Sheet Music: Carolan's Dream

TitleCarolan's Dream
Alternate titlesMolly MacAlpin
ComposerTraditional Irish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
RangeG4–B5
Time signature4/4
Tempo92 BPM
Performance time1:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2015-05-17
Last updated2015-05-17
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Celtic Music, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 17 May 2015

Tune of the Day: Carolan's Dream

Traditional Irish air

This beautiful harp tune is often attributed to the famous blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670–1738), but it seems it was actually composed under the title of “Molly MacAlpin” by William Connellan, a 17th-century Irish harper who lived in Scotland. Carolan reportedly said that he would rather have written this tune than any of his own.