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7 Solos for St. Patrick's Day

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, you might like to add an Irish tune to your repertoire. Here are some lovely choices for you.

1. Danny Boy 

An all-time favorite traditional Irish melody (also known as the Londonderry Air). It has been thoughtfully arranged for elementary level harp. Fingering and brackets are clearly marked in the sheet music. The arrangement is expressive and accessible with a left hand that is comfortable to play and easy to coordinate with the right hand. This piece is playable on a small harp (26+ strings), but will require F sharp levers.

2. Lament for Kilcash

A traditional Irish air. This early intermediate harp solo captures the soulful character of the melody with an arrangement that fits the hands beautifully. All brackets and fingering have been carefully chosen to help you play with ease and focus on your fluency and expression.

3. Buachaill ón Éirne 

A soothing Celtic melody arranged for early intermediate lever harp. Fingerings and brackets are included in the score to help you play with ease and fluency. You will love how this arrangement feels comfortable to play yet it's full of rich, expressive harmonies that will speak to your heart.

4. The Rose Medley

Blends three favorite Irish tunes: The Rose of Tralee, My Wild Irish Rose and 'Tis the Last Rose of Summer. This arrangement is for mid-intermediate harp. The digital sheet music download includes a BONUS lead sheet which allows you to play on any size harp.

5. Eleanor Plunkett 

A popular Irish tune written by Turlough O'Carolan. This mid-intermediate harp arrangement captures the wistful quality of the beautiful melody. The score includes all fingering and bracket suggestions for learning support.

6. Star of the County Down

"Star of the County Down" is a traditional Irish tune that I chose to arrange in a haunting and expressive style. A departure from how you typically hear this tune, the opening right hand melody creates a sense of stillness and you'll feel the tension in the harmonies throughout. 

7. Captain O'Kane

Feel the solitude of gently rolling waves in this beautiful late intermediate harp arrangement of Turlough O'Carolan's tune. Right hand fingerings and chord symbols have been included throughout the score. The left hand uses 10th patterns and some slightly more advanced rhythms for expressive texture.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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  • Lovely Anne….you brought me back to Ireland with those beautiful arrangements. Played them in the evening for family and friends…. they never grow old and you certainly paint a magical scene through your music. Thank you for the play list all in one spot!!

  • Lovely!
    Thank you so much for posting this. I love harp music and hope to be able to play it one day.

    Rebecca W Pendlebury
  • Thank you Anne. These are such lovely arrangements. I play many of your pieces. Would you consider putting together a book? These Irish pieces would make a nice one. Do you have an intermediate version of Danny Boy? Thank you!

    Irene Gifford

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