I've made this song, using a tradtional tune, putting the words of a poem to it.
The song tells the legend of Ireland's Harp.
This is a transcription with 3 voices in the chorus and second line played by bouzouoki, mandoline or violin.
The Tannahill Weavers are a popular band who perform traditional Scottish music. Releasing their first album in 1976 they're notable for being one of the first popular bands to incorporate the sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe (the Highland bagpipes are primarily a solo instrument) in an ensemble setting, and in doing so helped to change the sound of Scottish traditional music.
The band was formed in 1968, practising in a back room of the McKay family's rented Council house at 41 St. Ninian's Road, Hunterhill, Paisley and first performed at St. Peter's Folk Club, Glenburn, Paisley. The Club was run by Pat Doherty, father of Weavers' founding member Neil Doherty.
Sharon Shannon (born 12 November 1968 in Ruan, County Clare) is an Irish musician. She is best known for her work with the accordion and for her fiddle technique. She also plays the tin whistle and melodeon. Her 1991 album Sharon Shannon is the best selling album of traditional Irish music ever released there. Beginning with Irish folk music, her work demonstrates a wide-ranging number of musical influences, including reggae, cajun music, Portuguese music, and French Canadian music. Her single What You Make It (da, da, da, da) featured hip hop music artists. She won the life time achievement award at the 2009 Meteor Awards.
This bouzouki is totally handmade from master grade materials.The soundboard is Spruce from the Pyrenees, Spain, which gives a clear but warm sound. Sides and Back are Bubinga. Bubinga is a red-brown hardwood from West-Africa.
Neck is solid Mahogany with a truss-rod for adjustments.
Bindings are a strip of Cocobolo and the Fingerboard is Snake Wood, which is chosen for hardness and a nice flame in the wood.
This Bouzouki gives a nice crisp sound
I bought this bouzouki last year in Holland, Bergen-op-Zoom, in the Celtic Shop.
This is a song about the funeral of Anne De Bretagne.
Anne, Duchess of Brittany (25 January 1477 – 9 January 1514),also known as Anna of Brittany (French: Anne de Bretagne; Breton: Anna Vreizh), was a Breton ruler, who was to become queen to two successive French kings. She was born in Nantes, Brittany, and was the daughter of Francis II, Duke of Brittany and Margaret of Foix. Her maternal grandparents were Queen Eleanor of Navarre and Gaston IV, Count of Foix. Upon her father's death, she became sovereign Duchess of Brittany, Countess of Nantes, Montfort and Richmont and Viscountess of Limoges. In her time, she was the richest European woman.
Anne failed to survive the winter of 1513-1514, dying of a kidney-stone attack at the Chateau of Blois. She was buried in the necropolis of Saint Denis. Her funeral was of exceptional length, lasting 40 days, and inspiring all future French royal funerals until the 18th century.
According to her will, her heart was placed in a raised enamel gold reliquary, then transported to Nantes to be deposited, on 19 March 1514, in the vault of the Carmelite friars, in the tomb made for her parents, later being transferred to the Saint-Pierre cathedral. The reliquary of the heart of the Anne, Duchess of Brittany is a box oval, bivalvular, made of a sheet of gold pushed back and guilloched, articulated by a hinge, broadside of a gold cordelière and topped by a crown of lily and clover.
You can listen to this song, brought by Tri Yann
Sheet music of the version we bring with Folky Towers
This piece is the ARIA from Partita in A-minuer from Johann Anton Logy (1645-1721).
He was a Bohemian Baroque lute player and composer from Prague. He propagated the so-called French style (stile brisee) of playing in combination with Italian cantabile style. Such fusion of French and Italian style was one of the crucial subjects of baroque music.
This is a well known guitar piece of Gaspar Sanz I have transcribbed for bouzouki.
(Gaspar Sanz (1640–1710) was an Aragonese composer, guitarist, organist and priest born to a wealthy family in Calanda in the Spanish comarca of Bajo Aragón. He studied music, theology and philosophy at the University of Salamanca, where he was later appointed Professor of Music. He wrote three volumes of pedagogical works for the baroque guitar that form an important part of todays classical guitar repertory and have informed modern scholars in the techniques of baroque guitar playing.)