Old Irish Folk Music and Songs: Part I Joyce Collection

  1. Mo chreach a’s mo dhiachairt
  2. Ráisiona Bhl’-a-Hubhla
  3. The Orangeman
  4. Moran’s return
  5. So now come away
  6. Pilib ruadh
  7. Cork and sweet Munster
  8. An bouchail breoighte — the sick boy
  9. Paddy’s green island — song air
  10. The angler
  11. Tom is gone to the fair — hornpipe
  12. Sweet colleen rue
  13. The river Roe — song air
  14. My sorrow is greater than I can tell
  15. The north of Amerikay
  16. An gadaighe grána (the goddhee grawna)
  17. Lightly tripping — a set dance
  18. An gamhuin geal bán
  19. Chalk Sunday — jig and song tune
  20. An seanduine crom
  21. Johnny from Gandsey (i.e. Guernsey)
  22. The piper’s wife
  23. The wedding ring — song air
  24. The lover’s story
  25. Cherish the ladies — jig
  26. Slán leat go bráth
  27. The Silvermines — reel
  28. Down with the tithes
  29. The ball at the hop — jig
  30. Machairidhe ’s nóinínidhe
  31. Knockfierna
  32. The Kerry jig
  33. Ye natives of this nation
  34. My darling is on his way home
  35. The crows are coming home
  36. Lament for Donoch an Bhaile-Aodha
  37. Billy from Bruff — jig and song air
  38. O, tabhair dham do lámh
  39. Ardlamon (in Limerick) — hornpipe
  40. Dwyer’s hornpipe
  41. If any of those children of hunger shall cry
  42. Miss Redmond’s hornpipe
  43. Long time I courted you, Miss
  44. Saddle the pony — song air
  45. The pearl of th’ Irish nation
  46. Mo bhrón a’s mo dhíth
  47. Ding, dong, bell
  48. ’Twas in the end of King James’s Street
  49. Ballinamona oro
  50. The night’s past and gone
  51. Captain John’s hornpipe
  52. Gaily we went and gaily we came
  53. One evening fair
  54. Song air — name unknown
  55. The pretty girls of Abbeyfeale
  56. Young Jenny the pride of our town
  57. Mairghread na Roiste
  58. The foggy dew
  59. Slieve Elva
  60. I bridled my nag
  61. The new-mown meadows — reel
  62. The spring lambs
  63. Prime’s hornpipe
  64. The flurry reel
  65. Old Jerry Doyle — jig
  66. Down through the broom — reel
  67. The chorus jig
  68. Roger the weaver — jig
  69. Kitty, will you marry me?
  70. The greyhound — hornpipe
  71. Cois taoibh a chuinn
  72. My fiddle — hornpipe
  73. Cock your pistol, Charlie
  74. The road to Kilmallock
  75. Walking by moonlight
  76. I rambled once — jig
  77. Glenloe — reel
  78. The banks of Glenoe
  79. Connolly’s ale — song air
  80. Along the ocean shore
  81. An buachaillín donn
  82. Hurry the jug
  83. The frost is all over — hornpipe
  84. The fifer’s reel
  85. Reel
  86. The rose of Cloonoe — song air
  87. Even and odd, like Tom with his hod
  88. I’m a man in myself like Oliver’s bull
  89. Acushla gal machree
  90. All around my hat
  91. Dainty Davy was a lad
  92. Glounthaun Araglin eeving
  93. Rory the blacksmith from Ireland
  94. The Queen’s County lasses — reel
  95. An ceannuighe sugach (canny-soogagh)
  96. Loch na Garr
  97. The girl of Knocklong
  98. The green wood
  99. Trip it along — jig and song air
  100. Mary Lee — jig and song tune
  101. Poor Jack Nunan
  102. An bouchail caol dubh
  103. The blacksmith’s hornpipe
  104. The rose that the wind blew down
  105. An cailín deas ruadh
  106. From thee Eliza I must go
  107. Ga gréine
  108. The enchanted white duck
  109. Richard’s hornpipe
  110. Móirín Ni Chealla — Moreen O’Kelly
  111. Farewell to Peggy
  112. Sho-ho, or lullaby
  113. When the snow and the frost are all over
  114. Foxy Mary
  115. Unto the East Indies we were bound
  116. There’s a chicken in the pot
  117. Then you shall be a true lover of mine
  118. I see the moon
  119. The shan van vocht
  120. Fraoch a’s aitenn
  121. I’ll go home in the morning and carry a wife from Ross
  122. Just in the height of her bloom
  123. Air mo ghabháil dhom air an m-bóthar Shligigh
  124. The lady in the boat
  125. The shamrock reel
  126. Reel
  127. The ‘claur bug dale’
  128. The banks of the roses
  129. The fairy dance — reel
  130. The joys of wedlock
  131. The piper in the meadows straying
  132. Spla-foot Nance
  133. The matchmaker
  134. Moll Halfpenny
