Carla Marie Music


29 Jan 2016, Article
Turlough O’Carolan - A Biography
Toirdhealbhach Ó Cearbhalláin, to give him his Gaelic name, was born in Newton, near Nobber, County Meath in 1670. At the age of fourteen, when the family moved to Ballyfarnon, Carolan met the MacDermott-Roe family, which proved to be a significant and fortuitous occasion. Mrs. MacDermott-Roe instantly saw promise in the young Carolan and provided him with an education, until tragedy struck when he reached eighteen and was blinded by smallpox. Mrs. MacDermott-Roe arranged a three-year harper’s ...