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10 September 2021

Press release by Schott Music

It’s A Cello Thing, Book 1

for cello and piano

Ailbhe McDonagh


  • Progressive repertoire
  • Includes audio downloads
  • Beginner to Intermediate level


It’s a Cello Thing offers a colourful variety of cello repertoire – perfect for cellists of all ages. Each piece in this two part series becomes progressively more challenging. Book 1 is suitable for beginners up to grade 3 standard.

Each book is accompanied by audio downloads, recorded by McDonagh as well as informative tips on the style and techniques of each piece.

“Ailbhe McDonagh’s terrific new volumes will be such fun for young cellists! I will enthusiastically recommend them to my colleagues.” [Sharon Robinson, Artist-Teacher at the Cleveland Institute of Music]