Neal : Celebrated Irish Tunes

Neal’s Celebrated Irish Tunes

A Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes: Proper for the Violin, German Flute or Hautboy / John & William Neal [eds]

Dublin: John & William Neal, 1724

Our latest Scorch files below are the forty-nine tunes of the first-ever collection of Irish music, which was published in Dublin in 1724. Some of the tunes are presented in two versions (for explanations see the Irish Traditional Music Archive facsimile edition).

ITMA's illustrated 118-page facsimile edition of this collection, including extensive background information, facsimile notations, notes on the individual tunes, and various appendices is available from here.

NC, TH & JS, 24 February 2012

Tunes in this collection