Folk Arrangements Sheet Music for Strings and Other Groups
Welcome to my folk arrangements sheet music website.
I’m a violist who plays folk music, and for many years I have been composing my own harmony parts to accompany traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland and England. I have published the sheet music for my arrangements, which you can buy in digital form (pdf) and print out yourself.
The arrangements are primarily aimed at string groups. They are flexible, with all the harmony parts presented in three different clefs so they can be played by violin, viola or cello.
- Four-part harmony sheet music for traditional folk tunes
- Original melody, two harmony parts and a bass line
- Instant pdf download
- Demo recordings also available
- Can be used by many different groups, including violin duet, violin and cello, violin and viola, string trios, string quartet, fiddle orchestra, or folk bands made up of mixed instruments
- Buy individual pieces, or collections of several pieces together
How it Works
Every arrangement includes the original melody, which is written in treble clef. This part also has chords written above it, for an accompanist to play.
For each tune, there are two harmony parts and a bassline.
The harmony parts and bassline are all provided in three different clefs: treble, alto and bass. You’ll receive all of these with your download, so you don’t have to spend time checking you’re buying the right version in the right clef.
You can use different versions of each part depending on which instruments you have in your group.
You can use them in simple arrangements, with one part per player. You can also use the different parts to build more complex pieces, by playing the tune several times through, with players switching between different harmony parts to form their own arrangements.
What You Get
When you buy one of the downloads, you will receive PDF digital sheet music.
There are 21 tune arrangements that can be purchased individually, or you can buy them in sets of seven (Irish, Scottish and English packs), or all pieces together in one "megapack".
While I can play violin and viola, I can't play the cello! But I can play the bass guitar so I've played the cello parts on that instead.