These lovely Irish melodies play especially well on the modern flute. They provide excellent material for developing skills in rapid tonguing and extended breath-control. Many of these melodies have fascinating histories, dating from the 1700s up to the time of the Irish music publisher Francis O‚Äö√Ñ√¥Neill ‚Äö√Ñ√¨ who was also the Chicago chief of police. The collection includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, songs, fiddle tunes, hymn tunes, whistling tunes, and melodies by renowned Irish harper Turlough Carolan. A separate recorder edition is available.