Carolan's Second Untitled Piece
In 1792, it was realized that harping was dying out. In Belfast, a committee
was formed to gather Irish harpers together and write down the tunes. Edward
Bunting, a nineteen year church organist, was hired as the transcriptionist,
but he only notated the melodies and not the basses. Because of this, our
knowledge of how the harp was played is very limited. Still, 40 of Carolan's
tunes were recorded, along with scores of others. Following Bunting's lead,
other collectors gathered songs and dance tunes, and by the early years of
this century, thousands of tunes had been notated.
Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan vol 1 pg. Celtic Music Edition 1983.
Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com, 2005.
Replay background music: Second untitled tune
Filleadh go liosta
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