Mission to find, arrange, and present tunes, songs, and stories
in the traditions of Celtic, Folk, and Old Time Music and their cultures
Created by Patrick O-Shaun Young, That KelticDead Guy
"To the Four Airts to Guide Us, and For the Four Winds to Get Us There!"
KelticDead Music Group Projects
See "Support Materials" for Tabs and Scales
to help in playing along with the selections
In the Napoleonic wars many of the Royal Scots Greys (Dragoons) fought against the French armies. This is one of many laments by those who were left to mourn for those who were killed.
The Ballad of "Impossible Tasks" has been a favorite of folk musicians long before there was a faire in Scarborough, England.
This "ballad" is about an event concerning a young girl being approached by an unwanted suitor, and how she cleverly tells the man that she is not interested.
As I changed the first stanza back to ones from the original tales found in several collections, I'm calling this one, "Going to the Fair."
This tune can be "read" to play with the D whistle and at the same time it can be "read" as a if playing with a D whistle, but instead use the C whistle. The tabs are exactly the same. See Support Materials.
This KelticDead Music Broadside is an update of an earlier tune that I created that is in the traditions of Celtic music. A made-public tune that supports the mood of this Broadside about the origins of our "Christmas tide" and the spirits we see during this time.
As part of the KelticDead Initiative, this arrangement is for play with the D Celtic whistle as a solo with the bodhran. Earnie Taft ( Irish Rogues ) helped me to keep the tune in the traditions.
After this Broadside, you will never see Santa Claus the same way again.
While the Loch Lavan Castle tune is arranged in the Key of G, it can be played with the D Celtic whistle.
Some men are lucky to find their "Star of the County Down." I know I am. Straight forward tune that can be played on theD whistle.