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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    27 Jul '14 00:50
  2. Subscriber moonbus
    08 Aug '14 19:00

    Hornist with no arms.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Aug '14 18:00 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by moonbus

    Hornist with no arms.

    Guitarist with no arms.

    BTW the original blind harper was Turlough O'Carolyn.

    He wrote hundreds of tunes still played today, some by me even.

    There is a story, an Italian virtuoso came to town and played some concerto or other, don't know which one, but O'Carolyn heard it and said, I can write one that good right here and now, and proceeded to invent ' O'Carolyn's Concerto, which I play on the guitar or mandolin depending on my mood.

    Here is one rendition, sound ok, but missing some notes, good version overall:

    Here is a fiddle version by the great Kevin Burke where he plays the concerto in its pure form and another tune by O'carolyn, Loftus Jones.

    O'Carolyn made his living going from household to household making up great tunes for his patrons. Hundreds.

    Here is a bit about Kevin Burke: