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The Celtic Lute

Ronn McFarlane

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1
Carolan's Welcome
Ronn McFarlane
1:50
2
Banish Misfortune
Ronn McFarlane
1:46
3
The Battle of Harlaw
Ronn McFarlane
1:51
4
Pipe on the Hob
Ronn McFarlane
1:53
5
Cliffs of Moher
Ronn McFarlane
1:13
6
Hey My Nanny / Guzzle Together
Ronn McFarlane
1:57
7
O'Carolan's Dream
Ronn McFarlane
3:31
8
Sheebeg and Sheemore
Ronn McFarlane
2:55
9
The Flowers of Edinburgh
Ronn McFarlane
3:27
10
Miss Noble
Ronn McFarlane
1:59
11
Fanny Power
Ronn McFarlane
2:28
12
The Flaggon
Ronn McFarlane
1:47
13
The Stool of Repentance
Ronn McFarlane
1:21
14
The Lone Vale
Ronn McFarlane
2:01
15
Flee over the Water
Ronn McFarlane
1:28
16
Hoop Her and Gird Her
Ronn McFarlane
1:45
17
If I Had a Bonny Lass
Ronn McFarlane
1:11
18
Lady Athenry
Ronn McFarlane
2:29
19
The Seas Are Deep
Ronn McFarlane
1:39
20
Tune Without Title No. 172
Ronn McFarlane
2:36
21
The Monaghan Jig
Ronn McFarlane
2:31
22
The Kid on the Mountain
Ronn McFarlane
2:24
23
Blind Mary
Ronn McFarlane
3:18
24
George Brabazon
Ronn McFarlane
1:27
25
Separation of the Body and Soul
Ronn McFarlane
2:53
26
The Butterfly
Ronn McFarlane
2:32
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    56:12
"... Some of the most ravishing lute playing to be heard anywhere.”
- The Washington Times

Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute into the musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience. With this newest release, he bridges the gap between the music of his ancestors and his earliest musical influences.

"I’ve always loved this music. In the early 1980s I began performing and recording Scottish music, since there is a written repertory of Scottish tunes written out for the lute in a number of manuscripts dating from the 17th century. But alas, there is no repertory of Irish lute music. Yet there is an obvious sympathy between the music of Ireland and Scotland, so I undertook to make arrangements of some of my favorite Irish and Scottish tunes that had never quite made it into the historical lute repertory. (An oversight, I’m sure.)

The harp music of Turlough O’Carolan often fits the lute amazingly well, and the traditional Scottish and Irish dance music can also be a good fit, though one needs to choose the tunes with care. The arrangements of Scottish music found in the Balcarres Lute Book (compiled around 1700) make a great example of how to arrange popular melodies and dances for the lute. I used that as my model when I started out on this project."
- Ronn McFarlane
352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 5.6448, 2.8224 MHz DSD – Sono Luminus Studio Masters

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