How to Play a Solo Guitar Arrangement of “Danny Boy”

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I offer my solo guitar arrangement of “Danny Boy,” that beautifully sad and ever-popular Irish ballad that’s proudly sung by Irish-Americans in taverns across the U.S. every March 17, the lyrics to which were written over 100 years ago by Frederic Weatherly (who was actually an Englishman) and set to the ancient Celtic melody “Londonderry Air.”

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Jimmy Brown

Over the past 30 years, Jimmy Brown has built a reputation as one of the world's finest music educators, through his work as a transcriber and Senior Music Editor for Guitar World magazine and Lessons Editor for its sister publication, Guitar Player. In addition to these roles, Jimmy is also a busy working musician, performing regularly in the greater New York City area. Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Performance and Music Management from William Paterson University in 1989. He is also an experienced private guitar teacher and an accomplished writer.