Eleanor Plunkett: a Carolan harp song from Edward Bunting’s 18th-century manuscripts
Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin
Wednesday July 28th
15:30 - 16:45 GMT +1
Must have appropriate ticket to download support material
In this first session (of two), for voice and harp, Eibhlís will guide you through the manuscript sources of this harp song composed by the iconic Irish harper, Turlough Carolan (1670–1738). Then, using the Irish-language lyrics found in Bunting’s manuscripts, and other secondary sources, you will learn to pronounce and sing this exquisite, Irish harp song, working on breathing, phrasing, intonation and ornamentation. N.B. Sessio 1 of 2; this continues on Thursday at the same time.
Materials provided in advance: lyrics + translation, lyrics recording, and Eibhlís's edited, reconstructed setting. This will allow you to prepare, and also to have authoritative, and practical, source material for your own subsequent work.
Post festival access: this event recording is available to ‘Early-Bird All Access’ and ‘All Access’ ticket holders until 29 December 2021.