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Irland Irland
(1670 - 1738)
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Turlough O'Carolan : "Hewlett's Air" for Violin, Viola & Harp

"Hewlett's Air" for Violin, Viola & Harp
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Composer : Turlough O'Carolan Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738)
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Violin, Viola and Harp

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 Turlough O'Carolan Magatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Turlough O'Carolan, (Irish: Toirdhealbhach Ó Cearbhalláin) (1670–1738) was a blind early Irish harper, composer and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition.

He was the last great Irish harper-composer and is considered by many to be Ireland's national composer. Harpers in the old Irish tradition were still living as late as 1792, as ten, including Arthur O'Neill, Patrick Quin and Donnchadh Ó Hámsaigh, showed up at the Belfast Harp Festival, but there is no proof of any of these being composers. Ó Hámsaigh did play some of Carolan's music but disliked it for being too modern. Some of O'Carolan's own compositions show influence from the style of continental classical music, whereas others such as Carolan's Farewell to Music reflect a much older style of "Gaelic Harping".

He was one of the last of the wandering Irish harpers and is considered by many to be the national composer. After being blinded by smallpox, Turlough was taught the harp and given a horse, then for almost fifty years, he journeyed from one end of the country to the other, composing for rich patrons and performing his tunes. One story goes that he fell asleep on a fairy rath one night to awake with all the tunes with which he would enthrall all Ireland. He even worked with styles derived from continental Baroque composers, but was of course mostly inspired by the tradition of the bardic harpists, who unfortunately are now lost to us.

Although this work was originally written for Celtic Harp, I created this arrangement for Violin, Viola & Celtic or Concert (Pedal) Harp.
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Added by magataganm, 12 Aug 2015

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