“Carolan’s Lament” #Music

Download “Carolan’s Lament” Mp3

Here’s a tune composed by Turlough O’Carolan, the well-known Irish harper who was blind. Carolan was born in 1670 and died in 1738. He traveled throughout his home country of Ireland, composing harp pieces for his patrons in exchange for their hospitality, room, and board. Some of Carolan’s music was written down by others, and about 300 of his pieces still survive today.

Since I don’t have a harp yet, I’m playing “Carolan’s Lament” on zither. I hope you enjoy it!

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