The Irish Harper Volume 2

Máire Ní Chathasaigh

(Revised 2021)

Hard copy

CAROLAN was the most famous of all the Irish harper-composers of his day, and his music is the most popular ever composed for the harp in Ireland. This book is the second in a series devoted to the authentic performance of all forms of traditional Irish music on the harp. It contains original arrangements - informed by Máire's knowledge both of the native Irish harp tradition and of baroque forms - of 24 of these beautiful tunes (with suggested fingering), together with a brief biography of Carolan, information about the pieces and performance guidance.

All were recorded by Máire and Chris on their CD The Carolan Albums (Old Bridge Music OBMCD06).

THE IRISH HARPER VOLUME TWO was first published in 2001. The content has been amended and updated for this second edition, published in May 2021.

44 pages

Standard: Intermediate to advanced.

Contents: Carolan's Draught; John O'Connor; Planxty Irwin; Hewlett; Blind Mary; Lord Inchiquin; Morgan Magan; Sheebeg & Sheemore; The Princess Royal; John Drury; Fanny Power; Carolan's Concerto; Maurice O'Connor; Constantine Maguire; Mr. O'Connor; Robert Jordan; Bridget Cruise; Frank Palmer; Grace Nugent; George Brabazon; Kean O'Hara; Madam Judge; Eleanor Plunkett; Baptist Johnston

Further information about Máire and Chris is available on their duo website,

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