Play Cello Music offers sheet music for solo cello which you can download via our store. All arrangements and compositions are beautifully presented. The single pieces and book compilations are a great resource of solo cello music to perform and study. Featuring many Irish arrangements and solo cello versions of favourite pieces from opera to popular music. You can also find links to video tutorials, duets, quartet and ensemble pieces, and plan your next Irish Cello Retreat and school workshops. 

As a professional cellist I have performed all these arrangements and compositions in Ireland and around the world, and have enjoyed a great reaction to them.

The music on this site can benefit you by offering:

  • Fast improvement of techniqueIlse de Ziah cellist
  • Interesting music that sounds complete whilst playing on your own
  • A solo performance repertoire
  • Solo arrangements that offer double stops and open string combinations that will improve your intonation
  • Confidence building through having great sounding pieces to perform in any situation
  • Video examples that make it easy for you to preview the sound of the pieces
  • Irish and other music that has never been arranged for solo cello before
  • Easy buy and instant download with Paypal
  • Video tutorials available in the Play Cello Music School

Be inspired by the music and start your cello journey here!

Easy Irish Cello

Here are twenty six charming and easy traditional Irish melodies for cello. Most are the airs or melodies from songs. They are clearly presented and easy tunes for a beginner to play.

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Video Examples

Sheet music in the store display a video example. Click on titles to view

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Free sample sheet music available. Please visit our store and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest compilations and single titles. We are regularly adding new items.

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Ilse de Ziah Ultimate Cello

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You can join the ultimate cello family at Patreon and support Ilse as she arranges and composes and uploads her videos to YouTube. Receive every new solo cello arrangement as it is released, and follow Ilse’s journey.

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Cello Club

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YouTube Channel

Visit YouTube to watch all Ilse’s videos of her solo cello compositions and arrangements so you can watch a performance of the music available in the store and choose the pieces you want to play.

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Irish Cello Retreat

Annual Irish Cello Retreat where you learn Irish music on the cello in a relaxed and beautiful way by the seaside, and get a chance to join local Trad Sessions every night.

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Ilse de Ziah Website

Everything about Ilse’s latest news and reviews. Photos and publicity materials.

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Living The Tradition

Find out about the enchanting journey into old Irish airs that Ilse made. Award winning Irish music documentary you can stream or buy as a DVD. Based on her book Irish Airs for Solo Cello.

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Music Notes

Ilse is a Signature Artist on Musicnotes where you can download sheet music of covers Ilse has made of popular songs and instrumentals.


Quiet Music Ensemble

Ilse has been playing with the Quiet Music Ensemble for the past ten years. An experimental music group, the word ‘quiet’ in its name is intended to conjure both the sense of hushed and of peaceful; its music is a restrained meditation on sound itself. The group draws its repertoire from diverse artistic sources, including composers of music, sound artists and visual artists.


Scarlet String Quartet

Stylish and Classy string quartet available for bookings in Ireland and Europe

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