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 Turlough o'Carolan  (1670 - 1738)

 These compositions are all arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar ~ Click
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CAROLAN COMPOSITIONSKEY

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on
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TUNINGTAB

MIDI

1

Abigail Judge

Bm
4
DGDGBbD
2

All Alive

Em
0
DGDGBD
3

Betty MacNeill

Bm
4
DGDGBbD
4

Baptist Johnston (thanks Dick Gaughn for the tuning) 

A
0
EADEAE
5

Beauty in Tears

D
0
DADGAD
6

Betty MacNeill

Am
2
DGDGBbD
7

Betty o'Brien

D
0
DADGAD
8

Blind Mary

D
0
DADGBE
9

Brian Maguire

F
3
DADGAD
10

Bridget Cruise 1st Air

Em
2
11

Bridget Cruise 2nd Air

C
0
EGCGCE
12

Bridget Cruise 3rd Air

C
0
13

Bridget Cruise 4th Air

G
0
DGDGBD
14

Bumper Squire Jones

D
0
DADGAD
15

Captain Higgins

Am
0
EADGBE
16

Captain O'Kain

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
17

Captain Sudley (a.k.a. "Carolan's Dowry")

D
0
DADGAD
18

Carolan's Cap

Bm
4
DGDGBbD
19

Carolan's Cottage

Am
2
DGDGBD
20

Carolan's Cup

G
0
21

Carolan's Draught     

G
0
22

Carolan's Dream

Am
2
DGDGBbD
23

Carolan's Farewell to Music

Gm
0
24

Carolan's Maggot

Dm
0
DADFAD
25

Carolan's no. 179

D
0
DADGAD
26

Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady     

G
0
DGDGBD
27

Carolan's Welcome

Am
0
EADGBE
28

Catherine Nowlan

D
0
DADGAD
29

Charles o'Connor

C/Am
2
DGDGBbD
30

Colonel Irwin

Dm
0
31

Colonel John Irwin     

G
0
DGDGBD
32

Colonel o'Hara

F
3
DADGAD
33

Conor o'Reilly

Am
2
DGDGBD
34

Constantine Maguire

G
0
35

Counsellor Dillon

Dm
3
DADGAD
36

Dark, Plaintive Youth, The

Dm
0
37

David Power

F
3
38

Dawning of the Day, The

G
0
DGDGBD
39

Dermot o'Dowd

Am
0
40

Donal o'Brien

Am
2
DGDGBbD
41

Dr Delaney

C
0
CGCGCE
42

Dr John Hart, Bishop of Achonry

A
2
DGDGBD
43

Dr John Stafford (a.k.a. "Carolan's Receipt")

G
0
44

Edward Corcoran

Dm
0
DADFAD
44

Edward Dodwell

C
0
CGCGCE
46

Eleanor Plunkett

Dm
2
DGDGBD
47

Eveleen's Bower

A
2
48

Fairy Queen, The

G
0
49

Fanny Dillon

F
5
DADGAD
50

Frank Palmer

C
5
CGDGBD
51

General Wynne

C
0
CGCGCE
52

Generous Woman, The

D
0
DADGAD
53

George Brabazon 1st Air

G
0
DGDGBD
54

George Brabazon 2nd Air

G
0
55

George Reynolds

F
3
DADGAD
56

Gerald Dillon

G
0
DGDGBD
57

Grassy Turf, The

G
0
58

Henry MacDermott Roe 1st Air

G
0
59

Henry MacDermott Roe 3rd Air

C
5
60

Hugh Kelly

D
0
DADF#AD
61

Hugh o'Donnell

G
0
DGDGBD
62

Isabella Burke

Dm
0
DGDGBbD
63

James Betagh

Gm
0
64

James Crofton

F
3
DADGAD
65

James Daly

C
0
CGCGCE
66

James Plunkett

G
0
DGDGBD
67

John Drury 1st Air

D
0
DADGAD
68

John Drury 2nd Air

F
3
69

John Jones

A
2
DGDGBD
70

Katherine o'More

A
2
71

Kean o'Hara 1st Air

C
0
CGCGCE
72

Kean o'Hara 2nd Air

G
0
DGDGBD
73

Kitty Magennis

F
0
DGDGBbD
74

Lady Athenry

A
2
DGDGBD
75

Lady Blayney

C
5
76

Lady Dillon

F
3
DADGAD
77

Lady Gethin

C
5
DGDGBD
78

Lady Laetitia Burke

C
0
CGCGCE
79

Lady St. John

G
0
DGDGBD
80

Lady Wrixon

A
2
81

Lament for Charles MacCabe

Am
2
DGDGBbD
82

Little Harvest Rose, The

G
0
DGDGBD
83

Loftus Jones

A
2
84

Lord Dillon

F
3
DADGAD
85

Lord Galway's Lamentation

Am
0
DGDGBD
86

Luke Dillon

D
0
DADGAD
87

Major Shanly

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
88

Margaret Malone

Am
0
DGDGBD
89

Mary o'Neill (a.k.a. "Carolan's Favourite Jig")

