The Edward Bunting Digital Harp Collection Playlist

The Edward Bunting Digital Harp Collection Playlist

Now playing: Tugamar fein a' samhra lin, air = We brought the summer with us, air / Dianne Marshall, harp
  1. Tugamar fein a' samhra lin, air = We brought the summer with us, air / Dianne Marshall, harp
  2. Tomas O Buirc, air = Thomas O'Burke, air / Dianne Marshall, harp
  3. Sig bag agus sig mor, air = The little and great mountain, air / Dianne Marshall, harp
  4. Plangstigh MacIubhair, air = Planxty McGuire, air / Dianne Marshall, harp
  5. Graine Nuisean, air = Grace Nugent, air / Dianne Marshall, harp
  6. Plangstigh an Duilanac, air = Planxty Dillon, air / Dianne Marshall, harp
  7. Plangstigh an Johnstonach, air = Planxty Johnston, air / Claire O'Donnell, harp
  8. Calin deas seruidadh na mbo, air = The pretty girl milking the cows, air / Tríona Marshall, harp
  9. A Rois bheg mhomhar, air = The little harvest rose, air / Dianne Marshall, harp
  10. Staic Dhiarmuidh Ui Dudha, air = Dermot O'Dowd, air / Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, harp
  11. Bruach na Seanoinne, air = The banks of the Shannon, air / Teresa O'Donnell, harp
  12. Drioghnan Donn, air = The brown thorn, air / Laoise Kelly, harp
  13. Sgarfuint na gcompanach, air = The parting of friends, air / Mary Louise O'Donnell, harp
  14. Rois Dilloun, air = Rose Dillon, air ; Jigg, jig / Anne-Marie O'Farrell, harp
  15. I gcoigríoch má bhíonn tú, air = Ad gcoigreach má bín tu, air = If to a foreign clime you go, air / Laoise Kelly, harp
  16. Seonin O Reilligh fear gasda, air = John O'Reilly the active, air / Tríona Marshall, harp
  17. Cailin Donn, air = The brown maid, air / Teresa O'Donnell, harp
  18. Plangstigh Druraidh, air = Planxty Drury, air / Éilis Lavelle, harp
  19. A run fan agam is furrid go lo, air = My dear stay with me, air / Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, harp
  20. Cassadh an tsugan Me, air = The twisting of the rope, air / Anne-Marie O'Farrell, harp
  21. Gradh gan fios, air = Love in secret, air / Máire Ní Chathasaigh, harp
  22. A sean Truicha, air = Old Truagh, air / Éilis Lavelle, harp
  23. Caislean Ui Neil, air = Castle O'Neil, air / Mary Louise O'Donnell, harp
  24. Torilag Og Mac Donach, air = Young Terence McDonough, air / Claire O'Donnell, harp
  25. Plangstigh Cheallaigh, air = Planxty Kelly, air / Anne-Marie O'Farrell, harp
  26. Is iombo eru, air = An Irish lullaby, air / Tríona Marshall, harp
  27. Abghil Ni Breitmuin, air = Abigail Judge, air / Dianne Marshall, harp
  28. Dfosgail si an doras go cuin o, air = Open the door softly, air / Máire Ní Chathasaigh, harp
  29. A bhean dubh run dileas dubh, air = The dear black maid, air / Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, harp
  30. Isiobal Buircach, air = Isabella Burk, air / Claire O'Donnell, harp
  31. Era gaddigh goid mo slainte uaim, air = The jointure, air ; Jigg, jig / Teresa O'Donnell, harp
  32. Bean righ na sibhrach, air = Fairy Queen, air / Laoise Kelly, harp
  33. Carruig an aoibnis, air = The pleasant rocks, air / Anne-Marie O'Farrell, harp
  34. A ghilla na sgriub anantrat, air = The beardless boy, air / Éilis Lavelle, harp
  35. Oganaigh oig, air = The blossom of the rasberry, air / Tríona Marshall, harp
  36. Deoleoghadh Maire lum, air = Mary do you fancy me?, air / Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, harp
  37. Riguin an uaigneas, air = The forlorn Queen, air / Teresa O'Donnell, harp
  38. Plangstigh Reilligh, air = Planxty Reilly, air / Tríona Marshall, harp
  39. Maighistreas Cole, air = Madam Cole, air / Máire Ní Chathasaigh, harp
  40. Catigh na gCuach, air = Kitty the Cuckoo, air / Mary Louise O'Donnell, harp
  41. A cailin a bhfaca sibh Sorsa?, air = Girls have you seen George?, air / Laoise Kelly, harp
