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O'Carolan for Everyone Book - Keith Hinchliffe

Ways to use this book

The basic layout is an easy-to-intermediate (approximately grades 4 to 5) guitar version, designed to be usable also for keyboard, instrumental duet or larger groups.

The chord names above the music give simplified accompaniments that can be played instead of or in addition to the full bass lines. The chords can be used for second guitar parts, for keyboard chord vamping or for accompaniment—single note or chord—on any other instrument.

For musicians less used to reading low leger lines, every chord name matches the bass note given at the that point in the full notation. Where a secondary note is indicated after the chord name, for example D/F#, the second note is the one that actually appears in the bass line. Chord accompanists can play or ignore these extra notes.

There is a modest amount of fingering and other information to help solo guitarists. Apart from that, these are flexible arrangements, leaving space for different kinds of filling-out according to the instruments used. There are no ‘official’ harmonies to Carolan’s tunes.




Blind Mary

Bridget Cruise, third air

Captain O’Kane

Carolan’s Draught

Carolan’s Dream

Carolan’s Farewell to Music

Carolan’s Quarrel with the Landlady

Clergy’s Lamentation, The


Dolly McDonough

Dr John Stafford or Carolan’s Receipt

Edward Corcoran

Eleanor Plunkett

Fanny Power

Frank Palmer

Henry MacDermott Roe


Hugh Kelly

Hugh O’Donnell

James Plunkett

John Drury, first air

John Drury, second air

John O’Connor

Kean O’Hara, first air

Kean O’Hara, third air

Kitty Magennis

Lamentation of Owen Roe O’Neill, The

Lament for Owen O’Rourke

Lament for Terence MacDonough

Lord Inchiquin

Mabel Kelly

Mervyn Pratt

Michael O’Connor, second air

Miss MacMurray

Morgan Magan

Mr Malone

Mrs Anne MacDermott Roe

Mrs Bermingham, first air

Mrs O’Neill of Carlane

Mrs Power or Carolan’s Concerto

Ode to Whiskey

One Bottle More

O’Reilly of Athcarne

O’Rourkes’ Feast, The

Planxty Burke

Planxty Crilly

Planxty Irwin

Planxty Sweeney

Planxty Wilkinson

Separation of Soul and Body

Sheebeg and Sheemore

Sir Arthur Shaen

Sir Ulrick Burke

Squire Wood’s Lamentation

Thomas Burke

O'Carolan for Everyone Book - Keith Hinchliffe

SKU: AR111
  • This book contains 55 easy-to-intermediate versions of Carolan tunes, with simple bass lines and chord symbols. Paticularly suitable for keyboard, guitar, instrumental duet or larger groups of players.

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