Now through March 31, 2018
We’re celebrating St. Paddy’s Month with deep discounts on:
- Grey Larsen’s CDs (physical, downloadable) with, Paddy League, André Marchand & Cindy Kallet
- Grey Larsen’s Irish music books
- The Tin Whistle Jumpstart Bundle – $20 off: 1 Susato Kildare whistle in D, plus 2 of Grey’s excellent tin whistle books
- Sheet music for Grey’s well-known tune Thunderhead (recorded by Lunasa, numerous others, and played in many a session around the world). Name your own price!
- Cindy Kallet’s CDs (solo and otherwise) and songbook are also on sale.
On hyper-sale (is that a word?): 75% off the 4 CD set 300 Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments – only $5.99, reduced from $19.99. That’s only 2 cents per tune, and each CD is chock full of them.
A great learning resource. Grey plays 300 of his favorite traditional Irish tunes on Irish flute, tin whistle and concertina. We have a pile of these CDs on hand, and they’re itching to leave home and be of use!
If you live outside the US, shipping costs and import fees may be quite high. Instead, you may want the downloadable version, all 300 tunes for $9.99. No fees or shipping costs, and instantly available to download.
The matching book, 300 Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments, on sale for $6.00 off, contains the sheet music for all of these tunes. eBook also available.
$90.98 – $20 off the list price!
Everything you need to get started playing Irish tin whistle, build your repertoire, and ultimately reach a high level as a player.
The bundle includes:
- 1 Susato Kildare whistle in the key of D
- 1 copy of “The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox” (top-notch instruction)
- 1 copy of “150 Gems of Irish Music for Tin Whistle” (classic repertoire hand-picked for whistle, with ornamentation, phrasing and free MP3s of all tunes)
CDs – physical and downloadable:
The following physical CDs are only $10, or $8.50 each when you buy a CD bundle.
- Grey Larsen & Cindy Kallet – Welcome Day, Cross the Water
- Grey Larsen & André Marchand – The Orange Tree, Les Marionnettes
- Grey Larsen & Paddy League – The Green House, Dark of the Moon
Or, name your own price for the digital CDs, and for individual song downloads!
All downloads come with complete album graphics and liner notes.
And, you may listen before you buy.
We’re very excited about Welcome Day, Grey’s newest album with Cindy Kallet. Listen to The Starry Cliffs: a fresh and unusual arrangement with 10 tin whistles, in four keys, playing three traditional Irish tunes (jig, reel and highland), with guitar and harmonium.
All six of Grey’s Irish music books are deeply discounted. Even more so when you buy a book bundle.
Free excerpts of these books are always available.
Considered a classic, Grey’s first book, The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle, (480 pages) has sold over 10,000 copies, and has been translated into Chinese and Russian. (Those are not legal versions … but it’s nice to know the book is in demand around the world. If you know of other translations, please let us know. ) This guide has been acknowledged as the most comprehensive book, by far, on traditional Irish flute and tin whistle playing.
A slimmer version of that book (187 pages), one customized just for whistle players, is The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox. It offers all the tools the beginner, novice, and intermediate whistle player need in order to progress to a high level of competence in Irish music. It also includes extra guidance for beginning players.
The two “150 Gems” books,
designed for flute and whistle players, are unique among Irish tune collections. They offer tune-specific suggestions for breathing/phrasing as well as ornamentation, and introductory chapters that address these crucial wind-specific issues. Grey designed the sequence of jigs, reels and hornpipes such that pleasing medleys result when you play consecutive tunes one after another. We’re not aware of tune collections by other authors that offer such medley suggestions.
300 Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments combines the tunes from the two “150 Gems” books (see above) with “bare-bones” transcriptions suitable for all instruments (i.e. no wind-specific ornamentation or breathing marks). You can purchase recordings of all 300 tunes: for $5.99 you can get the 4 CD set, or for $9.99 the set of downloadable MP3s.
Down the Back Lane: Variation in Traditional Irish Dance Music explores a rarely-addressed topic, giving an intimate view into the intuitive musical mind of a flute and whistle player. At the heart of the work are recordings (included) and meticulous transcriptions of eight traditional Irish tunes, each played three times through and with plentiful variations, along with analysis of those variations. Also included is extensive information on ornamentation, phrasing, articulation, dynamics and more.
… and eBooks:
All these books are available as eBooks. Many are nicely discounted. This is a great way to avoid shipping costs and waiting time! A money-saver especially for those outside the US.
May we all find new reservoirs of kindness and hope this month and throughout 2018.
We wish you peace and joy.