Irish Tunes For Fingerstyle Guitar – Paperback edition



Please note that this is the paperback edition, with global postage available on the checkout page. The cheaper digital edition can be purchased by clicking here.

This is my first collection of Irish fingerstyle guitar arrangements!  The collection is aimed at intermediate players who are looking to learn new techniques and chord shapes and provides ten classic Irish session tunes arranged with a subtle jazzy twist. The arrangements are ordered by difficulty and include the following tunes:

Out On The Ocean

The Castle (Sean Ryan’s)

Harvest Home

Cooley’s Reel

A Fig For A Kiss

John Ryan’s Polka

Pol Ha’penny Hornpipe

Maids of Mitchelstown

The Gravel Walks

Tell Her I Am


Each arrangement comes with detailed playing instructions, a short section covering the tune’s history, chord diagrams, a look into the music theory used in its composition and both tablature and sheet music. There is also an audio folder (download link on right hand side of  “checkout successful” page) which contains slow play-throughs of all the arrangements, examples and explanations of the common Irish rhythms used and several other examples of techniques and features used in the collection.


This is a unique collection of Irish trad arrangements combining traditional melodies and playing styles with more modern, subtly jazzy harmonies. It is designed to introduce intermediate players to new and unusual ways of approaching harmonising folk melodies while also providing a selection of beautiful pieces of music to play for your own enjoyment or at your local session. If you’re looking for a new challenge, which will teach you beautiful finger picked versions of popular trad melodies, introduce you to new chord options and help you to think of new ways to accompany Irish music then get this book now!

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