For lever or pedal harp.
This is the second of four volumes of Ireland's most beautiful songs and airs, selected and arranged by Nancy Calthorpe (1914 - 1988). Nancy was a well-respected harp teacher and arranger for the Irish harp in Ireland during the second half of the 20th century.
Volume 2 includes 5 harp solos, 4 of which are pieces by O'Carolan. The remaining 14 songs are for voice (or a melody instrument) with harp accompaniment. These accompaniments are not meant to be played as harp solos, as they do not include the melody.
The pieces are in keys ranging from 3 sharps to 4 flats, and only a few have sharping lever changes with the music. The pieces in 4 flats could also be played by tuning the harp in 3 sharps. A few fingerings are included. 19 pieces, 48 pages, paper-bound.
Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.
- Bumper Squire Jones - harp solo
- The Rose of Tralee
- A Chuaichin Bhinn Dilis (Sweet Faithful Cuckoo)
- Bridget Cruise - harp solo
- An Chuilfhionn
- Domhnall Ban
- John O'Connor
- Kitty of Coleraine
- The Leprechaun
- The Mitcher
- Mo Leanbh Beag Fein (My Own Little Child)
- Mo Theaghlach
- Phil the Fluter's Ball
- Planxty Drury
- Pleasant Sweet Birdies
- Seoithin Mo Linbhin (Hush a Bye Baby)
- She Moved Through the Fair
- The Snowy Breasted Pearl - harp solo