Player Sessions

Anna Mac Dermott Roe: a Carolan harp song from Bunting’s 18th-century manuscripts

Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin

75 mins

Level: Intermediate+

Tuesday July 27th

15:30 - 16:45 GMT +1

Support Material

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Event Overview

This second class (of two) for voice and harp begins with a recap. of Monday’s vocal (pronunciation and song / stylistic) work. Now you will learn how singing the lyrics of Irish harp songs, to your own harp accompaniment – or at least having a new-found familiarity and facility with the Irish-language song lyrics – can greatly enhance your harp playing, the cadences of the Irish language informing your ability to phrase authentically and naturally. This class aims to give you new insights into the subtleties of Carolan’s music, and an approach to playing other Irish harp songs, helping you to produce flexible and fluid speech rhythms in your own performance of the melody.

Materials provided in advance: source facsimile, lyrics, translation & lyrics' recording, and Eibhlís's edited reconstruction for voice and harp. This will allow you to prepare, and also to have authoritative, and practical, source material for your own subsequent work.

N.B. Session two of two; it will be assumed that you attended the first session, on Monday. 

Post festival access: this event recording is available to ‘Early-Bird All Access’ and ‘All Access’ ticket holders until 29 December 2021.

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