These are recordings of Grey Larsen playing all the tunes that appear in the book 300 Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments. Grey plays the tunes unaccompanied on Irish flute, tin whistle and anglo concertina.
Included is a list of the tunes as well as further information on the recordings.
Each of these 300 tunes also appears in one or the other of the books 150 Gems of Irish Music for Tin Whistle or 150 Gems of Irish Music for Flute. These books each come with free downloadable audio of the tunes that appear in that book.
However, 49 of the 300 tunes contained in these two books include notes that go below the range of the standard Irish flute and tin whistle. In the recordings that come with 150 Gems of Irish Music for Tin Whistle and 150 Gems of Irish Music for Flute, such too-low notes (and sometime other adjacent notes) are transposed up an octave, in order to match the transcriptions in the books.
In the audio collection of all 300 tunes being offered on this page, Grey Larsen re-recorded those 49 tunes on anglo concertina, playing all the low notes in their original register. By doing so, he insured that all 300 recordings in this audio collection match the transcriptions given in the book 300 Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments.
Some people may wish to purchase recordings of only those 49 concertina recordings, especially if they already own 150 Gems of Irish Music for Tin Whistle and/or 150 Gems of Irish Music for Flute and the recordings that come with them. Good news! You may purchase recordings of just those 49 tunes as a downloadable set of 49 MP3 files.
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