Fri 7th - Thur 13th | July 2023

Player Sessions

Caoineadh Uí Néill [‘O'Neill’s lament’] from the playing of master Irish fiddler, Dennis Murphy (1910–1974) (2 of 2)

James Ruff

60 mins

Level: All

Monday July 10th

16:00 - 17:00 GMT +1

Event Overview

Much possible early harp repertoire was passed on to other instruments as they became popular: lutes, pipes and fiddles. We’ll listen to the distinctive archive performance of master fiddler Denis Murphy playing the O’Neill’s lament, discuss transcribing from archive recordings, and work together to transfer this evocative piece – perhaps back! - to the Early Irish Harp, incorporating the ornaments and phrasing we hear on the recording.

(part 2 of a two-part session)

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