more advanced students will find delightfully challenging. All sections
Gaelic Trilogy provides the string orchestra with an opportunity to perform three Irish fiddle tunes: Fair-Haired Mary; Neil Gow's Lament and Stray Away Child. All sections,
For a special touch at your next concert, feature one of Canada's most popular folk songs. It's often sung around campfires and makes a perfect cross-cultural study.
Develop your orchestra's legato playing skills with this lovely folk song. The interesting orchestration helps showcase a very mature sound and every section shares the melody.
In the key of A, this lively Irish tune stands out as a piece you could play again and again. With its upbeat, catchy melody and trademark snappy bowings, you might find your audience dancing in their seats
This ancient Irish tune, still popular and arranged for maximum effect, will take the audience back to the old country. Just add some history of the U.K. for a cross-curricular unit.
Old Dan Tucker is a great finale or encore for your intermediate string orchestra. Every instrument has the melody in first position in this arrangement that teaches syncopation and cut time! All
As far as authentic American fiddle tunes go, it doesn't get much better than this. This arrangement takes the listener through many standard variations in both major and minor keys. All sections get a turn
Delight your audience with three up-tempo Scottish dance tunes. Everyone plays the melody and the rollicking accompaniments using idiomatic Celtic bowings, accents, and rhythms. The first tune is
Snowy hilltops, timeless family traditions, and the atmosphere of a Smoky Mountain Christmas is captured in this arrangement of three traditional Appalachian carols. The simple modal melodies of Star of
In Two Celtic Dances, each section plays the delightful melodies found in this fiddle-inspired piece. Though very easy, this setting presents the fiddle tunes Mari's Wedding and
The simple melody and placid harmony of this ancient love song provide a great opportunity for young musicians to explore expressiveness in their performance. This poignant arrangement will lift your
A beloved Appalachian folk song and spiritual that is perfect for historical study! This arrangement generally stays in 1st position and employs mainly standard rhythms with a great introduction to
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