O'Carolan's Farewell

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O'Carolan's Farewell

Post by mmapag » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:18 pm

I tried a search but came up empty. Does anyone know of a good and accessible score of this piece? I've heard several and one I really like is John Feeley's version.
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Re: O'Carolan's Farewell

Post by simonm » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:11 pm

If you liked that, have your listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap-Gvqaq80I The lady playing uses O'Carolan arrangements by Keith Hinchliffe. You can get them fairly easily. She plays a number of tunes.

Benjamin Verdery has a great arrangement of "Blind Mary". Easy to find on youtube. He has four O'Carolan pieces in the book but that one alone makes the book worth the money in my view.

You can find all of Carolan's music on the net easily enough but many arrangements are very poor.

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Re: O'Carolan's Farewell

Post by mmapag » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:03 pm

Thanks Simon. I was struggling to come up with a good arrangement on the net.
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Re: O'Carolan's Farewell

Post by simonm » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:42 pm

This site is a good starting point for O'Carolans music for guitar. http://docsworkshop.co.uk/carolanindex.htm Mike Lydiat (The Doc) has arranged 200 plus O'Carolan tunes and has links to the "original" collections (2) which just have the melodies. (O'Neill and Sullivan).

I can't judge the arrangements as there are so overwhelmingly many that I never know where to start. :-)

Well worth a look.

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Re: O'Carolan's Farewell

Post by Pat Hargan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:28 am

'Carolan's Farewell' is in 'Celtic Harp Music of Carolan and others for Solo Guitar' by Glenn Weiser. The arrangements in this book are straightforward and mostly in standard tuning, with a few in drop-D.
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Re: O'Carolan's Farewell

Post by simonm » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:08 am

Pat Hargan wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:28 am
'Carolan's Farewell' is in 'Celtic Harp Music of Carolan and others for Solo Guitar' by Glenn Weiser. The arrangements in this book are straightforward and mostly in standard tuning, with a few in drop-D.
I am not a fan. I had the book at one stage and got rid of it.

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Re: O'Carolan's Farewell

Post by Pat Hargan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:47 pm

simonm wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:08 am
I am not a fan. I had the book at one stage and got rid of it.
I like the fact that the arrangements stick pretty closely to standard tuning. I had a look at Mike Lydiat's site that you linked above: a great resource, no doubt, but the tunes are arranged in over a dozen non-standard tunings! The Weiser book is much more practical, if you need a couple of pieces to play at a wedding or other event.
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