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Scottish Songs for Guitar

Author, performer, and Acoustic Guitar magazine contributing editor Danny Carnahan shows you how to play 15 popular Scottish classics—from “Both Sides the Tweed,” a protest song from the 1700s, to “Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie,” a Robert Burns tune celebrating the adventures of a freewheeling, hard-drink­ing fiddler. Each song includes standard notation and tablature, complete lyrics, and historical background information, and functions as either a guitar and voice arrangement or solo guitar piece. Includes more than 80 minutes of instructional video, performed by Carnahan. 

Publisher: Acoustic Guitar
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Danny Carnahan

Danny Carnahan has performed and taught for over 35 years, specializing in Celtic and Celtic-tinged Americana styles on guitar, octave mandolin, and fiddle.  His original songs have graced over a dozen of his own albums and have been covered by other artists as far as Australia and Scotland.  He currently tours and records with the Bay Area septet Wake the Dead, reimagining the songs of the Summer of Love with a Celtic tang.  Danny's Irish Songs for Guitar first appeared on Stringletter/Hal Leonard in 2004.  Danny has also published a series of three musical murder mysteries, "A Jig Before Dying", "Fortune Turns the Wheel", and "With His Dying Breath, and in none of them does a guitarist die.  Danny’s latest solo CD of all-original material, Sky In Your Pocket, was released the  summer of 2011, and the latest Wake the Dead CD is Deal, which was released in 2016.  Danny continues to write and teach at several California music camps.  You can find out all about Danny's recordings and writing at and

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