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The Fairy Queen


A playful arrangement of O'Carolan's regal gem.

The Fairy Queen is a song that I often hear played in Celtic jam sessions. This version is compelling whether you "play in" with others or use it as a solo piece. There is a really lovely bass line in this arrangement that makes it sound magical. ~Robin Stadnyk

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Composed by Turlough O'Carolan, The Fairy Queen is a sprightly tune with a regal attitude.  This arrangement adds to the playfulness by giving the left hand some of the same qualities.

Intermediate; there are triplets and sixteenth notes, as well as grace notes in the right hand. No lever changes; a few suggested fingerings. Key of G; 2 pages.

Listen to The Fairy Boy (software-generated)