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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Lord Inchiquin" by O'Carolan

One of my favorite Irish composers was blind harpist Turlough O'Carolan, 1670-1738. For many years I've enjoyed listening to other artists' interpretations and arrangements of O'Carolan's music, of which he wrote over 200 compositions, surviving only in melody form. When I was able to return to playing piano, I decided to pick a few of my own favorite O'Carolan tunes, add some chords, and arrange them for piano. "Lord Inchiquin" is just such a tune. It has such a happy spring to it. Whether or not Lord Inchiquin himself was such a happy fellow, O'Carolan painted him as a happy kind of guy nonetheless, as the melody indicates. O'Carolan was greatly influenced by his contemporary, Vivaldi, who's music O'Carolan greatly admired. Much of O'Carolan's music was commissioned by his many patrons. Enjoy!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

"Danny Boy" solo piano

Originally arranged and included in a musical tribute to my friend Mick O'Connell, I thought it would be appropriate to present this popular Irish tune by itself for St. Patrick's Day, when we're all a little bit Irish.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Musical Tribute to Mick O'Connell

“In the context of pursuing rational values, it is always best to follow that passion which makes one feel most alive at living.”
--- Michael J. O’Connell, 1933-2010
(military veteran, family man, businessman, and dear friend)

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