Learn to play traditional Irish melodies on the cello. This book covers traditional articulations, concepts, and practices of Irish music, many traditionally for fiddle, but here adapted to the cello. It includes technical lessons and a tune book of over 100 traditional Irish melodies. The CD of demonstration and play-along tracks features a traditional Irish ensemble. You will learn to play Irish melodies using traditional articulations and performance nuances, such as cuts, pats, rolls, and slurs. You'll also learn to recognize distinguishing features of song forms, adapt melodies to the cell, play in a traditional Irish ensemble, and much more.