Fiddle Lesson: Carolan’s Welcome

Today I would like to talk to you about Carolan’s Welcome, also known as Carden’s Welcome, Carolan’s Air, O’ Carolan’s Welcome, and composed by Turlough O’Carolan. Turlough O’Carolan (1670 – 1738) was a blind Celtic harper, composer and singer in Ireland whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition. This melody isContinue reading “Fiddle Lesson: Carolan’s Welcome”

Fiddle Lesson: The Star of the County Down

Introducing the Star of the County Down on fiddle by Adam Sweet. Also known as Diversus And Lazarus, Dives And Lazarus, Gilderoy, Kingsfold, The Star Of County Down, The Star Of The County Down March, When First I Left Old Ireland, Reáilt Condae An Dún, The Star Barndance. The words are by Cathal MacGarvey (1866–1927)Continue reading “Fiddle Lesson: The Star of the County Down”

Fiddle Workshop: Archibald McDonald of Keppoch

Archibald McDonald of Keppoch (AKA: MacDonald of Keppach’s Lamentation being Murdered by his two Cusin German’s), written in 1775 by Daniel Dow, is a mournful melody that’s evocative and ephemeral. Here it is: I would love to teach you how to play this beautiful melody! I teach M-F, 9am – 7pm online and W 9am-7pmContinue reading “Fiddle Workshop: Archibald McDonald of Keppoch”

Traditional Celtic Music Workshops

This group is a lot of fun!  Open to any musical instrument and voice, the group is studying traditional Dance music of Ireland, Scotland, England, Cape Breton, Canada and New England!   Because we play from sheet music out of books or downloaded off the internet, students should be able to sight-read music, and know theContinue reading “Traditional Celtic Music Workshops”

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