Star of the County Down - voice students will enjoy this fun,vigorous, and beautiful Irish sheet music.
Some pieces of music seem to spread like wildfire through a group of musicians, and this free vocal sheet music will do that with your students too!
If you want to hear --and see! -- a fun rendition of this song, complete with fiddle, pipes, and drums, watch the "Orthodox Celts" perform "Star of the County Down" on the YouTube video below.
Vigorous, humorous, and very musical, my students and I have watched this video many times!
Here is Star of the County Down vocal sheet music:
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for the link to the printable PDF.
I have used big chords in the piano left hand to help propel energy into this song. But if I had only ONE vocalist singing, instead of a group, I would not use such big chords - or at least they would be played softly!
When I have a really terrific piece like this that is also a song, I usually end up giving it to my pianists, guitarists, and singers alike. Oh, and fiddle students too!
They all benefit, and frequently end up playing it together. You can find piano versions of Star of the County Downhere, and guitar tabs here.
I have to thank a local fiddle and guitar teacher named Dan for introducing local musicians to this great piece! You'll thank him too.
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
Do you have a funny story about this music, or does it remind you of something you'd like to share with other readers? Do you have a question? I'd love to hear it!
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