Hi Silverstrings! Thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment. The tune is called Loftus Jones.The tune is thought to have been composed near the end of O'Carolan's career, as Loftus Jones was a young man at the year of O'Carolan's death. Loftus Jones died in 1781, O'Carolan died in 1738.
Incidentally, this tune pairs really nicely with another O'Carolan tune typically called O'Carolan's concerto. If you liked this tune, you may like that one also. :)
Wow, amazing playing on a harp dulcimer, no less! What is the O’Carolan tune?
Thank you Gail! :)
Absolutely beautiful playing!
Hi Bob. Thank you so much for your very kind comment. I appreciate you taking the time to listen and post. :)
You play so well, and your selections of Turloch O'Carolan make me smile :)
Hi Susie! Thank you for your very generous comments, and welcome to FOTMD. :) Unfortunately, I do not have current contact info for Bob S. - the info I had is no longer current. I've also been trying to track him down. If I ever manage to succeed I will let you know. If you do, please let me know as well.
Hello Brian, I'm Susie and I am brand new to the family here! I really enjoyed this tune and your playing was just magnificent!! Wow!
May I inquire a bit about this instrument please? I just acquired a wire harp that was also created by Bob Schepis. I am wondering if you might have an email or phone number for him. I have a few questions and I would so love being able to connect with him, as this was one of his earliest instruments. Would you possibly be able to help?
Thank you again for your inspiring music! I will most likely be up late just listening to the great music and artists sharing here tonight!!
Thanks Janene! I look forward to hearing your version. I have no doubt it will be beautiful. :)
love this tune, first time I've heard it on dulcimer, lovely job Brian. Was on my first "celtic" CD I ever owned. There is some fast, precise pick work in that. I think I'd have to attempt it bare-fingered...
Thank you Linda! :)
Thanks Dusty! :)
That's exquisite playing, Brian. Bravo!
Thank you so much, Robin! I appreciate your very kind comment. :)
Lovely tune beautifully played, Brian! You & O'Carolan tunes just go together.
Thank you Bob!
Brian, that's delightful.
Thank you Marg. :)
Beautifully played, beautiful instrument.