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Green Islands

by Elaine Olson

Tunes from the Celtic lands, played upon wire-strung and nylon Celtic harp, combined with ukulele, banjo, and concertina.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Minstrel Boy
3:10 $0.99
2. Buachaill On Eirne
2:26 $0.99
3. The Fairy Queen
2:44 $0.99
4. Staten Island
2:29 $0.99
5. Idir Deighric 'gus Breo
2:49 $0.99
6. An Mhaighdean Mhara (The Mermaid)
3:00 $0.99
7. March of the King of Laois
3:36 $0.99
8. Blarney Pilgrim
2:21 $0.99
9. Bridget Cruise / Lord Inchiquin
3:29 $0.99
10. Harvest Home
3:08 $0.99
11. Sheebeg and Sheemore
3:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
These are some of my favorite tunes that I've been playing for years. It started out as a harp album, but I've added additional tracks where I play banjo, ukulele, and concertina. Maynard Olson added some bodhran magic to a couple of tunes.
1. The Minstrel Boy - This was one of my dad's favorite songs. Here played on ukulele and wire-strung harp.
2. Buchaill on Eirne - The contemporary song "Come by the Hills", was set to this traditional Irish tune. Here is it played on my Triplett Eclipse nylon-strung harp.
3. The Fairy Queen - My favorite tune written by my favorite composer, Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). Played upon the wire-strung harp.
4. Staten Island - Great tune, played on harp and concertina, with ukulele rhythm.
5. Idir Deighric 'gus Breo - The title refers to two mountains in County Waterford in Ireland, and being between these two mountains.
6. An Mhaighdean Mhara (The Mermaid) - A song about a mermaid who lives on land, has a couple of children with a mortal man, but then returns to the sea. It is played on nylon-strung harp.
7. March of the King of Laois - A great tune, played upon wire-strung harp.
8. Blarney Pilgrim - A jig, with harps, banjo and ukulele, and some bodhran.
9. Bridget Cruise / Lord Inchiquin - A couple more by O'Carolan, on ukulele and wire harp.
10. Harvest Home - A hornpipe on the wire harp.
11. Sheebeg and Sheemore - O'Carolan's first composition, played on nylon and wire harp.



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