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O'Carolan's Concerto

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Size: 1,743kb, uploaded 10/31/2006 12:04:09 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Written back in the day by Turlough O'Carolan. I've been working on this for decades; I'll never get it right. Wildwood. Standard D tuning

8 comments on “O'Carolan's Concerto”

mwblake Says:
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 @3:35:10 PM

Bloomin' Great!! i've always loved this tune, but never heard it frailed before. Marvellous. Keep up the good work!

TheBoog Says:
Saturday, November 4, 2006 @11:55:39 AM

HI John:

Beautiful, I love you playing. You and ZEPP should do a duet. By the way, what is an "Art Varmint"


Don Borchelt Says:
Tuesday, November 7, 2006 @6:19:36 PM

Great, great, great picking.

- Don

Tom Hanway Says:
Friday, November 24, 2006 @5:52:54 PM

John D, you are a modest man, because this is an incredibly beautiful and fluid rendering of one of O'Carolan's masterpieces.  You give a lovely and steady groove and have added some of your own subtle touches yet again.  It warms the cockles of my heart, and my first wife, Kathleen, God bless her soul, would have loved this rendering.  It was her favourite tune.  I'll be playing along with your version to keep mine in shape - in case she's listening.  ;^D

All the best,


ponty Says:
Saturday, November 25, 2006 @1:48:45 PM

John, There is no need for you to work on this anymore...It Is FANTASTIC! I love this tune and I struggled to learn it on the guitar. Yor rendition is terrific. Andrew

Tuneager Says:
Monday, January 25, 2010 @10:28:50 AM

This has always been one of my pieces since I first heard it long time ago, it seems the version I heard was by either John Renbourn or Stefan Grossman. Great job and I'm sure an incredibly difficult tune to master, you do great justice to it!

darryl k. Says:
Monday, January 25, 2010 @11:21:26 AM

nice, nice ! Really settles into a groove. Love the fade at the end. No better way to end this one.

JanetB Says:
Saturday, February 4, 2012 @10:28:38 AM

John, you do have this melody in your head and it flows out in a nice Celtic clawhammer style. You're good!

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