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Songs of O'Carolan

by The O'Carolan Songwriter Project

Lovely celtic melodies with stunning arrangements and lyrics adapted from original Gaelic make this a must have for all celtic music lovers and O'Carolan collectors.
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Si Beag Si Mohr / Planxty Drew
5:00 $0.99
2. Carolan's Concerto
1:33 $0.99
3. Ode to Whiskey / Planxty Maggie Brown
3:40 $0.99
4. Eleanor Plunkett
3:07 $0.99
5. Dolly MacDonough / Princess Royale
4:54 $0.99
6. Planxty George Brabazon
2:48 $0.99
7. The Landlady / Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady
5:25 $0.99
8. Lament for Terence MacDonough
5:13 $0.99
9. Blind Mary / Catherine Nowlan
5:33 $0.99
10. Cremonea / Sir Arthur Shaen
5:29 $0.99
11. Bridget Cruise
2:51 $0.99
12. Carolan's Cap / Lord Inchiquin
3:05 $0.99
13. Planxty Fanny Power / Planxty Hewlett
4:33 $0.99
14. Planxty Peter Mettler
2:41 $0.99
15. Sean O'Connor / Mary O'Neil
3:35 $0.99
16. Carolan's Farewell to Music
4:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
Blinded by small pox as a teenager, Turlough O’Carolan was sponsored by a patron to become a harper and bard. He set out in 1690 with harp and servant. For the next 50 years, he would traverse Ireland, writing, composing, and performing for patrons and friends, and his compositions became legendary in his own time. 214 compositions are attributed to O’Carolan. 50 of those compositions survive with his lyrics, written in the Irish language. This CD features new translations of O’Carolan’s original lyrics, adapted into English song form.

“O’Carolan’s music has been treasured since he began composing, more than three centuries ago. We present 10 of his songs here with adapted lyrics, as well as 13 of our favorite instrumentals. Stunning arrangements and lush vocals set this collection apart as a lovely jewel, that I think, would make the composer smile.”
Candace Corrigan, producer, songwriter, vocalist

“Our challenge was to remain true to the intent of O’Carolan’s songs, while transforming the lyrics into singable, poetic English.”
Janne Henshaw, producer, songwriter, harmony vocalist



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