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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    27 Jul '14 00:50
  2. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    08 Aug '14 19:00
    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28564822

    Hornist with no arms.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Aug '14 18:00 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by moonbus
    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28564822

    Hornist with no arms.
    YouTube

    Guitarist with no arms.

    BTW the original blind harper was Turlough O'Carolyn.

    YouTube

    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:

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    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:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Burke_(musician)