Dave Francis – Carolan’s Draught

By August 28, 2014News


This tune is super fun! Turlough O’Carolan was a blind Irish harper in the late 16 and early 1700’s, and is considered by many to be Ireland’s national composer. He traveled Europe extensively for 50 years wowing audiences and always insisting on being payed in coin (a wise choice for a blind man). His works transfer nicely to the guitar tuning DADGAD, and have a very ethereal, harplike quality when transposed onto my favorite instrument. Should this melody delight you ears it’s pretty cool to investigate some other string versions of this piece of music. Thanks for watching, and spreading the word about my music and teaching. If you like this pass it on->->->->->->->->

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