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Bunting: Ancient Music Of Ireland: Piano

Instrumental Album | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Instrumentation Piano
Composer Bunting
Publisher Dover Publications
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.
Difficulty Intermediate
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Instrumental Album
Pages 128
ISBN 9780486482323
Edition Number 0486482324
Catalog No. DOV482323
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  1. Achill Air
  2. Alas! The Pain Is In My Heart
  3. A Little Hour Before Day
  4. A Lovely Lass To A Friar Came
  5. A Sailor Loved A Farmer's Daughter
  6. Ballinderry And Cronan
  7. Baltiorum
  8. Banks Of Claudy
  9. Black Rose Bud
  10. Black Rose Bud, Second Set
  11. Black-Headed Deary
  12. Bonny Portmore
  13. Carolan's Devotion
  14. Carolan's Receipt
  15. Carrickmacross Air
  16. Celia Connallon
  17. Celia Connallon, Second Set
  18. Charles Machugh, The Wild Boy
  19. Chorus Jig
  20. Clara Burke
  21. Connor Macareavy
  22. Consider The Story
  23. Coolin, Or Lady Of The Desert
  24. Dear Black Cow
  25. Dermot And His Lass
  26. Did You See The Black Rogue
  27. Dirty James, That Lost Ireland
  28. Doctor John Hart
  29. Down Beside Me
  30. Ellen A Roone
  31. Emon Dodwell
  32. Fanny Power
  33. Get Up Early
  34. Give Me Your Hand
  35. Granu Weal, Or Ma, Ma, Ma
  36. Health From The Cup
  37. Huish The Cat
  38. I Am A Fisherman On Lough Carra
  39. I Am A Poor Rambling Boy
  40. I Am Asleep, And Don't Waken Me
  41. I Can Weave Linen And Woollen
  42. I Do Not Incline
  43. If I Had A Court And Castle
  44. In The Village Lives A Fair Maid
  45. Irish Cry
  46. Irish Jig
  47. Is It The Priest You Want?
  48. I Will Pay Them Yet
  49. Jackson's Mourning Brush
  50. Kilkenny Tune
  51. Kitty O'Hara
  52. Kitty Quin
  53. Kitty Nowlan
  54. Lady Blaney
  55. Lay Iveagh
  56. Little Molly O
  57. Love's A Tormenting Pain
  58. Madam Maxwell
  59. Maguire's Lamentation
  60. Mary With The Fair Locks
  61. Macdonnell's March
  62. Miss Hamilton
  63. Molly, My Treasure
  64. Mrs. Crofton
  65. My Love And Treasure
  66. Nora With The Purse
  67. Nora, My Thousand Treasures
  68. O'donnell's March
  69. O! Molly Dear
  70. O'Reilly's Lamentation
  71. O! White Maive
  72. Paddy O'rafferty
  73. Patrick's Day
  74. Planxty Charles Coote
  75. Planxty Burke
  76. Planxty Miss Burke
  77. Planxty Hugh O'Donnell
  78. Planxty Toby Peyton
  79. Ploughman's Whistle, Queen's County
  80. Ploughman's Whistle
  81. Preparing To Sail
  82. Pretty Brown Maid
  83. Piper's Dance
  84. Rose Connoly
  85. Saely Kelly
  86. Scott's Lamentation For The Baron Of Loughmoe
  87. Sir Festus Burke
  88. Sit Down Under My Protection
  89. Slieve Gallen
  90. Sligo Tune
  91. Sloane's Lamentation
  92. Soft Mild Morning
  93. Spinning-Wheel Songs
  94. Sunday Morning
  95. Sweet Portaferry
  96. Take My Love
  97. The Beggarman
  98. The Blackbird And The Thrush
  99. The Blackbird And The Hen
  100. The Black-Haired Girl
  101. The Blackbird
  102. The Bonny Cuckoo
  103. The Brink Of The White Rocks
  104. The Brown And White Garland
  105. The Red Man's Wife
  106. The Chanter's Tune
  107. The Connaught Daisy
  108. The County Tyrone
  109. The Cuckoo's Nest
  110. The Cunning Young Girl
  111. The Darling
  112. The Deaf Old Man
  113. The Foggy Dew
  114. The Girl I Left Behind
  115. The Hare In The Corn
  116. The Hawk Of Ballyshannon
  117. The Hornless Cow
  118. The Hurler's March, King's County
  119. The Jolly Ploughman
  120. The Lame Yellow Beggar
  121. The Lamentation Of Youths
  122. The Little Swallow
  123. The Little Bold Fox
  124. The Little Pot
  125. The Gentle Maiden
  126. The Jolly Merchant
  127. The Miners Of Wicklow
  128. The Pharrah, Or War March
  129. The Pretty Red Girl
  130. The Princess Royal
  131. The Rejected Lover
  132. The Robber Or Charley Reilly
  133. The Rose Without Rue
  134. The Tree In The Wood
  135. The Wheelwright
  136. The White Calves
  137. The White Blanket
  138. The Wild Geese
  139. The Wild Colt
  140. The Woodhill, Or Lady Maisterton
  141. There Was A Young Lady
  142. The Yellow Bittern
  143. The Yellow Blanket
  144. 'Tis A Pity I Don't See My Love
  145. Tyreragh
  146. Why Should Not Poor Folk?
  147. Young Bridget
  148. Young James Plunket
  149. Yourself Along With Me

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Birmingham, UK GB
This is a great resource.
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Confirmed purchase: 23 February 2016
Published on: 08 March 2016
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Stroud GB
Covers a lot of tunes
Found the arrangements uninteresting to play
Confirmed purchase: 08 December 2014
Published on: 09 January 2015
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