Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Have an Irish Sing-Along for St. Paddy's Day!

...or tap your toes to music from the Music Collection! The Music Collection can supply you with CDs and scores to make your celebration more authentic. Use the libraries' World Music Media Finder to search for music by country. You can select recordings, scores (sheet music) or books.

The Irish have a great sense of humor and you can join in the fun with Sing Up! Irish Comic Songs & Satires for Every Occasion. If you're really adventurous, pick up a fiddle and play some Celtic Fiddle Tunes

If toe-tapping and dancing are more to your liking, check out CDs by these artists:
The Chieftains (traditional music)
Clannad (popular music)
Sinéad O'Connor (modern rocker)
Eileen Ivers (fiddler)

Or some fun compilation albums:
Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea
Play On: Celtic Fiddle Festival
Live in Belfast (The Irish Tenors)

The Music Collection also has books on every facet of Irish music:
Music in Ireland: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

The Making of Irish Traditional Music

Exploring Irish Music and Dance

Tuned Out: Traditional Music and Identity in Northern Ireland

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