The tunes in this book have been chosen to suit very small harps*, and even harps without levers. (*a harp with 26 strings is a good start for the young student (ideally with F# and C# levers), but it’s also possible to use this book with smaller harps).
The “Little Irish Harp Book” wants the harp to be used not only as a solo instrument but to take part in group activities, such as joining music sessions with other players. The tunes in this book are also suitable for tin whistle, fiddle, banjo, accordion or concertina etc.
Its pace and selection of tunes is aimed at young beginners from 5-12 years, music notation and theory is introduced gradually and in a playful manner.
Table of contents
Preface for teachers & parents
My Repertoire List
The Old Irish Harp
The Ambulance Tune
Hot Cross Buns
The Gothic Harp
Mary had a little Lamb
Minims, Crotchets, Quavers
The Notes D’ and E’
Go Tell Aunt Nancy
The Notes low D & E
Oro Sé Do Bheatha Abhaile (March)
Twinkle, Twinkle, little Star (key of C)
Twinkle, Twinkle, little Star (key of D)
The high F#’ and G’
I’m a little Teapot
Girls and Boys – the ¾ time signature
Nil na Lá (Air)
Eibhlín a Rún (Air)
The Dawning of the Day (Fáinne Gael an Lae) – March