We return to our ‘normal’ program with a slide.
This is a bonus lesson, since it’s not within the genre that we’re studying. Rather, it’s Tony’s arrangement of Danny Boy, also know as The Londonderry Air. It may be a bit daunting for the newcomer. Sheet music and tab notation are provided in Book 3.
Tony picked this tune up from the late Billy Moran. Billy was a button accordionist from Galway who migrated to Australia in the late 1940’s and made an enormous contribution to the musical heritage of Australia. The A, or first, part is played using the D Mixolydian Mode and the B or second part uses a D Ionian (or Major) …
This week we have a lovely jig. Tony talks about the use of overtones to enhance your playing, and which can be used to good effect in this tune.
This week we have another piece by the famous blind harper, Turlough O’Carolan. Tony mentions “The complete works of O’Carolan”, published by Ossian. This is currently out of print. He also mentions “My heart belongs to Jenny”, by Duck Baker.