Craobh Naithí, with the assistance of Michael Tubridy, a highly respected traditional musician and branch member, has published two books of Irish traditional tunes. The tunes from these books, 250 in all, form the basis of our younger players’ repertoires.

Craobh Naithí Music Books and Tutorial CD Packs

To accompany the music books, Craobh Naithí has also produced 2 tutorial CD sets. Each tune is played on a solo instrument at a slow learning tempo and without ornamentation, exactly as written in the books.

The tune is then repeated at a faster tempo with the introduction of ornamentation. The musicians performing on the tutorial CDs are current Craobh Naithí music teachers, the majority of whom started as young pupils of the branch and now pass on their skills and knowledge to a new generation of young Craobh Naithí pupils.

Both books are used extensively by traditional music teachers throughout Ireland, Britain and the United States and are also recommended on the syllabus for Comhaltas’ SCT Examinations, developed in conjunction with the Royal Irish Academy of Music.