Wish there was a "tick" for this lovely tribute Dee.
Patricia in Sydneytown.
From: Dee Byster-Graham [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, 27 July 2019 6:52 PM
Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD -Turlough O'Carolan
Dear Golden Friends,
A couple of years ago, whilst browsing through a small second-hand
bric-a-brac shop, I came across a tattered book selling for $4. When I went
to the counter, the lady looked at it and, due to it's sad condition,
suggested the price would be a mere 50c which I was pleased to pay. And what
a treasure, and a joy, I bought that day for all-but nothing!
'Carolan's Concerto', written by an Australian author, one Caiseal Mor,
conducted me on a magical ride to an older Ireland - Leitrim, in fact, and
introduced me to that amazing musician the blind harpist, Turlough O'Carolan
(1670-1738). Today I discovered that some of his music is featured on You
Tube, and so had the pleasure of hearing it performed!
All this is probably known to most of our members, and somewhat old-hat - as
well as pertaining to Leitrim rather than Fermanagh, so my apologies if my
post is off-topic on our site.
Now one sits and ponders if, just perhaps, this amazing man managed to play
his delightful harp music on the border into Cavan - and, purely by chance,
my Magauran and Dolan families heard him in the flesh!
Or, with his horse and cart, and companion helper, did he actually arrive at
Fermanagh - and many of our ancestors heard him play, and cry to his
beautiful music -
As I did, just this afternoon, hearing it performed on You Tube for the
Cheers to all,
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