MUSIC FROM THE BRITISH ISLES FOR ACOUSTIC GUITAR. CD TABLATURE

MUSIC FROM THE BRITISH ISLES. CD TABLATURE

 

Irish Tunes

 

It's by chance or luck that I've written this section of Irish tunes, I was visiting Galway, Ireland, in 1979 and I stepped into a music store and purchased two small books of Irish fiddle tunes by Ted Furey, As I sat in my hotel room, I harmonized the melodies in simple settings. I really enjoyed the music. I heard a knock on the door, and it was another traveller who had heard my playing. She said she had been trying to hear some authentic Irish music. I had to laugh, but that was the start of this section. Most of the tunes presented here were originally for the Irish harp - melodies composed by the blind harper Turlough O'Carolan, who lived ·around 1725. All that has come down to us are just the melodies. I have no doubt that O'Carolan harmonized them; I've tried to arrange these tunes in an authentic style. Another great Irish harper, Roy D'All O'Cahan from 1650, wrote the air "O'Moore's Fair Daughter." The remaining tunes are jigs, reels, and hornpipes. These are popular country dances. The source of most of these tunes is the famous O'Neil Collection published at the turn of the century by Chicago Chief of Police Francis O'Neil. The "Irish Suite" by O'Carolan works very well in concert and is sure to please! The music in this section abounds with originality and the spirit of the Irish Land.

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