Arriving in the format of score plus CD-ROM, this suite is in the ever popular 'Simply 4 Strings' series by Katherine and Hugh Colledge - composers of the well-loved Stepping Stones, Waggon Wheels, Fast Forward and Shooting Stars. At last, this favourite string-writing team turn their skills to ensemble music. Well-known melodies from around the world arranged for elementary string players. All the parts are easy yet rewarding, ensuring everyone can join in - even absolute beginners, and optional parts for viola, double bass and piano accompaniment are included. Ideal for group teaching and concerts. Contents: John Ryan's Polka (A lively dance from Ireland featuring an accelerando at the end); The Dark Island (A slower movement with a haunting melody. The "Dark Island" is the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides); The Piper o' Dundee (Starting with a drone, this tune from Scotland explores a wide range of dynamics as the piper marches off into the distance); Three Reels (The Rake of Mallow, The Reel of Tullochgorum and Davy Nick Nack. A medley of three reels from Scotland and Ireland guaranteed to get feet tapping).