Ceol Ársa Cláirsí: Tunes of the Irish Harpers for Solo Guitar

By Steve Cooney

  1. Celia Connellan
  2. Seabhac Na H-Éirne
  3. Bridget Cruise
  4. Bantighearna Iveagh
  5. Éiridh Na Gréine
  6. Caide Sin Don Té Sin
  7. An Speic Seoigeach
  8. Eleanor Plunkett
  9. Tabhair Dom Do Lámh
  10. Éiridh An Lae
  11. Molly Saint George
  12. An Cúilfhionn
  13. Sí Beag Sí Mór
  14. Miss Hamilton

Three comments

Re: Ceol Ársa Cláirsí: Tunes of the Irish Harpers for Solo Guitar

Hello,

I just ordered this album, it sounds great; but does anyone know anything about the tuning(s) Steve uses on these tunes? I’ve only ever heard him in Drop D or DADGAD (I think) but that doesn’t mean much. Any insights would be very much appreciated, thanks.

Re: Ceol Ársa Cláirsí: Tunes of the Irish Harpers for Solo Guitar

@Carbaiste, the liner notes say the following:

"Five selections are played on a Dowina nylon strung guitar and nine on a Maton steel strung guitar. The predominant tuning is CGDGBE, with a capo. Tracks 2 and 12 are DGDGBE and track 5 is tuned in standard."

I haven’t tried to work out any of his arrangements on guitar, but playing along with ‘Celia Connellan’ on mandolin, the pitch was C#, so the capo would’ve been on the first fret for that tune at least.

Totally beautiful album.

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