First 50 mail order (CD and book)


Heaton presents these 50 lovely, uncomplicated tunes with flute breaths/articulations and fiddle bowings to help players develop great rhythmic style. This Hard Copy comes with a CD. Download package also available with PDFs and mp3s.


First 50 is Irish flute player Shannon Heaton’s collection of tunes to help players develop great rhythmic style. Using ‘simple’ and deeply satisfying tunes that are not overly complicated, Heaton is able to offer sophisticated bowing suggestions for fiddle players and elegant breathing ideas for flute players. ‘Simple’ provides a way for teachers and their students to go deep with a ‘rhythm first’ mission.

This Hard Copy of the book is neatly bound and comes with a CD. Download package also available with PDFs of the entire book and mp3s of all the tracks. Full tune list below:

Songs, Waltzes, Mazurkas
Avery’s Mazurka
Hector the Hero
John Doherty’s
Óró Sé Do Bheatha Bhaile
South Wind
Westering Home
Woodland Waltz

Slides, Polkas
Apple Blossom
As I Went Out Upon the Ice
Church Street Polka
Eva’s Polka
Five Gold Coins
O’Keefe’s Slide
Salmon Tails up the Rive
Taur Polka
Top of Maol
Weaver’s Delight, The

Donald Blue
Doon, The
Far From Home
Leaving the Station
Let the Bottle Circulate
Many’s the Thing I Saw
Maud Miller
Rollin’ in the Ryegrass
Volunteer, The

Anthony Frawley’s
Bold Doherty
Coleman’s Cross
Hag at the Churn
John McHugh’s
When the Cock Crows It is Day

Slip Jigs, Hop Jigs
Boys of Ballisodaire
Cock and the Hen, The
Fig for a Kiss
Moll Roe
Night Before Larry Was Stretched, The

Marches, An Dros
Highland Laddie
Lord Mayo’s March
Sean South of Garryowen
Soldier’s Return
Wren, The

Flings, Barndances, Hornpipes
Fairies’ Hornpipe
Four Province Highland Fling
Frank Thornton
Johnny Will You Marry Me
Miss Galvin’s
Plains of Boyle

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