Down By the Sally Gardens & The Minstrel Boy Medley
$2.99 – $7.00
Serena O’Meara’s Down By the Sally Gardens & The Minstrel Boy Medley is for two lever or pedal harps. This medley includes two popular, traditional Irish Airs. The melodies are evenly divided between both Harp 1 and 2 parts. Scroll down for notes from the arranger.
This piece is a PDF download available in the following combinations:
Complete set: $7.00.
(Includes score and both parts in one file)
Harp 1 only: $2.99
Harp 2 only: $2.99
Length: Score and parts file is 17 pgs.; parts are 5 pgs.
Numerous Irish poets set words to existing melodies. This included William Butler Yeats, who set “Down By The Sally Gardens” to a folk melody. In 1909 Herbert Hughes reset the same words to “Maids of the Mourne Shore.” Thomas Moore set his poem, “The Minstrel Boy,” to the ancient air “The Moreen.”