By Memory Inspired: Mick Moloney's Songbook | "Loftus Jones"

Ireland's great harp tradition was almost lost in the 17th century with the overthrow of the Gaelic order (Gaelic chieftains having been patrons of this once-dominant Celtic instrument), but largely through the preservation work of Belfast musician Edward Bunting (1773–1843), tunes like Turlough O'Carolan's "Loftus Jones," with its echoes of Vivaldi, are still with us today. Performance by Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, and Billy McComiskey.

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