A
2
90

Maurice o'Connor 1st Air

G
0
91

Maurice o'Connor 2nd Air

F
3
DADGAD
92

Maurice o'Connor 3rd Air

F
3
93

Mervyn Pratt

D
0
94

Michael o'Connor 1st Air

C
0
CGCGCE
95

Michael o'Connor 2nd Air

Gm
0
DADFAD
96

Miss Featherston (a.k.a. Carolan's Devotion")  

A
2
DGDGBD
97

Miss Goulding

F
3
DADGAD
98

Miss Noble

C
0
CGCGCE
99

Mr o'Connor

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
100

Mr Waller

C
5
DGDGBD
101

Mrs Bermingham 1st Air

Em
0
102

Mrs Cole

C
0
CGCGCE
103

Mrs Costello

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
104

Mrs Delaney

C
0
CGCGCE
105

Mrs Edwards

F
3
DADGAD
106

Mrs Fallon

G
0
DGDGBD
107

Mrs Farrell

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
108

Mrs Garvey 1st Air

Gm
0
109

Mrs Harwood

Am
2
110

Mrs Judge

G
0
DGDGBD
111

Mrs Keel

C
0
112

Mrs Maxwell

E
2
DADF#AD
113

Mrs o'Neill of Carlane

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
114

Mrs o'Rourke

G#m
3
DADGAD
115

Mrs Sterling

D
0
116

Mrs Waller

C
5
DGDGBD
117

Nancy Cooper 1st Air

Am
2
118

Ode to Whiskey

D
0
DADGBE
119

One Bottle More

F
3
DADGAD
120

Owen o'Rourke

D
0
121

Patrick Kelly

C
5
DGDGBD
122

Peggy Morton

C
0
CGCGCE
123

Planxty Browne

G
0
CGDGBD
124

Planxty Burke

F
3
DADGAD
125

Planxty Crilly

D
0
126

Planxty Drew

F
5
127

Planxty Hewlett

D
0
128

Planxty John o'Connor

G
0
DGDGBD
129

Planxty o'Daly

Bb
3
DGDGBbD
130

Planxty o'Flinn

D
0
DADGAD
131

Planxty o'Rourke 1st Air

Dm
0
DGDGBbD
132

Planxty Plunkett

Am
2
DGDGBD
133

Planxty Sudley

D
0
DADGAD
134

Planxty Sweeney

G
0
DGDGBD
135

Planxty Toby Peyton

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
136

Planxty Wilkinson

F
3
DADGAD
137

Princess Royal, The

D
0
138

Richard Cusack

D
0
139

Robert Hawkes

G
0
DGDGBD
140

Seas are Deep, The

Dm
0
DADGAD
141

Separation of Soul and Body

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
142

Sir Arthur Shaen

Gm
0
143

Sir Charles Coote

D
0
DADGAD
144

Sir Edward Crofton

G
0
DGDGBD
145

Sir Festus Burke

D
0
DADGAD
146

Sir Ulick Burke

D
0
147

Squire Parsons

G
0
DGDGBD
148

Squire Woods Lamentation on the Refusal of His Halfpence

G
0
149

Susanna Kelly

Em
2
DADGAD
150

Thomas Burke

G
0
DGDGBD
151

Thomas Judge (a.k.a. "Carolan's Frolic")

Dm
0
DADFAD
152

Thomas Leixlip the Proud

D
0
DADGAD
153

Tobias Peyton

Am
2
DGDGBbD
154

Two William Davises, The

F
3
DADGAD
155

William Eccles

C
0
CGCGCE
156

William Ward

Dm
0
DGDGBbD
157

Winnifred

Gm
0
158

Young Catherine

Gm
0
 
 
 
   

Click HERE for a Youtube clip of John Byrne at a Fleadh Banjo Competition fingerpicking "Carolan's Draught" on tenor banjo.

Click HERE for a Youtube clip of guitarist Helen Marshall playing "Carolan's Concerto",

and
HERE for Helen playing "Planxty Hewlett".


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