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O'Carolan's Concerto

Posted by Ian_banjo, written by Turlough O'Carolan


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Size: 2,039kb, uploaded 7/2/2009 1:35:07 AM
Genre: Classical / Playing Style: Classical

Written by the blind Irish harpist, Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738), this piece was his attempt to combine some classical forms into his more traditionally Irish music. Also called "Mrs Power", it is said that Turlough, very much a ladies' man, composed this to win her affections against a rival who was an Italian classical composer.

2 comments on “O'Carolan's Concerto”

Jane C Says:
Thursday, July 2, 2009 @10:13:59 AM

A really pretty tune and so nicely played, that's the kind of banjo music I like best, thank you.

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Thursday, July 2, 2009 @8:58:03 PM

Wow, that was fantastic!  Your nice-sounding instrument and your playing provided a natural setting for this lovely tune.  It was definitely a different sort of piece from Turlough's vast body of musical offerings.  Thanks for the tune's background information, which helps explain why it sounds so different than the other O'Carolan tunes I've heard hitherto, and thanks for posting this.

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