  135. The maid of my choice is sweet Kitty Magee
  136. Strike up, ye lusty gallants
  137. How are you now, my maid?
  138. The scolding wife
  139. When my love is near me
  140. King Charles’s jig
  141. My love is coming home
  142. Green sleeves
  143. Old Philip Armour
  144. The field white with daisies
  145. Airgead caillighe
  146. The bay and the grey
  147. A Mháire ’s a mhúirnín
  148. A Mháire, ’s a mhúirnín
  149. My love is all the world to me
  150. Do dhearcas an spéir-bhean na h-aonar na suidhe
  151. My Eveleen gave me a secret to keep
  152. O, where are you going, my pretty fair maid?
  153. Am I the doctor you wished for to see?
  154. An cnuicín ruadh
  155. Tá mé sásta le m’ stáid
  156. Reel
  157. Rockmills hornpipe
  158. Through the wild woods alone
  159. The raven’s nest
  160. Mo chailín donn deas as misi siubhal le chéile
  161. The chiefs of old times
  162. Caoin — keen or lament
  163. Jem the miller — song air
  164. An stail graoi
  165. My darling boy is far away
  166. While the stars were bright
  167. Come all ye fair maidens
  168. The cutting of the turf
  169. The dance by the old sally tree
  170. When I came to my true love’s window
  171. The fair girl making hay
  172. The gold-haired maid
  173. Air mo ghabhail dhom taoibh Bhaile-Atha-Cliath
  174. Mo stóirín o Mhúscraidhe
  175. Here’s a health to our leader
  176. The snug little girl from Bansha
  177. The thrush and the blackbird are singing
  178. The old rambler
  179. Aréir a téiríghig sceul dhom trém neulta
  180. Farewell to Kinsale
  181. Hammer and tongs — song air
  182. Sailing in the lowlands low
  183. The march of the months — song air
  184. The high-flier — song air
  185. He has come back to Erin
  186. A Sheádhain, a bhráthair ghaoil
  187. Mary from Blackwater side
  188. The cottage in the grove — reel
  189. A bhean-a-tighe
  190. The lark in the blue summer sky
  191. Kerry for me — song air
  192. Una’s new gown — jig and song tune
  193. The house of Clonelphin — jig
  194. The yew tree
  195. Is beag an tarrtháil gheóbhfus mo dhratháirín
  196. The green banks of the Maigue
  197. Areir as me ag machtnamh air bheartaibh an t-saoghail
  198. Annie O’Brien — a lament
  199. To Myross Wood I chanced to stray
  200. Fire on the mountains
  201. Kilkenny races
  202. Jig
  203. Across the bridge to Connaught
  204. Reel
  205. Hibernia’s lovely Jane
  206. The Maguire’s march
  207. An Irish minuet
  208. The convict of Van Diemen’s Land
  209. Newry mountain
  210. Drimin dhu dheelish
  211. Ellen’s refusal
  212. Katty at her wheel
  213. Single and free
  214. Home across the ford
  215. The flag of green
  216. The tree of liberty
  217. The colleen dhas
  218. We are bold volunteers
  219. Shannon’s flowery banks
  220. The fair of Dunmore
  221. The rights of man
  222. Blaris moor
  223. Blaris moor
  224. Blaris moor
  225. Blaris moor
  226. In deepest sorrow I think of home
  227. Guiry’s reel
  228. An old man he courted me
  229. The gipsy hornpipe
  230. My love is in the house — reel
  231. The dew on the grass
  232. The rakes of Kinsale — jig
  233. Castleconnell lasses — reel
  234. The strawberry banks — reel
  235. The Typrid lasses — reel
  236. Carey’s dream — reel
  237. The yellow horse — song air
  238. When my old hat was new
  239. The shamrock — song and dance tune
  240. Connolly’s jig
  241. Mrs. Martin’s favourite — jig
  242. Furnill’s frolic — hop jig
  243. Follow me down to Carlow — jig
  244. An bhean bhocht
  245. Carolan’s ramble to Cashel
  246. The Lemonfield rangers — a hunting club
  247. He thought of the charmer
  248. My name is bold Kelly — song air
  249. The girl of Bruree
  250. Felix
  251. The pound of tow
  252. The ivy leaf
  253. Jig and song air
  254. An buailteán mór
  255. My dear, we’ll get married if love comes on
  256. Charming Mary Neill
  257. Adieu to O’Reilly
  258. Barraidh na g-craobh
  259. Keen — lament
  260. The barley malt
  261. Thomas Avocka from Ballyneal Cross
  262. The garraun bwee
  263. An m-beidhedh agum coite ná bád
  264. The Shanavest and Caravat
