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Edward Bunting (1773–1843), the first systematic collector of Irish folksongs, was educated as an organ and piano player in Belfast. His life's work fell upon him at nineteen years old, when he was commissioned as a scribe to notate performances at a gathering of traditional harp players in Belfast in July 1792. He was so inspired by the music that, aided by some of the harpers, he embarked immediately upon travels around northwest Ireland to collect some of the old songs already close to disappearing. He published his first collection of Irish music four years later. In that volume and two later ones, he published almost 300 airs—some of them, according to tradition, dating as far back as the tenth century—and practically single-handedly rescued his country's ancient music from oblivion.
The present collection, the last of Bunting's three such gatherings, contains 151 Irish airs arranged for piano, with the Irish names of the airs, their authors, and (where known) their dates of composition. Hard to find elsewhere, this is an indispensable book not only for students or lovers of Irish music, but also for students of general music history.
Reprint of the Hodges and Smith, Dublin, 1840 edition.
Song(s) in this release:
  • 'Tis A Pity I Don't See My Love
  • A Little Hour Before Day
  • A Lovely Lass To A Friar Came
  • A Sailor Loved A Farmer's Daughter
  • Achill Air
  • Alas! The Pain Is In My Heart
  • Ballinderry And Cronan
  • Baltiorum
  • Banks Of Claudy
  • Black Rose Bud
  • Black Rose Bud, Second Set
  • Black-Headed Deary
  • Bonny Portmore
  • Carolan's Devotion
  • Carolan's Receipt
  • Carrickmacross Air
  • Celia Connallon
  • Celia Connallon, Second Set
  • Charles Machugh, The Wild Boy
  • Chorus Jig
  • Clara Burke
  • Connor Macareavy
  • Consider The Story
  • Coolin, Or Lady Of The Desert
  • Dear Black Cow
  • Dermot And His Lass
  • Did You See The Black Rogue
  • Dirty James, That Lost Ireland
  • Doctor John Hart
  • Down Beside Me
  • Ellen A Roone
  • Emon Dodwell
  • Fanny Power
  • Get Up Early
  • Give Me Your Hand
  • Granu Weal, Or Ma, Ma, Ma
  • Health From The Cup
  • Huish The Cat
  • I Am A Fisherman On Lough Carra
  • I Am A Poor Rambling Boy
  • I Am Asleep, And Don't Waken Me
  • I Can Weave Linen And Woollen
  • I Do Not Incline
  • I Will Pay Them Yet
  • If I Had A Court And Castle
  • In The Village Lives A Fair Maid
  • Irish Cry
  • Irish Jig
  • Is It The Priest You Want?
  • Jackson's Mourning Brush
  • Kilkenny Tune
  • Kitty Nowlan
  • Kitty O'Hara
  • Kitty Quin
  • Lady Blaney
  • Lay Iveagh
  • Little Molly O
  • Love's A Tormenting Pain
  • Macdonnell's March
  • Madam Maxwell
  • Maguire's Lamentation
  • Mary With The Fair Locks
  • Miss Hamilton
  • Molly, My Treasure
  • Mrs. Crofton
  • My Love And Treasure
  • Nora With The Purse
  • Nora, My Thousand Treasures
  • O! Molly Dear
  • O! White Maive
  • O'donnell's March
  • O'Reilly's Lamentation
  • Paddy O'rafferty
  • Patrick's Day
  • Piper's Dance
  • Planxty Burke
  • Planxty Charles Coote
  • Planxty Hugh O'Donnell
  • Planxty Miss Burke
  • Planxty Toby Peyton
  • Ploughman's Whistle
  • Ploughman's Whistle, Queen's County
  • Preparing To Sail
  • Pretty Brown Maid
  • Rose Connoly
  • Saely Kelly
  • Scott's Lamentation For The Baron Of Loughmoe
  • Sir Festus Burke
  • Sit Down Under My Protection
  • Slieve Gallen
  • Sligo Tune
  • Sloane's Lamentation
  • Soft Mild Morning
  • Spinning-Wheel Songs
  • Sunday Morning
  • Sweet Portaferry
  • Take My Love
  • The Beggarman
  • The Black-Haired Girl
  • The Blackbird
  • The Blackbird And The Hen
  • The Blackbird And The Thrush
  • The Bonny Cuckoo
  • The Brink Of The White Rocks
  • The Brown And White Garland
  • The Chanter's Tune
  • The Connaught Daisy
  • The County Tyrone
  • The Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Cunning Young Girl
  • The Darling
  • The Deaf Old Man
  • The Foggy Dew
  • The Gentle Maiden
  • The Girl I Left Behind
  • The Hare In The Corn
  • The Hawk Of Ballyshannon
  • The Hornless Cow
  • The Hurler's March, King's County
  • The Jolly Merchant
  • The Jolly Ploughman
  • The Lame Yellow Beggar
  • The Lamentation Of Youths
  • The Little Bold Fox
  • The Little Pot
  • The Little Swallow
  • The Miners Of Wicklow
  • The Pharrah, Or War March
  • The Pretty Red Girl
  • The Princess Royal
  • The Red Man's Wife
  • The Rejected Lover
  • The Robber Or Charley Reilly
  • The Rose Without Rue
  • The Tree In The Wood
  • The Wheelwright
  • The White Blanket
  • The White Calves
  • The Wild Colt
  • The Wild Geese
  • The Woodhill, Or Lady Maisterton
  • The Yellow Bittern
  • The Yellow Blanket
  • There Was A Young Lady
  • Tyreragh
  • Why Should Not Poor Folk?
  • Young Bridget
  • Young James Plunket
  • Yourself Along With Me
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