Beautiful Airs and Ballads of the British Isles - Ukulele

Catalog: MB30929

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In this collection of 23 melodies from the British Isles, award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Ondrej Sarek treats the soprano ukulele as the lyrical solo instrument it can truly be. Along with fingerstyle arrangements of traditional airs, love songs, songs of home and longing, and the timeless melodies of Irish harpist Turlough O’Carolan, the book includes settings of a few original tunes by Mel Bay Publications president, William Bay.

All arrangements appear in gCEA tuning in standard notation and uke tablature with suggested backup chords and occasional light fingering.

Table of Contents:
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • The Water Is Wide
  • The Shearing’s Not for You
  • The Marsh of Rhuddlan
  • The Galway Shawl
  • The Flowers of Sweet Erin the Green
  • Star of the County Down
  • Sheebeg and Sheemor
  • She Moved Through the Fair
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Once I Had a Sweetheart
  • My Irish Home
  • John Anderson, My Jo
  • Jock O’Hazeldean
  • Irish Prayer
  • I Went to Visit the Roses
  • Fields of Culloden
  • Fair Flower of Northumberland
  • Down by the Sally Gardens
  • Call the Ewes
  • Cailin Deas Cr ite na mB  (Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow)
  • Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
  • An Drochshaol (The Hard Times)
Publisher: Mel Bay
Composer/Author: Various
Arranger/Editor: Sare, Ondrej
Catalog Number: MB30929
Pages: 52