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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2004
I just got this book and I can't believe how many songs there are. They are also listed by their nationality (Irish, Scottish, Welsh). I play a little guitar and I was looking for an Irish song book I could just play the chords with. This book has simple chord charts in the back and tells you which to play during the song. It doesn't give any type of strumming pattern, which would be helpful for me the beginner, it shows just the melody notations. Being in the SCA, it's nice to have so many traditional songs at my fingertips. It also DOES give a few instrumental pieces, the ubiquitous "Irish Washerwoman" being one of them. I would have liked to have seen a little bit about each song, although I know this is not a history book, but would have settled for a general time frame each song was created in. Other than that, a wonderful resource.