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 Turlough o'Carolan  (1670 - 1738)

 
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These compositions are all arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar
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CAROLAN COMPOSITIONS KEY

capo
on
fret

TUNING TAB

MIDI

1

Abigail Judge

Bm
4
DGDGBbD
2

All Alive

Em
0
DGDGBD
3

Baptist Johnston (thanks Dick Gaughn for the tuning) 

A
0
EADEAE
4

Beauty in Tears

D
0
DADGAD
5

Betty MacNeill

Am
2
DGDGBbD
6

Betty o'Brien

D
0
DADGAD
7

Blind Mary

D
0
DADGBE
8

Brian Maguire

F
3
DADGAD
9

Bridget Cruise 1st Air

Em
2
10

Bridget Cruise 2nd Air

C
0
EGCGCE
11

Bridget Cruise 3rd Air

C
0
12

Bridget Cruise 4th Air

G
0
DGDGBD
13

Bumper Squire Jones

D
0
DADGAD
14

Captain Higgins

Am
0
EADGBE
15

Captain O'Kain

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
16

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

D
0
DADGAD Captain Sudley
17

Carolan's Cap

Bm
4
DGDGBbD
18

Carolan's Cottage

Am
2
DGDGBD
19

Carolan's Cup

G
0
20

Carolan's Draught

G
0
21

Carolan's Dream

Am
2
DGDGBbD
22

Carolan's Farewell to Music

Gm
0
23

Carolan's Maggot

Dm
0
DADFAD
24

Carolan's no. 179

D
0
DADGAD
25

Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady

G
0
DGDGBD
26

Carolan's Welcome

Am
0
EADGBE
27

Catherine Nowlan

D
0
DADGAD
28

Charles o'Connor

C/Am
2
DGDGBbD
29

Colonel Irwin

Dm
0

Colonel John Irwin

G
0
DGDGBD
31

Colonel o'Hara

F
3
DADGAD
32

Conor o'Reilly

Am
2
DGDGBD
33

Constantine Maguire

G
0
34

Counsellor Dillon

Dm
3
DADGAD
35

Dark, Plaintive Youth, The

Dm
0
36

David Power

F
3
37

Dawning of the Day, The

G
0
DGDGBD
38

Dermot o'Dowd

Am
0
39

Donal o'Brien

Am
2
DGDGBbD
40

Dr Delaney

C
0
CGCGCE
41

Dr John Hart, Bishop of Achonry

A
2
DGDGBD
42

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

G
0
43

Edward Corcoran

Dm
0
DADFAD
44

Edward Dodwell

C
0
CGCGCE
44

Eleanor Plunkett

Dm
2
DGDGBD
46

Eveleen's Bower

A
2
47

Fairy Queen, The

G
0
48

Fanny Dillon

F
5
DADGAD
49

Frank Palmer

C
5
CGDGBD
50

General Wynne

C
0
CGCGCE
51

Generous Woman, The

D
0
DADGAD
52

George Brabazon 1st Air

G
0
DGDGBD
53

George Brabazon 2nd Air

G
0
54

George Reynolds

F
3
DADGAD
55

Gerald Dillon

G
0
DGDGBD
56

Grassy Turf, The

G
0
57

Henry MacDermott Roe 1st Air

G
0
58

Henry MacDermott Roe 3rd Air

C
5
59

Hugh Kelly

D
0
DADF#AD
60

Hugh o'Donnell

G
0
DGDGBD
61

Isabella Burke

Dm
0
DGDGBbD

James Betagh

Gm
0
63

James Crofton

F
3
DADGAD
64

James Daly

C
0
CGCGCE
65

James Plunkett

G
0
DGDGBD

John Drury 1st Air

D
0
DADGAD
67

John Drury 2nd Air

F
3
68

John Jones

A
2
DGDGBD
69

Katherine o'More

A
2
70

Kean o'Hara 1st Air

C
0
CGCGCE
71

Kean o'Hara 2nd Air

G
0
DGDGBD
72

Kitty Magennis

F
0
DGDGBbD
73

Lady Athenry

A
2
DGDGBD
74

Lady Blayney

C
5
75

Lady Dillon

F
3
DADGAD
76

Lady Gethin

C
5
DGDGBD
77

Lady Laetitia Burke

C
0
CGCGCE
78

Lady St. John

G
0
DGDGBD
