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June 4, 2002

Carolan's Dream

A picture Turlough O'CarolanToward the end of Alex's guitar lesson yesterday, his teacher played us a wonderful piece that kept us both mesmerized. When I asked what it was called, I thought he said "Caroline's Dream". Searching for that phrase on the web brought me to a lot of goofy women named Caroline sharing their dreams online. So I looked for +guitar +celtic +acoustic and turned up references to Turlough O'Carolan, a 17th century harper... the Irish Bach of his day. A few clicks later and I was purchasing a CD for Alex (and if he acts surprised, that tells me that he's stopped reading my blog.)