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Three Streams (Book - 1998)

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Three Streams An informative and scholarly anthology of traditional Scottish and Irish tunes and songs, collected by award-winning Celtic music group Distant Oaks from Northern California. This collection includes songs in several languages, including English, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, and Scots (a variation of English); tunes for bagpipes; harp tunes; and fiddle tunes. Large, easy-to-read notation and lyrics make this music book a must-have for both advanced and aspiring Celtic musicians worldwide!

Distant Oaks was an award-winning ensemble specializing in dynamic, historically informed performances of traditional Gaelic and early European music. Rich, expressive singing in a variety of languages, combined with virtuosic, skillfully arranged ensemble playing on a broad array of period and traditional instruments, defined Distant Oaks' musical style. Their warm, intimate performances appealed to both the intellect and the emotions and proved to delight a diverse range of listeners. In addition to their strong dedication to Gaelic music, language, and culture, as well as authentic traditional and Early Music performance practices, Distant Oaks was also actively engaged in composing new music in older styles. In the spirit of fine music-making and respect for tradition, Distant Oaks brought a brilliant panoply of music to their audiences.

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