Tunes from the Nicky McAuliffe Pádraig O'Keeffe Manuscript

O’Keeffe Mac Aoidh-McAuliffe MS

The 37 interactive music scores on this page have been notated from fair copy transcriptions made of Padraig O’Keeffe’s music tablature by Caoimhín Mac Aoidh.

Caoimhín Mac Aoidh writes:

The McAuliffe Collection was sourced from Nicky McAuliffe by Máire O'Keeffe who passed them on to me. These manuscripts were not photocopied but were transcribed directly off the originals. Given his interest and abilities on the fiddle they were offered to Nicky by local past pupils of Padraig's. It can be dated at least from January 14th, 1951 to December 23rd, 1951.

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

The McAuliffe 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