Traditional Irish Music
Teaching yourself to play traditional Irish music using your instrument of choice has just become easier thanks to a new easy to read music tutor by Ceol Tracks. Created by Music Teacher Denis O’Toole, he combines the most essential tutoring tools into an easy-to-learn book and CD package that anyone can use.
By referring to the sheet music with the Irish ABC method, Staff notes and Chord in the book (available in wiro-bound format) and listening to the 3 CDs, students learn at a pace and a time that suits them. The music teacher can also gain from this tutor as it makes teaching Irish music a cinch.
Based in Askeaton, Co. Limerick, Ceol Tracks is the brainchild of committed traditional musicians and music teachers Denis O’Toole and his wife, Carmel. They recognised the world wide appeal of Irish Traditional Music for so many people, and how few of them actually get the opportunity for proper tuition. In response to this, Denis produced the book and CDs featuring over 60 traditional tunes, with finger charts, notes and music to suite all traditional instruments, and the accompanying CDs feature varying speeds and tempos while students learn.
In the few short weeks since the Book and CDs have become available, Denis has been amazed by the positive response received, “ I am somewhat overwhelmed by the wave of positive feedback from established and aspiring musicians alike. Age or language are not a barrier, interest in Irish Traditional Music and access to an instrument are all people need to succeed. We have reports of young children learning to play tunes on the tin whistle, and a man in his 70s reigniting his childhood talent for uileann pipe playing. We are so delighted that we have found this unique way of bringing our love of teaching Irish Traditional Music to anyone, anywhere in the world.”
Ceol Tracks is available to buy online from www.ceoltracks.com and also from selected book and music shops. The Book plus 3 CDs normally sell at €30.00, but is at €20.00 for a limited time.
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