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Cran Óg

for guitar quartet

Year:  2006   ·  Duration:  2m 30s

Year:  2006
Duration:  2m 30s

Dave Flynn

Composer:   Dave Flynn


Crannóg’s are artificial Islands which were built in Neolithic Ireland and used as homes.

A Cran is also an uilleann piping ornament and the word Óg means young.

This piece is short like a young person and there are lots of cran ornaments used in it.

It is based upon a jig melody I composed. This melody is the basis for the entire piece.

I composed it in one night in my Aunt Dolores’ house, where I lived for a short time after returning from Ireland after 2 years in London.