I made a video demonstration of the tune of the banks of the Shannon, based on Edward Bunting’s live transcription of the playing of an old Irish harper, perhaps Daniel Black in 1796.Continue reading Ar Bhruach na Sionainne
I made a video demonstration of the tune of “Bonny Shannon Water” from Edward Bunting’s manuscript notation which I think was written as a live transcription from the playing of an old Irish harper in the 1790s.Continue reading Bonny Shannon Water
When I started playing the harp, I worked through Ann Heymann’s book Secrets of the Gaelic Harp (Clairseach, 1988). The first tune that I learned from this book was Mailí Bhán, “fair Molly”.Continue reading Mailí Bhán
I made a video demonstration of Madam Maxwell (DOSC 101), based on Edward Bunting’s live transcription from an old Irish harper in the 1790s.Continue reading Madam Maxwell
I’m busy making my harp case, which is why there has not been another tune for over a week.
As I was sewing I was thinking about things and I remembered a few references that I should have checked out before I started. But that is the way of these things.Continue reading Harp case part 2
I made a video demonstration of the song air “did you see my valentine”. I am trying to follow what I think is a live transcription made by Edward Bunting from a traditional harp performance, in the summer of 1792.Continue reading An bhfaca tú mo valentine?
I made a demonstration video of the song air, Cúileann fín (fine, fair-haired one), from Edward Bunting’s transcription apparently made in in the summer of 1792 from the harper Hugh Higgins.Continue reading Cúileann fín
I made a video demonstration of the first half of Miss Dillon and Jigg, by Carolan (DOSC 35).Continue reading Miss Dillon
I made a video demonstration of Thugamar féin an samhradh linn, based on Edward Bunting’s live transcription most likely from the playing of the harper Hugh Higgins, in the summer of 1792:Continue reading Thugamar féin an samhradh linn