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Progressive Lessons

a harp source book by Simon Chadwick

Féileacán (butterfly)
   “the 2nd tune”

This video shows Patrick Quin’s set, adapted from the early piano arrangement in Bunting ms33(3), and played on a simplified copy of Quin’s “Castle Otway” harp:


This video shows the first “Examples of Irish Melody” set, using the deleted A bass chords. Taken from Bunting ms12, and played on a simplified copy of the “Rose Mooney” or “Carolan” harp:

Here is a notation showing suggested fingering and damping for the first “Examples” version of Féileacán:

My transcription and transposition of the Exampless Mailí Bhán marked up for fingering and damping
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This video shows the second “Examples of Irish Melody” set, using the inserted G bass chords. Taken from Bunting ms12, and played on a simplified copy of the “Rose Mooney” or “Carolan” harp:

Here is a notation showing suggested fingering and damping for the second “Examples” version of Féileacán:

My transcription and transposition of the Exampless Mailí Bhán marked up for fingering and damping
Click to download a larger version for printing

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