a harp source book by Simon Chadwick
This video shows Patrick Quin’s set, taken from the field notation in Bunting ms33(1), and played on a simplified copy of Quin’s “Castle Otway” harp:
Here is a notation showing suggested fingering and damping for Patrick Quin’s version of Mailí Bhán:
This video shows the “Examples of Irish Melody” set, taken from Bunting ms12, and played on a simplified copy of the “Rose Mooney” or “Carolan” harp:
Here is a notation showing suggested fingering and damping for the “Examples” version of Mailí Bhán:
My source for the tunes on this page is the Bunting manuscripts, which are MS4, Special Collections, Queen’s University Belfast. Full references and facsimiles of the manuscript pages are reproduced with permission in the print edition of Progressive Lessons.