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Music of Turlough OCarolan (Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar)

Music of Turlough OCarolan (Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar)

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Music of Turlough OCarolan (Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar) (Multiple Levels)

taught by Duck Baker

The compositions of Turlough OCarolan, born 1670, have a special place in the story of Irish music, as does the figure of Carolan himself, a blind itinerant harper living at a time of significant change in Irish history. Carolan seems to embody the image of the old bards in whom resided the last vestiges of the ancient music, and the lost art of extempore poetry. His music is often seen as a link between traditional Irish melodies and baroque music, but more importantly it includes some of the most striking melodies ever composed.

Originally written for the harp, these compositions lend themselves perfectly to the fingerstyle guitarist. In this DVD lesson, Duck Baker teaches a wide variety of Carolan pieces, from the folk-like air Blind Mary to the stately Hewlett. The mysterious Planxty Kelly and the deeply melodic The Fairy Queen are presented, as well as Carolans Concerto, a complex folk-baroque arrangement of the bards most celebrated composition. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF on the DVD.

84 minutes

DVD is region 0, playable worldwide.

Product Number:    GW926DVD

Format:    DVD

Skill Level:    Multiple Levels

Binding:    Boxed

Size:    5.25 x 7.5

Date Published:    07_30_2007




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