G mode tunes
As these tables have been designed to be used with the 2001 edition of Carolan's music
as a reference, informative alternative titles have been used.
The sign ♪ indicates that a lyric can be associated with the tune. D J O' Sullivan is not
always reliable in his ability to match lyrics to tunes.
The sign * indicates that the ascription of the song or tune to Carolan is either doubtful
The sign + indicates that the surviving lyrics associated with the tune are not, or are
probably not, by Carolan.
Four of these 9 tunes have lyrics associated but three of the lyrics are doubtfully or
wrongly attributed to Carolan, making the attribution of the melodies equally suspect.
Numbers 103 and 213 clearly exhibit the style of an instrumental tune.
Carolan made relatively few songs in G mode. The usual suggested vocal range of G-ff
combined with the nature of the evidence also makes them difficult to interpret.
The song Richard Cusack (30) may belong to the key of C but the use of the Bunting
MS29 p157 tuning of ff natural in leithghléas would accommodate the song on D if
chromaticism was accepted at the octave.