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M-Carolan's Gift CD

A tribute to the legendary Irish bard.

Irish harpers were celebrated in myths and legends as the sound of Ireland. The most famous was Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) who traveled the Irish countryside, composing over 200 melodies that blend traditional Irish folk music with the style of his contemporaries Vivaldi and Corelli. Honored with the title "Chief Musician of Ireland," he left his music as a gift to the world: elegant baroque style melodies, lively jigs and dreamy laments. Carolan continues to inspire musicians to this day. This recording presents Carolan's musical gifts in a chamber music style performed on Celtic harp, Irish flute, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, viola de gamba, guitar and piano.

"Gaelic traditions are alive and well witih Maggie's Music - a driving force behind the popularity of 'Celtic Chamber Folk,' which combines the intricate harmonies of classical music with the energy and spirit of folk music."
--The Washington Post

1. Miss Murphy
2. The Two William Davises/Kean O'Hara
3. Sir Charles Coote/Captain Higgins
4. Terence MacDonough
5. Elizabeth McDermott Rowe/Miss Noble
6. Bridget Cruise
7. Constantine Maguire
8. Paspie Minuet/Mr. Waller
9. Sidh Beag, Sidh Mor
10. Mary O'Neil
11. Mabel Kelly
12. Isabella Burke
13. Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady
14. Fanny Poer
$15.00