Friday 29 May 2015
Tune of the Day: The Fairy Queen
Traditional Irish air
While this is one of the best-loved tunes by the legendary blind harpist Turlough Carolan, some scholars say it's actually an older melody he adapted for the harp. In particular, Irish collector Edward Bunting (1840) believes that the air “Ciste nó Stór” is the original of “The Fairy Queen”. The tune can also be found with the titles “My Love and Treasure” and “Awake the Harp's Slumber”.
Thanks to Fred for suggesting this tune!