Published Collections

The death of George Petrie in 1866 frustrated Joyce in his hope that more of his own tunes would be published by the older collector, and he eventually decided to arrange their publication himself. He published four music collections in total, from 1873 to 1909.

 

Ancient Irish Music, 1873

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Ancient Irish Music: Comprising One Hundred Airs Hitherto Unpublished, Many of the Old Popular Songs, and Several New Songs / collected and edited by P.W. Joyce ; the harmonies by Professor Glover

Irish Music and Song, 1888/1901

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Irish Music and Song: A Collection of Songs in the Irish Language, Set to Music / edited for the Society for the Preservation of the Irish Language by PW Joyce

Irish Peasant Songs, 1906 and 1922

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Joyce's slight 1906 third collection – Irish Peasant Songs in the English Language (London etc.: Longmans, Green & Co; Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son, iv+16+[4] pp.) – is almost entirely a selection of English-language songs from his childhood.

Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 1909

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Joyce’s final and most extensive music publication appeared in 1909: Old Irish Folk Music and Songs: A Collection of 842 Irish Airs and Songs Hitherto Unpublished (Dublin: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland; London: Longmans, Green & Co, etc.).

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