Máire Dhall - Blind Mary

Mary tutored the two younger O'Conor children in the harp. Carolan tutored the older boy Charles. This tune is not typical of Carolan's style, but is attributed to him in William Forde's Encyclopedia of Melody. According to Charles O'Conor's diary in October 1726 his two younger brothers were being taught the harp by a woman named Maire Dhall (Blind Mary). It is likely she was well known to Carolan, who wrote the tune for her.

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Notations are courtesy of The Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Donal O'Sullivan v. 1 p. 267

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com, 2005.
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