This collection of 35 Celtic tunes represents ten different performance styles from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The majority of these pieces are dance tunes such as the jigs and reels popular at Irish sessions, the informal gatherings of musicians in pubs, community halls, and homes. Although relatively new to the session ensemble, the Autoharp bears a distinct resemblance to the Irish Folk Harp. Fittingly, this collection includes Harp tunes by famed Irish harpist Turlough O´Carolan as well as other slow airs. All of the pieces in this book have been arranged to be played on any standard 15 or 21-bar chromatic Autoharp in either melodic or rhythmic (backup) style. A melody line with suggested chord accompaniment is included so other instrumentalists can easily join in. The book´s companion online audio includes performances of all 35 selections, ably illustrating the rhythmic and stylistic nuances of this engaging music. In notation and tablature.All Through The Night Arran Boat Song Britches Full Of Stitches Captain O´Kane Carolan´s Draught Eleanor Plunkett Farewell To Whiskey Flowers Of Edinburgh Gavotte De Scrignac Hardiman The Fiddler Harvest Home John Ryan´s Polka Julia Delaney Kesh Jig Larry O´gaff Merrily Kiss The Quaker Miss Mcleod´s Reel Miss Thornton´s Reel Morgan Magan Morrison´s Jig Red Haired Boy Rights Of Man Scotland The Brave Sheebeg Sheemor Ship In Full Sail Skye Boat Song Sonny´s Mazurka Star Of The County Down The Blarney Pilgrim The Butterfly The Maid Behind The Bar The Musical Priest The Star Above The Garter The Star Of Munster Walker Street
In a time when Celtic druids roamed ancient Ireland, young Sister Deirdre rushes to hunt down the brutal serial killer targeting her beloved monastery. Someone is killing the nuns of Ireland. The grisly discovery of an elderly sister of Saint Brigid´s monastery strangled, bled dry, and thrown into a bog is just the beginning. Soon a beautiful, young nun is found decapitated and hung from a barren tree. It doesn´t take long before the members of the struggling monastic community of Kildare realize that not only are the nuns being hunted by a serial killer, but the murderer is performing the gruesome slayings in the manner of the ancient druid sacrifices. Set in the turmoil of sixth-century Ireland, where ruthless tribal kings wage constant war for survival and the powerful religious order of the druids is threatened by the newly arrived Christian church, the desperate task of finding the killer falls to Sister Deirdre, a young woman torn between the world of the monastery and her own druidic heritage. Unless Deirdre can find the killer before the cycle of sacrifices is complete, more of her friends will die, the monastery will face destruction, and the whole of Ireland may be plunged into civil war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fiona Hardingham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008088de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Though dead for two millennia, he remains perfectly preserved in black peat. The Man in the Moss is one of the most fascinating finds of the century. But, for the isolated Pennine community of Bridelow, his removal is a sinister sign. A danger to the ancient spiritual tradition maintained, curiously, by the Mothers´ Union. In the weeks approaching Samhain - the Celtic feast of the dead - tragedy strikes again in Bridelow. Scottish folk singer Moira Cairns and American film producer Mungo Macbeth discover their Celtic roots are deeper and darker than they imagined. And, as fundamentalist zealots of both Christian and satanic persuasions challenge an older, gentler faith, the village faces a natural disaster unknown since the reign of Henry VIII. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seán Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002386de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A year after her husband´s sudden death, ceramic artist Tilda Fordwells finally moves into the secluded Welsh cottage that was to be their new home. She hopes that the tranquil surroundings will help ease her grief, and lessen her disturbing visions of Mat´s death. Instead, the lake in the valley below her cottage seems to spark something dormant in her - a sensitivity, and a power of some sort. Animals are drawn to her, electricity shorts out when she´s near, and strangest of all, she sees a new vision: a boatful of ancient people approaching her across the water. On this same lake in Celtic times lived Seren, a witch and shaman. She was respected but feared, kept separate from the community for her strange looks. When a vision came to her of the Prince amid a nest of vipers, she warned of betrayal from one of his own. Prince Brynach both loved and revered her, but could not believe someone close to him wished him harm, even as the danger grew. In her own time, Tilda´s grief begins to fade beside her newfound powers and a fresh love. When she explores the lake´s ancient magic and her own she discovers Seren, the woman in her vision of the boat. Their two lives strangely mirror each other´s, suggesting a strong connection between the women. As Tilda comes under threat from a dark power, one reminiscent of Seren´s prophecy, she must rely on Seren and ancient magic if death and disaster are not to shatter her life once more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marisa Calin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001966de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The third book in the Danutia Dranchuk mystery series reunites RCMP constable Danutia Dranchuk with her friend, drama critic Arthur Fairweather. Danutia is observing a youth rehabilitation program in England when Arthur returns to the Peak District to attend his mother’s funeral. Suspecting foul play in her death, Danutia and Arthur question the feuding village. They soon discover that the practice of ancient Celtic rituals persists and has evolved into a dangerous and deadly ceremony. In a region with chilling reminders of child labour during the Industrial Revolution, Danutia must navigate a community with a complex and layered history. And, her personal and professional boundaries become blurred. When a child from the village is abducted, the race to save him leads Arthur into extreme danger. Only Danutia has a chance of rescuing both Arthur and the child from an ´´unholy rite.