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15 Easy instrumental trios based on  English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh  folk songs Back to Arrangements Back to all instrumental works

These folk songs are available separately or as the full collection for a discount, as shown below.

Each instrument has a chance to play the melody and there are various countermelodies for the others, occasionally with little cheeky chromaticisms.

The grade of difficulty is about 2nd year on each instrument, so “easy” rather than “very easy”.

Instrumental combinations

Gaudete for various trios


Clarinet trio (3 equal clarinets)


Clarinet trio (2 B flat clarinets and 1 Alto clarinet)


Flute trio (3 equal flutes)


Violin trio


String trio


Saxophone trio


Wind trio (clarinet, oboe, bassoon)


Wind trio (flute, oboe, bassoon)

Gaudete - easy arrangements

Gaudete for wind trio


Gaudete for flute trio


Gaudete for string trio


Gaudete for saxophone trio


Gaudete for clarinet trio


Gaudete for violin trio



Clarinet trios (3 equal clarinets)

Full collection (all 15 pieces)

Separate pieces:

The Waxie's Dargle (also sung to the words "The girl I  left behind me")

Scotland the brave

The Ash Grove (Llwyn Onn) (often sung to the words "In yonder green valley")

Men of Harlech (Rhyfelgyrch Gwŷr Harlech)

The Belle of Belfast city ("I'll tell my ma when I get home")

Donkey Riding ("Were you ever in Quebec")

Blow away the morning dew

Come live with me

The King's joy ("When the King comes home again")

What shall we do with the Drunken Sailor

The Oak and the Ash ("A North country Maid")

Spanish Ladies

The Mermaid

And she shall walk in Silk Attire

The Skye boat Song ("Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing")                                                         Top of page



Clarinet trios (2 B flat clarinets and 1 Alto clarinet)

Full collection (All 15 pieces)

Separate pieces:

What shall we do with the drunken sailor

The King's Joy

Come live with me

Blow away the morning dew

The Belle of Belfast city (I'll tell my ma)

Donkey riding

Men of Harlech  (Rhyfelgyrch Gwŷr Harlech)

The Ash Grove (Llwyn Onn)

Scotland the brave

The Waxie's Dargle (The girl I left behind me)

And she shall walk in silk attire

The Mermaid

Spanish Ladies for clarinet trio (2 B flats and 1 Alto)

The Oak and the Ash (A North country maid)                                                                      

The Skye Boat song (“Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing”)                                                            Top of page



Flute trios (3 equal flutes)

Full collection (all 15 pieces)

Separate pieces:

The Waxie's Dargle (The girl I left behind me)

Scotland the brave

The Ash Grove (Llwyn Onn)

Men of Harlech (Rhyfelgyrch Gwŷr Harlech)

The Belle of Belfast city (I'll tell my ma)

Donkey riding

Blow away the morning dew

Come live with me

The King's Joy

Drunken Sailor

The Oak and the Ash (A North country maid)

Spanish Ladies

The Mermaid

She shall walk in silk attire                                   Video

The Skye boat song (“Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing”)                                                            Top of page




Violin trios

Full collection (all 15 pieces)

Separate pieces

The Waxie’s Dargle (The girl I left behind me)

Scotland the brave

The Ash Grove (Llwyn Onn)

And she shall walk in silk attire

The Mermaid

Spanish Ladies

The Oak and the Ash (A north country maid)

What shall we do with the drunken sailor

The King’s Joy

Come live with me

Blow away the morning dew

Belle of Belfast City

Donkey Riding

Men of Harlech (Rhyfelgyrch Gwŷr Harlech)

The Skye Boat Song (“Speed Bonny Boat like a bird on the wing”)                                                       Top of page




String trios

Full Collection (all 15 pieces)

Separate pieces:

The Waxie’s Dargle (The girl I left behind me) easy string trio

And she shall walk in silk attire

The Mermaid

Spanish Ladies

The Oak and the Ash (A North country maid)

What shall we do with the drunken sailor

The King's Joy

Come live with me

Blow away the morning dew

The Belle of Belfast city (I'll tell my ma)

Donkey riding

Men of Harlech (Rhyfelgyrch Gwyr Harlech)

The Ash Grove (Llwyn Onn)

Scotland the brave

The Skye Boat song (“Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing)                                                       Top of page



Saxophone trios

Full collection (all 15 pieces)

Separate pieces:

The Waxie’s Dargle (The girl I left behind me) easy saxophone trio

And she shall walk in silk attire

The Mermaid

Spanish Ladies

The Oak and the Ash (A North country maid)

What shall we do with the drunken sailor

The King's Joy

Come live with me

Blow away the morning dew

The Belle of Belfast city (I'll tell my ma)

Donkey riding

Men of Harlech (Rhyfelgyrch Gwyr Harlech)

The Ash Grove (Llwyn Onn)

Scotland the brave          

The Skye Boat song (“Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing”)                                                   Top of page



Wind trios (clarinet, oboe, bassoon)

Full collection (all 15 pieces)

Separate pieces:

The Waxie's Dargle (The girl I left behind me) for wind trio (oboe, clarinet, bassoon)

Scotland the brave for wind trio

The Ash Grove (Llwyn Onn) for wind trio

Men of Harlech (Rhyfelgyrch Gwŷr Harlech)

The Belle of Belfast city (I'll tell my ma) for wind trio

Donkey riding for wind trio

Blow away the morning dew for wind trio

Come live with me for wind trio

The King's Joy for wind trio

Drunken Sailor for wind trio

The Oak and the Ash (A North country maid)

Spanish Ladies for wind trio

The Mermaid for wind trio

And she shall walk in silk attire for wind trio

The Skye boat song (“Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing”)                                                      Top of page




Wind trios (flute, oboe, bassoon)

Full collection (all 15 pieces)

Separate pieces:

The Waxie’s Dargle

And she shall walk in silk attire

The Mermaid

Spanish Ladies

The Oak and the Ash (A North country maid)

What shall we do with the drunken sailor

The King's Joy

Come live with me

Blow away the morning dew

The Belle of Belfast city (I'll tell my ma)

Donkey riding

Men of Harlech (Rhyfelgyrch Gwyr Harlech)

The Ash Grove (Llwyn Onn)

Scotland the brave

The Skye Boat song (“Speed bonny boat like a bird on the wing”)                                                        Top of page