Play the companions

The tutor book is in print and comes out next week.
Here is a film how it looks and sounds.

Wire Strung Harp: Bass for Dance Music. The use of Na Comluighe

The very particular tuning of the Wire Strung Harp shows us two strings lying beside each other tuned G. It is exactly the same note and nobody knows why they are there. Those two strings are called na comluighe or the sisters. There have been wild speculations even theories based on spirituality. Some of the Wire Strung Harp harpers even abolished the double string tuning. Nobody has yet developed or played baselines with the double G incorporated or made any use of them. This is where my work comes in. With relative easiness, a rapid, rhythmic way of playing is accomplished. Here a peep into my work. Watch this space.

Paddy O'Rafferty

Paddy O’Rafferty

sketching Willie Clancy Festival

My favorite sketches selected from studies I made on the Willie Clancy  Festival in Miltown Malbay.

The Harp Hinge

This is my solution to the light problem. Certainly on sessions a handy friend.

Clairseach (wire strung harp)

Dun Aengus is a slow air inspired by my visit to the Arann Island Inis More.

Tune The Theatre is an other one of my compositions, which got its name when I played it as the first tune ever played in the new theatre on the official opening of Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee.