Sheet Music: Young Terence McDonough

TitleYoung Terence McDonough
Alternate titlesLament for Terence MacDonough
McDonough's Lamentation
ComposerTurlough Carolan (1670–1738)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG minor
Time signature3/4
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2020-02-01
Last updated2020-02-01
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Slow airs, Traditional/Folk


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Saturday 1 February 2020

Tune of the Day: Young Terence McDonough

Traditional Irish air

This lament was composed (as “Lament for Terence MacDonough”) by Turlough O'Carolan to commemorate the death of the son of Terence MacDonogh of Sligo, Ireland, in 1713. The melody, which was first printed in Dublin in Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes (c. 1724), was later used with Sir Walter Scott's poem “The Return to Ulster”, and was also employed as the air to the song “The Moon Dimmed Her Beams”.