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Grace Nugent

Posted by Bob Frost, written by Turlough O'Carolan


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Size: 6,947kb, uploaded 1/6/2010 1:10:25 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

Composed by Ireland's National Composer, Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738), performed by the Angel Band. Grace Nugent was the fifth and youngest daughter of James Nugent of Castle Nugent, Coolamber, County Westmeath. Carolan composed this piece, along with four others, to honor members of the Nugent family. These extremely generous patrons lavishly supported Carolan as he stayed with them at Castle Nugent during the years 1720 and 1721. Album: Come Under My Protection. © 1998-2010 The Angel Band, all rights reserved. David Behm, Guitar; Cathryn Norris, Violin; Emery Hutchins, Concertina & Bodhran; Bob Paul. Hammered Dulcimer; Mary Paul, Celtic Harp; Bob Frost. 5-String Banjo; Mark Rockwood, Mandolin. The banjo on this is tuned to an open G Minor chord.

3 comments on “Grace Nugent”

jimh269b Says:
Thursday, September 2, 2010 @4:31:27 PM

graceful playing,very very good

Bob Frost Says:
Thursday, September 2, 2010 @5:08:42 PM

Thanks, Jim.

Bob Frost Says:
Monday, February 20, 2012 @6:00:04 PM

This is one of these Carolan tunes that sounds more difficult than it is. The trick part is in the turn (the 2nd part or "B" part) where there's a drop of over an octave. The good news is the drop is to an open string (Bb).

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