I have the "Life and Times of CAROLAN"
It has his WHOLE life story in it, so please note his name was
" Turlough Carolan "
This book has every tune he ever wrote (213) with all the music and words.
If anybody wants any copies of any particular tune I can accommodate !
He wrote all the tunes himself, extremely raw, usually whilst walking to somebody's house to give them the tune they had "commissioned" that's how he made his living.
He played in pubs, just like us lot do, and played (according to experts) quite badly - nothing new there then !!!
All the tunes are one-liners - no fussy stuff with bass (left hand)all extremely basic. He was not particularly clever. Just an ordinary guy.
Sorry to sound a bit like a "know it all" - dont mean to, I'm just spouting off whats in the book.
If anyone wants to know anything I can photocopy pages and send them - or try and scan onto e-mail . . . I'm a bit of a dummy though when it comes to such things !!!
Good topic for conversation though !!!
Regards to all