Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gráinne Hambly & William Jackson: Eily Gheal Chiun

Today’s traditional Tuesday selection is an instrumental version of “Eily Gheal Chiun.” This Irish love song set in Scotland was written by the legendary 18th century Irish harper Dominick Mongan. Born blind in 1725, Mongan developed an affinity towards the national instrument of Ireland of which he would master.

This rendition was performed by Irish harper Gráinne Hambly and Scottish harper William Jackson who also plays tin whistle. This was recorded by an audience member at the Somerset Harp Festival in July of 2007.

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