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Performance Video: Colonel John Irwin (aka Planxty Irwin) for Double-Strung Harp (Turlough O’Carolan, arr. Shelhart)

Irish harper and composer Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738) composed this tune and wrote lyrics in honor of Colonel John Irwin (1680-1752) of County Sligo. Later, Edward Bunting collected this tune and published it as Planxty Irwin.

Filmed at my home studio and posted to YouTube in March 2024.

PS: Want to play it yourself? You can find this O’Carolan arrangement (along with 12 others) in my book Double the O’Carolan Tunes, book 2 in The Double Dozen series (PDF, or PDF/print book package):

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