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O'Carolan ©

William Carolan
Luton, England

Born in county Meath in a town called Nobber,
O'Carolan is a name we will always remember.
At fifteen years he was given a harp,
which he learned to play and he made it an art.

He wrote tunes for friends wherever he stayed,
and crowds would gather wherever he played.
At fifteen also he was sadly left blind,
with a dreadful disease of the worse kind.

This did not deter this musical master,
to him it was a challenge he just had to master.
The harp was his saviour it made his day,
and it was always a joy to hear him play.

His music was a mixture of Italian and Celt,
if you listened, a touch of Vivaldi was felt.
His name lives forever where harp music is played,
for Turlough O'Carolan the harp was surely made.

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