Stephen Grier Manuscripts Published Online

Stephen Grier (c.1824–1894), a native of north Longford, moved to Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, in south Leitrim in 1852. An uilleann piper and fiddle player, he compiled a collection of over 1,000 melodies, transcribed mainly in the 1880s.

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Now in collaboration with the current custodian of the Grier Collection, Hugh Maguire, the ten music manuscripts have been digitised and made publicly availablefor the first time. As well as giving access to the original manuscripts, ITMA also provides contemporary transcriptions of the individual tunes, downloadable as PDFs

This collection will be available as interactive scores via port.itma.ie later in 2019.