O’Keeffe Mac Aoidh-O'Connor MS E

Pádraig O’Keeffe Mac Aoidh-O'Connor Manuscript E

The 123 interactive music scores on this page have been notated from one of five sets of manuscripts originally written by Pádraig O’Keeffe for his pupil Mrs Catherine (Kitty) O’Connor. They have been transcribed from O'Keeffe's unique form of fiddle-music tablature. The tunes in this manuscript (O’Connor Manuscript E) date from 3 October 1933 to 2 May 1934.

The O'Connor manuscript collection was sourced from Mrs Catherine (Kitty) O’Connor (née Horan) of Knockhorrin, Scartaglin. She originally lived at Dirreen, Scartaglin as a young girl when the manuscripts were written. Mrs O'Connor lent the collection to Caoimhín Mac Aoidh in 1984 and once copied they were returned to her in full. They consist of five school jotters which Mac Aoidh labelled, in no particular order, A, B, C, D, and E .

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

The O’Connor 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