  42. Murnin na gruaige bane, air = The charmer with the fair locks, air / Máire Ní Chathasaigh, harp
  43. Moll Dubh an nglanne, air = Maid of the valley, air / Tríona Marshall, harp
  44. Maidin fomar, air = The harvest morn, air / Mary Louise O'Donnell, harp
  45. Ta an samhradh teacht, air = The summer is coming, air / Éilis Lavelle, harp
  46. Da mheadh spre ag a' gcat, air = If the cat had gold, air / Claire O'Donnell, harp
  47. A Donach na bi fogarthach, air = Dennis don't be threatening, air / Anne-Marie O'Farrell, harp
  48. Sean Mac Eire an Glanne, air = John Heir of the Glen, air / Mary Louise O'Donnell, harp
  49. Colladh an tsionnaidh, air = The foxes sleep, air / Laoise Kelly, harp
  50. Catlin Triail, air = Kitty Tyrrel, air / Éilis Lavelle, harp
  51. Margnaigh Eoin Ui Neil, air = The lamentation of Owen O'Neil, air / Tríona Marshall, harp
  52. Aislean an oigfear, air = The young man's dream, air / Máire Ní Chathasaigh, harp
  53. Mreagud Ni Maoleoin, air = Madge Malone, air / Teresa O'Donnell, harp
  54. Taleor an grain, air = The ugly tailor, air / Mary Louise O'Donnell, harp
  55. Speic Seoighach, air = Joice's tune, air / Laoise Kelly, harp
  56. Mailigh St Seorse, air = Molly St George, air / Éilis Lavelle, harp
  57. Catigh Ni Brian, air = Kitty O'Brian, air / Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, harp
  58. Bob Isordan, air = Bob Jordan, air / Claire O'Donnell, harp
  59. Paistin Fionn, air = The fair-haired child, air / Máire Ní Chathasaigh, harp
  60. Anna Ni Diarmuda Ruaidh, air = Nanny McDermotroe, air / Tríona Marshall, harp
  61. Ben bhan, air = The fairy woman, air / Anne-Marie O'Farrell, harp
  62. Pearla an bhrollaigh bhain, air = The snowy-breasted pearl, air / Teresa O'Donnell, harp
  63. Concerto Chearbhulan, air = Carolan's concerto, air / Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, harp
  64. Maligh Ni Mac Alpuin, air = Molly Macalpin, air / Dianne Marshall, harp
  65. Bfear liom no Eire, air = I would rather than Ireland, air / Tríona Marshall, harp
  66. A bhfaca tu mo Bhalentine?, air = Have you seen my Valentine?, air / Claire O'Donnell, harp

The Edward Bunting Digital Harp Collection Playlist

In 2016 Music Network gathered ten of Ireland's leading harpers in the studio of the Irish Traditional Music Archive to record melodies collected by Edward Bunting (1773–1843) and published in his 1797 "A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland [Volume 1]".

These recordings, and the printed volume were to become the source of inspiration for a commission awarded to internationally acclaimed artist Aideen Barry by ITMA and Music Network in 2020. Oblivion / Seachmalltacht / ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᑦ, a multimedia installation opens today Friday 16 September 2022 at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, having premiered at Limerick City Gallery of Art in December 2021.

ITMA and Music Network are now delighted, during September and October, to share the original 2016 sound recordings made by Laoise Kelly, Eilís Lavelle, Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Anne-Marie O'Farrell, Mary Louise O'Donnell, Teresa O'Donnell, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, Dianne Marshall, Tríona Marshall, and Claire O'Donnell. The tunes will be shared in batches following the printed order in the 1797 publication.

In a blog to accompany this playlist, you can access more information about the project, the harpers, and access interactive scores and staff notation for the individual tunes so you can learn them yourself. The tunes were transcribed by Jackie Small.

They were recorded in the ITMA Studio by sound engineer Donncha Moynihan (The Rise Studio).

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