Recorded live in the WRTI performance studio, Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane plays music from his 2019 album, The Celtic Lute. WRTI's Debra Lew Harder is host.
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With 35 albums under his belt, Ronn's mission is to bring the lute—the most popular instrument of the Renaissance—into today's musical mainstream, and make it accessible to a wider audience.
Listen to his arrangements of traditional Irish and Scottish tunes. He'll also chat with us about the fascinating history of this music, and why much of it, originally written for Celtic harp, lends itself especially well to the lute.
The Battle of Harlaw
Pipe on the Hob
Cliffs of Moher
Hey My Nanny & Guzzle Together
The Monaghan Jig
Kid on the Mountain