Fr Pádruig Breathnach,Traditional Irish Aris 1–2, 1920–1924

Traditional Irish airs.  Series 1 & 2 / as collected and edited by P.A. Walsh ; arranged for two and three vocal parts with pianoforte accompaniments by Annie W. Patterson

Among the few quibbles ever directed at the Breathnach publications was that his use of tonic solfa music notation caused difficulties for those who were only accustomed to staff notation. In 1924 he addressed this problem by publishing 50 of his tunes in staff notation in collaboration with Dr Annie W. Patterson. She wrote piano accompaniments for the melodies and also arranged each one for two and three voices. The first verse of each song was underlaid. The resulting large-format publication appeared in four numbers which constituted a first series, and its success led in 1925 to a second series of four numbers containing 52 melodies. The cover image of the harper is by a fellow Gaelic Leaguer, the artist Ailbhe Ó Monacháin of Belfast.

For more information on the songbooks of Fr Pádruig Breathnach see here.

Newsletter-Image.jpg?mtime=20210426141252#asset:100868

Cover image of a harper by Ailbhe Ó Monacháin

Traditional Irish Airs.  Series 1.  Part 1

Traditional Irish Airs.  Series 1.  Part 2

Traditional Irish Airs.  Series 1.  Part 3

Traditional Irish Airs.  Series 1.  Part 4

Traditional Irish Airs.  Series 2.  Part 1

Traditional Irish Airs.  Series 2.  Part 2

Traditional Irish Airs.  Series 2.  Part 3

Traditional Irish Airs.  Series 2.  Part 4

Contents