These arrangements of The Wexford Carol are great for the late intermediate or advanced harpist.
Each arrangement two pages; intermediate/advanced; several lever changes; key of C or G. Chord symbols included. Arranged for full size harp (lowest note second C below middle C, highest note third 3 above middle C) or therapy harp (lowest note C below middle C, highest note third G above middle C).
Listen to The Wexford Carol (software-generated mp3):
Listen to The Wexford Carol (therapy harp) (software-generated mp3):
This tune is about a forlorn mermaid, tricked into staying on land. Once she finds and reclaims her power to transform back into a mermaid, she returns to the sea. However, as a creature of two worlds, she will be forever divided.
G Mixolydian (Key of C); intermediate; 2 pages. Includes grace notes and running left-hand patterns. No lever changes.
Listen to The Mermaid's Song (software-generated mp3)
This piece evokes the haunting world of the silkies, the seal-people of the Orkney Islands. This arrangement includes not just the more familiar tune but another, less common traditional tune as well. The sections are set apart by triplets rippling like water--not difficult to play, they create a lovely effect.
Notes included. G Mixolydian (Key of C). Leave out the low A's to play on your therapy harp. Intermediate level; no lever changes; no fingerings. Two pages.
Listen to The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry (software-generated mp3)
Add this exquisite tune to your repertoire. It's perfect for therapeutic work and fits a therapy harp (lowest note C below middle C). G Mixolydian (Key of C), no lever changes, some harmonics (optional). No fingerings; early intermediate level.
Listen to Bonny Portmore (software-generated audio; no playback of harmonics)