Irish Folk Music

Irish Folk Music.Here at Red Cow Music we have a wonderful collection of Irish folk music for you to enjoy.The Irish are proud of their heritage and it can be heard here in the great traditional tunes of Ireland.Like all traditional music, Irish folk music has changed slowly. Most folk songs are less than 200 years old. One measure of its age is the language used. Modern Irish songs are written in English and Irish. Most of the oldest songs and tunes are rural in origin and come from the older Irish language tradition. Modern songs and tunes often come from cities and towns, Irish songs went from the Irish language to the English language.Unaccompanied vocals are called sean nos (“in the old style”) and are considered the ultimate expression of traditional singing. This is usually performed solo (very occasionally as a duet). Sean-nós singing is highly ornamented and the voice is placed towards the top of the range. A true sean-nós singer will vary the melody of every verse, but not to the point of interfering with the words, which are considered to have as much importance as the melody.

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  • 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes

    100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes

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    100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes

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  • 100 Irish polkas

    100 Irish Polkas

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  • Sale! 100 Irish Tunes for Piano Accordion

    100 Irish Tunes for Piano Accordion

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  • 100 Popular Irish Session Tunes Book

    100 Popular Irish Session Tunes Book

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  • 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes

    100 Vital Irish Session Tunes

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  • 101 Irish Songs For Buskers

    101 Irish Songs For Buskers

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  • 110 Ireland's Best Session Tunes - Volume 2

    110 Ireland's Best Session Tunes - Volume 2

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  • 110 Irish Concertina Tunes Book and CDs

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  • 150 Gems of Irish Music for Tin Whistle

    150 Gems of Irish Music for Tin Whistle

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  • 20 Irish Tunes and Songs for Mountain Dulcimer DAD Tuning

    20 Irish Tunes and Songs

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  • 30 Irish Tunes For Easy Recorder

    30 Irish Tunes For Easy Recorder

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