listening challenge week 9

The ancient Irish harp was wirestrung, and the long resonance of its tones was accounted for in the compositions, either ringing or stopped. Those who went with me to Scotland might remember Vincente from that week. Playing O'carolan here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7Ca9tMpEfc&list=PLZM9yT8vav_IMkjbl0-Jxt3o5-gIxvhIR&index=4

3 comments

  • Katrina C.

    Katrina C. Duncan

    This brings back my fondest memories of the the Renaissance Fair my family went to every year. The longer resonance gives an mystical "airy" feel. Have found a new artist to listen too ;). P.S. it sounds very similar to the hammer dulcimer.

    This brings back my fondest memories of the the Renaissance Fair my family went to every year. The longer resonance gives an mystical "airy" feel. Have found a new artist to listen too wink. P.S. it sounds very similar to the hammer dulcimer.

  • Barb S

    Barb S Duncan

    First, thanks for fixing the link to this piece! What a wonderful sound. He seems to almost stroke the bass notes. Lovely, delicate touch.... I agree with Katrina, it does sound like a hammered dulcimer.

    First, thanks for fixing the link to this piece! What a wonderful sound. He seems to almost stroke the bass notes. Lovely, delicate touch.... I agree with Katrina, it does sound like a hammered dulcimer.

  • Lesley

    Lesley Duncan

    Interesting sound to the wire strung, I haven't heard it before. Lots of suspended notes, have to be really precise. Really builds on its itself.

    Interesting sound to the wire strung, I haven't heard it before. Lots of suspended notes, have to be really precise. Really builds on its itself.

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