Irish Celebration is an easy, festive piece for early elementary piano students. The flavor is definitely Irish and when you add the teacher duet part, complete with the bagpipe drone, then it sounds like you are in Ireland!
Leveling of Irish Celebration
Irish Celebration is full of nothing but steps and repeated notes. So it’s the perfect piece to give students who are just learning steps on the staff or need an easier piece while they also learn skips. This piece is very easy to play and in a familiar hand position.
This piece comes with a fun teacher duet that is easy to play and complements the student part.
Who will enjoy Irish Celebration
We recently purchased the copyright back from Hal Leonard on this piece which published almost 10 years ago. Read more about this story here. The original artwork (which was chosen by Hal Leonard and composers don’t get a say in covers!) featured a little girl dancing. That was lovely, but I never intended for just girls to play it, so I was devastated when I saw the cover! Of course, we know that boys could have played the piece, but you’d be hard pressed to find any boy who wants to play a piece with a cute little girl dancing on the front!
So I am beside myself with excitement that we can now release this as a piece with an appropriate cover for all beginning students, no matter what their gender!
Other Irish pieces
So many people of all ages are fans of Irish sounding music. And we have a number of pieces that fit that style perfectly: