For lever or pedal harp.
This is the third 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 3 includes 7 harp solos, 4 of which are pieces by O'Carolan. The remaining 12 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 C 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.
- Lament for Owen Roe - harp solo
- The Heather Glen
- Amhran do Leanbh (Song for a Child)
- Blind Mary - harp solo
- An Caitin Ban (The Little White Cat)
- Connemara Cradle Song
- Deirin De
- Derry Air - harp solo
- Eanach Dhuin
- Eileen Aroon - harp solo
- The Famine Song
- Fanny Power - harp solo
- Have You Been at Carrick?
- In Old Donegal
- Jimmy mo Mhile Stor (Jimmy My Treasure)
- The Little Red Fox
- Mrs Maxwell (First Air) - harp solo
- O'Donnell Abu - harp solo
- Rory Og MacRory