Monday, March 7, 2016

Festival of Irish Arts and Music Day 2

Irish Triskelions from Book of Durrow.

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

http://www.100objects.ie/ 

Celtic knot

From the book of Kells

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_knot

Here is a site not only with color (colour) pages, but with the source of the knot design. 

Outline Celtic knots examples to colour in 

http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/knots/bw.htm 

Some researchers believe the Irish harp was the first to be developed.

Egan harp.
O' Carolan was a blind, itinerant harpist from the 16th century who would play for his keep--playing original music every sunrise and bedtime.

Turlough O'Carolan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turlough_O%27Carolan 

Carolan's Dream - played on celtic harp 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFlKx3YPL5I

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