BOOKS & SHEET MUSIC

IRISH MUSIC ON THE SILVER FLUTE

Philippe Barnes is the leading exponent in playing Irish Music on the Silver Flute and over the years he has perfected the techniques used he uses to make a classical flute sound like a traditional Irish flute.  In this 12 chapter book Philippe breaks down his ornamentation methods and how to best put these into tunes to make your silver flute sound like the true traditional thing.

“A wealth of information for silver flute players who wish their instrument to sound more like a traditional wooden flute.” – Living Tradition Magazine

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MODERN CHORD PROGRESSIONS FOR DADGAD GUITAR

A book of chord progressions in DADGAD guitar tuning for backing traditional music, including strumming patterns and chords for use with and without a capo. All of the main keys are covered and tablature and notation are both provided. Philippe’s guitar book is uniquely presented in a clear and concise way, it’s perfect to gain an understanding of how to accompany traditional tunes

“In this book Philippe Barnes has cleared the fog from this tuning…This book will pay dividends for any accompanist looking to invest in their own chord bank.”Seán Laffey, IRISH MUSIC MAGAZINE

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FLUTE & PIANO PIECES

Philippe also has a number of Flute and Piano scores of his own compositions, two available digitally or in physical booklet format and another just as a digital download so far – plus more to be added soon!

These pieces are perfect for anyone looking to expand their repertoire or enjoy playing something a bit different to Mozart and Poulenc! The compositions are celtic style tunes as is Philippe’s speciality, but written as a full classical score so are ideally suited for anyone to give them a go, even if you’ve never played Irish music before.

Piano backing tracks also available!

Trip to Pontivy – sheet music or download

The All Knowing Salmon/Noogleshifty – sheet music or download

Jigeria – sheet music or download

Up – sheet music or download

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101 SESSION TUNES

This book is an essential collection of the most popular traditional tunes found in Irish sessions, perfect for new players or those looking to expand their repertoire.

This book aims to provide readers with a complete resource they can take to a folk music gathering anywhere in the world and be certain they’ll have lots to play that others there will know.

It’s suitable for all, from a beginner to an intermediate or more advanced standard and can be played on any instrument.

Compiled by husband and wife duo Ali Barnes and Philippe Barnes.

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A SELECTION OF MODERN TUNES IN OLD STYLES

42 original tunes composed by Philippe Barnes over the years. The book includes tunes from CrossHarbour, The Madrid Sessions, All Jigged Out & The Wilderness Yet so you’re bound to find lots to play!

“Lots of really enjoyable compositions here, such that the large type proclaiming Volume 1 is cause for keen anticipation. Based on these publications, I should think his online lessons are well worth investigating.” – Paul Burgess LIVING TRADITION MAGAZINE

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