Shannon Heaton | Oil for the Chain

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Oil for the Chain

by Shannon Heaton

This book and CD set is an all-around-music-and-work-program for advancing Irish music players--lots of info and ideas to get your music spinning swiftly and surely.
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1. The High Part of the Road & The Hag with the Money
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2. The Maid Behind the Bar & The Bird in the Bush
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3. The Star of Munster & The Black-Haired Lass
2:12 album only
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4. Jackson's Morning Brush & Tell Her I Am
2:50 album only
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5. Poll Ha'Penny
1:56 album only
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6. Winnie Hayes' Jig & Trip to Athlone
2:21 album only
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7. The Sailor on the Rock & The Ashplant
1:25 album only
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8. The Kilavil & O'Brien from Newtown
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9. The Wind that Shakes the Barley & The Sunny Banks
1:33 album only
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10. The Otter's Holt & Michal Creamer's
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11. The Hare's Paw & The Drummond Lasses
2:07 album only
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12. Cronin's Hornpipe
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13. Kitty Gone a-Milkin' & The Skylark
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14. Wheels of the World & The Traveller
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15. The Lilting Banshee & The Stone Step
2:21 album only
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16. O'Neill's Favorite
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17. The Anniversary Reel
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18. Redwoods in Winter & The Small Girl
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19. Nor'easter Hornpipe & Saturday's Soup
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20. Three Days to Go & Brad's Bees
2:49 album only
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21. Knit the Collar & Frame the Cat
2:19 album only
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22. Winter in Craughwell
2:38 album only
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23. Marching to Crystal Lake
1:53 album only
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24. F-Stop & Waiting for the Gas Man
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25. Feast for a King & Astor's Box
2:17 album only
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26. Alternate Routes & Under the Festival Tent
2:37 album only
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27. The Shady Spot
1:48 album only
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28. Belle of the South Shore
2:01 album only
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29. Sailing Down Fulton Street & Oil for the Chain
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30. Government Center & Two-Mile Loop
2:47 album only
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31. Lemony Lullaby & The Lucky Dozen
3:16 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Shannon's book, "Oil for the Chain" is an all-around-music-and-work-book for advancing Irish music players--lots of info and ideas to get your music spinning swiftly and surely. The book features sheet music for common traditional tunes and also original tunes; suggestions on how to approach playing, practicing, and backing (accompanying); and a CD of all the tunes. It's 70 pages of music and more to help players of all instruments take their technique and music to new heights!

Seamus Connolly. Sullivan Artist-in-Residence, Irish Music Chair at Boston College wrote this about "Oil for the Chain":
"Congratulations to Shannon Heaton for producing and publishing this delightful collection of music. Aside from the lovely session-style tunes in the book and on the recorded CD, Shannon has included a selection of her own compositions. (I can't wait to learn them.)

"The information and suggestions throughout the book, for learning, playing and having fun with music are welcome additions and of enormous educational value, not alone to those who are learning Irish music, but also to the more experienced musician. Each tune in the book is named and given a CD track number, making it easy for those who are studying the written sheet music while at the same time, listening to the music on the recording.

"Authored by a musician of exceptional talent, Shannon's book and accompanying recording will no doubt bring much pleasure to the listener and student alike. Should you ever find yourself in a music session or have an opportunity to study with Shannon, I urge you to listen and practice well. This young woman has much to tell and pass along!!!

"It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Shannon Heaton, Flutist, composer and one of Boston's young generation of fabulous musicians. Listen, Learn and Enjoy!"

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Stefanie Bieber

highly recommended
this book contains a lot of very nice tunes, but what is more important: a lot of information about playin style, practicing, technical aspects of flute playing, session etiquette, musical developement, all in all a must have, even if backers will miss the chords.
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Bobbie Stevens

AWESOME!
Shannon and Matt Heaton are fabulous, knowledgeable, extremely talented people. I love ALL their CDs! I will be ordering another Oil for The Chain for my boss for Christmas. . .that was one of her Christmas wishes after seeing my copy! Love to the Heatons from Traverse City!
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Karl Benson

Great
The book gives great tips and Shannon's rhythmic playing is inspiring.
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Steve Baker

Great material!
Playing in a trad session has always been a mystery to me. OIL FOR THE CHAIN opened a lot of doors and gave me a whole bunch of confidence in how to fit in at that new place down the road. I get to listen to great music, too. A+!
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Jeff Ernst

oil for the chain
Great music. Standard notation but no cords.
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Don Wortham

Wow! Shannon and Matt are masters of Irish interpretation and style.
This CD is a great rendering of "what it's like" to add phrasing and variations of figures and ornamentation for Irish Flute and tasty accompaniment. Also nice whistle playing on some tunes. Almost like being in flute class with Shannon, like at O'Flaherty's last month. What an awesome way to learn tunes, and make them your own the correct way! By listening to Oil for the Chain and hearing the tunes and adding the little figures that make it sound truly Irish! Thanks Guys!
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