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The Professor, James Morrison - Veronica McNamara


The Professor, James Morrison - Veronica McNamara

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McNamara, Veronica - The Professor, James Morrison
\r\nPresented by his former student, Veronica McNamara, The Original Hand Written Manuscripts For Irish Fiddle\r\n
\r\n2008 8 1/2" X 11" book with 154 tunes
It is spiral bound for ease of reading while playing the tunes, as it can be laid flat. \r\n \r\n

Veronica McNamara's Book...."The Professor, James Morrison" Many of you know\r\nVeronica but for those who don't, she is one of the very few remaining students of\r\nthe legendary fiddler, James Morrison. She is still going strong and can be seen\r\nat the sessions around NJ often, playing fiddle with her many, many friends.\r\n

Last year we saw the issue of her CD, "Petticoat Loose", and this year we are \r\nreally excited about this book. \r\n \r\n

This 8 1/2" X\r\n11" book with 154 tunes, handwritten by James Morrison for his students as they \r\nwent for weekly lessons. This is not a mere notation of tunes, but a\r\nfacsimile of the original music books that Morrison's students were given a new tune\r\nin for every lesson, written in his own hand in pencil. There are bowing\r\ndirections and other notations and advice written in the books. It is spiral bound for ease of \r\nreading while playing the tunes, as it can be laid flat. This book is a gem, and an amazing piece of history for\r\nboth musicians and lovers of this music!\r\n\r\n \r\n

Veronica's own music books went missing a number of years back, so these \r\nbooks we scanned were not hers, but had been borrowed from Marion Flynn, \r\nthe sister of the late Joey Flynn, another Morrison student, and wonderful \r\nfiddler himself, who maybe some of you have heard of. The books, childrens' \r\ncomposition music books, six of them, are filled with tunes Morrison taught\r\nand Veronica's books were pretty well identical. Through her inspiration to\r\npresent this great work, the teachings of Professor James Morrison will go on for a\r\nlong time to come. \r\n\r\n

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