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Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volume 1 (hardback)

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Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volume 1 (hardback)

James Goodman (1828-1896) from the Dingle area of West Kerry, a Canon of the Church of Ireland, Professor of Irish in Trinity College Dublin, and an accomplished performer on the Irish or uilleann pipes, compiled a highly important manuscript collection of Irish traditional music in the 1860s. Drawn to a great extent from the oral tradition of Munster, and partly from other manuscripts and printed sources, the collection has now been published for the first time.

This first volume of over 500 song airs and dance tunes, edited by Dr Hugh Shields from the manuscripts, contains all…

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€35.00

Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volume 1 (paperback)

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Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volume 1 (paperback)

James Goodman (1828-1896) from the Dingle area of West Kerry, a Canon of the Church of Ireland, Professor of Irish in Trinity College Dublin, and an accomplished performer on the Irish or uilleann pipes, compiled a highly important manuscript collection of Irish traditional music in the 1860s. Drawn to a great extent from the oral tradition of Munster, and partly from other manuscripts and printed sources, the collection has now been published for the first time.

This first volume of over 500 song airs and dance tunes, edited by Dr Hugh Shields from…

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€25.00

Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volumes 1 & 2 (hardback)

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Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volumes 1 and 2 (hardback)

Volume 1:

James Goodman (1828-1896) from the Dingle area of West Kerry, a Canon of the Church of Ireland, Professor of Irish in Trinity College Dublin, and an accomplished performer on the Irish or uilleann pipes, compiled a highly important manuscript collection of Irish traditional music in the 1860s. Drawn to a great extent from the oral tradition of Munster, and partly from other manuscripts and printed sources, the collection has now been published for the first time.

This first volume of over 500 song airs and dance tunes, edited by Dr Hugh Shields from the manuscripts,…

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€50.00

Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volumes 1 & 2 (paperback)

Type: Books,

Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volumes 1 & 2 (paperback)

Volume 1:

James Goodman (1828-1896) from the Dingle area of West Kerry, a Canon of the Church of Ireland, Professor of Irish in Trinity College Dublin, and an accomplished performer on the Irish or uilleann pipes, compiled a highly important manuscript collection of Irish traditional music in the 1860s. Drawn to a great extent from the oral tradition of Munster, and partly from other manuscripts and printed sources, the collection has now been published for the first time.

This first volume of over 500 song airs and dance tunes, edited by Dr Hugh Shields from the manuscripts,…

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€35.00

The Singing will Never be Done. Tom Munnelly: Collected Essays and Lectures, 1990–2007 (paperback)

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The Singing will Never be Done. Tom Munnelly: Collected Essays and Lectures, 1990–2007, ed. Anne Clune (paperback)

A collection of essays and lectures written by the celebrated Irish folksong collector and scholar Tom Munnelly (1944–2007) on songs, singers, song collections and song collecting, illustrated by song texts and photographs.

In her introduction, Professor Ríonach uí Ógáin, Director of the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, describes Tom Munnelly’s life in song: ‘Tom viewed traditional song in the general landscape of Irish culture, in the broadest sense. He shared his wisdom in relation to all his areas of interest, of the seventeenth-century ballad tradition, of twentieth-century folklore collecting or of twenty-first century academic research in folkloristics,…

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€20.00

The Singing will Never be Done. Tom Munnelly: Collected Essays and Lectures, 1990–2007 (hardback)

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The Singing will Never be Done. Tom Munnelly: Collected Essays and Lectures, 1990–2007, ed. Anne Clune (hardback)

A collection of essays and lectures written by the celebrated Irish folksong collector and scholar Tom Munnelly (1944–2007) on songs, singers, song collections and song collecting, illustrated by song texts and photographs.

In her introduction, Professor Ríonach uí Ógáin, Director of the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, describes Tom Munnelly’s life in song: ‘Tom viewed traditional song in the general landscape of Irish culture, in the broadest sense. He shared his wisdom in relation to all his areas of interest, of the seventeenth-century ballad tradition, of twentieth-century folklore collecting or of twenty-first century academic research in folkloristics,…

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€30.00

Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volume 2 (paperback)

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Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volume 2 : Irish Traditional Music from the James Goodman Manuscripts / Hugh & Lisa Shields, eds

This important new book publication from the Irish Traditional Music Archive completes a two-volume edition of the manuscript collection of Irish music written by Canon James Goodman in the 1860s and preserved in the Library of Trinity College.

The volume contains 536 song airs, dance tunes and other forms, along with extensive documentation. Goodman's tunes provide a unique insight into the musical traditions of the Irish-speaking southern regions of pre-Famine Ireland. The first volume of the edition, edited by Hugh Shields in 1998, contained 515 tunes obtained by Goodman from ‘Munster pipers &c.’.This second volume includes all…

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€25.00

Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volume 2 (hardback)

Type: Books,

Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volume 2 : Irish Traditional Music from the James Goodman Manuscripts / Hugh & Lisa Shields, eds

This important new book publication from the Irish Traditional Music Archive completes a two-volume edition of the manuscript collection of Irish music written by Canon James Goodman in the 1860s and preserved in the Library of Trinity College.

The volume contains 536 song airs, dance tunes and other forms, along with extensive documentation. Goodman's tunes provide a unique insight into the musical traditions of the Irish-speaking southern regions of pre-Famine Ireland. The first volume of the edition, edited by Hugh Shields in 1998, contained 515 tunes obtained by Goodman from ‘Munster pipers &c.’.This second volume includes all…

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€35.00

Handed Down: Country Fiddling and Dancing in East and Central Down

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Handed Down: Country Fiddling and Dancing in East and Central Down / Nigel Boullier

Handed Down documents the traditional fiddle playing and dancing culture in County Down, in particular areas to the east and centre. Spanning over three decades in its development, this book presents a snapshot taken in 2012. The project is unique within traditional music and dance in Ireland due to the demographic nature of the county – the musicians, their music and dance, having been drawn from both unionist and nationalist communities.

Much of the material, including some 500 pieces of music, 30 dances and profiles on 300 fiddle players, has to date gone unrecorded. This led…

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All the Days of His Life: Eddie Butcher in His Own Words

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All the Days of His Life: Eddie Butcher in His Own Words: Songs, Stories and Memories of Magilligan, Co Derry / Hugh & Lisa Shields, eds.

This illustrated record of the life and songs of Eddie Butcher (1900–1980), an outstanding singer from Magilligan, Co Derry, brings back a vanished way of rural life and verbal entertainment. Hugh Shields (1929–2008) was teaching in Coleraine when he first met Eddie in Magilligan in 1953. Their musical friendship continued until Eddie's death. During this period Hugh recorded and published a large repertory of songs from Eddie. The words and notated music of 67 unpublished songs, together with stories and recollections, are given in this book. It is accompanied by three CDs with Eddie's singing of all the songs.

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€36.00