Turlough O'Carolan

Carolan Tunes

The background music on this page is Hewlett
Sequenced by Barry Taylor


The works of Turlough O'Carolan survive only as single line melodies. Interpretations of those melodies are as rich and varied as the artists who interpret them. It was suggested I put up single line melodies as well as full arrangements, which gives musicians an opportunity to hear the original work (thank you George Speller, for the idea!).


How the page works

The link under the information column will lead you to further information regarding the tune. Any tunes marked with a (g) will have a link to a graphic of the music. Most of the GIF files on this site were from TuneBook Live!

The links under the Midi File column are directly to the midi files. When you click on the link the midi file will play. Those marked with (m) are single line melody only, all others are full arrangements. The sequencer of the arrangement is noted in the column. If you use any of these files on a web page, you must credit the arranger.

Resources for Carolan Music

Because of the many requests I receive for information on songbooks and other resources I have become an Amazon Associate. At the The Contemplator's Folk Music and Carolan Resource Center you can find songbooks and traditional and Carolan albums. I think EVERYONE should have at least one copy of Celtic Treasure. It is an incredible collection of Carolan music by various artists.


Carolan Tunes

If you wish to use any of these tunes on your web site please read this.
You must credit the person who created the midi (the arranger).

Zip File of Carolan Tunes (as of 9/1/96).

Information Page
(g) indicates link to GIF File
(mp3) indicates link to mp3 file
Midi File
(m) melody only

Full Arrangements by
Carolan Tunes
171 (Carolan's Welcome) Midi File (m)
Midi File 1
Midi File 2
Midi File 3
1- Barry Taylor
2- Unknown
3 - Tim Meighan
174 (Planxty Safaigh) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Harold Doolan
178*Midi File (m)
180 (Planxty Maggie Browne)* (g)Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
Lady Athenry (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
James Betagh Midi File (m)
Midi File
George Speller
Lady Blayney Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Blind Mary* (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
George Brabazon, Second Air* Midi File (m)
Midi File
Harold Doolan
The Honourable Thomas Burke Midi File (m)
Midi File
George Speller
Sir Festus Burke Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Isabella Burke Midi File (m)
Planxty Burke Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Thomas Burke Midi File (m)
Sir Ulick Burke Midi File (m)
Lament for Sir Ulick Burke Midi File (m)
Carolan's Cup
Midi File Barry Taylor
Carolan's Draught (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File 1
Midi File 2
Midi File 3
1 - Barry Taylor
2 - Alan Faichney
3 - George Speller
Carolan's Dream Midi File (m)
Midi File
Alan Faichney
Carolan's Farewell to Music
Midi File (m)
Carolan's Quarrel With the Landlady (g) Midi File (m)
Carolan's Ramble to CashelMidi File (m)
Sir Charles Coote Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Mrs. Crofton Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Dark Plaintive Youth Midi File (m)
The Two William Davises (g) Midi File (m)
Gerald Dillon Midi File (m)
Midi File
Harold Doolan
Luke Dillon Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
John Drury, First Air Midi File (m)
Midi File
Harold Doolan
The Fairy Queen (mp3) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Dave Carroll
Miss Fetherston (Carolan's Devotion) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Dr. John Hart, Bishop of Achonry Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Hewlett (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
Lord Inchiquin (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
Colonel John Irwin (Planxty Irwin) (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File 1
Midi File 2
1 -Barry Taylor
2 - John Renfro Davis
Baptist Johnston (Planxty Johnston) (g) Midi File (m)
Loftus Jones Midi File (m)
Midi File 1
Midi File 2
1 - Barry Taylor
2 - Richard Jordan
Hugh Kelly Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Mabel Kelly Midi File (m)
Miss MacDermott (Princes Royal) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
Planxty Morgan Magan (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File
John Renfro Davis
Mrs. Maxwell, First Air (g)
Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Charles O'Conor (g) Midi File (m)
John O'Connor (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
Hugh O'Donnell Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
O'Flinn Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
Colonel O'Hara Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Captain O'Kane (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
Lament for Owen O'Neil Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
John O'Reilly, Second Air*
(John O'Reilly the Active)
Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Lament for Owen O'Rourke Midi File (m)
Midi File
Harold Doolan
Ode to Whiskey* (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
Frank Palmer (g) Midi File (m)
Tobias Peyton Midi File (m)
Midi File
Lesley Nelson-Burns
Eleanor Plunkett (g) Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
Planxty Fanny Poer (Fanny Power) Midi File Barry Taylor
Mrs. Power (Carolan's Concerto) (g)Midi File (m)
Midi File
Barry Taylor
Separation of Body and Soul (g) Midi File Richard Jordan
Sheebeg and Shemore (g) Midi File Barry Taylor
John Stafford (Carolan's Receipt) Midi File John Renfro Davis





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