Patrick Ball – “Turlough MacDonough”.

   Hey people! 🙂 

   Today I’d like to share with you another tune composed by Turlough O’Carolan. It is also known as Young Terence MacDonough or Lament for Terence MacDonough. Terence MacDonough was a man who lived in the 17th and 18th century in county Sligo. He was a lawyer, a soldier, a poet and a patron of other poets and artists. At the time of his life, he was the only Catholic counsel who was admitted to the Irish bar. This tune mourns MacDonough’s death, although in one source I’ve read that it is not about his death, but that of his son. 

   Patrick Ball who plays this tune is not only a harpist, but also a passionate storyteller. He was born in California, but currently lives in county Clare in Ireland. He plays a wire-strung harp, so just like original Irish harps.