The Edward Bunting Digital Harp Collection Playlist

The Edward Bunting Digital Harp Collection Playlist

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

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

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