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The Irish Harper Vol II


Turlough Carolan or O'Carolan was the most famous of all the Irish harper-composers of his day, and his music continues to be the most popular ever composed for the harp in Ireland. It affords a great deal of scope to the creativity of the individual performer, since only Carolan’s melodies survive. This book contains original arrangements of 24 of Carolan’s beautiful tunes, informed by Máire's knowledge both of the native Irish harp tradition and of baroque forms.

They originally appeared on Máire’s 1994 CD with Chris Newman, The Carolan Albums. “Restores the harp to its true voice." - The Irish Times “Máire is the foremost modern interpreter of Carolan.” - Taplas "In a plethora of Carolan records, this is the best.” - Folk on Tap


Contents of The Irish Harper Vol II

1. Carolan's Draught;

2. John O'Connor;

3. Colonel John Irwin (Planxy Irwin);

4. Hewlett;

5. Máire Dhall (Blind Mary);

6. Lord Inchiquin;

7. Morgan Magan;

8. Sí Bheag's Sí Mhor;

9. The Princess Royal;

10. John Drury;

11. Fanny Power;

12. Carolan's Concerto;

13. Maurice O'Connor;

14. Constantine Maguire;

15. Mr O'Connor;

16. Robert Jordan;

17. Bridget Cruise;

18. Frank Palmer;

19. Grace Nugent;

20. George Brabazon;

21. Kean O'Hara;

22. Madam Judge;

23. Eleanor Plunkett;

24. Baptist Johnston

Standard: Intermediate to Advanced.

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