  265. The wheat is ready for reaping now
  266. I must be married if this is the way
  267. Síos air an úrlár
  268. The Caravat jig
  269. The trip we took over the mountain
  270. An fear bocht scallta
  271. An súsa dubh
  272. The real Irish toper
  273. A h-uiscidhe chroidhe na n-anmann
  274. O, whiskey, heart of souls
  275. Oro, ’se do bheatha a bhaile
  276. The three jolly topers — song air
  277. Old Irish quadrille
  278. The banks of Killaloe — song air
  279. Abhran buadha — song of victory
  280. The garraun bwee
  281. There was a young couple
  282. Jig and song air
  283. This fair maid to the meadow’s gone
  284. The morning dew
  285. She’s the dear maid to me
  286. Barrow boatman’s song
  287. Breestheen mira — song air and jig
  288. Willie Riley
  289. An old reel
  290. The gallant hussar
  291. Air
  292. As I roved out on a Mayday morning
  293. Reel and song air
  294. Hornpipe
  295. Reel
  296. My own dear colleen dhas
  297. The Wexford rebel
  298. Air
  299. Tinnehinch castle
  300. The croppy boy
  301. The devil in Dublin
  302. Air
  303. Brave Donnelly — song air
  304. Brighid Ní Mháille
  305. Farewell to Lough Conn
  306. Cearc agus coilleach a d-imthigh le chéile
  307. Ta dha Uilliam Dáibhís annsan áitse
  308. Negus for gentlemen — song air and jig
  309. My own dear maid
  310. Air
  311. Tigh na g-Ceillighe a g-cloch
  312. Paddy shown more
  313. The ship went down with all on board
  314. John MacAnanty’s welcome home
  315. Old Sibby
  316. The song of the blackbird
  317. The sailor boy
  318. Valentine O’Hara
  319. As we sailed from the Downs
  320. Down in the lowlands
  321. Didn’t you promise your own sweet bride I would be?
  322. Ballindown braes
  323. With my love on the road
  324. Cruel Delany
  325. The mantle so green
  326. My darling boy is gone
  327. The mermaid
  328. My lovely Irish boy
  329. Eliza
  330. The ladies dressed in their garments so green
  331. The jacket blue
  332. The rambler
  333. It was on a Friday morning
  334. The gipsies came to Lord M—’s gate
  335. The breeze from Scotland will bring my love
  336. The lasses of Donaghadee
  337. The praise of Prince Charlie
  338. Waterloo
  339. Shearing the sheep
  340. While Maureen is far away
  341. Air
  342. Reel
  343. Jig
  344. Hop jig
  345. A double jig
  346. The cows are a-milking — reel
  347. Burns’s dream — jig
  348. The rakes of Newcastle West — jig
  349. Cordick’s hornpipe
  350. Gallagher’s frolic
  351. Gallagher’s frolic
  352. Rosin the bow
  353. The Major — song air
  354. The lady in the sun
  355. The pining maid — reel
  356. The lass of Ballintra — reel
  357. Lady Carbury — reel
  358. The Dunboyne straw-plaiters — reel
  359. Castle Kelly — reel
  360. The boys of the lake — reel
  361. The eagle’s whistle
  362. The young man’s lamentation
  363. Port gan ainm
  364. Fuaim na dtonn
  365. The pretty girl combing her locks
  366. Oh, the cruel wars
  367. The moonlight jig
  368. The white calf
  369. Push the jug round
  370. Jenny Dwyer — song air
  371. Drimin donn dilis
  372. The green linnet

Old Irish Folk Music and Songs: A Collection of 842 Irish Airs and Songs Hitherto Unpublished, ed. Patrick Weston Joyce (Dublin: 1st ed. 1909)

Old Irish Folk Music and Songs is Joyce’s magnum opus in Irish music. It includes the melodies of songs (some with words in English) and a variety of dance tunes.  About half come from  Joyce’s musical memories of his childhood in rural Co Limerick during the years before the Great Famine. The remainder are drawn from the then unpublished music manuscripts of the collectors William Forde and John Edward Pigot, which had been given to Joyce by the Pigot family (see Nicholas Carolan, ‘The Forde-Pigot Collection of Irish Traditional Music’ in Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library, Bernadette Cunningham, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, Petra Schnabel eds, Dublin 2009, pp. 256–67).

NC, TH & JS, 14 November 2012 (1–200), 13 December 2012 (201–300), 1 February 2013 (301 –400)

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