Mission to find, arrange, and present tunes, songs, and stories that are
in the traditions of Celtic, Folk, and Old Time cultures
Created by Patrick O-Shaun Young, That KelticDead Guy
"To the Four Airts to Guide Us, and For the Four Winds to Get Us There!"
KelticDead Music & Friends Projects
See "Support Materials" for Tabs and Scales
to help in playing along with the selections
Used a Low D MK1 whistle, a Seydel Low D harmonica, and a bodhran. Very powerful and moving Scots-Appalachian song. Thanks to Bob Hicks in making the KDM arrangement.
In the Napoleonic wars many of the Royal Scots Greys (Dragoons) fought against the French armies. This is one of many laments by those who were left to mourn for those who were killed.
The focus of this tune arrangement is to the lyrics, however, I added a bouzouki introduction segment, and used the bodhran, C Susato whistle, and a Seydel C Diatonic Harmonica.
This tune is a made public version and adaptation of the tune created by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle. Like many folk tunes, written for play with the D whistle, but can be played with the C whistle as desired. Same tone holes.
This tune can be "read" to play with the D whistle and at the same time it can be "read" as a if playing with a D whistle, but instead use the C whistle. The tabs are exactly the same. See Support Materials.
This KelticDead Music Broadside is an update of an earlier tune that I created that is in the traditions of Celtic music. A made-public tune that supports the mood of this Broadside about the origins of our "Christmas tide" and the spirits we see during this time.
As part of the KelticDead Initiative, this arrangement is for play with the D Celtic whistle as a solo with the bodhran. Earnie Taft ( Irish Rogues ) helped me to keep the tune in the traditions.
After this Broadside, you will never see Santa Claus the same way again.
Thanks to Bob Hicks (Guitar) for solo introduction and song support, and to Earnie Taft (Irish Rogues) for help in keeping the arrangement to the "Fiddle" style, and yet allowing me to play my whistles.
While the Loch Lavan Castle tune is arranged in the Key of G, it can be played with the D Celtic whistle.
One can use the D whistle in playing the tune, though the arrangement is keyed in G. A good 'marching' tune.
One of the many "mystery" tunes that usually involve a spiritual "awareness" of a 'fairy' (sighe folk) hill, carn, old fort, castle, mountain, etc..
Some men are lucky to find their "Star of the County Down." I know I am. Straight forward tune that can be played on theD whistle.
While written for play with a D whistle, one can use the C whistle using the same note tabs for singing it.