A History of Irish Music (1905)
Book ID: 64548
A History of Irish Music. Preface by the Author. Dublin: Browne & Nolan, 1905. First Edition. Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Small ownership bookplate pasted to title page. A very good copy of the scarce first edition.
Includes chapters on Ancient Irish Music, Ancient Irish Musical Instruments, Ancient Irish Scales, Anglo-Irish Music, O’Carolan, The Jacobite Period, Irish Pipers in the Eighteenth Century, Harp and much more.
William Henry Grattan Flood was a noted Irish author, composer, musicologist, and historian. As well as writing a ‘A History of Enniscorthy and Ferns’ (1898) Flood also published ‘Story of the Bagpipe’ (1911) and ‘John Field of Dublin: Inventor of the Nocturne’ a booklet in 1920.