Pedal or Lever Harp

The Irish Harper Vol. 2: 24 Pieces by Turlough O'Carolan PDF Download arranged by Máire Ní Chathasaigh

Item #p7342

For lever or pedal harp.

Volume 2 of this series of traditional Irish tunes consists of Máire Ni Chathasaigh's arrangements of 24 pieces by Turlough O'Carolan. The arrangements are for intermediate to advanced harp players and include fingerings, ornamentation, and historical information. Five pieces are in flat keys; the rest are in C or sharp keys. This 48-page PDF includes 33 pages of music.

This book was first published in 2001. Máire published this second edition in 2022. Here's how she describes the differences.
The arrangements in the original book were identical to those on my "The Carolan Albums" recordings and therefore feature my own versions and variations. In the new edition, I have indicated by means of ossia staffs where these versions diverge from the printed or manuscript sources. Other changes include rewriting of some of the notes on the pieces; the use of additional interpretative symbols and guidance; the correction of a small number of fingering typos - and a new cover!

For an example of what Máire means by an "ossia staff," see the Hewlett example below. You'll see an additional staff above the first six measures, showing alternative notes and timing. You may play either version.

This product is a PDF file, to be downloaded to your computer. We do not sell it as regular printed music. It is only available here in this PDF download format.

Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.
  • Carolan's Draught
  • John O'Connor
  • Colonel John Irwin (Planxty Irwin)
  • Hewlett
  • Blind Mary (Máire Dhall)
  • Lord Inchiquin
  • Morgan Magan
  • Sheebeg & Sheemore (Sí Bheag's Sí Mhór)
  • The Princess Royal, or Miss MacDermott
  • John Drury
  • Fanny Power
  • Carolan's Concerto
  • Maurice O'Connor
  • Constantine Maguire
  • Mr. O'Connor
  • Robert Jordan
  • Bridget Cruise
  • Frank Palmer
  • Grace Nugent
  • George Brabazon
  • Kean O'Hara
  • Madam Judge
  • Eleanor Plunkett
  • Baptist Johnston

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