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Lady Athenry, Harp I

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By Turlough O’Carolan

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Harp, Harp duet, Harp Ensemble, Chamber, Small Ensemble - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Turlough O’Carolan. Arranged by Serena O’Meara. Repertoire, Folk, Celtic, St. Patrick's Day, Recital. Individual Part. 4 pages. Published by O'Meara Music (S0.583453).

Item Number: S0.583453

This beautiful slow air was composed in honor of Lady Mary Nugget (1694-1725). She was the daughter of Thomas, the Fourth Earl of Westmeath. When she married Francis Bermingham, the Twenty-first Baron of Athenry – she became Lady Athenry. Donal Sullivan lists Lady Athenry as a patron of Turlough O’Carolan. I imagine Lady Athenry as a dainty, energetic, colorful and interesting woman. Her household was a place Turlough enjoyed visiting.
In the key of G, the melody is divided evenly between parts. Dynamics are clearly marked.

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