Biography:Turlough O'Carolan

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Turlough O'Carolan

 Given name:     Toirdhealbhach (Turlough)
 Middle name:     
 Family name:     Ó Cearbhalláin (O'Carolan)
 Place of birth:     Nobber (Meath)
 Place of death:     Ballyfarnan
 Year of birth:     1670
 Year of death:     1738
 Profile:     Composer
 Source of information:     [[Source of information::Wikipedia]]

Biographical notes

Turlough O'Carolan, the most famous harpist of Ireland, was born in 1670 in County Meath. His personal tragedy came at the age of 18, when smallpox took away his sight. The timing of these early events of his history is somewhat uncertain, but it was about this time that he began to learn the harp. He was never known as a virtuoso performer - Carolan's brilliance manifested in his poetry and music (The Blind Harper)


Donal O'Sullivan, Carolan: The Life Times and Music of an Irish Harper, Cork, Ossian Publications, 2001

Art Edelstein, Fair Melodies: Turlough Carolan, An Irish Harper, East Calais, Vermont, Noble Stone Press, 2001