July 23rd - 29th 2022

Player Sessions

Sing and play Turlough Carolan’s harp song, Fanny Poer. (2 of 2)

Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin

75 mins

Level: All

Monday July 25th

15:30 - 16:45 GMT +1

Support Material

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Event Overview

This second session, of two, begins with a recap. of  the vocal pronunciation and song work done in session one. Now you will learn more about how singing the lyrics of Irish harp songs, to your own harp accompaniment – or at least having a new-found familiarity and facility with their 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 performing other Irish harp songs – and offers you a way to produce flexible and fluid speech rhythms in your own performance of the melody. N.B. Session two of two. 

Materials provided in advance: lyrics + translation, lyrics recording, and Eibhlís’s reconstructed setting; source facsimiles; historical background information. This will allow you to prepare, and also to have authoritative, and practical, source material for your own subsequent work.


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