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 Down here, 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.
Audrey: I just wanted to tell you that I have found your website EXTREMELY helpful! I have a young group of children that I have started a youth choir with and I was searching for music ideas and I came across your website. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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