Irish Peasant Songs

Irish Peasant Songs

Irish Peasant Songs (in the English Language) with the Words Set to the Proper Old Irish Airs, ed. Patrick Weston Joyce (2nd ed., London etc. & Dublin, 1906; ‘new impression’ Dublin 1922)

Irish Peasant Songs is a slight publication which includes the words and music of 7 traditional songs in English remembered by Joyce from his childhood in rural Co Limerick during the years before the Great Famine, and some notes. In one case the song comprises a traditional air with words written by Joyce.

NC, TH & JS, 14 November 2012

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