Pedal or Lever Harp

50 Irish Melodies by Sylvia Woods

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  • Book
  • $19.95
  • PDF Download
  • $19.95
  • Companion CD
  • $8.95
  • mp3 Downloads
  • $8.95

For lever or pedal harp.

Arranged for beginning and advanced harpists.

This book or PDF download includes 50 of your favorite Irish songs (with lyrics) in multi-level arrangements for harp by Sylvia Woods. Each piece has two arrangements: an easy version, and one that is more difficult. As well as songs from Ireland, this book also includes some Irish-American songs that have found their way into the Irish music tradition, such as When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral, and My Wild Irish Rose. This book will be invaluable on St. Patrick's Day, but is fun all year 'round! The pieces are fingered and are in the key of C or sharp keys. Lyrics and chord symbols are indicated. Some require lever or pedal changes within the piece. 112 pages. The book is spiral-bound.

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Companion CD

The companion CD or mp3 downloads will assist harp players in learning the pieces in this book. Since many of you will want to "play along" as you are learning, Sylvia has recorded most of the pieces slower than they are usually played, and as "straight" as possible, with little or no expression or rhythmic variations.

In the book each piece has two arrangements: (A) an easy version, and (B) one that is more difficult. On these recordings, Sylvia plays the "B" versions. Since the two versions can be played as a duet, you can play either version along with the recording. The pieces are in the same order as in the book.

We are selling this music in a variety of formats:
  • Book and/or Companion CD, which we will mail to you
  • PDF and/or mp3 files, to be downloaded to your computer.
Please order the version you prefer.

  • Avenging and Bright
  • Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
  • Bendemeer's Stream
  • Castle of Dromore
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • The Cruiskeen Lawn
  • Danny Boy
  • Dear Little Shamrock
  • Down By the Salley Gardens
  • Famine Song
  • Fanaid Grove
  • Farewell! But Whenever You Welcome The Hour
  • Farewell to Liverpool
  • Flight of the Earls
  • Foggy Dew
  • Galway Piper
  • Gartan Mother's Lullaby
  • Gentle Maiden
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • Good Night
  • Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded?
  • I Know My Love
  • Kathleen Mavourneen
  • Kerry Dance
  • Killarney
  • Lark in the Clear Air
  • Lark in the Morning
  • The Leprechaun
  • Limerick is Beautiful
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • My Lagan Love
  • My Wild Irish Rose
  • My Yellow-Haired Lad
  • O'Donnell Aboo
  • Ould Plaid Shawl
  • Over the Hills and Far Away
  • Rakes of Mallow
  • Rose of Tralee
  • Rosin The Bow
  • Saint Patrick's Day
  • She Moved Through The Fair
  • Shule Aroon
  • Snowy-Breasted Pearl
  • Spanish Lady
  • Spinning Wheel Song
  • Sweet Carnloch Bay
  • Sweet Rosie O'Grady
  • 'Tis The Last Rose of Summer
  • Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral
  • Wearin' O' The Green
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

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50 Irish Melodies
By Nora Wu
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I also bought this music by Sylvia which was beautifully arranged. I enjoy playing all the songs a lot.


50 Irish Melodies
By brenda hoff
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I love to play Sylvia's Irish Melodies especially in March for St. Patrick's Day. Of course, Danny Boy is a favorite, as well as the other St. Pat's standards: (Wild Irish Rose, Irish Lullaby, When Irish Eyes are Smiling.) I love 'Tis the Last Rose of Summer. I play four of the tunes as a medley: Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, Gentle Maiden, Has Sorrow Thy Young Days Shaded, and Down By the Salley Gardens. They blend very well together.


50 Irish Melodies
By Anna Hoffmann
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Very good arrangements! But before you use this book you should finish the beginner's book. Sometimes these arrangements are challenging. It is very good, that there are advanced player versions as well, so later when you improve you can keep these songs in the reperoire! I suggest this book for those who are in love with the celtic harp and irish music!"


all the Irish favorites
By Eric Bryan
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Wonderfully accessible music book, filled with all the Irish favorites. This was my first music book that I bought after my starter book, and it was a breeze to start playing these wonderful tunes with a minimum of experience. The music in this book has also grown with me as I've gotten better, and I find them to still make for a great challenge. The companion CD was great as well, and a nice guide to better understanding musical notation.


Have not tried...but expecting great things!
By Olivia Claggett
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I gave this book a "5" even though I am not sure as of yet how well I like it. I have had it for some time but have not had a chance to try it out! I am expecting great things from this book as always from Sylvia!


This book looks great!
By Chiara Katzin
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Even though I haven't actually started learning songs from this book yet, it looks great! I love the way the lyrics are printed underneath each song, making it easy for me to sing along while i'm playing.

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