O’Keeffe Mac Aoidh-McCarthy MS

The Pádraig O’Keeffe Mac Aoidh-McCarthy Manuscript

The 14 interactive music scores on this page have been notated from a set of manuscripts originally written by Pádraig O’Keeffe for his pupil Jerry McCarthy. Jerry played frequently with O'Keeffe before emigrating to New York where he spent some time working with Denis Murphy in the New York Zoo along with Rory O'Connor a whistle player from Doolin.

Contemporary transcriptions of the individual tunes in this manuscript downloadable as one PDF

The McCarthy collection is one of seven Pádraig O’Keeffe manuscript collections sourced by Caoimhín Mac Aoidh in the early 1980s. The manuscripts mainly belonged to Pádraig O’Keeffe’s pupils, and in a limited number of cases to others. Mac Aoidh photocopied the manuscripts where possible and returned the originals to their owners.

Tunes in this collection