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Carolan, “Mrs. Judge”

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  • #108816
    Ken H.
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    Hi Friends!

    #108817
    tony-morosco
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    Is that a different piece from his “Madam Judge”? If not then there is a very nice arrangement of it alredy done by Maire Ni Chathasaigh in her book The Irish Harper Vol II.

    #108818
    Fearghal McCartan
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    Yes it really is a lovely tune – I have been playing it for several years now. It is also known as Madame Judge and is one of O’Carolan’s more classically styled compositions for a patron – especially with the jig ending.

    I recommend playing the piece in the following way (though this is just personal choice – but has served well at harp competitions/music festivals etc): Play 1st part & repeat, play 2nd part & repeat, play 1st and 2nd parts again in same style. Then move to the jig to end the piece. The jig however can/should (you decide)

    #108819
    Ken H.
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    Hi Fearghal,

    #108820
    Bonnie Shaljean
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    Ken, you can buy it here (location is England, but he accepts credit cards):

    http://www.earlygaelicharp.info/emporium/books/carolan.htm

    My suggestion is to go for the latest edition of Donal O’Sullivan’s biography, in one volume (black cover, second title down). It contains every word of the original two volumes, plus an appendix I wrote concerning some newly-discovered material from a manuscript in Scotland, and some other updates. (The first edition is about 60-odd years old.)

    If that link doesn’t work you can email an enquiry to simon@simonchadwick.net

    Dr. O’Sullivan’s work has not been bettered, and you’ll probably also like some of the amusing anecdotes that Carolan and other harpers got up to. They make great stage chat!

    #108821
    Bonnie Shaljean
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    Sorry, THIRD title down. The black cover, anyway.

    #108822
    Ken H.
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    Hi Bonnie,

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