79

Lady Wrixon

A
2
80

Lament for Charles MacCabe

Am
2
DGDGBbD
81

Little Harvest Rose, The

G
0
DGDGBD
82

Loftus Jones

A
2
83

Lord Dillon

F
3
DADGAD
84

Lord Galway's Lamentation

Am
0
DGDGBD
85

Luke Dillon

D
0
DADGAD
86

Major Shanly

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
87

Margaret Malone

Am
0
DGDGBD
88

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

A
2
89

Maurice o'Connor 1st Air

G
0
90

Maurice o'Connor 2nd Air

F
3
DADGAD
91

Maurice o'Connor 3rd Air

F
3
92

Mervyn Pratt

D
0
93

Michael o'Connor 1st Air

C
0
CGCGCE
94

Michael o'Connor 2nd Air

Gm
0
DADFAD
95

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

A
2
DGDGBD
96

Miss Goulding

F
3
DADGAD
97

Miss Noble

C
0
CGCGCE
98

Mr o'Connor

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
99

Mr Waller

C
5
DGDGBD
100

Mrs Bermingham 1st Air

Em
0
101

Mrs Cole

C
0
CGCGCE
102

Mrs Costello

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
103

Mrs Delaney

C
0
CGCGCE
104

Mrs Edwards

F
3
DADGAD
105

Mrs Fallon

G
0
DGDGBD
106

Mrs Farrell

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
107

Mrs Garvey 1st Air

Gm
0
108

Mrs Harwood

Am
2
109

Mrs Judge

G
0
DGDGBD Mrs Judge
110

Mrs Keel

C
0
111

Mrs Maxwell

E
2
DADF#AD Mrs Maxwell
112

Mrs o'Neill of Carlane

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
113

Mrs o'Rourke

G#m
3
DADGAD
114

Mrs Sterling

D
0
115

Mrs Waller

C
5
DGDGBD
116

Nancy Cooper 1st Air

Am
2
117

Ode to Whiskey

D
0
DADGBE
118

One Bottle More

F
3
DADGAD
119

Owen o'Rourke

D
0
120

Patrick Kelly

C
5
DGDGBD
121

Peggy Morton

C
0
CGCGCE
122

Planxty Browne

G
0
CGDGBD
123

Planxty Burke

F
3
DADGAD
124

Planxty Crilly

D
0
125

Planxty Drew

F
5
126

Planxty Hewlett

D
0
127

Planxty John o'Connor

G
0
DGDGBD
128

Planxty o'Daly

Bb
3
DGDGBbD
129

Planxty o'Flinn

D
0
DADGAD
130

Planxty o'Rourke 1st Air

Dm
0
DGDGBbD
131

Planxty Plunkett

Am
2
DGDGBD
132

Planxty Sudley

D
0
DADGAD
133

Planxty Sweeney

G
0
DGDGBD
134

Planxty Toby Peyton

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
135

Planxty Wilkinson

F
3
DADGAD

Princess Royal, The

D
0
137

Richard Cusack

D
0
138

Robert Hawkes

G
0
DGDGBD
139

Seas are Deep, The

Dm
0
DADGAD

Separation of Soul and Body, The

Gm
0
DGDGBbD
141

Sir Arthur Shaen

Gm
0
142

Sir Charles Coote

D
0
DADGAD

Sir Edward Crofton

G
0
DGDGBD
144

Sir Festus Burke

D
0
DADGAD

Sir Ulick Burke

D
0
146

Squire Parsons

G
0
DGDGBD
147

Squire Woods Lamentation on the Refusal of His Halfpence

G
0

Susanna Kelly

Em
2
DADGAD

Thomas Burke

G
0
DGDGBD
150

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

Dm
0
DADFAD
151

Thomas Leixlip the Proud

D
0
DADGAD

Tobias Peyton

Am
2
DGDGBbD
153

Two William Davises, The

F
3
DADGAD

William Eccles

C
0
CGCGCE

William Ward

Dm
0
DGDGBbD
156

Winnifred

Gm
0
157

Young Catherine

Am
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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