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GUEST,mick O Carolan's Harp, what was it like. (20) RE: O Carolan's Harp, what was it like. 11 Jan 06

I read somwhere that O'carolan was no great shakes as a harpist and that , if he had been as good as some of his contemporaries, his music would never have been remembered.
Most Irish harpists at the time started at a very early age ;Carolan only took up playing after he went blind at the age of fourteen . To make up for his lack of skill he started composing. His compositions were written down and it was for them that he became famous.

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