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liza Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014698de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an audiobook about living immortals in their own words. Yes - I mean that - people who are hundreds if not thousands of years old are living in our world today. Their commentaries come from a discussion board I have been using for a couple of years to market my earlier book: Physical Immortality: A History and How-To Guide. There are over 12 distinct immortal personalities who posted on this board, and they all have different perspectives on their lives as immortals. Here is what Stelth, one of the immortals, says about the immortal community: "I have met over 170 other immortals dating from 20,000 years old to 110 years old, from around Earth. Gods are in another league. I have met 15 Gods/Godesses...most are norce/celtic Gods.There is at least 2,000 of us out of your 7 billion humans doing the exact same as me ie jobs/names some still hide in mountains and forests." Do I believe all of this? I do have some skepticism, but even if it’s not true it is a great story. If true - it is one of the greatest revelations of all time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin K. Ettington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107082de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 72 AD, and most of Britain is under Roman domination. At Aquae Sulis, a place of pilgrimage and healing, hot waters gush ceaselessly from the earth. Since ancient times the waters have been associated with the supernatural, and are under the protection of the Celtic Goddess Sul. The Romans have renamed her Sulis Minerva, and have tamed the steaming waters to form a complex of public baths. A statue of the hated Emperor Claudius is being erected in the precincts of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The centurion Decius Brutus, a Celt, is ordered to return to his home town to protect the statue and prevent trouble.But the local people, led by his proud father and his fiery daughter, Megan, are threatening rebellion... Meanwhile, Megans twin sister Ethne is torn between her destiny as Oracle of Sul, and her love for Lucius, who is caught up in his own quest for spiritual enlightenment, with the help of the Orphic priest Demosthenes. Twenty miles away, on Glastonia Island, a small Christian community struggles to establish a new religion in a hostile land, away from Roman persecution. Cults from Rome, Greece, Egypt and Judaea vie with the native Celtic beliefs and form a rich backdrop to the human dramas that unfold. The Waters of Sul is set in a time of transition and adjustment, when beliefs are questioned and loyalties are tested.Love and hate, conflict and reconciliation, troubled romance and an uneasy traffic with the supernatural all feature in this brilliantly conceived novel from a masterful storyteller.
Mona Jones has been on the run all her life without really knowing why. Her parents were murdered, and now, at 21, her uncle and protector is dead, too.... This dramatic chain of events compels Mona to spend time amid a Welsh-speaking community in Ynys Môn, also known as Anglesey. It is here that her druidic ancestry begins to emerge, identified more quickly by those around her. Attacked by an enemy druid, Mona quickly finds herself at the center of an intense druid civil war. Branded with ´´the mark´´, she unleashes her power, only to discover she also has a terrible weakness. Mona quickly finds herself drawn to the warrior Cai, but they are soon separated when the community´s fleet is lured out to sea by the threat of an Irish attack. With the Welsh druids convinced she is a spy working amongst them, Mona´s uncontrollable power explodes for a second time. The Welsh druids must decide if Mona is their savior or their destroyer. A fast-moving, contemporary action story, Hiraeth is a trilogy inspired by the ancient Celtic texts of the Mabinogion and the Ulster Cycle. The story has been woven into an epic power struggle, which straddles myth, Celtic identity, and adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045134de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Media Type : Book/CD SetLevel : Beginning-IntermediateMusical Genre : Celtic/IrishNumber of pages : 152 This is not just another book of Irish session tunes. It represents the relatively unknown repertoire of a single Irish traditional musician, Packie Manus Byrne of Donegal. There has been considerable interest in the music of Donegal over the past 10 years or so, especially with the rise of groups such as Altan. Packie Manus Byrne is a familiar name to traditional-music lovers in Ireland and the UK, where he enjoyed a successful career as a folk performer for more than 20 years. Almost all these tunes were being played in Packie´s home area between 1925 and 1935; the collection is thus something of a time capsule with a unity of origin and style that sets it apart from other collections. The 85 genuine old traditional tunes are being made public for the first time. This unique collection, with all the background information and stories, gives the reader a real sense of the community out of which the music came and the characters who played it. Suitable for fiddle, tin whistle, flute and other traditional instruments. The CD includes 33 of the tunes performed by Jean Duval, Stephen Jones, Johanne St. Laurent, Lynda Dowker, and Reinhard Görner on a variety of instruments.