Clergy’s Lamentation - O’Carolan air
A beautiful air by O’Carolan. I transcribed this from Nollaig Casey’s "The Music of What Happened." I just saw it listed on "The Art Of Turlough O’Carolan - Piano Arrangements Of The Famous Airs And Laments" by J.J. Sheridan and was surprised it wasn’t already in the data base.
Quoting from Fiddler’s Companion.
I have also seen the music elsewhere on the net attributed as Anon. Who knows?
"The tune is attributed to blind Irish harper Turlough "O’Carolan (1670-1738), though Donal O’Sullivan, in his definitive work on the bard could find no incontrovertable evidence of its origin.
1st part strongly reminiscent of The Dunmore Lasses
(a reel with a marching edge to it)
Dunmore Lasses reminds me a bit more of Amhran na Leabhar
But I can hear a bit of a resemblance with this one too.
Re: The Clergy’s Lamentation
The Clergy’s Lamentation played on Hammered Dulcimer, English Concertina, Fiddle & Whistle!