Jim Will be performing in St. Pierre et Miquelon on Saturday, August 8th at the Rock n' Rhum Festival. Find out more about the festival here
Jim will be releasing an album of all instrumental pieces entitled "Piece by Piece" The 12 original compositions were released at the end of each month throughout 2014. Jim plans to launch it as a CD at some point in 2015, which will also coincide with the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking award-winning album, Gypsy.
Born in 1670 in Nobber, County Meath, Ireland, Turlough O'Carolan was a blind early Irish harper, composer and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition.
After being blinded by smallpox, at the age of eighteen he was apprenticed to a good harper.
At the age of twenty-one, being given a horse and a guide, he set out to travel Ireland and compose songs for various patrons.
He is considered by many to be Ireland's national composer. He composed both songs and instrumental harp music, reflecting various styles of composition.
He died on March 25, 1738.
More than two hundred of his compositions have survived to this day.
This piece was composed in the spirit of a tribute, "An Ode to Turlough".
May his music live on!