24 November 2017
"Si Bheag Si Mhor" on Celtic D Karimba
This classic O'Carolan tune sounds so sweet on the Celtic D
Everyone has their favorite Celtic song. My favorite is "Si Bheag Si Mhor" - pronounced "she beg, she more," and means "Little Fairy, Big Fairy." The song consists of two variations of the melody, and the first one sounds like the "Little Fairy," while the second one is a bit grander, and sounds like the "Big Fairy."
This song is attributed to the blind Irish harpist and singer Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) as his first composition, but the melody is actually older.