Ring of Harps


EASY TO INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS (various ensembles).  Tunes are from Scotland and Ireland, and include solos, a duet, three-part and four-part ensembles.

Playing in a harp ensemble is bliss! Continuing in the tradition of Nancy’s other ensemble books, arrangements for mixed level groups are fun to play for everyone. The tunes are from Scotland and Ireland, and include a duet,  and three-part and four-part ensembles. There are also seven great solos. In addition to the usual toe-tapping Scottish reels, the arrangements use melodic patterns to suggest ripples in the sea (Aran Boat Song), fluttering wings (The Butterfly), and jingling coins (Little Donald of the Sweets). There’s a wonderful range of styles from ancient harmonies to traditional Carolan to jazzy reels. These arrangements have multi-level parts so everyone can join in and play together.

Solos are Loch Gamhna, Cliffs of Moher, The Birken Tree, Captain Campbell, Eilean Beag Donn a’Chuain, Little Brown Island in the Ocean (D. Morrison), The High Reel, George Brabazon, Second Air (Turlough O’Carolan). Duet Arrangements are Latha a’ Siubhal Slèibhe Dhomh, One Day as I was Travelling the Mountains, Three Part Ensembles are Domhnall Beag an t-Siucair, Little Donald of the Sweets, Cha Bhi Mi ’Gad Thàladh, I Will Not Rock You to Sleep, The Butterfly, Miss Murphy (Turlough O’Carolan), The Aran Boat Song and Four Part Ensemble: Flowers of Edinburgh.

Weight .83 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in