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 The words and notated music of 67 unpublished songs, together with stories and recollections, are given in this book.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.…
A collection of the most celebrated Irish tunes : proper for the violin, German flute or hautboy / John & William Neal [eds.] ; facsimile edition by Nicholas Carolan
Music has been performed in oral tradition in Ireland now for some ten thousand years, but it was 1724 before the first notated collection of Irish music appeared. Consisting of forty-nine tunes and far older than any surviving manuscript collection, A Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes Proper for the Violin, German Flute or Hautboy was published that year in the yard of Christ Church Cathedral in central Dublin by the musical-instrument makers John and William Neal, a father and son of obscure origins who dominated the Dublin music trade in the first half of the eighteenth century.…
Tunes of the Munster pipers : Irish traditional music from the James Goodman manuscripts / Dr Hugh Shields, ed.
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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…
Dear far-voiced veteran : essays in honour of Tom Munnelly / Dr Anne Clune, ed.
The late Tom Munnelly was widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost collectors of traditional Irish songs in the English language. In this volume, twenty-eight of his colleagues and friends, all of them outstanding in their own fields, have come together to produce a volume of essays in Tom’s honour. This volume both pays homage to Tom’s personal achievement and shows the vibrancy and importance of ongoing work in the fields of traditional singing; folksong; folklore; ethnomusicology; song and folklore collecting; and traditional Irish music and dance.
The Irish music manuscripts of Edward Bunting (1773-1843) : an introduction and catalogue / Dr Colette Moloney, ed.
A guide to some 1,000 traditional instrumental melodies (including many harp tunes) and 500 song texts (mainly in Irish) from 18th- and 19th-century Ulster and Connacht preserved in the music manuscripts of the musician and collector Edward Bunting. Includes an extensive introduction, a catalogue listing titles, music incipits, first lines of verse, names of persons and places, annotations etc., and numerous indexes, on 735 A4 pages. This catalogue is the first to give direction to Irish traditional music in manuscript and the first of its kind in Irish studies.
Edward Bunting of Armagh was a nineteen-year old professional…
Robert Emmet and songs of rebellion / Nicholas Carolan
The sixth annual lecture in the Gilbert Lecture Series of the Dublin City Public Library and Archive, Nicholas Carolan's 'Robert Emmet and Songs of Rebellion', was delivered on Thursday, 23 January 2003, in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, and chaired by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Dermot Lacey. The lecture was accompanied by Barry Gleeson who performed the songs.
The local accent : selected proceedings from BLAS, The Local Accent Conference / Thérèse Smith & Micheál Ó Súilleabháin, eds.
Blas / The Local Accent in Traditional Irish Music, of which this publication represents selected proceedings, was the first international conference of the 1990s held in Ireland which focused exclusively on traditional Irish music in its many manifestations, both at home and abroad. The conference, which took place at the University of Limerick in November 1995, was co-sponsored by Cumann Cheol Tire Éireann and the Irish World Music Centre of the University of Limerick, with additional assistance from Ionad na nAhmrán and the Traditional Music Society of the University of Limerick
Ballad research : the stranger in ballad narrative and other topics / Hugh Shields, ed.
Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference of the Kimmission für Volksdichtung of the Société et de Folklore, Dublin and Co. Clare, Ireland, 26 August – 1 September 1995
A short discography of Irish music / by Nicholas Carolan (1987)
Booklet from the Folk Music Society of Ireland giving a guide to source material then available
For bibliography see here
A short bibliography of Irish folk song / by Hugh Shields (1985)
Booklet from the Folk Music Society of Ireland giving a guide to source material then available.
For discography see here