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  • Tiffany Schaefer

    13 May, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Siobhan Armstrong is offering a zoom workshop May 22nd on this subject:

    “In celebration of Turlough Carolan’s 350th birthday, Siobhán Armstrong will share her latest discoveries on Carolan’s playing style, which has largely been lost in the sources of his tunes generally available nowadays. Join her as she shares 18th-century printed sources of his music that give hints to his unique playing style. Then explore his compositions as they were copied down live, at speed, from Irish harpers in the 1790s, surviving in rare, original field transcriptions. This workshop gives a fascinating glimpse of Carolan’s surprising melodic idiom that we don’t hear any more, and also his accompaniment style: what his lower hand really played. It will also include the latest information about his playing style as remarked on by those who actually heard him play!”